Pre-Fat Bike Race

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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Welcome to the home of the

Seeley Lions Club PreFat Mountain Bike Race!

2018 marks the 24th year of this great event. Come join us!! 

2017 PreFat Results, Photos and Videos, and Rider Survey Results are provided below.

Five Big 2018 Events

25 Mile EXPERT Race

A fast, technical and physically challenging race course, for the advanced skilled and conditioned rider. Starting at 10:00 am.

15 Mile SPORT Race

A fast, less technical, yet challenging course for the moderately skilled and conditioned rider. Starting at 9:30 am.

10 Mile CITIZEN Race

A less technical, rolling course for beginner to moderately skilled and conditioned riders. Starting at 9:00 am.

15 MILE FAT BIKE RACE

The second annual Fat Bike race on a fast, less technical, yet challenging course for moderate to highly skilled and conditioned riders using the “Sport Course”. Starting at 9:40 am.

CUB EVENT for the young rider

Starting at 12:15 pm. Race is approximately one mile and is self-timed.

Only Fat Bikes are allowed in the Fat Bike Race. All bikes, i.e. mountain, fat, and single speed race in ONE category in the Expert, Sport and Citizen races. Tandem bikes are allowed, but discouraged and ineligible for overall or age class awards. The single track is very tight in places and tandems must yield right-of-way to other bikes.

Course Map & Aid Stations

 

Expert Roll Out

Expert Roll Out

THE COURSES

The PreFat provides the perfect warm-up for the Chequamegon Fat Tire races. The race course starts and ends at the Hwy 00 trailhead and goes north using both forest roads, single and double track, allowing fast speeds and easy passing, and the CAMBA single track to test your riding skills. This year’s courses will be very similar to the 2017 courses, although so additional single track will be added, where possible.

The courses will be marked a week prior to the event giving riders the chance to ride and preview their race course.

Much of these courses were used for the 2016 and 2017 races, and many are used for the Chequamegon Fat Tire races. The courses do each include sections of CAMBA single track. The 25 mile Expert Course is approximately 50% single track. The 15 mile Sport and Fat Bike Course is 40-50%, and the 10 mile Citizen Course is about 30-40% single track. More detailed information on each of the courses is provided below.

Citizen Race Line Up

TheCitizen” Course uses gravel roads, and two sections of single track. The single track includes a portion of the Seeley Pass trail between Fire Tower Fire Lane and Boedecker Road, followed by a short section of Boedecker and Janet roads, and then returning to the Seeley Pass trail, crossing Janet road onto a short, somewhat more difficult section of the trail near the end of the race between Janet Road and the “OO” trailhead parking lot. The course finishes across “OO” with a short section of the Birkie Trail.

Fat Bikers

The “Sport” and “Fat Bike” Courses use gravel roads and two sections of single track. The first section of single track starts at the Camp 38 Road CAMBA trailhead and uses portions of the Flow Mama trail, including the “38 Special’ and “Gravity Cavity” features. This section continues on the “Flow Mama” trail to Boedecker Road. The course continues on a short section of Boedecker and Janet roads, and then returning to the Seeley Pass trail, crossing Janet road onto a short, somewhat more difficult section of the trail near the end of the race between Janet Road and the “OO” trailhead parking lot..The course finishes across “OO” with a short section of the Birkie Trail.

The “Expert” Course follows gravel and forest roads to the Camp 38 Road CAMBA trailhead and uses portions of the Flow Mama trail, including the “38 Special’ and “Gravity Cavity” features. This section continues on the “Flow Mama” trail over the “High Point”, continuing on “Seeley Pass”, over Boedecker Road all the way across Janet Road to the “OO” trailhead parking lot. The course continues across “OO” on the Birkie Trail and then follows a section of the Makwa trail, finally returning to the finish using the West “OO” Ski Trail.


View 2018 Citizen Race Course

View 2018 Sport and 2018 Fat Bike Course

View 2018 Expert Course

2013 Seeley Lions Club PreFat (327)Aid Stations  Two aid stations are on the 15 and 25 mile course, one of which is on the 10 mile course. Aid stations will provide energy drink, water, and basic first aid. A bicycle tire pump will also be available. No other bike parts, tools or supplies will be available.

Note: Race organizers retain the right to make any necessary course or event changes to assure participant safety and resource protection.

Registration


CLICK HERE for Online Registration

2018 FEE SCHEDULE

25 Mile Expert

 

$45
Until July 31

$55
August 1 – Aug 16

$65
August 17 and Race Day

15 Mile Sport and Fat Bike

$40
Until July 31

$50
August 1 – Aug 16

$60
August 17 and Race Day

10 Mile Citizen

 

$30
Until July 31

$40
August 1 – Aug 16

$50
August 17 and Race Day

2-3K Cub

 

$5
Until July 31

$5
August 1 – Aug 16

$5
August 17 and Event Day

LATE REGISTRATION / BIB PICKUP / RACE CHANGES

Sawmill Saloon

Friday, August 17, 2018
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sawmill Saloon, Hwy 63, Seeley, WI

OO Trail Head BldgRace Day – Saturday, August 18, 2018
7:30 am – 9:30 am
Start Area at the Hwy 00
Birkie Trail Crossing

Note: Event registrations are not transferable and Fees are not refundable for any reason including race cancellation.

RACE CHANGES

Registered participants may change their event at bib pick up or by going to your “athlete profile” via your registration confirmation email. You will be charged the difference between the race fees if changing to a longer event. No refund will be given if changing to a shorter event. In every case, you will be charged $5 charge for the change.

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE SEELEY LIONS CLUB!!!

The PreFat Event is our largest annual fundraiser. All funds are used to support our community service activities, including continued improvements to Silverthorn Park just north from Seeley. We welcome and appreciate and additional donations you are able to provide to the Seeley Lions to help us continue these efforts!!

2017 Race Results and Finish Line Video

Race results and finish line video are available below. Photos are available here.

View 2017 PreFat Results and Finish Line Video

View 2017 PreFat Survey Results

We have reviewed the rider surveys from our 2017 PreFat event and we continue to make improvements and provide you with a better and more enjoyable 2018 Seeley Lions PreFat mountain bike race event. Among other things we guarantee you the following in 2018:

  • Course marking will include all new signs, and more of them, including several mile markers. And, the website maps will be clearer and more accurate.
  • The Fat Bike Race will include age class awards regardless of how many of you there are. We do hope that you encourage your Fat Bike buddies to come up and grow the race!