Fat Bike National Championships to be Held at Powder Mountain on February 14, 2015

The 2015 Fat Bike National Championships will take place at Powder Mountain from 2-12-15 to 2-14-15. Photo courtesy VisitOgden.
The 2015 Fat Bike National Championships will take place at Powder Mountain from 2-12-15 to 2-14-15. Photo credit @jc_pc_photos on Instagram.

Inaugural USA Cycling Fat Bike National Championships at Powder Mountain

Fat Bike Expo and Clinics to be Held in Conjunction with the Event on February 11-12, 2015

 

Ogden, Utah (February 4, 2015) – The first ever USA Cycling Fat Bike National Championships will take place February 14, 2015 at Powder Mountain Resort near Ogden, Utah. Amateurs  will ride a 12 mile course that covers + 772/ -748 vertical feet across Powder Mountain’s Hidden Lake in the heart of the Wasatch Mountains. Pro and open class riders will travel a total of 18 miles immediately following the amateur competition. Fat bikes have emerged as the fastest growing segment in the cycling community in North America. Originally created to handle the rough Alaskan terrain, these bikes get their name from wide or fat tires built specifically for snow, mud and ice.

 

“Powder Mountain is elated to be hosting the inaugural Fat Bike National Championships,” says Tim “Fuzz” Hall, Powder Mountain Sports Marketing Manager. “This being a new sport, we have put a lot of time in developing the ideal course and analyzing snow conditions. It’s sure to push the rider’s abilities and fitness throughout the day. Whoever wins the race will deserve the USA Cycling stars and stripes jersey.”

 

Rebecca Rusch will lead the SRAM Gold Rusch Tour on Thursday, February 12th with a women’s specific gear clinic at Powder Mountain’s Hidden Lake Lodge at 6 pm. The all-star cyclist will teach women how to prepare to ride a fat bike with professional tips on what to wear, how to change gears and overall bike mechanics. Following the clinic, women will have the opportunity to take an easy nighttime spin on the trails with Rusch and other expert coaches.

 

On Friday, February 13th from 10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. the public will have the opportunity to ride Powder Mountain’s course on free fat bike demos provided by Borealis and local bike shops. Groups will be split into all levels, experience and comfort based. Later that evening Rebecca Rusch will be meeting the public while signing her book “Rusch To Glory” in downtown Ogden at the Courtyard by Marriott.

 

Saturday, February 14th the amateur event will start at 9:00 am followed with open races at 1:00 pm. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy race day with a top-shelf view of the course or wander through the expo village that will include Volkswagen, Rockstar, Sierra Nevada, Borealis, Bar Mitts and local favorites Roosters, Daily Rise, The Bike Shoppe, City Cycle, and more. For those looking into a fat bike of their own, Rockstar has provided an opportunity for those in attendance to win a fat bike. Borealis and local bike shops will once again provide free fat bike demos.

 

Online registration is open through February 11. Registration is available on February 13 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Ogden and on the 14th at Powder Mountain Resort.

 

Schedule of Events

 

Thursday, Feb. 12

6-7pm: Women’s Gear Clinic with Rebecca Rusch

Powder Mountain Resort, Hidden Lake Lodge

Free, Fat bike demos available

 

7-8pm: Women’s Specific Outdoor Night Ride with Rebecca Rusch

Powder Mountain Race Venue at Hidden Lake

Free, Fat bike demos available

 

Friday, Feb. 13

10am-2pm: Course Pre-Ride, Open to Public

Powder Mountain Race Venue at Hidden Lake

Free Fat Bike Demos

 

3-5pm: “Rusch To Glory” Book Signing

Courtyard by Marriott – Ogden, UT

 

6-8pm: Fat Bike Kick-off party Hosted by TRP

Alleged on Historic 25th St.

Free, and open to the public

 

Saturday, Feb 14

9am-5pm: Race Day and Celebration

Powder Mountain Race Venue at Hidden Lake

Amateur events start at 9:00 a.m. followed with open races at 1:00 p.m.

 

February 14 Race Schedule

9 AM:
Fat Bike Male Singlespeed

Fat Bike Male Master 40-49

Fat Bike Male Master 30-39

Fat Bike Male Senior 19-29

Fat Bike Male Master 50-59

Fat Bike Male Master 60+

Fat Bike Male Junior 15-18

Fat Bike Female Singlespeed

Fat Bike Female Master 40-49

Fat Bike Female Master 30-39

Fat Bike Female Senior 19-29

Fat Bike Female Master 50-59

Fat Bike Female Master 60+

Fat Bike Female Junior 15-18

 

1:00 pm

Fat Bike Male Pro/Open

Fat Bike Female Pro/Open

 

To register and for more info: USA Cycling Fat Bike Nationals Event Page:

http://www.usacycling.org/2015/fat-bike-nationals

 

Course Map: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/6645385

 

For more details and an updated special event schedule go to http://visitogden.com/fatbike

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