Fatbike Frozen Forty by Ride Enterprises, LLC is a 40-mile winter endurance fatbike race. The 2013 Fatbike Frozen Forty took place February 16, 2013 at Elm Creek Park in Maple Grove, MN.
It is one of two Minnesota races within the 6-race Great Lakes Fatbike Series (which covers MI, WI, and MN).
In 2013, registration was capped at 100 racers, to ensure venue logistics and the race experience could be optimal for all racers. The race sold out within 4 weeks of registration opening. If you hope to race in the Frozen 40 in 2014, bookmark this page and be sure to stay tuned as we open registration in the fall of 2013.
In the meantime, be sure to check out the other races in the Great Lakes Fatbike Series (each run/managed individually) and stay tuned to this page and the series page to see who wins the series champion honors.
Why race the Triple F?
The Fatbike Frozen Forty (Triple F) had a successful first year in 2012, thanks to enthusiastic racers, sponsors and supporters. See what others have to say about the race, below.
In 2013, the race will not only be part of the Great Lakes Fatbike Series points series, but it will be an amazing event in and of itself. Promoters Brad Boyd and Ben Welnak focus on the details – from heated registration tent and race bibs showcasing the sponsors to a dedicated website, to prizes/swag, to food and beverage and race-day fun, this is an all-day race event you’ll want to participate in. The 10-mile singletrack course at Elm Creek is conducive to spectators, self-supported racers who want a pit stop for bottle exchange, and it provides an opportunity to change layers or adjust to changing weather conditions with race headquarters and trail within yards from one another.
Who is this race designed for?
First, this is an endurance race, make no doubt about it. It’s raced on fatbikes only, so you need a fatbike (and you can rent one, or form a team, if you don’t own one). In February in Minnesota, the weather is cold. Knowing how to handle the cold is a plus. If you can slog through serious miles on frozen trail on a fatbike, and you’re up for a challenge, this is for you. While cold weather endurance and bike handling skills will be quite helpful, so will general marathon-distance race fitness. Men and women are encouraged to participate, and we have an open solo men division, open solo women division, duo format, team format, and coed format.
What if you’re not up to the challenge of 40 miles on snow-covered singletrack?
No problem. Form a team and switch racers between laps. There are duo and team categories. Alternatively, we’re running a 20-mile race on the same day as well. While that will not qualify in the Great Lakes Fatbike Series and won’t be the main event nor will racers be eligible for the same prizes, it will come with its own bragging rights.
The 2013 Fatbike Frozen Forty photos and race reports can be found on two pages of this website. Find the main Triple F photo page here. Media reports, racer recaps, and links to photos taken by others can be found here.
If you want to learn more about this event and get all the information about Triple F 2013, stay tuned at this page (Frozen40.com) and also at RideFatbikes.com, or follow us on Twitter (@RideFatbikes). Separately, if you would like to discuss possible sponsorship or you’d like to volunteer or donate prizes or contribute to the race, contact us.