US Open Fat Bike Beach Championships

March 17, 2018

US Open Beach Fat Bike Championships

The US Open Fat Bike Beach Championships is a race like none other in the USA.  Being held on an all sand course along the pristine shores of Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina this course will prove both challenging for competitors and fun to watch for families and fans.  With the recent and fast rising popularity of Fat Bikes, bikes with tires wider than 4″, riding a bicycle in the thick sand has become easier than ever.  Combine Fat Bikes with an ever changing beach and the competitive spirits of a bunch of bicycle riders and we couldn’t help but design a race.

Race Weekend Agenda

Friday, March 16th, 2018

5:45-6:45pm

Race Packet Pick up, Blockade Runner Resort, Nighthawk Room

7:00-8:00pm

Social, equipment discussion, pre-race raffle.

Saturday, March 17th, 2018

High Tide : 5:38am

Low Tide :11:51am

High Tide 6:07pm

5:00-11:00 AM

Course Construction

10:00-11:00 AM

Race Packet Pick up, Blockade Runner Resort, Nighthawk Room

11:00-11:30 AM

Kids race on hard sand (two modified laps, 12yrs and under) Free race day registration in Nighthawk Room.

11:30-11:45 AM

Skid Contest

11:45 AM

Course sections open up for pre-ride as available.

12:00 PM

Race Start 2 Hour Super Fat Category

12:30 PM

Race Start 1.5 Hour Really Fat Category

1:00 PM

Race Start 1 Hour Fat Category

2:00 PM

Race Ends

2:10 PM

Course clean up and beach reconditioning

2:45-3:45PM

Awards, Blockade Runner Resort Lawn

6:00 PM onwards

Red Bull After Party Watermans Brewery

Sunday, March 18th, 2018

11:00am-2:00pm

   Group ride Wrightsville Beach from Blockade Runner to North End and back.

 

Thanks to our Awesome Sponsors

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The Course

The course will start in front of the host resort, The Blockade Runner Beach Resort, and traverse whatever mother nature has sculpted for us.  Laying out the course with several elements in mind, tight turns, fast sections at low tide, crossing deep truck tracks, climbing up and rolling down naturally occurring berms from long shore erosion, with of course the safety of spectators, the course will be a multi-lap event that keeps racers in sight of the spectators the whole time.  By keeping the racers tight the event will encourage spectators to line the course and heckle their favorite racer or cheer for their family member.

Three Distances

Fat

Fat Course

1 Hour Time Limit

Really Fat

Really Fat Course

1 1/2 Hours Time Limit

Super Fat

Super Fat Course

2 Hours Time Limit

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