March 3, 2012 · 10:29 am
Cuyuna Lakes Whiteout - this weekend!
As I look out the window and see snow falling (in a MN winter that has been largely snowless), I can’t help but think about what amazing fortune we had to have snow-covered trail for last weekend’s Fatbike Frozen Forty. By the same token, the Cuyuna Lakes Whiteout this weekend in the Brainerd Lakes area is equally blessed with the amazing recent snowfall.
I’ve been following the Cuyuna Lakes Whiteout information and updates, but am unfortunately unable to attend. There are quite simply too many great fatbike events in MN (and elsewhere) to get to participate in all of them. The folks putting on the Cuyuna Lakes Whiteout obviously have done their homework, and have created what appears to be an exceedingly well organized and exciting fatbike event, winter race, and festival. I wish them great luck and success with their event this weekend.
They are continually updating their site with new information about the event, so be sure to check in from time to time if you’re interested about what they’ve got going on this weekend. For those of us who are observing but not participating, we’d love to get a race report and recap from someone who was in Brained this weekend for the Cuyuna Lakes Whiteout festivities. If you’d like to see your photos of the event and race report on RideFatbikes.com (with a visibility of over 5000 visitors a month), Contact Us to submit your post and photos for consideration. Who knows, maybe your photos can even be showcased in the Fatbike Gallery!
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February 11, 2012 · 1:36 pm
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Reminder to all Minnesota fatbike and winter bike riders/racers. The Cold Bear Challenge at Hillside is a MN institution among winter bike races, and its final race of the year is tomorrow! They have a fatbike class, an advanced class, recreational, and women’s. This event has been around for years (this year is the 6th), and is heralded for its great racing, awesome bonfire, prizes and swag.
The Cold Bear Challenge is a 3-race series, culminating in the final race, Fatbike Fest, held tomorrow (2-12-12). Get all the details and follow the discussion at the event page they’ve posted at MORC, here: http://www.morcmtb.org/forums/showthread.php?40864-6th-Annual-Cold-Bear-Challenge-Winter-Racing-Series-at-Hillside!!!
Or, for a quick summary check out the Twenty2 Cycles event page describing the event, here: https://www.twenty2cycles.com/events/view/fatbikefest-2012-minnesota
They are giving away a free 9Zero7 fatbike frame, as well as a White Brothers carbon fork – well worth going tomorrow!
Looks like our infamous snow-free winter here in MN is not as conducive as those of us organizing winter races and events would like, but this event should still be a good time. On with the show, even with no snow! Sounds like some people will ride fatbikes; others will rock the studs. Registration at 10:30am, race at 12 noon. Get out there tomorrow and ride!
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