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YO! Just lettin' ya know that this event occurred in the past. So don't go planning your day around this one.

WHEN

Sat Feb 12 2022 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

WHERE

Lake Macbride State Park
Solon, IA

WHO

Sugar Bottom Bikes and Solon Centennial Lions Club

Recap/Results

Hey everyone, I just wanted to real quick thank everyone one more time for attending the event this year and making it our best event yet despite the icy conditions.

We will see you next year for sure, and hopefully we'll see ya'll in just 6 short months at core4!

Cheers,

Nate Kullbom & The Lake Macbride Fat Tire Classic

 ~~~

Thank you to all of the racers, riders, sponsors and volunteers for a super successful event.
~ Solon Centennial Lions Club




Description

Fat Bike

Distance - 30mile/10mile

The Lake Macbride Fat Tire Classic is a Fat Bike race like no other.  Presented by Sugar Bottom Bikes and The Solon Centennial Lions Club, the race will take you around scenic Lake Macbride on twisty pea gravel, flowing singletrack, scenic beaches, blazing fast double track, hilly and steep snowmobile trails, challenging hiking trails, and some scenic gravel roads.  The past 4 years the fast end of the race has finished at around 2 hours with the back end of the race taking as long as 5 1/2 hours for 25 mile versions of the course.  For 2022 we've kicked things up a notch with an addition to the route which will add an extra 5-6 miles of snowmobile trail, pavement, and gravel!  We are expecting the new route to take racers 2 1/2 hours to 6 1/2 hours.


Register HERE!


Registration/Packet Pick up Info

Packet Pick up for Pre-Registered Participants will be available at

Sugar Bottom Bikes Wednesday 2/9 from 2pm-6pm, Thursday 2/10 from 10am-8pm, & Friday 2/11 from 10am-6pm

Day of Event Packet Pick Up for RACERS will be at Lake Macbride Golf Course from 7:00am - 8:30am

Day of Event Packet Pick Up for RIDERS will be at Lake Macbride Golf Course from 9:30am - 10:30am

In the event the race/ride times are changed, day of packet pick up times will change accordingly.


*In the event the race/ride times are changed, day of packet pick up times will change accordingly.


Register HERE!



Route

The Lake Macbride Fat Tire Classic is a Fat Bike race like no other.  Presented by Sugar Bottom Bikes and The Solon Centennial Lions Club, the race will take you around scenic Lake Macbride on twisty pea gravel, flowing singletrack, scenic beaches, blazing fast double track, hilly and steep snowmobile and hiking trails, and may even venture on to the Lakeview OHV park for added fun.  The past 2 years the fast end of the race has finished at around 2 hours with the back end of the race taking as long as 5 1/2 hours.  The past 2 years this race has become infamous for its difficulty with 2500 feet of climbing crammed into the 22 mile course.  The 2020 course will be similar to years past, with the exception that we will only be doing 1 lap of the hilly snowmobile trails in Lake Macbride Park instead of 3 brutal laps.  Stay tuned for more course info as we are working on getting permits to use new land and trails.  We will still make an attempt at crossing the Macbride Spillway to access the South side of the park, but may not know whether or not we can do this until a week or two before the race.  One thing is for certain, the race distance will be between 20 and 30 miles with an expected finish time of 2-5 hours.  *Many of the trails in the race are not permitted for bikes EXCEPT on race day.  Please do not ride these routes until the day of the race.

 

Due to the nature of the weather this time of year the race will be for fat tires only (3.5") and wider.  We will be holding the event rain or shine and freeze or thaw so its important to only allow wide tires to prevent trail damage.  Hopefully we will be able to hold future events at later times in the year and allow other tire sizes to participate.  There is even talk of a marathon/endurance mountain bike event with multiple laps of the course involved!

Venue

Lake Macbride State Park

3891 Pro Rd NE, Solon, IA 52333
Solon, IA 52333
  MAP

Registration

Lake Macbride Fat Tire Classic Race                                     


Register HERE!

$55 late online registration (starts Jan 1st)

$45 early online registration (ends Dec 31st)

(online Reg ends Feb. 8th @5pm)

NO day of registration


Registration Fee includes: Race Entry, Bacon & Beer Stop, Swag Bag,

and T-Shirt for 1st 100 entrants


All proceeds of this event are for charity, sorry no refunds

Start Time: 9:00 AM (subject to change +/- 1 hour)


Distance: ~30 Miles (course subject to change)

Awards/Prizes:  PRIZES for Top 5 Overall Men/Women &

Prizes for Top 5 Overall 3 Person Teams 


NEW FOR 2022!  3 Person Team Category!  Team up with 2 of your best buds and work together to make it through the challenge that is The Lake Macbride Fat Tire Classic!  Teams will line up with mass start racers but must all finish together to be eligible for team category placing and prizes!

Lake Macbride Fat Fun Ride

$50 late online registration (starts Jan 1st)

$40 early online registration (ends Dec 31st)

(online Reg ends Feb. 8th @5pm)

NO day of registration


Registration Fee includes: Race Entry, Bacon & Beer Stop, Swag Bag,

and T-Shirt for 1st 100 entrants

All proceeds of this event are for charity, sorry no refunds

Start Time: 11:00 AM (subject to change +/- 1 hour)


Distance: ~10 Miles 

This event is meant to be casual fun and riders will not be timed.


Packet Pick up Info

Packet Pick up for Pre-Registered Participants will be available at

Sugar Bottom Bikes Wednesday 2/9 from 2pm-6pm, Thursday 2/10 from 10am-8pm, & Friday 2/11 from 10am-6pm

Day of Event Packet Pick Up for RACERS will be at Lake Macbride Golf Course from 7:00am - 8:30am

Day of Event Packet Pick Up for RIDERS will be at Lake Macbride Golf Course from 9:30am - 10:30am

In the event the race/ride times are changed, day of packet pick up times will change accordingly.


*In the event the race/ride times are changed, day of packet pick up times will change accordingly.

Contact

nkullbom@gmail.com

jon@sugarbottombikes.com

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