The info is in, the race roster is starting to fill, and the first annual Colorado Fatbike Championship is set for January 25, 2014 at Camp Como in Como, Colorado. The race is being presented by Borealis Fatbikes based in Colorado Springs, Colorado and Pedal of Littleton, located near Downtown Littleton, Colorado.
Pedal of Littleton has earned a great reputation as one of the shops to go for anything fatbike along the Colorado Front Range.
Borealis hit the fatbike scene running (er…riding) this season with a sweet carbon frame, carbon fork, carbon rims, and their own hubs. They have some expert knowledge and experience in fatbikes and seem to have brought that to this fledgling company.
About the Colorado Fatbike Championship:
The race is a lap format. Racers will race four, 4-5-mile loops on mostly groomed terrain. The loops will return to the “pit” area, allowing spectators to cheer on and assist racers with gear, food, etc.
Most of the trail is situated in the thick of pine and aspen forests with gradual climbs and descents consistent throughout. The course will also feature some areas known for 9-15 foot drifts, which may make things interesting. GPS of the route is not yet available, but they note that it will be available when snow cover is consistent.
Awards and prizes will be awarded in the following categories:
- Solo Men: Top 3
- Solo Women: Top 3
- Team: Top 3. All teams will be combined into one category. 2,3,and 4-person teams will be combined into one category unless we have a large number of each team size.
Pedal of Littleton has a full size run of fatbikes available for rent. We’re told that they will go quickly. Email Andy@Pedalonline.com to reserve yours as soon as you can.
The race director, Abominable Events, is offering up a full weekend of adventure. Affordable lodging and meals will be available for participants that want to make a winter adventure weekend out of the event. Those interested should contact Abominable at email@example.com.
They noted the full weekend schedule on the race website as the following:
- Friday night:
- Group casual snowshoe hike
- Group casual fatbike ride
- Meals available
- Fatbike race begins at 8:30am
- Adventure run begins at 11:00am
- Group casual snowshoe hike in the evening
- Group casual fatbike ride in the eventing
- Demos, campfires, meals, and more
- Sleep in a little and head home avoiding I-70 traffic!
- We can even do another group fatbike ride with enough interest
The Colorado Fatbike Championship is a race in the 6-race Mountain Fatbike Series. Racers will tally points based on their results that will go towards their overall series results.
For pricing, registration, and more information about the race, check out their website.