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Fat Bike World Championships

January 23 - January 27

The fourth annual Fat Bike World Championships will be held in Crested Butte, Colorado. The weekend of events will showcase all thing fat including multiple races, vendor showcase, demos, free beer, food, a $6,000 purse, and a lot of give aways.

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23

Kick-Off Party- 5:30 pm
Location: Brick Oven Pizzeria
Check in, catch up with friends old and new and have your first (FREE!) Upslope beer of the week!!

THURSDAY, JANUARY 24

North Village Classic- 11:00 am
North Village in Mt Crested Butte
***COURSE AND START TIME SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER***
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(10 miles- 8 laps on a 1.25-mile loop)
This race is for individuals or teams of 2 or 4. Located about 3 miles past Crested Butte Mountain Resort, North Village is one of the most scenic areas in the entire valley with gorgeous views of Mt Axtell, Gothic Mountain and Mt Crested Butte.  This area, groomed for just this occasion, is a must-ride!                                                                                                                  Award categories: 1st, 2nd, 3rd in 4-P Coed, Men, & Women; 2-P Coed, Men, & Women; Solo 20-35 Men & Women; Solo 35-50 Men & Women; Solo 50+ Men & Women***Check-in starts at 9:00 am
***Racer meeting is at 10:30 am
***Tire pressure may NOT be more than 8 psi; tire width MUST be 3.8″ or greater
***Awards at 2 pm at the venue

After Party- 6:00 pm
Location:Elk Avenue Brewing Company (215 Elk Ave)
Music: Gun Rack
All are welcome to come party with us! Racers, show your wristbands for a free Upslope beer, and please remember to ip your bartender even if you get a free drink. Other drinks and food will be available for purchase, as well.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 25

Demo Day- 10:00 am
North Village in Mt Crested Butte
Come and test ride some of the latest and greatest fat bikes on the market! All of our event sponsors and vendors will be at North Village from 10-3pm. Come out and ride for the first time or just throw your leg over a brand new 2018 bike. Top-of-the-line grooming machines will be available to learn about, too!

After Party:
Hit the streets of Crested Butte and Mt Crested Butte for drinks, dinner and live music. There’s lots to do in town, and many restaurants and shops will be offering FBW-specific specials. Check the racer booklet’s Local Specials page for details.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 26

THE BOREALIS FAT BIKE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

***COURSE AND START TIME SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER***
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8 am- Check-in (please do not check in for Sunday’s event on this day)
10:30 am- Racer meeting (required)
11 am- Race start
6 pm- Awards at the Talk (see below)

Location: The Club at Crested Butte
Championship Race: 32 miles- 4 laps on an 8-mile loop
Fun Race: 16 miles- 2 laps on a 8-mile loop

2019’s new race venue and course are sure to please! Watch from the deck of the Club at Crested Butte as racers wind their way around the golf course, out to town ranch and back again. The viewing and racing will be better than ever!
Award categories: 1st, 2nd, 3rd in Fun Jr Women & Men, 20-29 Women & Men, 30-39 Women & Men, 40-49 Women & Men, 50+ Women & Men, Clydesdales, Athenas; Championship Jr Women & Men, 20-29 Women & Men, 30-39 Women & Men, 40-49 Women & Men, 50+ Women & Men; $6,000 cash purse for 1st-5th Overall Women & Men

***Check-in starts at 8:00 am inside the CB Community School (please do not check in for Sunday’s event on this day)
***Racer meeting at 10:30 in Vendor Village
***Tire pressure may NOT be more than 8 psi; tire width MUST be 3.8″ or greater
***Finishers in the Championship category will receive a commemorative flask!

After Party- 6:00 pm
6 pm at Talk of the Town (230 Elk Ave)
6:15 pm- Awards
6:45 pm- Live music: Alternative People
Anyone is welcome to join for the awards ceremony and live music! Racers, show your wristbands for a free Upslope beer; please remember to tip your bartender even if you get a free drink. Other drinks will be available at the bar as well.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 27

WINTER TOWNIE CRIT (CLOSED-COURSE LOOP IN CB)

9 am- Check-in
10:30 am- Racer meeting (required for fun and pro heat racers)
11 am- Fun heat
12 pm- Pro heat
1:15 pm- Awards on the Brick Oven deck

Location: 3rd to 1st Street on Elk Avenue
NEW THIS YEAR. Grab your winter bike (town, fatty, skinny, whatever) and your best CB locals costume!
Race 45 minutes around a downtown loop then kick off the sprint for a two-lap finish. Come out for the fun or the pro heat, and stay for awards and beer!
Award categories: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, DFL in fun and pro; best costume & best bike decor in fun all win Eldo gift cards!

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Need a place to stay?

Mt. Crested Butte has the best deals on lodging including everything from slope-side chalets, to cozy inns & lodges, to luxurious hotels with spas. Check out one of them below:

Nordic Inn

Rates – Extra 10% off w/code TCBSUM10
14 Treasury Rd, Mt. CB  •  Map
(970) 349-5542  •   Website

 

Features: Hot tub • WiFi • Pet friendly • Continental Breakfast • Free Mountain Parking

Fat biking has recently exploded in popularity and has never been more available in the Crested Butte area. Stick with the fat bike theme and stay at Nordic Inn for lodging, continental breakfast that’ll keep you fueled up, and fat bike rental deals.

Details

Start:
January 23
End:
January 27
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