It’s that time of year again! It’s time for the Staunton Blizzard! You know, the super fun fat bike race and ride? Well, it’s happening this Sunday at Staunton State Park. Here’s what you need to know to get in on the fun action.
The course: A beautiful 12.1-mile loop that includes the following trails: Staunton Ranch – Borderline – Mason Creek. Fatties rollout at 8,100 feet for a route that includes 2,000 feet of breathtaking elevation gain
The race categories:
• Masters Men’s (age 40 and above)
• Masters Women’s (age 40 and above)
• Senior Men’s (age 21-39)
• Senior Women’s (age 21-39)
• Junior Men’s (age 20 and under)
• Junior Women’s (age 20 and under)
If racing isn’t your thing, then opt to join the group ride!
8:15 am Check-in begins
9:00 Races begin
9:30 Group ride begins. After the race categories start, join a “Smiles and Miles” group to enjoy this beautiful course.
The cause: We love fat biking and we want others to love it too! Because we know great trail conditions can make a good day into an awesome day, Big Ring Cycles and Peak Cycles have partnered with 285 Nordic and Staunton State Park to raise money for trail grooming at Staunton.
Race registration is $50. Group ride registration is $40. Your registration fee includes:
• Park entry fee
• Race timing and awards
• After party with burgers, beer (for those over 21) and beverages
• One ticket to win great prizes (additional tickets may be purchased)
• Donation to 285 Nordic for trail grooming
Extra notes: If we have snow, the trails will be groomed for fat bike use. This is a fat bike race only. A minimum 3.8″ tire size is required for all racers. Oh, and by the way, we have fat bike tires on sale
There you have it! All you need to do now is pick up any last-minute bike parts or cycling accessories you might need. Some favorites include Poagies – they are insulated hand covers that slip over your handlebars, are also very useful for keeping your hands warm. You might also want to check out some of the winter riding essentials we have on sale too
Register for the Staunton Blizzard today and we’ll see you Sunday at Staunton State Park for a fun day of fat bike riding and racing.