More than a hundred hearty cyclists, volunteers, and spectators came to Big Rock Creek Retreat yesterday to participate in the inaugural Solstice Chase Fat Bike Race! We had great daytime temperatures and the perfect venue. A little bit of snow the previous day left our trail softer than we would have wished, but the cyclists powered through the powder and finished with smiles on their faces!
Before I say too much more, let me just note that results are posted here. Of the 98 cyclists who started events we only had 68 finishers making this a certifiably TOUGH race! So whether you finished one lap or two, our hats are off to you for making the drive, lacing 'em up, braving the cold and making our event a FANTASTIC day! We sincerely hope all of you return next year (and you bring a friend or two!).
Speaking of next year, we'll be sending out a survey in a couple days asking for some feedback on how to make this an even better event. We are committed to making this the Fat Bike Race of the area, and we can't do it without you! Also, we love to hear your stories and perspectives on the Solstice Chase, so please send your photos and your writing to firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll post it here on CyclovaXC!
I'm expecting that we'll be publishing a lot of photos from the Solstice Chase over the next couple days, but here is the first group! Once again, thanks to all of you who participated, and thanks to all our great volunteers. Everyone had fun, stayed safe, and made the 2013 Solstice a memorable day!
The starting area for the 42k race. All riders wearing CyclovaXC jerseys were eligible to win a pair of Seger Socks, a prize with a value of four hundred bazillion dollars.
Ok, that's it for my photos for now! Again, we'd love to hear your feedback. Send photos, stories and comments to email@example.com or post them below. Mark your calendar, the Solstice belongs to us!
Click here for the 45nrth photoset on Facebook!