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Short's Brewing Fat Bike Series #1: Fat Chance! at Crystal Mountain

Back and bigger than ever...Fat Chance! is the staple of fat biking in Northern Michigan, and we're back yet again for another legendary race at the breathtaking ski resort.

Registration and packet pick-up are at the beautiful Thistle, alongside Crystal's nicest fireplace and a cozy little restaurant to settle in for a big day on the bike. That comfy sofa and a selection of Short's Brewing's finest should be ample motivation to keep on plugging along, with an awards ceremony to follow directly after all the races have finished. We'll have our own hideaway for awards, post-race food and celebrations.

The first race of the Short's Brewing Fat Bike Series is a big platform for any riders looking to fly high in the points standings by year's end. Last year's race was held under simply beautiful conditions, with the Salsa Cycles demo truck posted up by the start/finish and crowds of amused skiers and snowboarders crowding around as the riders headed to the start line. Jorden Wakeley took the win for the Men's Long race, with Danielle Musto first across the line in a stacked Women's field that included Series champion Chelsea Strate.

Registration and Day-of: 10am to 11:45am Add $10 for day-of registration

Venue: Crystal Mountain Resort and Spa. 12500 Crystal Mountain Drive. Thompsonville, MI 49683


Men's Open
Women's Open
Men's Master (45+)
Women's Master (45+)

Men's Short's Race (All Ages)
Women's Short's Race (All Ages)