We are getting lucky with snow! Just two weeks out from the Vasa Festival of Races on February 10 and 11.
After an unseasonable warm-up, somebody opened the fridge just time for some fresh snow to really revitalize the trails ahead of the North American Vasa. Northern Michigan's biggest ski race now celebrates fat bikes as well. The weekend offers a smorgasbord of freestyle and classic ski races over a number of distances.
In true Vasa fashion, you've got choices for your fat bike racing, too. This year, we have a 42km and 18km line-up that lets you experience the diverse and exciting trail system we're so lucky to have here in Traverse City. The two distances take on slightly different lap, which includes Vasa fixtures like Logger's Run and Riley's Loop, two wide-open and fast sections that are punctuated by sections of flowing singletrack.
You'll also get a chance to test your mettle in the new sections of singletrack we've added for 2017-2018, the new Outer Loop and the Yeti's Revenge! The additional mileage and unique terrain have made these additional miles feel like a whole new trail system, and we're expected the Vasa Fat Bike race to be the perfect way to show off our network to fat bikers from all over the state!
There's more than just a fat bike title on the line, too. This year, the Fatathalon is BACK! Earn the crown of the most Nordic person in the world by taking on the 28k freestyle and 42k fat bike race, with your combined times up against anyone else willing to do the double. You can even take on the Triple Threat, which includes the 51K Okerstrom freestyle, 42K Short's Grand Fat bike plus Sunday's 34k Lombard Loppet classic race!
Keep your eyes on our site, Facebook, and Instagram account for a lap preview of the 2018 fat bike course this weekend!