On March 13-15 2015, The US Open Fat Bike Beach Championship is bringing the fun of fat bike racing to Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Located between the Wrightsville Beach piers, the course will feature a variety of landscapes and surface conditions ranging from soft, deep sand to hard packed shoreline sand.
Fat Bike riders of all skill levels are welcome to compete, and prizes will be awarded for the top three finishers in each age group and division. Expert racers have a 25 mile course to tackle, with shorter 15 and 5 mile routes for the Sport and Beginner divisions. Start and finish lines will be located at the event’s host hotel the Blockade Runner Beach Resort, and the finalized course layout will be available for preview after racers check-in on Friday.
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Event chairman and multi-sport racer Shawn Spencer plans to bring Fat Bike racing to an area already known for hosting high-profile sports events.
“As the home of the PPD Beach2Battleship Triathlon, Quintiles Marathon and Carolina Cup SUP, it is only appropriate to introduce fat bike racing to the east coast in the sports hub of Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach,” said Spencer.
After running a test race on a local beach last year, Spencer determined that Fat Bikes leave very little impact on the environment. Sure, we riders already knew that but it’s a valid point to highlight as the proceeds from the US Open Fat Bike Beach Championship will be donated to the Wrightsville Beach Foundation, a local non-profit organization working to improve public parks and community amenities.
The race will occur on Saturday, but riders will likely want to hang around for the event’s final day. On Sunday, riders will be granted the unique opportunity to visit a nearby island that is uninhabited but provides plenty of beaches for a 9 mile non-competitive group ride.
For more information contact Shawn Spencer at bikecycles@Gmail.com