Since we started Bethel Village Trails one year ago, we've kept looking for more ways to expand, meet new people, and have fun. So we figured we'd meet all those criteria at once during this new and awesome race called Snowmaggedon.
We're psyched to partner with Barker Mountain Bikes, who have just gobs of experience with everything cycling, and The Bethel Inn Resort, who specialize in pampering their guests and have given us an amazing lodging deals** to pass on to our racers.
Here are the basics (will be updated regularly):
Saturday, February 10. Start times are 9:50am (long course) and 10am (short course). Register and see details on BikeReg.
Two lengths/times are offered: Short course will take about one hour, and will be roughly between 6-8 miles. Long course will take about two hours and will be roughly between 12-16 miles. Note: mileage and course will be dependent on conditions. We want to put on a great race, and will do everything we can to make that happen. No one wants a slogfest, so choose your preferred time. Don't want to ride more than an hour? No problem! Choose the short course. Two hours sound about right? The long course is for you. Please note that these are approximate times; actual time will depend on conditions and rider pace.
We have a fantastic new singletrack fat bike system that crosses Nordic trails from time to time. The course will be planned around these trails but may include the wide Nordic trails as well. Everything is subject to change due to conditions. Will continue to update.
Updated 2/8/18: We packed the trails 3 times last night, and are heading back out for a bunch more trips with 2 sleds, tires, chains, and whatever else we can dig up. Please know that we are doing absolutely everything we can to make this event rock, but with the new snow amounts and 1-3 inches Saturday morning you can bet that it's going to be a tough race. Just keeping it real. It's not called Snowmaggedon for nothing :) . Keep in mind the awesome prizes, great competitors, terrific course, food, beer and friends. We may alter the course, use the xc ski trails, and shorten the number of laps depending on the final product. Thanks for understanding that Mother Nature has decided it should be February for real, and we're looking forward to an awesome day!
Tire size must be 3.8" or larger. Fat tires only!
You don't want to miss this. The Bethel Inn Resort has planned a great lasagna feast for you in The Millbrook Tavern. Your registration fee includes: hot drinks anytime after 10:30am; buffet with lasagna (veggie, meat, and GF options available), salad, soup, bread, and a beer. Outdoor firepits will be going... s'mores anyone?
Fabulous awards thanks to Barker Mountain Bikes!
Stay until 3pm and it'll be Happy Hour...$2 beers and 1/2 price apps! Live music at 7pm.
Stay the night and we'll have a fun group ride in the morning. Breakfast included in your Bethel Inn package (and don't forget the heated outdoor pool and sauna)! Or stay Friday night for Happy Hour, music, and a great breakfast before the race...or both nights!
**Here are the amazing lodging deals, as promised:
Overnight packages from $159 for Two:
Ask about townhomes with full kitchens, living area and one, two or three bedrooms.
To reserve, call (800) 654-0125 and mention “Fat Tire” to receive your discount.
Questions about the race? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 207.824.6276.