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Fat Tire 40

The Fat Tire 40 is a marathon mountain bike race that takes riders on a perimeter lap encompassing McDowell Mountain Regional Park. It includes nearly all of the Competitive Loops, Pemberton Trail, Scenic Trail, “Yet to be named new trail”, Granite, Bluff, Coachwhip, and Dixie Mine. In 2013, the Fat Tire 40 will be a one lap race that is 41.5 miles in length and has about 3,000 feet of climbing.

Start/Staging: Riders will be staged in groups of 48 riders based on their finishing times in a short (6 mile) time trial that will be held on Saturday March 16th. Each group of 48 riders will be sent out on course separately with a 30 second gap between each group. All times will start when the first group is sent out on the course.

The Sport and Tech loops on the Competitive Track will be used for the Time Trial.

You DO NOT have to do the Time Trial. If you do not do the Time Trial, you will be staged in the order you registered after all the riders that completed the Time Trial. The only exception to this general statement is for Pro/Category 1 licensed racers. If you have a current Pro/Category 1 license Male or a Pro Female and you did not do the Time Trial, you will be staged at the front of 2nd group. If you are a current Category 1 Female and you did not do the Time Trial, you will be staged at the front of group 3.

Please visit the website for more info and registration http://swissamericanracing.com/fat-tire-40

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  • Krista M.

    I seem to have lost my earbud....last known possession was post-run on Sunday. White, single bud, white/silverish cord....anyone discover it among their stuff?

    March 25, 2013

  • Cassi

    I had a great time w/you all. I love this race/course. Thanks for saving our spot and set-up Eric. Wish could have visited/chatted w/some of you more than we got a chance to. Thanks for being such an awesome team!

    2 · March 18, 2013

  • Alex G.

    Beautiful trails!

    2 · March 17, 2013

  • Jim D.

    Is anyone going early to save some camping spots? My hot water tank broke & I have to get it fixed before I leave.

    March 15, 2013

    • Erik L.

      We have space right as you come into the parking lot on the left

      1 · March 16, 2013

    • Jim D.

      I now have hot water! Leaving home by 100.

      March 16, 2013

  • Cassi

    Eric, looks like max can be 5 on a team, min of 3. 5 of us are signed up right now although...Carlos are you competing as well and voluteering after to be sweep? Me, Hillary, you, carlos and Alex. I say we form a team. It says it must be designated before registration closes. I"m signing up right now, so I'm going to put Co-ed team - Team name: SAMBA. If you've already signed up and are cool with this, give them an email to change it. If this isn't ok...it's cool...just let me know and if we don't have at least 3 of us on board, I'll email them to just put me as an individual entry.

    They'll take the top 3 finishers basically and drop the other two scores although with coed they'll take at least one girl score no matter where she finishes on the team.

    Just let me know! This should be a blast again!

    January 31, 2013

    • Erik L.

      Here is the latest list as of 3/14 of who is registered. There are 5 riders registered as "Co-Ed - SAMBA". http://www.larouedor....­

      March 14, 2013

    • Cassi

      I don't see Alex Jr. on there. They may not have updated yet. We got Erik, Alex Sr, Cody, Me, Mike and Alex Jr...so that'll be 6. I say Mike and Alex flip a coin when we get up there lol.

      March 15, 2013

  • Mike M.

    I signed up under SAMBA but can change to solo.I am going up Saturday.

    March 14, 2013

  • Alex G.

    Better late than never!

    1 · March 14, 2013

  • Cassi

    I will probably come up Sat morning. Is anyone familiar with the branch off west Pemberton we're supposed to take? I think I've done that one going the other way. Not sure.

    March 13, 2013

  • Hillary M.

    Who's going up on Friday after work and is looking to carpool?

    March 8, 2013

    • Cassi

      Not sure what the heck I'm doing yet. I'll update as soon as I know.

      March 11, 2013

    • Jim D.

      Going up Saturday.

      March 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Forgot I has tickets to a Spring Training game, have fun.

    March 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I may come watch, not really up for a 40 miler yet.

    March 5, 2013

  • Cassi

    Hi all. How many have signed up and put SAMBA as the team? I think we can only have 5. Me, Alex, Erik...? Anyone else? Hillary and Carlos are volunteering. Jim were you going to? Trying to see if we have a spot so Cody can hop on the team.

    February 28, 2013

  • Erik L.

    Krista and I will be heading up early Saturday to get a camping spot. We will have our small pop-up camper and will try to secure enough space for anyone else who wants to camp with us.

    1 · February 21, 2013

  • Jim D.

    I'm hoping to go, but don't know my work schedule yet. I'm starting my new job this week, which unfortunately includes working some weekends.

    February 17, 2013

  • Erik L.

    I see that this year they are letting people form teams and they take the top 3 riders' times to get finishing placement. Has anybody thought about forming a team?

    January 29, 2013

    • Hillary M.

      They have done teams every year of the race.

      February 1, 2013

  • carlos

    Im volunteering

    January 29, 2013

  • Erik L.

    Had a great time last year, can't wait!

    January 26, 2013

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