Bring Your Family & Friends: !!The Solstice Chase Is a COMMUNITY EVENT FOR EVERYONE!!

The Solstice Chase isn't just for racers!  Bring the family to enjoy the best food, drink, music, winter fun, history, and bicycle racing in the Midwest!

We've dotted our "I's" and crossed our "T's".  It's time to bring World Class Fat Bike racing to the St. Croix River valley!  Families, friends, community members, and spectators having fun at the Solstice Chase is every bit as important to us as hundreds of racers showing up!  With this in mind, we've pulled out all the stops to make this a family & spectator friendly event!  Come out and spend the Day at Big Rock Creek Retreat just outside of St. Croix Falls - you'll be thrilled you did, and have a fabulous time!

For the full scoop on the Solstice Chase event (including driving directions), go to the main event page HERE.  

A great variety of lodging is available locally.  To check that out, click HERE.  
Following are highlights of what spectators can expect at the Solstice Chase - FREE for spectators to attend:

Free Parking & Shuttle Transportation:  A huge parking lot has been plowed out at the front entrance to Big Rock Creek Retreat.  Everyone will be parking in this lot.  A free shuttle will be running back and forth from the parking lot entrance to the Race Headquarters every 10 - 15 minutes.  You may also walk or bicycle the 3/4 mile back to the Race HQ.  

Tons of free event parking is available at the Big Rock Creek Retreat, with a free shuttle running every 10 - 15 minutes to race headquarters!
 Amazing Food & Drink:  That's right, we have the best of the best food from the region available all day at the Solstice Chase for Purchase - in the dining room of the race headquarters building!  We will be featuring 3 food vendor options:
1)  World famous Cafe Wren of Luck, WI - and the destination of thousands of cyclists will bring the best of Cafe Wren to the Solstice Chase.  Stephanie will have amazing coffee, delectable pastries, bars, cookies, juice, and natural sodas for sale. 
2)  Sir Smokes A Lot Barbeque:  Sir Smokes A Lot is everywhere in the river valley!  You've enjoyed his award winning barbeque at all sorts of events throughout the region.  Brian's menu will include all sorts of lunch options, as well as amazing breakfast burritos in the morning.  Warm yourself up with some amazing barbeque!
3)  St. Croix Falls Football Team:  The SCF Football Team will be grilling hot dogs, selling chips, and bottled water.  Support the local team, and enjoy a tasty treat!

Music:  We have literally world famous DJ ESP aka Woody McBride DJ'ing this event!  We've asked him to ensure that we have a rockin, family friendly "Big Fat Bike Party" happening all day - and he'll deliver!  DJ ESP will play a bunch of his own high energy "underground techno" sound that fills venues around the globe (see his coming bookings on his website), as well as requests from the crowd.  We're absolutely thrilled to have Woody rockin' at our Fat Bike Party!

Announcing:  A number of bicycle racing veterans will be announcing throughout the day, letting the crowd know what's going on with the races on the course, calling the finish, talking with the Fat Bike manufacturers exhibiting on site, getting the inside scoop from racers, and more!  Announcers will include racing & bicycle industry veterans with several hundred career races under each of their belts.  

Fat Bike Manufacturers Exhibiting On Site:  We're proud to have the following industry leading Fat Bike & Accessory manufacturers exhibiting on site!
45NRTH:  45NRTH is the title sponsor of the Great Lakes Fat Bike Series, and has written the book on winter cycling.  David Gabrys (a native of Spooner, WI), 45NRTH founder and brand manager will be on site showing off the latest in Winter Cycling Technology.  45NRTH manufacturers the best winter cycling tires, as well as equipment to keep your feet, head, and hands warm while riding bicycle in any winter weather!  All 45NRTH products can be found at Cyclova XC!  Be certain to thank 45NRTH for their support of Fat Bike Racing!
Salsa Cycles:  Salsa Cycles, the world's premier manufacturer of Fat Bikes and pioneer of "Adventure By Bike" will be on site!  There will be limited Salsa bicycles on display and representatives on hand.  All Salsa products are available at Cyclova XC.  Count the number of Salsa Fat Bikes in the Solstice Chase - you'll find the vast majority of racers will be riding Salsa! 
HED Wheels:  HED wheels are ridden to victory in the biggest bicycle races around the globe - from the Tour de France, to likely the Solstice Chase!  Numerous HED employees will be racing the Solstice Chase, and they will have a cool display showing off their new crazy light carbon fat bike wheels!  HED wheel products are available through Cyclova XC!

!Bonfire!:  There will be a nice big bon fire burnging throughout the day in front of race headquearters, by the finish line and vendor village!  Enjoy!

Can You Say COWBELL?!?:  Hundreds of custom Solstice Chase Cowbells will be making noise at the Solstice Chase!  All registered racers will receive a complimentary cowbell - and spectators may purchase them for $5 beginning at 9:30AM at the registration area of the Race Headquarters building.  Make some noise - you can never have too much cowbell!  Cash only...

Above is the Race Headquarters building, which will house registration, food/dining, and a changing room for racers.  Food vendors, bicycle manufacturers, a bonfire, and the race finish line will all be right here!
Take a Walk Through Time - to a magical timeless and placeless place - Big Rock Creek Retreat:  This event venue is a VERY SPECIAL PLACE!  Take a look around, and you'll realize that you're enjoying a 1600 acre private nature preserve that's been preserved by the same family for over 100 years!  Explore the "Clubhouse" near the start line, learn about the history of the property, and learn about the spaces available to rent for private get-aways, group retreats, and barn weddings!

Winter fun, food, music, amazing place, history, and World Class Fat Biking await all at the Solstice Chase!  See you on Saturday! 

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