Tuesday, August 22, 2006

A ride of sorts


If fat tire racing and fat tire fun is what you seek in your bicycling adventures, then be sure to mark September 15-17, 2006 on your special events calendar. That weekend off road bicycle riders from across the country will converge on Telemark Resort in Cable, WI for the 24th Annual Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival sponsored by Trek. A sold out field of 2,500 riders will test minds, muscles and pedal powered machines as participants in the nation’s largest mass start point to point off road bicycle event.

On Saturday, September 16, the Chequamegon 40 is the main event of the weekend. With a field limit of 1,700 participants, the mass start roll out on Hayward’s Main Street at 10:00 a.m. is not to be missed. While a few will compete for the chance to be called champion of the 40 miler, the rest of the field is made up of citizen's class athletes in it for the adventure and personal challenge inherent in the sport.

The concurrently run 16 mile companion event, the Short & Fat, offers a shorter but challenging back woods cycling opportunity to an additional 800 cyclists. This rolling mass of cyclists will launch from Randysek Road in Cable at 10:00 a.m. Both events head cross-county utilizing a twisted maze of wooded trails to arrive at the Telemark Resort finish line in Cable.
A lottery drawing held shortly after March 15 determined the lucky 2,500 who will participate in the limited enrollment cross-country events.

The Chequamegon weekend is filled with activities that mom, dad and the children can enjoy. A bicycle orienteering event, criterium lap race, bicycle toss, log pull and children's bicycle parades and rodeos are just a few of the activities that round out the event weekend on Sunday September 17 at Telemark Resort. .

In Wisconsin's North Woods, fall is FAT TIRE TIME. And in Cable and Hayward, the Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival is fat tire cycling at its best. With a combination of fat tires, friends and family it is not just a race, it’s a really great time.

courtest cheqfattire.com....

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