Race #1 of the Get Phat With Pat Fat Bike Races on the Minnesota River Bottoms Trail in Bloomington. Sponsored by Penn Cycle as part of the Bloomington Winter Fete.
Race Start/Finish line is in Bloomington at the southern end of Lyndale Ave., underneath the 35W bridge. Registration is located near the Start/Finish line and opens at 9 am and closes 30 minutes prior to race start.
The mostly singletrack course starts and goes about 4 miles west of 35W before turning around near the old RR swing bridge, then heading back to the finish line near the 35W bridge for a total of around 8 miles. It will be a full loop, with one section of trail heading out and another heading back.
Beginner - 1 lap: Race starts at 10:15 am
Recreational - 1 lap: Race starts at 10 am
Advanced - 2 laps: Race starts at 12 Noon
Entry Fee - $10 Registration + a $5 donation to MORC
Fat bikes (3.8” tires and wider) recommended. Depending on course conditions and entries, there may be a separate class for non-Fat-Tire bikes. Spectators are encouraged and welcome!
A huge number of door prizes will be awarded, including a Trek Farley fat bike frame and fork as the grand prize.*
*To be eligible for the grand prize you must race in both races (1/23 & 1/30). Grand prize will be awarded at Race #2 on January 30th.