Fat Tire Bike Challenge

Fat Tire Bike Challenge

A FLURRY OF FUN

Fat tire bikes on snow – need we say more? All levels of bikers are able to participate in this powder-pounding ride at the Nordic Center in Vail. 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27
1:00 PM

Registration opens Friday, January 7th at 11am.


Want to be in the know? Join our email list to get the latest Winter Mountain Games news right at your fingertips.

Event Overview

sunday, FEBRUARY 27

1:00 PM

Fat tire bikes on snow – need we say more? All levels of bikers are able to participate in this powder-pounding ride at the Nordic Center in Vail. 

IMPORTANT: Registration for this event closes Saturday, February 26 at 12:00 PM.

 

Times

Times

sunday, FEBRUARY 27

1:00 PM* – Wave 1:
Sport Men / Women – Ages 60+
Sport Men / Women – Ages 40-59
Sport Men / Women – Ages 20-39
Junior Boys / Girls – Ages 13 – 19
Beginner Men / Women

2:00 PM* – Wave 2:
Pro/Open – Men / Women

*Times subject to change

 

Rules

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT
  • Fat Tire Bike
    • Need fat tire bike? The Vail Nordic Center has a limited amount of fat tire bikes available for rental. Be sure to call 970.476.8366 for more information.
  • All bikes must have tires that are a minimum of 3.8” wide on both the front and rear wheel.
  • Helmets are required for all participants. No exceptions.
  • Studded tires and e-bikes are not allowed on the course.
FORMAT AND RULES
  • Racers will be sent out in wave starts based on age/category. Start positions within each category will not be pre-determined and it is up to the athlete to get into desired start location. 
  • The Winter Mountain Games fat tire bike course is made up of a 6 mile long loop and a 3 mile short loop. Number of loops will be determined by category. 
  • Athletes will follow BLUE course marking signs. 
  • Athletes must remain on the course at all times. No shortcutting. Athletes will be disqualified for not staying on the designated trail. 
  • All participants should be aware of the course /map which will be available 1 week prior to the race. Course changes may occur at any time based on weather and current conditions. 
  • There will be one aid station at the start/finish area where water and sports drink will be provided. 
  • Competitors who start significantly after the posted start time will still be clocked from the wave start time. No exceptions will be made. 

Price & Prizes

PRICE

EARLY BIRD // January 7 – February 16, 2022
$40


PAYOUT
TOTAL PURSE: $1,800

PRO/OPEN DIVISION
MEN’S DIVISION
1st – $500
2nd – $250
3rd – $150

WOMEN’S DIVISION
1st – $500
2nd – $250
3rd – $150


PRIZES

1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in the Fat Tire Bike Challenge in all categories will receive a Winter Mountain Games medal.

Price & Prizes