Monday, March 31, 2014

1st Annual Giants Ridge FatBike Race

The inaugural running of FatBikes on the groomed XC ski trails of Giants Ridge was a success!!

With 23 toeing the line at the start, the gun was fired at 9:00 a.m. sharp. 
After a 30 yard sprint everyone was on their bikes and pedaling down the trails.

 





Overnight temps dropped from higher single digits to lower double digits.
Trail conditions and temps during the race could not have been more perfect!! 

Griffin M. Took top honors, with Shawn C. a close 2nd. 



While snomo trails and XC ski trails aren't my favorite riding, it sure was nice meeting people I've only talked with over the internet; making connections for future FatBike advocacy; and the overall good nature of the FatBike crowd!! 

I'd be amiss not saying thank you to Giants Ridge and staff..... and a BIG  THANKS to John Filander (events director of G.R.)  for throwing such a cool event together so close to home!!! 

Also a nice little award cerimonies and BBQ was held afterwards.






The youngest finisher with his throphy!! Way to go Ricky Jr.



Rumor has it..... Next year there will be both a long and a short race!! 

Anyway, that's enough words. 
Plenty of pictures to follow.... With more as I'm "allowed" to use the computer!! Just messing with ya Cindi, and thank you for all the cool photo's!! 





Random shots at the finish line. 





















Proud Pops!!

I have more pictures, but this is good for now.
Pedal On....... SNOW!!!


2 comments:

  1. Outstanding pal. Congratulations.

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  2. Loved the post! Great to see people having a good time. I also want to say THANKS for all the work you put into promoting the Fat-bike. It helps everyone whether they are local or not. Thank you!

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