Lemont

The Forge Fat Tire Race

Sat, Jan 14, 2023
10:00am - 01:00pm
Sat, Jan 14, 2023
10:00am - 01:00pm
Lemont
1001 Main St., Lemont, Illinois
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$35
$35

Date

Sat, Jan 14, 2023
10:00am - 01:00pm
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Location

1001 Main St., Lemont, Illinois
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Price

$35
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Description

The Forge Fat Tire Race is happening on Saturday, January 14, 2023 at 10:00AM CST at 1001 Main St. with tickets starting at $35.00

The Forge Fat Tire Race (Long and Short Course)

in Partnership with The Bike Hub

January 14, 2023

Race Information

The Forge Fat Tire Bike,Partnered with the Bike Hub, will take place on the hopefully snow covered gravel and MTB trails throughout the Forge: Lemont Quarries Adventure Park and adjoining Heritage Quarries Recreation Area and I&M Canal trails.

As a winter event we anticipate the trails to be snow covered. As we know all too well in the Chicago area, we cannot predict or control the weather and winter around here can be variable and gnarly. The event will proceed in all weather conditions unless it is unsafe.

The trails will be set for Fat Tire riding, assuming there is adequate snow. This is an open class race and there are no restrictions on the specific bike tire size allowed. Participants are free to choose different equipment based on the conditions of the course. We recommend that participants be prepared to race in any course conditions, with bikes that are equipped with at least 3.5 inch wide tires. E-bikes are not allowed.

2022 Race Results

Course Information

The Forge Fat Tire Bike Race course will be developed based on trail and weather conditions. The courses will traverse the wide gravel trails, single track and the Drop In MTB course throughout the Forge and adjoining trails. The distance and course will be released before race day. The long course will be approximately 10 miles while the short course will be approximately 5 miles long. The main trails have a variety of terrain but are mostly flat with a few small hills, bridge crossings, etc. The MTB / single track trails will have more variability in the terrain.

Final course maps will be released well before race day. The trail and weather conditions will determine the actual course and distance.

2022 Course Map (Likely Subject to Change):Forge Fat Tire Race & Tour Map

Registration

Race Cap is 300 total for both events.

Entry Fees:

Fat Tire Bike Race:

  • Registration Open - December 31, 2022 = $35
  • January 1, 2023 - Race Day = $40

*Includes entry to the race, electronically timed results, earned overall and age group awards, a cool Forge Winter hat, swag and post-race party with food, beer, and other beverages.

Fat Tire Race Packet Pick-Up and Race Day Info

We will accept registrations at packet pick-up on Friday January 13 (see details below) and on race day. Please note we will only accept online credit card payments for these registrations. We'll have a computer set up.


Packet Pick-Up
Friday, January 13
Time TBD
The Forge: Lemont Quarries
by the Foundry, located on the east side of the Park, across the bridge near the zip line landing (opposite side of the Towers)
Use These Directions

Race Day
Saturday, January 14
8:30 - 9:30 AM
The Forge: Lemont Quarries
by the Foundry, located on the east side of the Park, across the bridge near the zip line landing (opposite side of the Towers)
Use These Directions

Your packet will include a bike timing tag, The Forge Winter Beanie hat (first 100 registered), and any swag we have.

Race Day Schedule (Preliminary)

8:00 AM – Parking Opens (Follow Signs) Park in Lots 1 or 2, then cross the bridge and head to the east side of the Park (by the zip line landing, Mount and Foundry).

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM – Race Day Packet Pick-Up & Registration

9:45 AM – Course Talk / Briefing

9:50 AM – Short Course Pre-Race Line-Up/Wave Line-Up

10:00 AM – Short Course Race Start

11:00 AM – Long Course Race Start

~ 10:30 AM – Post Race Food / Beverage Available + the firepits will be fired up.

12:15 PM – Awards Ceremony

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