Pre-Fat Bike Race

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Welcome to the home of the

Seeley Lions Club PreFat Mountain Bike Race!

We had a great day with 270 total competitors, and perfect weather. Complete results and finish line video is available below. Thanks to all our racers, sponsors and volunteers for making this event a success. We hope you’re able to come back for the 23rd Annual Seeley Lions PreFat Mountain Bike Race on August 18, 2018!!

Five Big 2017 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 moderate to high skilled and conditioned rider. Starting at 9:30 am.

10 Mile CITIZEN Race

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

15 MILE FAT BIKE RACE

A fast, less technical, yet challenging course for moderate to high skilled and conditioned rider using the “Sport Course”. Starting at 9:35 am.

CUB EVENT

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

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THE COURSES

Race Update; July 29, 2017: The courses for all four races have been changed due to water issues on both the Birkie Trail and CAMBA single track, and trail work be conducted by the Birkie organization. The new courses are slight modifications of the Alternate “Wet” Courses and are described in greater detail below. Thank you for your understanding!

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.

The courses have now been been marked, giving riders the chance to ride and preview their race course.

Much of these courses were used for the 2016 races, and many are used for the Chequamegon Fat Tire races. These alternate 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.

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.

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 and returns to the finish using the West “OO” Ski Trail.


View 2017 Citizen Race Course

View 2017 Sport and 2017 Fat Bike Course

View 2017 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

2017 FEE SCHEDULE

25 Mile Expert

 

$45
Until July 30

$55
July 31 – Aug 17

$65
August 18 and Race Day

15 Mile Sport and Fat Bike

$40
Until July 30

$50
July 31 – Aug 17

$60
August 18 and Race Day

10 Mile Citizen

 

$30
Until July 30

$40
July 31 – Aug 17

$50
August 18 and Race Day

2-3K Cub

 

$5
Until July 30

$5
July 31 – Aug 17

$5
August 18 and Event Day

LATE REGISTRATION / BIB PICKUP / RACE CHANGES

Sawmill Saloon

Friday, August 18, 2017
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sawmill Saloon, Hwy 63, Seeley, WI

OO Trail Head BldgSaturday, August 19, 2017
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.

This year, we have a separate special fundraising effort for construction of a new public warming cabin at the Seeley Trails trail head, located about a mile from Seeley. The dog friendly trails are available for x-country skiing, fat biking, mountain biking, hiking, snow shoeing, and running. We’ve already raised more than half the funds needed. We need your help!! Please help us with your donation, to make this cabin a reality. More info is available here.Warming Cabin

2017 Race Results and Finish Line Video

Race results and finish line video are available below. Photos will be available very soon.

View 2017 PreFat Results and Finish Line Video