18 Mar Lone Cone Fat Bike Challenge
Sunday, January 20, 2019
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Norwood, Colorado – The start/finish will be at the snowmobile/XC ski parking lot, off of HWY 145, head south on 44Z Road (Lone Cone Road) towards Lone Cone Mountain- Miramonte Reservoir. You will go past Gurly Reservoir on the left-hand side and continue up the road. At this point Lone Cone mountain will be directly in front of you. The Parking lot will be on the right hand side just after entering the Uncompahgre National Forest. (Approximately 10 miles up the road.) You should be able to enter Miramonte Reservoir into your GPS and it will take you there. The reservoir is 3 miles up the road from the parking lot where the race starts so DON’T go all the way to Miramonte!
Short/Fun Course 12 miles $20.00
If you don’t want to race you can still come ride some of latest fat bikes. Demo bikes from Why Cycles, Box Canyon and Boot Doctors. Free demos will be available Saturday from 8-3 at the start/finish parking lot.
Saturday, January 19th from 6-9 pm at the Norwood Fire Department.
A big shout out to the Norwood Fire District & Norwood Chamber of Commerce for all of their help with the event.
Saturday, January 19th
6-9pm: Packet Pickup-Norwood Fire Department
Sunday, January 20th
7:30-10: 00 Breakfast at Race Start will be available
8:30 am: Lone Cone Challenge Race Start (Long Course Race)
8:35 am: Short Course Race/Fun Ride
8am-4pm: Demo Bikes and Vendor Expo
3pm-4pm: Results and Awards at Start/Finish parking lot
Lone Cone is located in gorgeous Norwood, Colorado just outside of Telluride in the San Juan Mountains. The Lone Cone Fat Bike Challenge is a self-supported backcountry endurance fat bike race. For 2019 we have two great options. We will have the long course at 25 miles and the short course at 12 miles.
The long course route is 25 miles long with 2500 feet elevation gain on freshly groomed snowmobile trails. Don’t let the length and elevations fool you, it can still take up to 5 hours with fresh snow! This is not meant for beginner riders or someone looking to check out fat bikes for their first time. The route is on groomed trails but fresh deep soft snow can exist which will make for a challenging ride. Expect to walk on the infamous Hillary Step towards the top of the route at 10,500 feet. Be prepared, this will be an epic day on the fat bike!
The short course route is 12 miles with 750 feet of climbing. This is perfect for beginner-intermediate riders looking not to suffer at the higher elevations and just to have a good old time. You will still get to experience the first big climb to the USFS boundary line just like the long course but you get to turnaround and head back to the start/finish.
Hotel Sponsor in Norwood:
The Back Country Inn will be offering riders 20% off. Let them know you are coming out for the Lone Cone Fat Bike Challenge.
Email Cullen.Barker1@gmail.com or call 678-488-6998
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