Grand Rapids Itasca Mountain Bike Association (GRIMBA), in conjunction with the Forest History Center, will be hosting it’s annual end of winter fat bike race/ride. The “Fat Forest Fourteen” will take place on Sunday, March 5, 2017, at the Forest History Center.
Below is the schedule for the day
- 8:30-9:00 am Registration
- 10:00 am Racers’ Meeting
- 10:20 am Mass Start
- 1:30 pm Awards Ceremony
Mark your calendars for this fun event and, fingers crossed, there will be fresh snow to groom. All fat bikes are welcome, or just stop out to visit! This event is perfect for all ages and all level fat tire bikers. The staff at the Forest History Center have created a nice wooded course for you to ride. There will be a fire ring available to heat up outside. Restrooms are available on site.
Studs are acceptable. A minimum tire width of 3.8″ (97mm) is required. A gauge will be used to verify any tire not appearing to not meet that minimum.
You will not be allowed to race if both tires do not meet the minimum width. At this time pedal assist, e-bikes or any fat bicycle not 100% human powered are not permitted nor allowed to participate in the Fat Forest Fourteen race or ride. Registration fee is $20 and it will include a NICE WONDERFUL LUNCH. Bring the Family and enjoy the experience at the Forest History Center
In other GRIMBA news, progress is starting to ramp up on design work for the Tioga Recreational Area. Tim Wegner of Trail Source will be doing the on-site trail design development. His credentials include the Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Trail System, some sections of the Duluth Traverse and various other well-known projects throughout the US. This is an exciting time and we are so grateful to many including our partner, the City of Cohasset, as well as the MN DNR, for support and involvement in this project. With continued momentum and fundraising, we are hopeful to be starting the construction of trails sometime during the summer of 2017. Check out www.grimba.org for events and updates.