The Solstice Chase - 42/21k Fatbike Race - December 20, 2014

Welcome to the 2nd annual Solstice Chase!  A 42k/21k Fat Bike race at Big Rock Creek Retreat in beautiful St. Croix Falls - a 50 minute drive from downtown Minneapolis.  We had a tremendous event last year and we're looking forward to applying all that we learned and doing an even better job this year!  Big Rock Creek is really coming out for us again with access to the same changing area as last year as well as some other amenities that should turn this race into a winter festival (hint: we're thinking of organizing some live music for after the race...).

But more details on all that later, for now, here is the essential information for the race, with more announcements to come:

Fat Bike Race 42k/21k
The first race of the Great Lakes Fat Bike Series.


1674 WI 87
St. Croix Falls WI 54024


Saturday, December 20st, 2014
42K mass start at 10AM
21K mass start at 10:15AM

How to Register:

For online registration CLICK HERE.

Race Day Registration from 8AM to 9:45AM at Race Site

For mail in registration: Download this form and mail it with a check payable to CyclovaXC to:

CyclovaXC--ATTN: Solstice Chase

P.O. Box 187
St. Croix Falls WI 54024

Registration Fees:

Register early for a discounted rate, and to ensure you get in, as the event will be limited to 300 racers (total racers for both event distances). 
$35 for the full, $30 for the half until 10/14/2014
$45 for the full, $40 for the half until 11/30/2014
$55 for the full, $50 for the half until 12/19/2014
$65 on race day (no online registration on race day)

Allowed Bicycles:
Only true "Fat Bikes" are allowed in the Solstice Chase.  This means your bicycle must have tires that are at least 3.8" wide, and we recommend running under 10 psi of air pressure.  Narrower tires damage the groomed ski trails - while a portion of this course will be open for Fat Biking throughout the Winter, some of it is a XC Ski trail and only open to Fat Bikers on event day.  To learn more about Fat Bikes or for a free demo, contact the folks at Cyclova XC.

The Course:

The 21k race will be 1 lap, while the 42k event will be a 2 lap race.  The course will feature the best of the challenging river valley terrain at the epic 1600 acre private nature preserve known as Big Rock Creek Retreat.  If you look up from your handlebars, the scenery will take your breath away - as will many of the climbs!  The descents will have you hooting and hollering, with an ear to ear grin.  You will love this course, and find yourself planning Fat Biking trips back to Big Rock Creek Farm, The Woolly MTB Trails, and the St. Croix Falls area in general!  


Proceeds from the Solstice Chase will be used to further develop the great trails in the St. Croix Falls area.


Contact the folks at Cyclova XC
frank (at) cyclovaxc (dot) com