We’re excited to announce the return of the Northern Michigan Fat Bike Series for 2014-2015! This season will be bigger and better than ever, and we’ve already established a slew of new races that will be fun, challenging and incredibly rewarding for those ready to take on the thrills and chills of mid-winter fat bike racing.
While some details of the schedule are still being confirmed, we can announce that the series will include four races, will three of those races starting and finishing at Timber Ridge Resort and RV Park. Timber Ridge has served as home base for fat bikes in Traverse City since the beginning, and has put in a lot of time and effort to become a fat bike mecca. Their groomed trails and picturesque lodge are going to be the perfect setting for three great events this winter.
Crystal Mountain is also back as a premiere venue for Fat Chance! on January 4. There is perhaps no better place for a bike race, no matter the time of year. This winter, Crystal Mountain is opening up most of its groomed trails to fat bikes, and our 2015 edition of Fat Chance! will take full advantage, with an 8+ mile course that winds around the base of the mountain, close to the Betsie River Valley, and through some of the most beautiful rolling fields you’ll ever see. The race will start and finish just outside of the Thistle Lounge, where riders can enjoy food, drink and a warm fireside before and after the race.
There is a lot more to come from NMFBS, but for now, circle these dates on your calendar and get ready for a great winter!
December 21. Festival of Lights! at Timber Ridge Resort and RV Park.
January 4. Fat Chance! at Crystal Mountain Resort and Spa.
February 1. TBA at Timber Ridge Resort and RV Park.
March 7. Fat Camp! at Timber Ridge Resort and Spa.