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Attend the first Frozen Gnome Fat Tire Challenge in New Richmond

Brian Headlee, a member of the Big Ring Flyers, is shown riding a fat tire bike this winter. Submitted photo

Fat tire bikers now have a course in New Richmond, and there's a new event planned to christen the course.

The Frozen Gnome Fat Tire Challenge will be held on Saturday, Jan. 13 at a new three-quarter mile groomed trail at Barley John's Brewing Company in New Richmond. The brewery is located at 1280 Madison Ave.

The event is presented by the Big Ring Flyers Bicycle Club and Race Team and is open to the public. They will have demo fat bikes available at the event for anyone that wants to come out and give it a try, courtesy of Crank Worx Bike Shop of River Falls.

There are two race categories. The competitive race class begins at 9:30 a.m. for a 45-minute race. The second class is an open/citizen race, starting at 10:45 a.m. for a 35-minute race/ride. On-site registration will take place from 8:30-9:15 a.m. Pre-registration can be done at or at the Big Ring Flyers page on Facebook.

The course will be groomed before the races, indoor warming and changing areas, free beer for registered riders, and food/drinks available for purchase during and after the race.

The course will be open for public riding after the Jan. 13 event and for the remainder of the season.

Here is the link for more information on the event:

Dave Newman

Dave Newman has been the sports editor at the New Richmond News since 1988. He has covered the action in the Middle Border Conference, Dunn-St. Croix Conference and Big Rivers Conference for more than 30 years.

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