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BearPen Snowbike Festival and Race (February 25)
February 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bearpen Mountain staff uses their Snowcat to groom their trails every weekend. So expect packed snow, unless of course we get a Noreaster – of course this will just up the fun factor. https://www.bikereg.com/snowbike
If you’ve never raced or ridden a Fat Bike on snow then this is absolutely a must do event for you. If you already have a Fat Bike, well you know! Don’t have a Fat Bike? No sweat – just sign up early and reserve a bike from Bearpen Mtn’s rental fleet (in merchandise section).
Wooden Finisher Plaques for all racers. Post race plan is to have a local microbrewery onsite as well as food and hot drinks for sale.
The Long Course will do 3 loops and the Short Course will do 2 loops of the Short Course that removes the section across the road and one of the climbs. The Snowy Fun Guided Ride includes one loop of the course with guides and access to do a second loop.
We are planning to tweak the course a bit and plan to incorporate a new trail at BearPenn, but the one below will give you a good idea of what to expect. It will be well marked with red survey flags, signs and spray chalk.
Please be aware that there will be other guests using the trails during the Snowy Fun Guided Ride. Please be extra mindful of other mountain visitors if you are pre-riding the course before the races – especially where trails cross. The race course loop will be exclusively for our use during the Snowy 16 & Snowy 8 Races.
All racers must ride a Fat (3.8″ or wider) or Plus Bike (2.8″ or wider)- sorry no skinny tires allowed!
There are limited Fat Bike Rentals. To secure a reservation, select your bike size in the merchandise section which includes the $10 reservation fee. When picking up your Fat Bike rental you will need to complete Bearpen Mountain’s waiver and pay them $25. Please plan on picking up your rental bike 30 minutes before the start of your event.
FatBike Rentals must be returned immediately after your race. That means if you rent for the Snowy 16 you must turn in the bike right after crossing the finish line as we expect many Snowy 8 racers will be renting. Likewise, rental bikes need to be back immediately after Snowy 8 so we can provide rentals for the Snowy Fun Guided Ride.
We will be marking the course on Saturday morning and the course will be available for pre-riding in the afternoon. Bearpen’s use fee is $20 to Fat Bike on their trails. (We’ve covered this for race day).
Tubing will also be available during the event if you have family making the trip with you. You can make a Tubing Reservation on Bearpen Mountain’s website HERE
Directions To Event: Google Map
Bearpen Mountain Sports