Fat Tire Biking and Racing is taking off! Here is a new race for the enthusiast to sign up and have some fun. On Saturday, February 4, the Frisco Nordic Center will be hosting the inaugural Frisco Freeze Fat Bike Race. The 8 mile race course will make its way along the groomed trails of the Frisco Nordic Center, marking the first time the Frisco Nordic Center has hosted fat bikes on its trails. The Frisco Freeze is the second race in the Summit Mountain Challenge Fat Bike Series, which is made up of 4 races total including 2 races in Breckenridge and 1 race at Copper Mountain in addition to the Frisco race.
The Frisco Freeze Fat Bike Race will begin at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 4 with an awards ceremony at the Spontaneous Combustion bonfire at 6:30 p.m. There will be five categories of racers: Pro-Open Men, Amateur Men 18-39, Amateur Men 40+, Junior Boys 17 & Under, and Open Women. Awards will be given to the top three racers in each category. Registration fees vary from $20-$30. More information and online registration is available at FriscoRecreation.com.
“We are excited to be partnering with Jeff Westcott and Maverick Sports on this inaugural fat bike event at the Frisco Nordic Center. They understand bike races better than anyone in Summit County. We encourage folks to get out there for this rare chance to winter bike on the groomed trails at the Frisco Nordic Center,” stated Linsey Joyce, Frisco Recreation Programs Manager.
Following the race, Frisco will host Spontaneous Combustion, a community bonfire and fireworks. This community celebration will also feature beverage and chili sales benefiting the Summit Nordic Ski Club. The Spontaneous Combustion bonfire will begin at 6:00 p.m. with fireworks at 8:00 p.m. at the lot which sits at the corner of Summit Boulevard/Highway 9 and Marina Road.
The Town of Frisco will be accepting Christmas trees to fuel the Spontaneous Combustion bonfire through Friday, February 3, 2017. Trees must be stripped of all lights, tinsel, garland, tree stands and decorations prior to drop off at the Frisco Bay Marina dirt lot at the corner of Summit Boulevard/Highway 9 and Marina Road. Only real trees will be accepted. No other materials will be accepted including but not limited to building supplies and packaging. The tree drop off is open 24 hours a day.
For further information about the tree drop off and Spontaneous Combustion, please contact Nora Gilbertson at 970-668-9132.
~MTN Town Magazine