Tuesday, February 7, 2017

2017 God's Country Fat Tire Festival


Welcome to the 15th Annual God's Country Fat Tire Festival.  We invite you to join us in Lawrence, Kansas  April 8 & 9, 2017 for the years Festival. Our team has two fun filled days of off-road excitement planned at the Lawrence River Trails.  Get ready for some FAT TIRE FUN.  Early bird registration is now open -  God's Country Fat Tire Festival Registration


The venue...

Off-Road heaven is what some call it.  The Lawrence River Trails (LRT) which are maintained by the Lawrence Mountain Bike Club offers a trail system that is fun for all ability levels and is rideable by absolutely anyone. The trails have the perfect combination of flowing dirt single track, hairpin turns, berms, and rolling hills. Expert to beginners will all enjoy the LRT.

Our festival...

Saturday morning brings us the God’s Country Off-Road Duathlon.  For over a  decade this has been a fun and challenging multisport event for all ability levels.  This year we again increase the fun opportunities by offering both Long and Short course options.  Age-Group, Clydesdale, Relay Teams and Unicycle divisions are available.  It’s a great event for first timers.

Saturday afternoon brings us a challenging 3 hour event.  We have moved the popular Marathon event to Saturday which will allow everyone to enjoy the course and challenge themselves with the course all to themselves. 

Sunday is the popular God’s Country Mountain Bike Classic.   This will be the opening round of the 2017 Unified Federation of Dirt West series.  Traditional cross country mountain bike classes for all ability levels: Expert (Cat 1), Sport (Cat 2), Beginners (Cat 3), Clydesdale (225+) and Masters 60+.  We also have Juniors 10-14, 15-18 and a special BMX division (BMX and Cruiser bikes allowed).

Both days Stan will be providing free food.  We will also have free music. Come on out and get some FAT TIRE FUN.  

Sunday, January 8, 2017

God's Country Event Dates for 2017

Save the Date(s)

God's Country Fat Tire Festival
Off-Road Duathlon - Saturday 4/08/17
XC Mountain Bike Races - Sunday 4/09/17

Registration is Open:  http://www.bikereg.com/godscountryfattirefestival

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Saturday, April 16, 2016

God's Country Off-Road Duathlon Results and Pictures



Thank you for coming out today.  I hope everyone enjoyed themselves and had a fun race.  We enjoyed having you at the 13th Annual God's Country Off-road Duathlon. 

Results are up: 2016 God's Country Off-Road Duathlon Results 

Pictures

Roger Harrison's: 2016 God's Country Duathlon photos

Carolynn Locke's: 2016 God's Country Duathlon photos

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

God's Country Updates 04/13/16

After months of preparation and training, the time has come for the 2016 God's Country Fat Tire Festival.  Just as you have trained hard we have worked hard to bring you this years events and hope everyone will enjoy themselves and have some Fat Tire fun this weekend.

Online registration is closed.  Please help us and save yourself some time and money by registering online.  We still have some event t-shirts available so register and get yours.  You can still register at the event during race day registration. 


Have any aches and pains? KC Core and Dr Gallion will be onsite both days to help you.

This year we will have Live Results.  You can view live results with the app or by visiting http://www.webscorer.com.  Click on Find Results

Please check back for any future updates.  We will update this page.

Monday, March 28, 2016

God's Country Fat Tire Athlete Information Guide

The 2016 God's Country Fat Tire Festival Athlete Information Guide is now available.  Included in the guide is event flyers for both the off-road duathlon and cross country mountain bike race.  Please download the guide - God's Country Fat Tire Festival Athlete Information Guide.



Monday, February 29, 2016

Fat Tire Festival Events

Cow Town Cycling Team and the LMBC would like to invite you to join us in Lawrence, Kansas over the April 16 & 17, 2016 weekend for the God's Country Fat Tire Festival.  We have two fun filled days of off-road excitement planned.

The 2016 God's Country Fat Tire Festival has an event for everyone who enjoys mountain biking and trail running. Our annual festival gets under way Saturday with the 13th Annual God's Country Off-Road duathlon. A super fun event for all ability levels - Veteran endurance athletes will challenge themselves in the Long Course and we have a Short Course option for those newer to the sport.  Rock the Duathlon on your own or partner up ( Long Course only) if you are not ready to tackle the whole event alone. Sunday brings us the return of the God's Country Mountain Bike Classic.  This will be the opening round of the 2016 Unified Federation of Dirt West Series.   All events take place at the Lawrence River Trails which are the most popular trails in our area or good reason.  Fun for the entire family.

  • Long Course Duathlon: The long course duathlon begins with a 4 mile trail run on a combination of levee and single track trail.  After your run you will enter the transition area where you hop on your mountain bike for 2 fun filled laps of the Lawrence River Trails for a total of 20  miles of mountain biking.
  • Short Course Duathlon: The short course duathlon begins with a 2 mile trail run on a combination of levee and single track trail.   After your run you will enter the transition area where you hop on your mountain bike for 1 lap of the Lawrence River Trail for a total of 10 miles of mountain biking. 
  • Cross Country Mountain Bike Race: Traditional cross country mountain bike classes including the popular Marathon (3 hour Endurance) and our new Fat Tire (3.8" wide tires) and BMX  bike fun classes.