FAT 55 Oakridge Mountain Bike Marathon and Mardi Gras Festival September 13, 2014
FAT 55 Mountain Bike Marathon is the quintessential Oakridge mountain bike race: begin under the fire of a black powder rifle and the fading notes of of Felly Smith’s electrified star spangled banner. Pedal through the mossy, rooty eden of Salmon Creek. Summit the rocky, rugged and pristine Heckletooth Mountain. Descend the craggy top and the fast, smooth, flowing Aubrey Mountain section of the Eugene to Crest Trail. Refuel in Greenwaters Park. Climb to the wild and remote Larison Creek descent. Climb one last climb up to Larison Rock, and finally descend sweeping fast traverses and sloping switchbacks before bombing into the beer garden! Come to win some loot, or just for a fun fully supported ride on four of Oakridge’s best trails.
$1000 TO THE WINNING MAN AND WOMAN:
$200 PRIZE TO THE WINNER OF EACH AGE GROUP
$200 PRIZE TO THE WINNING SINGLE SPEEDERS
Hot Cajun food by Lion Mountain Bakery, and live music by local musicians Kelly Thibodeaux and Etouffee, and Felly Smith accompanied by tasty brews by Oakridge Concerts in the Park fill your belly and satisfy the soul.
Camping, riding, cajun food and swamp rock, beer, the fall colors of the western Cascades, this is Oakridge at its finest. We partner with GOATS (Greater Oakridge Area Trail Stewards), Oakridge’s IMBA chapter to host Kids Mountain Bike Oakridge the day after the race, it’s a fun weekend for the whole family.
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.
Sign up, have fun, support something with grass roots, that’s local and positive!
FAT 55 Mountain Bike Marathon operates under a special use permit with Willamette National Forest.
FAT 55 Mountain Bike Marathon is an equal opportunity recreation service provider, and is supported in part by Lane County Room Tax Funds.
Waste Not~Ride A Lot
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