Frosty’s Fat Bike Race Series #1: Nordic Valley

On the starting line.

On the starting line.

The Frosty’s Fat Bike Race Series started last year as a competitive race series for fatbikes organized by Mad Dog Cycles in Orem, Ut. This year there are six races, two of which are night races. The first event of the season was on a groomed track at Nordic Valley ski resort in Eden, UT. The course consisted of a two mile loop of groomed track with a short section of soft singletrack that most riders hiked through. One spot on the course had three jumps.  A total  of 43 riders entered three divisions, Abominable A (Expert), Bigfoot B (Sport), and Chilly C (Novice). Division A rode four laps, Division B three, and Division C two. Some riders were there to race hard and others were just out to have a good time. Based on all the smiles we saw, everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves. The weather was excellent, probably in the high teens with some cloud cover.

Geoffrey Montague continued his win streak by handily winning Division A at this first race in the season. He swept the series last year and is looking to be a formidable opponent this year as well. Howlin Wolfe and Chris Stuart took second and third respectively. For complete race results and more photos see the Frosty Race Series Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/frostythefatbike?ref=stream

and the Frosty website:

http://www.frostythefatbike.com/index.html

At the conclusion of the race there was a raffle for all participants. Probably half the riders walked away with some prizes. Mad Dog Cycles also had their van there selling merchandise, and a load of fatbikes to demo. Other race sponsors also had tents and merchandise.

Below are some of the highlights of the races, beginning with a short video.

Division A riders lined up at the start.

Division A riders lined up at the start.

Geoff Montague, in front.

Geoff Montague, in front.

And their off.

And their off.

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Division B riders.

Division B riders.

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Division C riders.

Division C riders.

Approaching one of the jumps.

Approaching one of the jumps.

Big air.

Big air.

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Montague taking the jumps conservatively.

Montague taking the jumps conservatively.

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Geoffrey Montague winning Division A.

Geoffrey Montague winning Division A.

Howlin Wolfe finishing second.

Howlin Wolfe finishing second.

Chris Stuart taking third.

Chris Stuart taking third.

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A happy Geoff Montague.

A happy Geoff Montague.

Post race raffle.

Post race raffle.

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Demo bikes provided by Mad Dog Cycles.

Demo bikes provided by Mad Dog Cycles.

The Mad Dog merchandise truck.

The Mad Dog merchandise truck.

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Kent of Mad Dog Cycles.

Randy, owner of Mad Dog Cycles.

Randy, owner of Mad Dog Cycles.

See more photos of the race at:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/mbchristensen/

If you see yourself in one of  these photos and would like to be identified in the caption, send us a message.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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