The official rules, regulations and ways to ensure that everyone has a great time!
#1 GOAL: FUN!
Our goal is that you go home at the end of the day with a smile on your face and a story to tell your friends. This is fat bike racing in the midwest, don’t take it too seriously. We don’t! The weather is going to be unpredictable.
All bikes must have tires that are 3.8” wide both front and rear. This is to protect the groomed surface, narrow tires create ruts which damage the trail. Is your bike equipped with tires that are narrower than 3.8”? Sorry Charlie, it ain’t riding Snow Crown.
A bike or snowboard helmet is required. No helmet? No race for you.
We’ve got some great prizes lined up for our series winners as well as cash prizes and swag bags to podium places at all the events.
Both men’s and women’s categories are going to be incentivized with the exact same prizes, and every category gets the same prizes as each other. This means if you’re the first place woman novice racer you’ll get the exact same award as the first place men’s pro racer! Let’s have fun!
This year we are changing up the races . We’ve got four levels of fun: Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, and Elite/Pro. So no matter what level of rider you are you’re guaranteed to have a great time. In some races the course layout will vary based on skill level, in all races the length of race will vary based on skill level. Course length will be roughly 21 miles for advanced, 14 miles for Intermediate and 7 miles for Beginner and Junior.
To be scored in the Snow Crown series a rider must register for the entire series before the first race, the last day to register online is December 13. Series registrations will be available in-person on Dec 15 at Shelltrack. Points will be awarded based on how you place in each race with the best out of 3 races being counted towards overall score.
1 point for 1st place, 2 for 2nd, 3 for 3rd, etc. Series Total Points is the sum of your best 3 places. Lowest total is best.
In the event of a series point tie we will have a head-to-head race to determine winner.
Series plates can be picked up from the registration table on race day. Save the plate we give you, it will be used for the entire series. If you need a replacement plate the fee is $5.
On race day you can only preside the course before the races start, or if there is enough time to get in a lap before the next event; no pre-riding during an event. You will get DQ’d.
If you won a race or your category series last year, consider yourself bumped up to the next category and please register accordingly. If you mess this up and register for the wrong category your races will not count towards series points after we discover your error.
We reserve the right to bump a rider up or down a category; this means you Cat 1 roadie registering in the Novice category. No sandbaggers in Snow Crown!
No jerks at Snow Crown. We will heckle you until you crawl away with your tail between your legs for any of the following refractions:
• Intentionally crappy passing. The rider in the front has the line, if you can’t get around him/her without affecting them, you’ve gotta wait until you can bucko.
• Hissyfits. Did you lose 12th place because of a timing error. Tough cookies. Go have a timeout in the corner.
Day-of registration closes 30 minutes before the event starts. Cash only. No exceptions. This gives us barely enough time to get our stuff together before the race. If you insist on showing up moments before the race you better be arriving with bribes like coffee and doughnuts for the registration volunteers. And cash. No credit cards (we can’t get internet connections at every location.)