Racing Sick

Everybody has a race that they circle on their calendar and plan for year-round. This event is “the big one,” the one you train for, the one that motivates you. For 365 days you make sacrifices in order to achieve a good result. You train in the wind and rain; you eat only granola bars, …

Harmony at the Race Start

I used to get nervous at the start of races. The night prior to an event, I’d toss and turn and fret over how a lack of sleep might affect my performance. In the morning I’d choke down whatever I could, and then suffer exponentially until the starting gun commanded nervous energy to transform into …

News: Ross, Rinehart Win 2015 Fat Bike Birkie

The Fat Bike Birkie is a fairly unique event since this is the one day in the year that snow bikers are allowed on the American Birkebeiner cross-country ski trail. The American Birkebeiner is the largest cross-country ski race in the US, and both the race and the trail system provide a huge economic boost to the …

The Trials of an MTB Race Director

Sixteen hours remained before the start of our second annual fat bike race, and the pressure was building. We’d christened the event “The Solstice Chase,” and replied to all event date queries with a swift, sobering slap to the face. In the waning hours before the start gun, pre-race stress had taken the opportunity to …