Monday, September 17, 2012

Tahoe Fat Tire Festival returns to Lake Tahoe


 
The Tahoe Fat Tire Festival was formerly one of the largest mountain bike events on the west coast. However, the event faded away to obscurity and was cancelled. On September 20-23, a great weekend of rides, races, beer, and music will return to Squaw Valley.

The event is promoted by the Tahoe Area Mountain BikingAssociation and the Truckee Trails Foundation to promote the Tahoe area as a mountain bike destination. Proceeds from the event will be split between these organizations to improve the trail network in the Tahoe-Truckee region.

During the Festival, there will be group rides and skill clinics that pass holders can participate in.
Online registration ends September 18. A Festival pass, which includes a T-shirt, beer/wine coupons, beer glass, raffle ticket, tram ride to High Camp, access to group rides and clinics is $30 dollars for those over 21. The price is $20 dollars for those under 21.
Race related activities:
Thursday:

5:30-8:30pm    Short Track races through the Village.
Shirt photo form Festival Facebook page
6:40pm            Free kids races through the Village.

Friday:
10:00am          Mountain hillclimb
1:00-5pm       Super D and Downhill practice.

Saturday:
7:00-4:00pm  Tahoe Sierra Century road rides.
9:30am           Sierra Cup Championship XC race
12:30-2:30pm            Downhill course practice.
3:00-4:30pm              Royal Racing Downhill races.

Sunday:
10:00-11:30am         Super Downhill open for practice.
Noon                         Super Downhill race.
For a complete list of events and information, see: Tahoefattirefestival.org

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