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WHEN

Sat Feb 13 2021 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM

WHERE

Lake Macbride State Park
Solon, IA

WHO

Sugar Bottom Bikes and Solon Centennial Lions Club

Description

Fat Bike

Distance - 25mile/11mile

Join us for a Fat Tire Adventure Race around Scenic Lake Macbride!

We will be offering two options for participants, the 25(ish) mile Lake Macbride Fat Tire Classic Race and the 11 mile Lake Macbride Half Classic Fun Fat Ride.  

In order to ensure the highest quality event possible, we will reserve the right to potentially alter start times by 1-2 hours or even postpone the race to Sunday the 16th to provide best course conditions for our riders. 

Race Headquarters/Food/Drinks

Race HQ will be at the Lake Macbride Golf Club and Event Center which is located 10 minutes north of Iowa City/Coralville or just 15 minutes south of Cedar Rapids.  All Event activities including changing clothes, packet pick up, timing, and announcements will take place outside the club house.  

BUT... The Club is a spacious venue and will BE OPEN and have a bar and food available for purchase, for anyone who wants to do so.  Please be respectful of COVID safety precautions if you plan on entering the clubhouse for food and beverages.  

Timing/Awards:

The race will be manually timed by volunteers so please be patient with us.  When crossing the finish line please STOP to verify your number and finishing time with the timers.  We will be collecting results for 4-5 hours from the start of the race.  If you cross the finish line more than 4-5 hours from the start you will need to stop and sign in with your finishing time.  There will be no awards or party after this years event.  After you finish your race please do not congregate in large groups.  You are welcome to enter the clubhouse for food and drinks, just like going to any other restaurant or establishment.  Please do not use the clubhouse as a changing room or bathroom.  Please respect all COVID precautions if entering the clubhouse for dining or drinks.


PRIZES:

Due to the complicated nature of things this year we are going to keep it simple with just prizes for the Top 5 Men's and Women's racers.  Sorry folks, we hope to be back with the full on payout and prize purse you are used to for 2022!  Prizes will be mailed to the Top 5 Men's and Women's finishers.


Course Markings/Navigation:

We will be marking both the ride and race course with big arrows and course tape but GPS Computer Navigation is absolutely recommended.  We cannot be held responsible for people who choose not to use GPS Navigation.  Markings can get knocked down by riders and wind or stolen and switched by mischievous kids.  If you have any questions please feel free to ask us or stop in to your local bike shop for guidance.

STAY TUNED FOR AN ANNOUNCEMENT ON Course Files.  The current files posted are NOT accurate for 2021.

Download Course Files at our WEBSITE  - (THE COURSE FILES ARE NOT YET ACCURATE, PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR the 2021 COURSE FILES)

www.sugarbottombikes.com/lakemacbrideclassic

Postponment/ Rescheduling

In order to present the safest and most fun event possible, we will reserve the right to move the start of the race forward or back 1 hour in order to achieve more favorable conditions.  In addition to this we will reserve the right to postpone the race to Sunday the 14th, with a backup date of Saturday Feb. 23rd.  We also have the potential to present a heavily modified course in order to hold the event on trails that are not affected as much by adverse weather/temperature conditions.  Two of the most likely situations that would cause event changes would be excessive mud and/or active rain or blizzard type situations.  In the event of heavy snowfall the night/morning before the race we would not have enough time to properly groom the course and a 1 day delay could be necessary.  *Unfortunately in the event of total cancellation of the event we will not be able to offer refunds.


Route

The Lake Macbride Fat Tire Classic is a Fat Bike race like no other.  Presented by Sugar Bottom Bikes and The Solon Centennial Lions Club, the race will take you around scenic Lake Macbride on twisty pea gravel, flowing singletrack, scenic beaches, blazing fast double track, hilly and steep snowmobile trails, challenging hiking trails, and some scenic gravel roads. 

The past 3 years the fast end of the race has finished at around 2 hours with the back end of the race taking as long as 5 1/2 hours.  This race has become infamous for its difficulty with 2500 feet of climbing crammed into the 22 mile course. 

The 2021 course will be very similar to the 2020 route, if not exactly the same.  Prepare for the same type of terrain and effort!  We will still make an attempt at crossing the Macbride Spillway to access the South side of the park, but may not know whether or not we can do this until a week before the race.  One thing is for certain, the race distance will be between 20 and 27 miles with an expected finish time of 2-5 hours.  *Many of the trails in the race are not permitted for bikes EXCEPT on race day.  Please do not ride these routes until the day of the race.

Venue

Lake Macbride State Park

3891 Pro Rd NE, Solon, IA 52333
Solon, IA 52333
  MAP

Registration

Race and Ride for a Cause!  All event proceeds will be used for charitable causes by the Solon Centennial Lion's Club.

REGISTER ONLINE

Lake Macbride Fat Tire Classic Race                               

Registration Fee: $25 online registration only (Dec. 15th - Feb. 9th @5pm)

NO DAY OF REGISTRATION

(Online Reg ends Feb. 9th @ 5PM)

Registration Fee includes: Race Entry and T-Shirt 

All proceeds of this race are for charity, sorry no refunds

Start Time: 7:00 - 9:00 AM (subject to change +/- 1 hour) Racers are free to choose any start time during this time frame

Due to COVID safety protocol this will not be a mass start event.  Feel free to get together with a group of 

your closest pals and race together.  Email race director if you are looking for a fast group to race with

for the win.

Distance: 25 Miles +/- 5 Miles (course TBD and subject to change)

Awards/Prizes:  Prizes for the Top 5 Men and Top 5 Women Racers!!! 

There will be no in person awards ceremony, prizes will be mailed to the winners.

Lake Macbride Fat Ride

Registration Fee: $20 online registration (Dec. 15th - Feb. 9th @5pm)

NO DAY OF REGISTRATION

(Online Reg. ends Feb. 9th @ 5PM)

Registration Fee includes: Race Entry and T-Shirt

All proceeds of this race are for charity, sorry no refunds

Start Time: 10:00 - 11:00 AM (subject to change +/- 1 hour)  Feel free to start anytime you want during this time frame

Due to COVID safety protocol this will not be a mass start event.  Feel free to get together with a group of 

your closest pals and ride together. 

Distance: ~10-12 Miles 

This event is meant to be casual fun and riders will not be timed.

Registration/Packet Pick up Info

Packet Pick up for Pre-Registered Participants will be available at

Sugar Bottom Bikes Wednesday 2/10 from 10am-8pm, Thursday 2/11 from 10am-6pm, & Friday from 10am-6pm

Day of Event Packet Pick Up for RACERS will be at Race HQ in Solon from 6:30am - 8:30am

Day of Event Packet Pick Up for RIDERS will be at Race HQ in Solon from 9:30am-10:30am

In the event the race/ride times are changed, day of packet pick up times will change accordingly.


Contact

nkullbom@gmail.com

jon@sugarbottombikes.com

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