4th Annual Rangeley Fat Bike Loppet
Sunday, January 27, 2019
Check out the 2018 VIDEO below produced by Chris Gardner of Veloink!
Join us as we host our 4th Annual Fat Bike Event! Field limit is 100 total competitors. If we haven't filled the race, we may accept day of race registration up to 1 hour before the race. Online registration will be available on bikereg.com. Register by mail or email here.
Check back as we get closer to race day for any course changes.
No bike? No problem! Rent and ride with us! AJ's Bike shop in Rangeley is offering up fat bike rentals, first come, first served! Register with Bikereg and choose the ride and rent option.
10:00 AM 20m Adult - Open M & W ............. Entry Fee: TBA
10:30 AM 10m Adult - Open M & W ............ Entry Fee: TBA
Prizes awarded for the top three men and women include locally sourced swag and more.
RANGELEY FAT BIKE LOPPET COURSE DESCRIPTION
The Rangeley Fat Bike Loppet course takes advantage of the beautiful varied terrain we have available here at the Trails Center, from wide straight-a-ways to gradual ascent and descents, to some aggressive hill climb/descent opportunities. Views and possible wildlife sightings are included! We have held a cross country ski marathon at this venue for the past 10+ years, drawing competitors from the east coast and beyond.
The ST course is a mix of single track and wide open groomed trails. The Nordic Course is all on wide open ski trails.
Nordic (map coming soon)
Singletrack mixed (map coming soon)
We groom with a pisten bully with a power tiller, and will shoot for a nice firm corduroy. The single track is snowmobile groomed. Course length may be adjusted based on snow conditions should we have some weathah before the race.
Our stadium (bigger than a football field) provides an excellent venue for mass starts and great visibility for an exciting finish. There is a sidehill overlooking the stadium that also provides a perfect vantage point for spectators. There are several places along the course that are in the vicinity of our yurt lodge that also provide good places for cheering/spectating.