‘Frosty CX’ fats bike race returns to HoliMont Sunday | Olean
ELLICOTTVILLE — Winter enjoyable at HoliMont Ski Resort obtained much more thrilling final yr with the addition of the “Frosty CX” fats bike race.
The occasion was so successful that it’s returning to the resort for the second yr on Sunday, Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Advertising and marketing Director Greg Culver mentioned members could register for the FROSTY CX 20 — Fats Bike Multi-Lap Race on-line at bikereg.com. On the day of the race, registrations will start at 8:30 a.m. on the backside of HoliMont’s Sundown Slope. The primary race begins at 10 a.m.
If anybody want to take part however doesn’t have a fats bike, Loud Efficiency Merchandise of Bemus Level might be on website with fats bike demos.
As with final yr’s inaugural occasion, there might be a fundamental lineup with three open courses. Culver mentioned the race begins with the ladies’s class at 10 a.m., children at 11 a.m., and males at midday. He mentioned the highest three finishers will get awards. The occasion is open to everybody, each HoliMont members and the general public.
“Your entire course is lower than 1.5 miles and might be run in a cyclocross format, however the timing might be completely different this yr,” he mentioned. “It will likely be a fixed-lap race with 4 laps for males, three laps for girls, and two laps for youth.”
Culver mentioned the race will go on except there’s a complete meltdown. He mentioned the course might be groomed just like the resort’s cyclocross course, however it will likely be for fats bikes.
Individuals could deliver snacks of their alternative, however a meals truck is anticipated to be onsite the day of the race. He mentioned 42 North Brewing Firm will even be there providing beer tasting, and probably one other brewery.
The non-skiing occasion options hardy souls who got down to conquer the snow on their fats bikes which, based on Culver, are principally mountain bikes with humongous tires which might be made for snow.
“It began out within the chilly states like Minnesota for individuals trying to pedal year-round,” he mentioned. “Biking in Western New York is rising by leaps and bounds and individuals are all the time searching for new occasions.”
In line with Culver, the occasion will get its title, “Frosty,” from winter and the “CX” from cyclocross. It’s a fats bike race, however a cyclocross format permits spectators to see a lot of the race.
“It’ll be straightforward and a spectacle to look at,” he mentioned. “Individuals will be capable to see the entire race as a result of it’ll be held on the backside of the Sundown Slope space.”
Culver mentioned this can be a 100-percent out of doors occasion, so individuals ought to gown for the weather as a result of there isn’t a indoor shelter. Nonetheless, heated loos might be accessible.
If anybody has vitality left after the race, Culver mentioned there might be a casual group journey as much as the highest of HoliMont and a brief tour of the realm. He mentioned there’s a fireplace on the lean-to most Saturdays.
For extra info, name Culver at (716) 699-2320 or electronic mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Contact reporter Deb Everts at email@example.com)