2016 RACE CANCELLED, DETAILS BELOW
PRESS RELEASE, MAY 13, 2016
It is with great regret that I have decided to cancel the FAT 55 that was scheduled for June 11, 2016. This difficult decision was made only after first considering any other available options and by consulting with others. A combination of several factors beyond my control, a major change in the complexity and required time commitment to my job, compounded by a serious accident on my motorcycle a few weeks ago. It took three weeks of initial recovery from the injuries and I am still limited in what I am able to do. I am lucky the injuries were not even more severe and I give thanks to be alive. But I have been unable to devote the needed time to the race to create the quality event that everyone deserves.
Approximately 50 riders had pre-registered and I will be refunding their entry fees in full within the next week.
I want to give a special thanks to the ones who had stepped up to volunteer and for those who had been working on the trails in getting them in great condition. A special thank-you goes out to the USDA Forest Service, Lane County Roads, GOATS, and OBRA for their assistance in the planning and permits. Thank you to all of you who were planning on visiting Oakridge for the race. We hope you will come and ride the trails on any day.
Next years date for the FAT 55 is already penciled in for Saturday, June 10, 2017.
I appreciate your understanding and apologize for the inconvenience and your disappointment.
WE ARE RACE #7 IN THE OREGON OFF ROAD SERIES
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Because of the popularity of the shorter course option in 2015 we are now offering three courses – long, medium and short.
We are now FAT 55 OAKRIDGE CLASSIC Mountain Bike Race! F.A.T means…..Fatty-50 miles. A-Kicker-21 miles. Throwback-11 miles
Stay tuned for more information. The course design is complete, maps will be up and visible soon.
We support: Oregon and Oakridge businesses and artisans, trail building and maintenance, volunteerism and volunteers, live music, kids riding bikes, organic agriculture, independent media, anti-war movements, open space initiatives, equal rights for all people, commuting by bike, and unique well designed products.
Waste Not~Ride A Lot
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