Complete the form below (in this post) to be on the preliminary registration/early sign-up list.
For everyone who has been following or expressed an interest in riding in or sponsoring the Fatbike Frozen Forty, it has now been moved to Saturday February 25, 2012 (the Fatbike State Championship Fatbike Rally). It was originally set for February 11th, but the Cold Bear Challenge (the 3-race fatbike series at Hillside) has its last race on February 12th.
In an effort to avoid conflict with the riders and organizers of the Hillside Cold Bear Challenge series, many of whom might be interested in riding at Fatbike Frozen Forty, I’ve arranged to have our event moved. This way, people who want to race on the 12th, and those who want to test their mettle at the 40-mile middle distance endurance event (Fatbike Frozen Forty) can do each, on separate weekends. Their event has been around a long time, so we’d like to keep a cooperative energy between these two events.
We’ve also planned around QBP’s Frostbike weekend, so dealers, bike shops and mechanics who might be interested in coming out to sponsor, display product or ride can do so without missing any of the Frostbike festivities (which are the weekend before the 25th).
Consider this the capstone fatbike event in Minnesota for the winter – the Fatbike State Championship, if you will. While this won’t be a race, the “state championship” is a chance to ride with people you’ve seen at other races throughout the season, and test your own endurance or just come out for a fun ride in a 40-mile singletrack snow ride.
So, if everyone who is interested in riding in, cross-promoting, sponsoring, or supporting this event can reserve February 25h, 2012, we’ll be off to a great start. It will be held at Elm Creek Park in Maple Grove (http://www.threeriversparks.org/parks/elm-creek-park.aspx) on the singletrack (newly developed and opened this past summer).
Next, we need to assemble a preliminary list of riders and sponsors. There are going to be event costs, such as insurance, food, etc. that we need your help with. We’ll be asking sponsors to contribute what they can, and likely asking for a small registration fee to offset event costs (perhaps in the $15-25 range) depending on rider numbers (we don’t plan to profit from the event, but simply recover some of the costs). Use the contact form at the top of this page to provide your name and confirm your interest in the event.
Our flagstone sponsor is Twenty2 Cycles, from Colorado. Please take a moment to check out their website and their beautiful titanium fatbikes, here: https://www.twenty2cycles.com/.
We have other sponsors who will be involved in various capacities as well, and are still looking for bike shops, fatbike and component companies, and others who might be willing to donate help, dollars, or product (or even to exhibit at the event). Please thank and support Twenty2 Cycles for their role as the first sponsor, as they have offered a great deal of help and going support. They may even have one of their beautiful titanium frame “Bully” fatbikes on display at the event!
If you can’t make it to the Fatbike Frozen Forty, submit photos of your fatbike or your event, letting us know where you’ve been riding this year, and we’ll place it on the Fatbike Gallery (www.FatbikeGallery.com).
We’ve heard from lots of possible riders, but need to get a more certain list of who will be riding (to be able to plan accordingly) so please take a moment to complete the pre-registration form below.