King Vasa Fat Bike Races, Saturday, February 9, 2019
11:30 - Short's Grand Fat, 40K
11:45 - Short's-n-Fat, 20K
The King Vasa Fat Bike Race is the second race in the Short’s Fat Bike Series. This year the Vasa Fat Bike race follows the Fat Chance race at Crystal Mountain. The King Vasa is the only distance race in the series with Fat Chance, The Dogman Challenge and The Beard of Zeus all being timed races.
The King Vasa Fat Bike Race will be feature two distances a 1-lap 20km and a 2-lap 40K race. Each race will run in the counter-clockwise direction. They will feature a nearly 2.5 kilometers of two-track rollout before the singletrack begins. Plan to be prepared for the climb out of Rachel’s Valley before entering more singletrack and the steep fast descent down to the lakes on Riley’s. Riders will find several kilometers of new singletrack on this years race course along with new sections of Riley’s. Riders will also find the return from The lake featuring more singletrack and Riley’s before they brave Yeti’s Revenge. Once again the course layout features fast wide trails with many singletrack sections that will bring tactics into play.
Both races feature some of the best NMMBA trails on the map along with plenty of Short’s brew at the after party and awards ceremony.