2020 Virtual Pre-Fat Bike Race



Race Days, Friday, Aug 14 – Sunday, Aug 23,

Welcome to the Home of the

2020 Seeley Lions Club Virtual PreFat

Mountain Bike Race!

Event Update – August 6, 2020

We have modified the format for the 2020 Annual PreFat Mountain Bike Event creating a Virtual Race that you can ride anytime between Friday, August 14 and Sunday, August 23, using the same PreFat courses we’ve used in recent years.

We’ve made this change as your protection and our volunteers protection is our highest priority. We believe you can still participate and have a fun event on a great course, even with all the challenges we’ve all faced this year.

We’re now just days away from the Virtual Event!


Expert Race Lead Riders at Lake Helane

Expert Race Lead Racers at Lake Helane         Photo courtesy of Paul Ostrum

Four Big 2020 Virtual Events

25 Mile EXPERT Race


A fast, technical and physically challenging race course, for the advanced skilled and conditioned rider.

17 Mile SPORT RaceSawmill

A fast, less technical, yet challenging course for the moderately skilled and conditioned rider. .

10 Mile CITIZEN Race

A less technical, rolling course for beginner to moderately skilled and conditioned riders.



The Fat Bike race on a fast, less technical, yet challenging course for moderate to highly skilled and conditioned riders using the “Sport Course”.

2020 Virtual PreFat Event Information:

Virtual Event Format, Results and Photos:

  • Parking, Start and Finish information can be found below.
  • All three courses will be marked no later than Thursday, August 13 with arrows indicating that it is the PreFat course. Don’t be confused by other event signs that may be present.
  • Stay alert as other riders and/or vehicles may be on the course. The trails and roads are not closed to other traffic!
  • Choose the race distance you prefer, 10 mile Citizen, 17 mile Sport or Fat Bike, or 25 mile Expert. Course information and maps can be found below.
  • All races start and end at the Korte ski start area located south of CTH OO at the American Birkie trailhead on OO about 3 miles east from Seeley.
  • You may complete your event at anytime from Friday, Aug 14 to Sunday, Aug 23. There is no registration and no fee for the event. Ride solo or with family and friends keeping social distant where appropriate.
  • Carry your own water and energy as there are no Aid Stations on course. There is no medical or mechanical support. If you have a medical emergency, call 911.
  • Ride at your own pace and ability. The idea is to have fun!
  • Take a photo or two during your race either on course or at the finish line.
  • After you’ve completed your race, please email your “result” to us at info@seeleylions.org. We need the following information:
    1. Your Name
    2. Address
    3. Age
    4. The race you rode (10 mile Citizen, 17 mile Sport or Fat Bike, or 25 mile Expert)
    5. The date you rode
    6. Your riding time (Hours:Minutes:Seconds)

Cut and paste the above numbered ride information into your email and add your specific data.

  • You may also include one photo from your ride
  • The deadline for submission of your result is Monday, August 24
  • You may ride the course(s) more than once, but PLEASE only submit one result and one photo. Use your best ride!!
  • We will then publish all results and photos on this website, SeeleyLions.org. Sorry, but there are no awards beyond the fun you’ll have completed the event on these great trails.

Registration Information:

Riders are required to register, but due to the format of this year’s Virtual PreFat, we are not charging a registration fee. We just want you to enjoy our wonderful trails and have a fun day!

We Do Need Your Help:

The Seeley Lions PreFat Event is our major annual fundraiser. These funds allow us to carry out several projects, including a new warming cabin, improvements to Silverthorn Park, as well as many activities for the benefit of our community. We are not charging a registration fee for the 2020 Virtual PreFat Race, but would greatly appreciate any donation you can provide to make these community support activities possible.

Registration is available HERE. You can also make an online donation when you register if you’re able.

You can also donate by mailing a check to the: Seeley Lions Club, PO Box 861, Hayward, WI 54843

Any donation of $30 or more entitles you to a custom 2020 Virtual PreFat all cotton T-shirt and a custom Lion’s PreFat face mask so that you can protect yourself and others in style!!

We greatly appreciate any help you can provide. Thank you in advance!

Parking, Race Course Information & Maps

Results & Photos

Event Sponsors


Ned Zuelsdorff, Race Director


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, and construction of a new, public warming cabin on the Seeley Trails. We welcome and appreciate and additional donations you are able to provide to the Seeley Lions to help us continue these efforts!!

2019 Race Results and Photos

View 2019 PreFat Results

2019 Team Results are available here

2019 PreFat Photos are available here