We attempted this event in 2012, but were stymied by nature. Our agreement with the Forest Preserve was “No Snow – No Go”, so we had to cancel. But we’re hopeful for 2013. The date for BLBBRBK 2013 is Sunday, January 20th. Pencil that in.
This will be a 3-man, 3-hour, 3mi relay. 1 bike per team. Let us know you’re coming on Facebook, if you’re on Facebook. If you’re not, give yourself a high-five and send us an email at email@example.com to let us know you’re coming.
BLBBRBK is one of the races in the Fat-Bike.com series - a whole season of racing for Fatbike enthusiasts. This particular event is NOT a points race and riders racing the series will not improve there series standings at this event. They will, however, improve their social and moral standings.
We’ll be at the park around 9am to start registration. Riders are encouraged to have a team lined up beforehand, but there will be a rider pool for riders without teams. This is a totally free event, but we are completely willing to accept donations at registration. Sign in, sign the waiver, get your number plate, set your bike in the start corral, and stay warm until the start.
We will have a few (a very few… like the definition of few =3) fatbikes available for teams without bikes. If you have a fatbike, bring it. If you don’t end up using your fatbike for your team and are willing to be a solid-gold-stud by letting another team borrow it, please let us know at registration.
We will have a le mans start at 11am. The course will be marked. We’d like to communicate the serious nature of our tomfoolery. If you take the race too seriously, you might get pulled. But if you totally loaf it and just get in the way, we will also pull you. We encourage hi-jinx, but discourage cheating. Race fun, but don’t race dumb.
The winners will be the team that completes the most laps in the 3-hour time limit. There will be no prize money. But there will be glory… and some swag. Good swag. With loving sponsors like 45NRTH and Gore Bike Wear, the swag is pretty delicious.
We are going to fire up some grills, so feel free to bring some food to grill up. We’ll have a shelter with some space heaters. Feel free to hang out.