First Fat Bike Nats This Weekend

Published On February 9, 2015 | By John Peterson | News

USA Cycling is having their first ever Fat Bike Nationals in Ogden, Utah, Saturday, February 14th.

Fat Bike Nationals will be run under USA Cycling Mountain Bike Cross-Country rules with the additional requirements: handle bars can be mountain bike flat bars or road-style drop bars, tires must be a minimum of 3.8 inches wide, rims must be at least 50mm wide.

Also no 29 inch or larger wheels, no studded tires, and no blocked gears for single-speed.

Online registration closes Wednesday at 11:59pm for the inaugural USA Cycling Fat Bike National Championships to be held Saturday, February 14th, in Ogden, Utah. Registration fees are $95 for amateurs and $105 for the pro/open field.

On-site registration begins Friday, February 13 at 3:00pm and closes the night before the event and there will be no day-of registration. Fees go up to $150 for amateurs and $175 for pros.

To race in Championship events you will need a 2015 USAC annual license. Non-championship events you may race on a 2015 USAC annual or a one-day license.

Call ups for the Pros will use UCI points earned in Cyclo-cross, Road, Mountain Bike XC.

Other benefits available to racers for the event are: free Spy sunglasses to those who quality and while quantities last; two for one vouchers for ski passes at the host venue, Powder Mountain; attend the Banff Mountain Film Festival; and VWIP owner parking provided Volkswagen for VW owners (first come first served) that drive their VW to the Fat Bike Nationals.

USA Cycling Fat Bike Nationals page:

http://www.usacycling.org/2015/fat-bike-nationals

Registration:

https://www.usacycling.org/myusac/index.php?pagename=login

Rules:

http://s3.amazonaws.com/USACWeb/forms/natchamps/2015/2015-FatBike-Eligibility-Rules.pdf

Powder Mountain:

http://powdermountain.com

Ogden’s Fat Bike page:

http://www.visitogden.com/fatbike

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