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718 Cyclery announces "Fat and Frozen", NYC's first fatbike race. The race will happen on Saturday, January 23rd 2016 at Cunningham Park in Queens NYC. The goal of this event is to raise awareness of large tire off-road riding, as will as showcase the work of CLIMB (Concerned Long Island Mountain Bikers). Registration is required (see form below), and beginners are welcome. We anticipate many entries, so please register soon. We will have a fleet of demo fatbikes for test rides and racing!

FATBIKE DEFINITIONS

26+: 26" rims, width >35mm, typically 50mm. Tire widths typically >2.5", e.g. 2.8", 3.0".
27.5+/650+: 27.5" rims, width >35mm, typically 50mm. Tire width typically >2.5", e.g. 2.7"-3,.5".
29+: 29" rims, width >35mm. Tire width typically up to 3.0".
XL: 26" rims, width 60mm-103mm. Tires widths typically >3.5", e.g. 3.8", 4.5", 4.8".
2XL: 26" rims, width 80-103mm. Tire width >5.0".
(From wikipedia.com)
REGISTRATION FEE

Here's how it works:

CLIMB (Concerned Mountain Bikers of Long Island) race for free. Join here http://climbonline.org/2014j/index.php/membership
Or, make a $25 donation to CLIMB (Payment due day of race)
Or, make a promise to donate 4 hours on a local CLIMB trail crew.
RACE FORMAT AND NOTES

Helmets and brakes required
We will need to be extremely sensitive to ground conditions, monitoring ground moisture and temperature swings.
CLINIC AND PRE-RIDE

For those new to fat-biking, we will be holding a clinic and a race course pre-ride to get people familiar. More details to follow.

RACE SHIRTS

Get the shirt from NYC's first fatbike race! Fat and Frozen Race Shirts now available. $20 for a Champion Long "Tagless T" in smart navy blue. All proceeds go towards race permitting and insurance costs. Leftover $$ donated to Climb (Concerned Mountain Bikers of Long Island). Purchase at https://www.booster.com/fatandfrozen

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