As part of the Wintertime in Stillwater festivities, the Fat Bike Rally is the perfect outdoor activity to look forward to! All participants will get a virtual swag bag to local shops & restaurants plus cash prizes for the winners.
The event will be held on Sunday 20th February 2022 in Downtown Stillwater. It will be contactless, and will have a large window of time during the day to self-space and complete the course (more than once if you choose). Participants can either ‘ride’ or ‘race’ the course; with the 3 designated timed racing segments along the course being the only portions that should be raced! There is no prize for the fastest completion of the entire course! Both fat-bikes and mountain bikes will be allowed, but should the course be soft, fat bikes may be your only rideable choice!
Event Schedule and Details:
Dates/Times: Sunday 20th February 2022. Earliest start is 8am, and all need to finish by 5pm.
Location/Course: Starting and finishing on the south section of Brown’s Creek State Trail bike path at the north end of Stillwater’s riverfront Lowell Park, adjacent to Browns Creek State Trailhead parking lot, 401 Laurel St E. Stillwater, MN 55082. Riders ride the trail, then turn left (east) on the St Croix Crossings Bike Loop Trail, crossing the St Croix River on the old lift bridge, up the 0.5 mile 8% Houlton Hill and winding back into into Oak Park Heights via the new spectacular Hwy 36/64 bridge, onto (or bi-pass) the mountain bike trails at Valley View Park, returning into Stillwater paralleling the St Croix River on the west side of the St Croix Crossings Bike Loop Trail, then finally the south section of the Brown’s Creek Trail. Participants can choose to ‘ride’ the entire 11-mile course (including the Houlton Hill 0.5 mile) segment, or by-pass the 2 technical ‘racing’ segments in Valley View Park (1.2 miles & 1.7 miles) shortening their course to 8.1 miles.
Parking: Available on streets and in many surrounding parking lots.
Racers: The timed segments will be tracked using Ride with GPS’ app. Rides must be tracked and/or downloaded onto Ride with GPS within 1 day, following completion of the ride. The course may be ‘ridden’ or ‘raced’ as many times as each participant wants during the event day at no additional cost, but racing segments must be completed in order, and as a part of each 10-mile complete course.
Registration Fees: Adults (19+) $25.00, Youth (18-) $15.00. It is not recommended that children (11-) attempt this ride. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged (COVID recommendation), and fees will increase to $30 and $20 respectively for onsite/day-of registrations. No refunds.