In our last post, we hit a few of the highlights of the exciting and successful 1st year of the Fatbike Frozen Forty (Triple F). The post ended with unanswered questions (leaving you, our dear reader, in suspense for today’s post). The questions were:
- who won the Frozen 40 open class?; and
- who won the King of the Tiple F?
How about the King of the Triple F?
For those who don’t already know, King of the Triple F was awarded to the racer who logged the most laps on the frozen singletrack trail at Elm Creek Park, in the 6-hour race time. The winner received a pair of Husker Du tires donated by Triple F spnosor, 45Nrth. Since we’re writing this race report on the night of the Academy Awards, the appropriate way to introduce the King of the Triple F is in the form of the Oscars. And the winner is…
CJ Smith! CJ finished 3rd in the Frozen 40 Open Division, with a time of 3 hours, 56 minutes. He then went on to complete a fifth lap, pushing past exhaustion, to complete a full 50 miles on frozen singletrack trail. By doing so, CJ logged more miles than any racer on the course, and earned himself the title “King of the Triple F“! Congratulations to CJ for showing that sometimes it pays to push past the hurt.
We also had three teams enter the Fatbike Frozen Forty. For those who are not interested in riding 40 miles on a fatbike on frozen singletrack (or if you don’t have your own fatbike), remember in future years that you can form a If others are looking for their own personal results, they can email us directly.
Giving credit where credit is due.
We’ve said it several times and we’ll say it many more. While the Fatbike Frozen Forty was conceived and designed by
Brad Boyd and implemented by his company, Ride Enterprises, LLC, it would not have come together so successfully without the early and tremendous support of Twenty2 Cycles (a company that designs and handcrafts USA-built fatbikes in titanium and steel from their headquarters in Vail, CO). Twenty2 Cycles and Ben Welnak were the first sponsor to collaborate with Brad in getting the Fatbike Frozen 40 off the ground, and played an instrumental role in the event, with Todd and Ben travelling from CO for the pre-race meeting and event itself. Thanks guys, you’re the best!
It’s all important to credit our other sponsors (all of whom can be found on the event website, Frozen40.com). Trailhead Cycling and Fitness went through tremendous effort to have staff and support ready and able to help with prerace set-up, grill-out for racers, supporters, and volunteers, creating an enclosed and heated registration and warm-up tent, donating a generous array of prizes and give-aways, and more. We appreciate everything they did to help this go smoothly.
Similarly, Maple Grove Cyclingsupported our event through pre-event planning discussions, mechanical support on the day of the event, a grill-out, pre-race marketing and promotion, prizes and music that kept the event atmosphere upbeat during the race.
We also had many other sponsors in a somewhat less visible role, that deserve to be recognized. Without Surly Brewing and Peace Coffee, our pre-race and post-race beverage consumption would surely have been less exciting. Without 45Nrth, we would not have had the amazing Husker Du tire give-away for “King of the Triple F” and we would be missing some of the amazing professional photos taken by David.
Without BarMitts XXCMag.com, and Cognition Caps our swag and prizes would have been far less exciting and complete. Without PreRace.com our preregistration system would have been far less efficient. And without Adam Turman, our event flyer/poster would have been much less dramatic and amazing. Thank you to all of our generous sponsors.
Finally, without the racers, an event is purely an interesting concept, lots of hard work, promotion, investment and a venue ready for an event. Until racers register, show up, and race, an event is simply a possibility. Every event organizer likes to see an event come together successfully, and for that we need participation, enthusiasm, and help spreading the word if people enjoyed the event we put on. Thanks for showing up, thanks for your support, and please spread the word!
We plan to soon have a large series of awesome photos on this site, showcasing some of the memorable highlights of the Triple F. If you have photos you’d like to display, contact us and maybe we can include them here or on FatbikeGallery.com. A special thank you to David from 45Nrth for spectacular event photos he took while attending the Triple F as a sponsor. We hope to share his photos with you here.