Back to where it all began 5 years ago – where Lez Zeppelin played in 12 degree weather and we branded the first FBW (category) winner – the SE corner of Crested Butte (“Town Ranch”) is the staging area and Start/Finish for both the 5 lap (32.5 mile) and 3 lap (19.5 mile) race.
Rolling in a clockwise direction, we’ll head out to the Maze, Rec. Path, Rudy’s Rollers, and Middle Earth as we utilize CB Nordic groomed trails (typically closed to fat biking) and Town Ranch trails to create a 6.5 mile loop. Leaving the S/F, it’s a flat enough start until you hit the Rec. Path and the climbing begins. Up and away you go, breaking up the masses and then heading into Rudy’s Rollers where some Fatty skills will come in handy with ascending/descending, curves, and a BOOTER! Head down and out of Rudy’s and then over into Middle Earth for some climbing again at the base of the illustrious Mt. Crested Butte. Then, head back to the S/F to lap it up and perhaps grab a feed. The fastest times in the past are just at 2 hours. Please note that there will be a cutoff time for the 5th lap.
Course is subject to change if the Gods of Winter demand it! As in previous years, expect plenty of shenanigans on course, along with plenty of SKA beer, whiskey, and bacon!