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SOLSTICE CHASE 2015: Race Day Venue Info - Parking next to start/finish, Food, Heated Changing Area, Demo Bikes, & More!!

This is the place to learn all about the 2015 Solstice Chase!
The Solstice Chase, the first event of the 2015 Great Lakes Fat Bike Series, is much more than a fat bike race - rather, it's a community festival, a celebration of Winter - and it's for everyone!  We have been hard at work this year to ensure everyone has a great time at the event - and wants to stay for the day!  

Following are all of the details on the race day venue at Big Rock Creek Retreat - 3 miles north of St. Croix Falls, WI.  For the full scoop on everything related to this event or to register to race, go to the event website at www.SolsticeChase.com!

Directions:  CLICK HERE FOR THE GOOGLE MAP.  The address is:  1674 WI Hwy 87, St. Croix Falls, WI  54024
Parking:  Once again this year, parking for the first 150 cars will be right at the race venue next to the start/finish area.  From highway 87, follow the driveway back into Big Rock Creek Retreat - follow the signs to the parking area.   See the map below to view where the parking area is in relation to everything else!  
We do expect the parking lot to fill up, so ask folks to car pool.  Once the barn parking lot is full, racers and spectators will be parking in the big field parking lot  at the venue entrance - out on Hwy 87 - note that this is a 1/2 mile walk back to the race venue, and periodic shuttle service will be available. 

Everything is easily accessible from the start/finish of this year's Solstice Chase!  Parking right at Race HQ, Heated mens & ladies changing areas, amazing food, vendor village, DJ, and more!
Following is a list of the amenities & events at the 2015 Solstice Chase.  Plan on spending the day with us for a BIG FAT BIKE PARTY!  Come early, stay late - stay in St. Croix Falls - or book a cabin on site at Big Rock Creek Retreat
  • The grand Wedding Barn at Big Rock Creek Retreat will again be our base of operation this year.
  • There will be a heated changing area - a room for the gals, and a room for the guys in the building at the lower right corner of the above map.
  • Racers in the long race will be going by the barn 5 times - allowing for amazing spectating & cow bell ringing opportunities!
  • We will have a vendor / sponsor village set up inside of the barn.  Stop by and say hello to them all including 45NRTH, HED, Sven Can See, Advocate Cycles, and Podium Wear - and try out a demo fat bike from Advocate Cycles
  • Cafe Wren will be serving amazing hot drinks, pastries, and BEER at the bar inside of the barn!  We think Cafe Wren rivals any coffee shop / bakery on the planet - and expect you'll agree!
  • A Wandering Fire will have their mobile WOOD FIRED PIZZA OVEN at the event - and will be serving up amazing pizzas all day!
  • DJ ESP / Woody McBride, our event DJ, will be rocking the venue with fun tunes - including some of his own original techno mixes!
  • The upper level of the barn will be partially heated - and there will be an additional warming area in the maintenance building, as well as a changing area for athletes.
  • Numerous bon-fires will be burning all day in the race headquarters area - at each of the race feed zones.  Get out there and cheer on our racers - make some noise (can you say cowbell?)!
  • Join us for the awards ceremony (overall only, no age groups), awarding of the $1000 elite racer cash prize, and huge swag give away.  The awards ceremony will be in the barn area after the last finisher of each race finishes.  We estimate that the awards for the 21k race will be at 1:30PM or so, and the awards for the 42k race will be at 2:30 or so (awards ceremony could be sooner or later, based on when racers finish).
The huge parking lot is right next to the barn / race hq! 
Wisconsin's largest wedding barn - at Big Rock Creek Retreat will be the epicenter of the 2015 Solstice Chase!  The start/finish line will be right next to the barn - as will be wood fired pizza & our sponsor vendor village.  Registration, hot drinks, beer, pastries, awards, and more inside!  DJ ESP will have tunes rockin' the entire venue! 
The view from the bridge going into the barn will be a popular spectating location - with a superb view of the start/finish line!

This is the place to learn all about the 2015 Solstice Chase!

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