Expert Roll Out

 

PARKING:

Virtual PreFat event parking is available in a small parking lot located on the South side of highway “OO” three miles east from Seeley, at the Birkie “OO” trailhead, near the new Birkie Family Outdoor Center. You’ll park across “OO” from the large parking lot that is open to everyone.

Enter the smaller parking lot through the West gate (it will have a large PreFat parking sign). Park in the western 2/3 of the lot, and don’t cross the line of orange parking cones.

THE START AND FINISH:

All four races start in the East 1/3 area of the parking lot. The Start line will be marked with large Start feather banners. Ride out onto “OO” turn right, and follow your course arrows for the duration of your event. Stay aware as you may encounter other riders and/or vehicles anywhere on the course. The courses are not closed for this event!

Yellow arrows mark the Citizen course, Blue arrows are for the Sport and Fat Bike course, and White arrows mark the Expert course.

The finish will again be in the new Kortelopet Ski Race start field, located south of “OO”. You’ll first cross the new Birkie Bridge over “OO” and then have a little more single track leading to the wider ski trail and your finish.

THE COURSES

The PreFat provides the perfect warm-up for the Chequamegon Mountain Bike event. The race course goes north using both forest roads for fast speeds, and CAMBA single track to test your riding skills. This year’s courses are very similar to the 2019 course. All three courses will use the Birkie bridge crossing over highway OO near the end of each race.

Much of these courses are used for the Chequamegon Mountain Bike races. All courses include sections of CAMBA single track. The 25 mile Expert Course is approximately 50% single track. The 17 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, forest roads and three 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 returns 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 then crosses “OO” on the Birkie bridge before the final 1.5 miles using a ski trail, a short section of Makwa single track with a final flat and fast section on a ski trail to the finish.

Fat Bikers

The “Sport” and “Fat Bike” Courses use gravel and forest roads and three 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 follows a short section of Boedecker and Janet roads, and then returns 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 then crosses over the “OO” Birkie bridge before the final 1.5 miles using a ski trail, a short section of Makwa single track, with a final flat and fast section on a ski trail to the finish.

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 follows 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 then crosses over the “OO” Birkie bridge before the final 2.5 miles on a ski trail, a short section of Makwa single track, with a final flat and fast section on a ski trail to the finish.


View 2020 Citizen Course

View 2020 Sport and 2020 Fat Bike Course

View 2020 Expert Course

View 2020 PreFat Finish Loops

2013 Seeley Lions Club PreFat (327)Aid Stations  There are no Aid stations, medical or bike support out on the course. So be prepared with whatever you need including food, water, tools, etc.

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