RACE THE FATBIKE FROZEN FORTY
Fatbike Frozen Forty by Ride Enterprises, LLC is a 40-mile winter endurance fatbike race
The sun set on the third year of the Fatbike Frozen Forty on February 15, 2014 at Elm Creek Park in Maple Grove, MN. Men’s solo winner Jesse LaLonde is now a 2-time Frozen Forty champion, and last year’s women’s 2nd place finisher April Morgan stepped to the top step of the podium to claim the women’s solo title in 2014. Thanks to great sponsors, volunteers, and enthusiastic racers, we filled our 200 racer registration cap, making this one of the biggest fatbike-only races around!
The 2014 version of the Frozen Forty offered a $1000 cash purse WITH EQUAL PAYOUT to men’s and women’s podium finishers. Racers, fans, and spectators enjoyed a real-time photo slideshow on the web at RaceVista.com, and in our heated warm-up tent on an lcd tv, so people at the race could view and add photos throughout the day. Thanks to fantastic support from great sponsors, racers had a complete list of outstanding prize opportunities (fatbike frame from bike sponsor 9Zero7, sweet gear from Twin Six, a bike rack from 1UP USA, tires and gear from 45Nrth, schwag from HED Cycling, and much more!).
The prerace packet pick-up included beer and socializing at Surly Brewing, and we provided racers with breakfast burritos, a grill-out and a bottomless supply of Tailwind Nutrition all on hand on race day. If there is a fatbike race, or any race for that matter, that offers more fun, more value, and a better organized race, we’d like to know about it as it’s a race we’d like to check out ourselves! Want to see what the Fatbike Frozen Forty looks like? The 2014 Frozen Forty was a Race Vista featured race. Find photos here: http://racevista.com/featured-races/triplef2014/
What makes the Fatbike Frozen Forty Stand Out?
Having started in 2012, we weren’t the first fatbike race out there, but we’ve certainly worked hard to be among the best. Highlights of this race include:
- 40-miles of beautiful winter singletrack racing
- Organization and attention to details – the Triple F helps define what should be expected at a winter fatbike race event
- Food & fun – a winter event to remember! We don’t expect you to simply show up, race, and pack up. We expect you to get excited before the race, plan for this event all winter, and enjoy every minute of race day. The food, prizes, and atmosphere of the Triple F reflect that this is not just a race; it’s an event.
- We’re part of the Great Lakes Fatbike Series
- From our inaugural year, we’ve had a heated tent, a grill-out, refreshments, breakfast burritos, mechanical support, a fire pit, prizes and race-bag swag, and lots of winter racing atmosphere.
- In 2014 we offered $1000 cash prize purse to top solo finishers (equal payout in men’s solo and women’s solo)
- Amazing prizes for drawings and special awards have been provided each year, thanks to amazing Sponsors
- Each year has offered unique perks to registered racers – 2013 included embroidered hats; 2014 provided custom Fatbike Frozen Forty logo water bottle (with Stormy Kromer hats and DeFeet wool socks that could be ordered separately)
- 2014 featured apre-race packet pick-up event at Surly Brewing
- Real-time slideshow of photos at RaceVista.com: http://racevista.com/featured-races/triplef2014/
- We believe we’re the first fatbike race in the country to have offered a race-specific winter weather forecast (started in 2013)
- The Frozen 40 is known to have great prizes, great sponsor involvement (exhibiting, neutral mechanical support, top-notch photography), and many other highlights that make the Frozen 40 more than “just a race”