2016 Winter Park Fat Bike Series #1 Frosty Fraser

presented by Winter Park Fat Bike Series

Jan 16, 2016

Fraser, CO

Series USAC Mountain

2016 Winter Park Fat Bike Series #1 - Frosty Fraser

Winter Park Fat Bike Series #1 - Frosty Fraser  Duration Start Prizes Places Price
Men's Expert Loop 18 miles 3:35 PM Charity Raffle Tickets 5
Free
Woman's Expert Loop 18 Miles 3:35 PM Charity Raffle Tickets 5
Free
Men's Sport Loop 12 Miles 3:30 PM No 3
Free
Woman's Sport Loop 12 Miles 3:30 PM No 3
Free
Junior's Sport Loop 12 Miles 3:30 PM Charity Raffle Tickets 5
Free

#1 Frosty Fraser 

When: Saturday, January 16, 2016 

3:30p Sport Loop start
3:35p Expert Loop start

Where: Colorado Adventure Park
The team at the Colorado Adventure Park is generously hosting this event at their venue! Thanks CAP!!!
566 Co Rd 72, Fraser, CO 80442

Registration: FREE but we still need all participants to register and sign a waiver. Register
The race categories are Men's Expert Loop, Women's Expert Loop, Men's Sport Loop, Women's Sport Loop, and Juniors' Sport Loop.

Race Timing: We'd like everyone to bring their smart phones with the Strava App ready to go... Strava will enable us to use segments within the race course for recognizing additional achievements. These segments will be sponsored and prizes from our generous sponsors will be awarded! Some truly great prizes including tires, wheels, helmets, etc! For example, the biggest downhill will be the black diamond segment. The biggest hill climb will be the polkadot segment. Etc. Since a racer can only wins one prize, the "love" will be spread out for others' exceptional efforts.
The beauty of this type of racing is that you can chill out and target a segment that you feel strong on... instead of having to win the whole event!

Race Course: Expert Loop Course MapExpert Loop Course GPX FileSport Loop Course MapSport Loop Course GPX FileRace Flyer

Details:
The Winter Park Nordic Club is thrilled to announce that the 2016 races/rides are FREE and intended to be equally social as they are competitive! We are even more excited about hosting a charity raffle to raise funds for Wounded Warrior Project.

How will this work? Bring a check for a minimum donation of $25, made out to Wounded Warrior Project. The donation will get you a race number, a free beer ticket as well as a raffle ticket for the event's swag raffle. The top 5 racers, with race numbers, in the Men's Expert Loop, Women's Expert Loop and Junior Sport Loop categories will win 15, 12, 10, 8 & 6 extra raffle entries. There will be some Strava segments on the course that will have swag for the fastest times... so make sure you have Strava set up and running on your cell phone. Local bike shops will have donated swag for those champions. One prize per person... including the Strava segment champions... and you get to pick from the swag table in the order you are drawn.

Starting requirements for all participants:
1) Headlight and blinky tail light required.
2) Cell phone for emergencies.
3) Space blanket/extra shell for emergencies.
4) Your bike must be able to "leave a flat track" on reasonably soft trails... or you'll have to sit this event out. In general, if you are >135 lbs, you'll need to be on 4.5" tires or bigger. If the track is very firm by a warm up and freeze... 4.0" tires may work for guys up to 165 lbs. We'll be posting updates on the trail conditions a few days before the event.
5) A positive can-do fun attitude!

FAMILY and FRIEND BONUS! The CAP is generously supporting our charity efforts by offering tubing at 1/2 price! That means the very reasonable price of $9/hour between 1p and 10p!!!! Bring your kids. While you are out sweating your butt off... they'll be having a blast making laps up the magic carpet. If you haven't been tubing on their hill... plan on it. It'll be a fun pre or post race activity for us all to do. I'd love to get a group picture going down the tubing hill to go with our donation check! The CAP will also have $2 beers and snacks for sale and the bonfire roaring for us! Please do not BYOB.

Course Description

Course Details:
All riders will toe the line and launch from CAP's west snowmobile trail and immediately turn south to climb the snowmobile trail next to the tubing hill. :-)

The Expert Loop racers will continue on the snowmobile trail across the road and climb up the hill. Go straight on the main trail until you reach the USFS Boundary sign (when you enter the trees). Make a Right turn and drop down to Elk Meadows. You will see a trail that bears right off of the main trail... take that and continue the fun descent. When you intersect the main trail/road, turn Left and begin climbing. You will climb until you see the brown USFS sign. Turn Right and head toward St Louis Creek. At this point the climb mellows out and you are treated to more spectacular views. When you go past the top of Sunken Bridges, know that you have a few mellow uphills before you reach the top of Zoom.
Zoom will be the Black Diamond descent and will be a Strava segment bearing a prize for the fastest descent. At the bottom of Zoom racers will bear left onto Chainsaw. This is where the Sport Loop joins with the Expert Loop.
Chainsaw is another fun descent before turning left onto Flume.
Flume is a gentle climb along the South side of the creek before making a hard right at the road intersection.
Immediately after crossing the bridge make a hard right onto Creekside. We'll take Creekside all the way past St. Louis Creek campground to the trailhead.
From here we'll jump onto the road for a fast mile to the finish at the CAP.

The Sport Loop racers will turn right onto the road at the top of the tubing hill climb. They will stay on the road to the Elk Meadows trailhead.
A right turn at the trailhead onto Chainsaw will be a brief climb up to the base of Zoom trail.
This is where the Sport Loop joins the Expert Loop. Racers will stay on Chainsaw trail by making a right hand switchback.
Chainsaw is a fun descent before turning left onto Flume.
Flume is a gentle climb before making a hard right on the road.
Immediately after crossing the bridge make a hard right onto Creekside. We'll take Creekside all the way past St. Louis Creek campground to the trailhead.
From here we'll jump onto the road for a fast mile to the finish at the CAP.

**** A Healthy Note of Caution: The Expert Loop is hard. 18 miles with 1800' of climbing on snow requires stamina and a high pain threshold. It is likely to take 2:30-3:30 hrs of full exertion to complete. The Sport Loop is the "fun" loop... but it isn't easy either. We reserve the right recommend a DNF if you are well behind a reasonable speed for the Expert Loop.

Driving Directions

Head West at "Safeway" traffic light.  Go under the railroad bridge and bear right.  The Colorado Adventure Park is 1/4 mile further on your Left.  Race parking will be in the Northern most parking lot.

Co Rd 72, Fraser, CO 80442, USA

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