Febuary 3-4, 2018
This is Colorado’s first winter ultra – thanks for coining that Neil B. If you’re reading this and considering entering – you’re already amongst friends – so sign up. Do this for yourself; not bragging rights.
This adventure lends itself to the longer side of things and you should be prepared for the unexpected. If you sign up we immediately believe you to be capable of determining what gear is appropriate for YOU for an adventure of this magnitude in regards to clothing, sleep systems, tools, nutrition that are beyond the required items below.
7 am Febuary 3, 2018
There will be aid stations with sweet/salty snacks plus Steamboat’s very own Honeystinger items. Water will be available as well but you should be prepared to spend 40-50 miles alone in the wilderness with ample supplies if you are a 105er. You can stock up before heading out – just be sure to leave some for everyone else ok? 50ers will hit aid at miles 20 and 40. 105ers will hit aid at 20, 40, 60 and 90.
Drop Bags: Pack one if ya want! We’ll get it to the aid station at Columbine Cabins for you. This will be at miles 40, 60 and 90.
25 miles north of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Course Headquarters is The Hahn’s Peak Roadhouse; located in the sleepy, quirky and at times rambunctious village of Hahn’s Peak – basically directly across the street from Steamboat Lake State Park.
REQUIRED GEAR LIST 50/105 mile distances:
- Fatbikes only. Minimum of 3.7 tire width. No plus size tires.
- Front and rear safety lights to be on at all times. We are sharing the trails with snowmobilers. It’s important for them to be able to see us.
- Riding lights. Both distances will be riding into the night. Be prepared – lumens of your choice. Headlamp? Bar mount? Both? Your call…
- Hydration is key – we all know that – racers will need to be able to carry at least 48oz of water that WILL NOT FREEZE. Keep it close to your body or insulated bottles.
- Fire starter, lighter/water proof matches
- Extra batteries for all lights
- SPOT locator beacon – we will have them available for hire if needed.
- Insulated Jacket
ADDITIONAL REQUIRED GEAR: 105 DISTANCE ONLY
- Sleep system. Bivy or tent. 0 degree sleeping bag. Insulated sleeping pad – minimum size 20” x 48”
- Anything else you believe will help you when/if the shit goes down. This is a serious distance – if you are considering this one you hopefully already know that.