Thursday, January 24, 2013

Schweitzer Snowshoe/Fat Bike Stampede Race

Crap, 2 cool local fat bike events and they BOTH happen to fall on the same day!  The other of course being the Groundhog Day Mountain Bike Festival I posted earlier.

Can you say "home court?"  IN!


Schweitzer Snowshoe Stampede Race

Saturday February 02, 2013

The Snowshoe Stampede is back at Schweitzer on February 2nd and this year we are adding to the event with a new snow bike race! The snowshoe racers will compete first and once they are done, we will send out the snow bike competitors for their race (conditions permitting).
DATE: February 2nd, 2013   
TIME:Registration 12pm-1pm
Snowshoe Race 2pm
Snow Bike Race 3pm
REGISTRATION At the Hermit’s Hollow tubing center yurt
DISTANCES 5K or 10K (competitor’s choice)
FEES$10 Entry Fee
$10 Trail Pass (If you don’t already have a Nordic season pass)

SCHWEITZER SNOW BIKE TRAIL PROTOCOLINFORMATION 
Contact the Activity Center at 208-255-3081
  • Trail access is dependent on conditions. Please check the daily grooming report after 9:00 AM for detailed trail access information.
  • Bikes will be allowed after 11:00 AM weekdays and after 1:00 PM on weekends and holidays.
  • All riders need to check in at the Ski and Ride Center and receive a bike trail pass that confirms they have read and understand the protocol.
  • All riders must have a daily trail pass OR a Nordic Season Pass.
  • Purpose built snow bikes only! Both tires must be wider than 3.7” and tire pressure must be less than 10 psi, no exceptions!
  • Bikes yield to all other users. Stay to the right side of the trail at all times, stay out of the classic ski track and give skaters a wide berth.
  • Please stay off trail when there is more than 3” of new snow.
  • If you are leaving a rut deeper than an inch, having a hard time riding in a straight line, or pushing your bike, the snow is too soft and you absolutely should not be biking on the trail.
  • The success of this program relies on you being an ambassador for the sport – be polite, educate other bikers, discourage bad behavior, follow the rules, and have a great time.

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