Sun, Feb 18|
Stillwater Fat Bike Rally
10-mile loop starting downtown at River Siren Brewing, with 3 (optional) timed segments.
Time & Location
Feb 18, 2024, 10:00 AM – Feb 19, 2024, 2:00 PM
Stillwater, 225 Main St N, Stillwater, MN 55082, USA
About the event
As part of the Wintertime in Stillwater festivities, the Fat Bike Rally is a perfect wintertime outdoor activity to look forward to!
The event will have a large window of time during the day to self-space and complete the course (more than once if you choose). Participants can either ‘ride’ or ‘race’ the course; with the 3 designated timed racing segments along the course being the only portions that should be raced! There is no prize for the fastest completion of the entire course! Both fat-bikes and mountain bikes will be allowed, but should the course be soft, fat bikes may be your only rideable choice!
Location/Course:(https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37808909) Starting and finishing at River Siren Brewing, then onto the south section of Brown’s Creek State Trail bike path at the north end of Stillwater’s riverfront Lowell Park. Riders ride the trail, then turn left (east) on the St Croix Crossings Bike Loop Trail, crossing the St Croix River on the old lift bridge, up the 0.5 mile 8% Houlton Hill and winding back into into Oak Park Heights via the new spectacular Hwy 36/64 bridge, onto (or bi-pass) the mountain bike trails at Valley View Park, returning into Stillwater paralleling the St Croix River on the west side of the St Croix Crossings Bike Loop Trail, then finally the south section of the Brown’s Creek Trail. Participants can choose to 'ride' the entire 11-mile course (including the Houlton Hill 0.5 mile) segment, or by-pass the 2 technical 'racing' segments in Valley View Park (1.2 miles & 1.7 miles) shortening their course to 8.1 miles.
Parking: Immediately north of River Siren Brewing before Noon, then other spaces available on streets and in many surrounding parking lots.
Racers: The timed segments will be tracked using Ride with GPS’ app. Rides must be tracked and/or downloaded onto Ride with GPS within 1 day, following completion of the ride. The course may be ‘ridden’ or 'raced' as many times as each participant wants during the event day at no additional cost, but racing segments must be completed in order, and as a part of each 11-mile complete course.
Registration Fees: Adults (19+) $25.00, Youth (<18) $15.00. It is not recommended that children (<11) attempt this ride. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged (COVID recommendation), and online registration required (even on the event day). Fees will increase to $30 and $20 respectively for on-site/day-of registrations. No refunds. (www.bikereg.com/stillwater-fat-bike-rally-2024)
Beneficiary: SASCA (Stillwater Area Scholastic Cycling Advocates) on behalf of the Stillwater (Middle and High School) Mountain Bike Team.
Questions/Updates: “Stillwater Fat Bike Rally” Facebook page, or contact Event Director on Registration Website Page. www.bikereg.com/stillwater-fat-bike-rally-2024