Fatbike Festival Rossland BC
The Fat Fest is fast approaching and here’s a little more detailed info for you!
Friday Jan 30th:
6 pm meet at Columbia and Butte for the parade. Costumes encouraged! Group ride after if you’ve got lights. Straight to the Carnival festivities, the brewery or the pub if you’d rather.
Saturday Jan 31st:
Demo at Red Mountain 10am-2 pm. Multiple fleets of fat bikes for your demo’ing pleasure! Some orgainized departures from Betty Go Hard (times tba) or otherwise just come and take one for a spin. (Waiver signed and CC imprint and ID required) Bring a helmet!
Sunday Feb 1st:
We’ve got a 12 km figure 8 planned with 2 timed stages. See map for details but expect a casual cruise from the ski hill out the centennial trail and then a quick grind up Monte Christo Rd. to the first startline at the TechnoGrind trailhead. The finish for stage 1 is back at the bottom of Monte Christo after looping back on the Kootenay Columbia trail. Then you’ll retrace the Centennial to Larry’s and climb to the top of the Miner’s trail to the start of Stage 2. Stage 2 is down the lower portion of the Red Top trail until it intersects with the Paydirt climb which you are on only briefly until you cross unde the Red Chair and we have the grand finale on the Face of Red and the finish line near the base of the Red Chair.
The course is comprised of packed trail (hopefully it doesn’t snow on Sat night!) on Blue/Intermediate singletrack (as far as summer ratings go). Check the map for elevation profiles. Helmets are required. The timed stages are designed to be challenging enough to be fun, so it is on twisty, narrow’ish trail with trees within proximity. It is not on wide snowmobile groomed trails so please have fun but please ride within your experience level.
If you want to pre-register in person at Revolution you may do so when we are open. If you are from out of town, you may wait until the day of the race to register so you can sign the waiver in person. The cost is $30 cash. Day of Registration at 10 am in the Conference Room at Red base lodge.
Questions about the race, please contact Tyler at Revolution by phone 250 362 5688 or email [email protected]
The map! thanks Barry McLean at Kootenay Cartographics! The course is packed in and should be rideable so get out there on your bikes or snowshoes and let’s make the inaugural Fat Bike Enduro (Feb 1st) super rad!
- Sponsorship, Day One and Two: [email protected] or 250.882.1703
- FatBike Race on Day Three:[email protected] or 250.362.5688
- Rossland Tourism
- Red Mountain
- Revolution Cycles
- Gerick’s Trail
- NRG Nelson
- Sacred Ride
- Live to Play Sports
- Oak Bay Bicycles
- Alpine Grind
- OSO Negro
- Rossland Beer Company
- Mountain Nugget Chocolate Company
- Kootenay Mountain Bike Coaching
- Rock Cut Pub
- Rossland Rotary