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    Listen! The Frostbike ~ Winter Mountain Bike Race v2014


    2014 RACE REGISTRATION OPENS NOVEMBER 16, 2013

    Details | thefrostbike.com

    What is it?
    It's a winter mountain bike race of pure awesomeness.

    When is it?
    February 16, 2014

    Where is it?
    Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada

    What is Sportsfest?
    It's a Winter Festival held in Port Colborne during February.

    What does it cost to enter this race?
    $40.00 per entry.

    Where does the money raised go?
    The money generated from this race goes back into the ShortHills Cycling Club trail building and advocacy fund.

    Where do I register?
    You can register HERE

    How many entries are allowed?
    The race is capped at 100 entries only. The 2013 Frostbike sold out a month before the race so enter early to get your spot.

    Can I get a refund on my registration?
    Sorry but we can not offer refunds on race entries, your money does go back into the trails and is greatly appreciated.

    When does race registration close?
    Registration closes @ noon February 14, 2014 or once it reaches 100 entries which ever comes first. No day of registration... sorry.

    Where do I go on race day?
    You need to sign in and pick up your registration package and plate at the CITY TAVERN, 202 Main Street West, Port Colborne, ON. The CITY TAVERN is right across the street from where the Frostbike start will be.

    Where do I park my car?
    Lots of parking at the CITY TAVERN and at the several municipal parking lots along Main Street West. Look for the Green "P" signs.

    What are the Race Categories?
    There will be Gender and Age Group Categories along with a FATBIKE specific category as well.

    When should I be there?
    Registration check in starts at 8:30am and will close at 10:30am. First wave will start at 11:00am.

    What Trails are used?
    The Robin Hood lands known locally as "The Hood". It is an area filled with the spoils from digging the Welland Canal many years ago.

    What is the race course like?
    Laps are approximately 10km in length and final course route will depend on the weather conditions leading up to race day. There will be rocks, logs, trees, hills (small but punchy) snow, ice, mud, wooden bridges, cougars (maybe) and the odd snowman if there is enough snow.

    So how does the start work?
    You will start in a modified time trial/mini waves format of up to 6 riders at a time. These mini-waves are self-seating. Get to the start line with 5 friends or race with the people around you. There is a two lap option and your "best time" from one of those two laps will stand as your final result. It will be computer timed.

    So what kind of bike should I ride?
    A mountain bike would be best. We have seen all types of mountain bikes at this race ranging from Fatbikes to full on XC race rigs to single speed rigid bikes, winter beater hard tails, full suspensions to downhill bikes and even a 2 wheel drive Christini mountain bike. As for cross bikes... take your chances but be warned skinny tires are probably not the best choice for The Hood.

    What tires should I use?
    Your tire selection will depend on conditions on race day. Most use a heavy knobby type tire or winter ice spiked tires, there could be snow, mud and or ice.

    Where do I go when I'm done racing?
    Done your lap(s) head on over to the CITY TAVERN for our post race festivities. A food will be served to each race participant redeeming a food token. Various types of beverages will be available for purchase. Awards will follow the race conclusion at approximately 2:30pm.


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    Frigging love this race - IM IN!

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    Re: The Frostbike ~ Winter Mountain Bike Race v2014

    Race Registration has now been open for a few hours and we are already approaching a 1/4 of the way to being sold out.

    If you want in sign up before you miss out on one of the funnest races of the season.


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    I need to make sure the weekend is free (Typically do a ski trip around that time) and if I'm free I want to try this race for sure.
    Seems like a lot of fun
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    Registered Saturday.

    Had tentatively scheduled a fun winter snowshoeing adventure into that weekend, but pushed it back a week so I could make it.

    Let it snow! (I'm serious about that, I wanna fatbike!)

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    We are approximately 60% of capacity for the 2014 Frostbike ~ Winter Mountain Bike race.
    Lets see if we can sell this out before Christmas!

    Register | thefrostbike.com

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    Race Registration is over 80% sold out now.
    Anyone still considering racing should sign up soon before we reach capacity and the race sells out.

    Register | thefrostbike.com

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    So who's throwing a smack down with me?

    I've got a six pack with your name on it!

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    I'm in! Looking forward to it.

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    Only 7 Spots Left for the 2014 Frostbike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CptSydor View Post
    So who's throwing a smack down with me?

    I've got a six pack with your name on it!

    I got a Six Pack of Fat Tire Ale for a fatty smackdown!


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    Quote Originally Posted by PUBCRAWL View Post
    I got a Six Pack of Fat Tire Ale for a fatty smackdown!



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    The 2014 Frostbike ~ Winter Mountain Bike Race is now SOLD OUT!

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    My first Beargrease ride last night, this bike is WAY better than I am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PUBCRAWL View Post
    My first Beargrease ride last night, this bike is WAY better than I am.
    I feel the same way. I absolutely love this bike, but I fear it mocks me whenever I'm not around. I can't wait to ride it on dirt as well. I think it's going to be an awesome trail bike.
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    Less than 2 weeks to go and we have got our smackdown set up.... Four local riders so no home trail advantage. We've got Wade on his fatbike- big advantage if the snow is deep. Dan on a regular mountain bike- a speedster with great skills but hasn't been riding all winter. Andrew and I round it out and we plan on playing dirty! Texas Shoehorns to Wade and Dan out of the starting gate and then Andrew and I will split the beer winnings.

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    The real smack down is happening between Misconceptionz and I. He's borrowing my old Misfit for the Singlespeed Smackdown. It's anyone's game but if he beats me I intend to use the fact he is 15 years younger than me as an excuse
    Strava made me do it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unglued View Post
    The real smack down is happening between Misconceptionz and I. He's borrowing my old Misfit for the Singlespeed Smackdown. It's anyone's game but if he beats me I intend to use the fact he is 15 years younger than me as an excuse
    already out with the excuses...

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    The Frostbike ~ Winter Mountain Bike Race v2014-img-20140209-00176.jpg

    Look what the trails looked like today...

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    Quote Originally Posted by smittyway View Post
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    Look what the trails looked like today...
    That looks pretty (and an advantage for fatbikes)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louda View Post
    already out with the excuses...
    Sounds better then....

    " I spent all winter until the week before the race staring at walls on the trainer all winter."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enduramil View Post
    Sounds better then....

    " I spent all winter until the week before the race staring at walls on the trainer all winter."
    Again I ask why you assume this to be the case?
    Strava made me do it....

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    Hey Pubcrawl,

    Trying to change my category from MTB to fatbike - sent an email on the site with no reply - any update?

    Scott

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unglued View Post
    Again I ask why you assume this to be the case?
    I thought 14 Stone and you where having a Tour of Suffer beat down all winter.

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    Re: The Frostbike ~ Winter Mountain Bike Race v2014

    Quote Originally Posted by broadwayline View Post
    Hey Pubcrawl,

    Trying to change my category from MTB to fatbike - sent an email on the site with no reply - any update?

    Scott
    Hey Scott,

    A reply was sent and change was made for you sometime ago.

    Just make sure it's correct when you sign in on raceday.



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