|The Farmers Inn
|The FAT TIRE Challenge celebrated its 8th year in 2013 and continued to grow of the sport of
Mt Biking in Northwestern PA. We are excited to have a great showing each year !
2013 saw 23 Expert racers and 99 Sport racers challenge themselves with the FAT TIRE Challenge trail.
We hope you will come out and ride, too. Check out our videos and pictures to see it for yourself!
Bike-the-Wilds Points Series - SIX races over four months...its a
new must attend series...(Click for Info)
LiL FAT TIRE - 34 eager participants for the Kids Race continued around the Laurel Fields too..
FAT TIRE MT BIKE ASSOCIATION -
the new 501c4 trail maintenance/advocacy umbrella for the FAT TIRE Challenge. Are you Interested
in helping with trail maintenance, bike safety classes, or organizing weekly trail rides in the
Sigel/Clear Creek area.... contact us for more info and how to join.
We are on
Find us here
on our page.
Exit 78 of I-80, North on Rt. 36 to Sigel - 8 miles. At blinker light, turn right onto Rt. 949. Travel 1.1 miles to Spring Creek Rd on the right. Turn right, travel 2.9miles to the Laurel Field Entrance on the left.
GPS: 41.17'54.N 79.02'55W
From Pittsburgh: North on Rt. 28 to Rt. 28/36 in Brookville. Continue straight onto I-80 overpass and follow previous directions.
The race start/finish at the Laurel Fields is located close to Clear Creek State Park and Cook Forest State Park. There are also a number of campsites, cabins, and family-run hotels nearby that are available for those that wish to stay overnight.
Check out these sites for more information:
Clear Creek State Park
Cookforest State Park
Super 8 Motel
|OTHER LOCAL ATTRACTIONS:
Sigel and the surrounding area will be ripe with wildlife and scenic views. There are many things to do after a day of riding and racing at the Laurel Fields. Stop in to a nearby restaurant like the Farmers Inn or perhaps rent a canoe and paddle the Clarion River...the area can entertain you all weekend. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
Local Activities Local Calendar of Events Canoeing
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|FAT TIRE PHILANTHROPY - a 501c4
Riding Mountain Bikes on the trails is not the only thing that the FAT TIRE Challenge crew does.
The FAT TIRE event has spawned a social responsibility to the community to promote safe
bike riding habits, proper trail maintenance, and respect for public and private landowners.
Click below on the activities that the crew was involved in recently.
TRAIL STEWARDSHIP BIKE SAFETY COURSE
| FAT TIRE CARNAGE... pictures of
the 'cost' of riding mt bikes
|The official home of the
FAT TIRE Challenge
|This race is held within the PA WILDS. Like the serenity of the woods? We have got places and activities for it all!
Click the Logo for more info!
|Registration Forms HERE|
|Check Out this FAT TIRE Video created by Mark Dempster .... More pics and Video to come......|
|Check Out this LiL FAT TIRE video created by Kyle Hetrick|
TEMPERATURES WARMING UP.... DAYLIGHT SAVINGS BEGINS
March 5th - Current conditions at the FTC are .... well ....
still under 1-4 inches of snow! We are looking for a warm-up
that will allow trail maintenance and some new single track
to be completed. Check back here for updates.
REGISTRATION FORMS AND THE BIKE REG SITE
IS OPEN....SEE THE LINKS IN yellow TO THE LEFT.
The 2014 FAT TIRE Challenge race date is JUNE 21.
Same time-trial start and times as last year:
Kids race at 9:45
Experts at 11:00
Sports at 11:30
MUNI racers at 11:30
RACE PICTURES Are Posted Here on our Facebook Page
...over 450 thus far (have some post them on FB or send them to me)
|Registration Kids RACE|