Triple D Winter Race
Most people here who are interested in this probably already know, but just in case...
The sixth annual Triple D Winter Race will be held in Dubuque Iowa on January 20, 2013. The marquee event is a 100K bike race that runs to Dyersville and back on a combination of snow-covered surfaces (mostly snowmobile trail.) The rules do not require the use of any particular kind of bicycle, but fat bikes are the predominant choice.
More information is available on the event website, which will be updated periodically.
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Going back again
This is a really awesome event. I'll be going back again for my second time. I also hear that there is a chance that more trail may be added to this event, which would be really cool. We'll see, but either way, this is a good time on a fat bike.
i wish i could be around for this, but Florida and family hold a trump card
It was great to see you last year, and I dunno about you, but I was really happy that we had snow for this!
Originally Posted by Guitar Ted
And yes, according to the race organizer, there will be "more single track this year and less Dubuque city streets." I think they built a new bike bridge over either 32 or 52 this year, so we might not have to have the cops stopping traffic for us (but then, I don't know the new route...)
So, a little something for those feeling less racy.
new poker run event for the bikers has been added. So that means there will be a Triple D Bike Race (100k) and a Triple D Poker Event (about 35 miles). The 100K racers are allowed to also compete in the poker contest at the end of the day as they will be visting all but two of the bars on the poker run route (poker run participants will get two extra cards if they make to all 7 of the bars (5 card stud).
This will be my fifth time. I guess you could say that some people never learn
Yeah, I was pretty stoked that it actually snowed just before the event. I had been training on a fat bike in hopes that I would actually get the full winter bike race experience, and not just a XC race on my 29"er. Hopefully this Triple D will also be a snowy one.
Originally Posted by MauricioB
It was great to meet you as well. I had a fantastic time, and I am sure whether there is snow or not it will be another fun time.
This will be my 4th... fun race. Only "fatbike" event on my calendar even though I do own one now.
Registration is Open
Registration is open on the event site and here's a direct link to Active.com.
Still some room left for anyone who's interested. Please note that mail-in registration needs to be postmarked today and that online registration closes on Friday.