(the timing system had a small snafu, so the times are all 1 hour short)
Race 1 in the 45NRTH Ontario Fat Bike Series p/b Cycle Solutions
We are VERY excited about this event! This is our first race “down south” on Lake Erie, and it is the first race ever held on the Turkey Point Mountain Bike Club trails.
The Burning Kiln Winery is the centre for Registration and Start/Finish and provides the most picturesque setting we have ever raced in. Added bonus: the winery is open, so before or after you race, you can just pop down to grab a bottle or two for your Christmas party. Or bring friends and family and leave them in the sampling room while you head out to race! We have you covered.
There are over 70 km of trails in the Turkey Point Mountain Bike Club network, and we encourage you to stick around after the race and enjoy as many of them as you can the next day.
Where: Burning Kiln Winery, 1709 Front Road, St. Williams, ON, N0E 1P0
When: December 17, 2016. Registration is 9-10 am. Race starts at 11 am.
Late registration pricing starts December 12! Don’t wait until the last minute!!! (online registration closes 7pm December 15, but there will be day-of registration, cash only)
How Long: We have initial permission to run the wicked cool course we want to! The Long Course will be a 1 lap ‘Marathon’ format race of approximately 36k and the Short Course for this event will be a 1 lap ‘Half-Marathon’ format race of approximately 16k. What can I say, we have a thing for Marathon MTB races. There will be some open fast stuff with lots of passing and there will be some twisty single track with lots of fun features… The course map will be posted shortly. (The trails are being cleared of leaves and will be groomed for snow. Thank you Turkey Point MBC!!!!!
Permitted Tire Sizes: 3.5″ or wider (Fat bikes and 27+ bikes). If the trails are free of snow, we may have a Skinny-Cat category* (though Skinny-Cat riders do not gain series points). There is a strict NO WHINING policy regarding tire width. We have to keep all the groomers happy or they will roll over us with their equipment.
Who is it for: Everyone who likes to ride bikes and wants to get out to a fun event at a new location in December. Plenty of time to get back for Christmas parties (just think of how much more you can eat!).
Food: There is wine for sale by the glass at the winery, and as usual we will be providing chilli and hot chocolate for riders at the finish line. Feel free to bring your own bowl and spoon. (C’mon, be our eco-hero!)
*Final decision on availability of the Skinny-Cat category to be made the week of the race, based on conditions and forecast.