Monday, March 24, 2014

God's Country Pictures

Pictures are up for yesterday's event.

Roger Harrison's House of Photos - God's Country Photos

Dirt Dobbers's photos - God's Country Fat Tire Festival Photos

If you have a photo link that you would like to share let us know


The 2014 Time Trial Results are below. The results are by Category and Class. 

There is also an Overall for each Category. For Category 2 and Category 3 this is for reference to see how you did among all the age groups.  

For questions concerning results e-mail Heather at

Category 1
Category 1 Overall

Category 2
Category 2 Overall

Category 3
Category 3 Overall


Race Results are posted below. If you have any questions regarding results e-mail Heather at

Short Course Female
Short Course Male
Long Course Female 
Long Course Male

Thank you for coming out and making the 2014 Edition of God's Country Fat Tire Festival another phenomenal day!

Saturday, March 22, 2014



  • 8:30 A.M. - Registration and Transition Closes
  • 8:45 A.M. - Race Meeting (Required)
  • 9:00 A.M. - Race Start

12 Noon - Registration Closes
12:15 p.m. - Packet Pick Up Closes for Pre-Registered Riders
12:30 p.m. - Race Meeting (Required)
12:45 p.m. - Staging Begins
1:00 p.m. - First Rider Goes

*****Below is your starting order. The first start time for each category is at the top of the page. You need to be in Staging 5 Minutes BEFORE THIS TIME! 
******If you are late to your start time, the clock starts and you will be sent to the back of your Category. That means the clock will be ticking but you will have to wait until all the riders in your category leave on their respective time. Be respectful, be responsible and be in line ready to go.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Event Day Information

We will be posting adding updates as our event gets closer, so check back often.

TIMETRIAL:The start time for the time trial has been pushed back to 1:00 pm with staging at 12:45p Due to the number of registrants participating in the long course, we need to insure all duo participants are off the course before the Time Trial begins.

Starting order and times will be posted here Friday evening and updated Saturday evening with any late registrations. There will be times posted at registration as well. Please find your starting time and be ready to go. We will be leaving in 30 sec. increments and if you miss your time...the clock is still ticking. Make sure you are at the staging area in plenty of time.

DUO SHORT COURSE-LONG COURSE-TEAMS:Start time is 9 a.m.  Have your bike in transition prior to 8:30 a.m. We will have a meeting at 8:30 a.m. near the registration tent. Please make sure you are present.

PARKING: parking is limited in the lower parking lot at the race site. When this is full please park at the Visitors center. They have plenty of parking and it is a short distance down the level. DO NOT PARK IN SURROUNDING NEIGHBORHOODS You will be subject to parking tickets. We are not responsible if you choose to park in the neighborhood and you get a ticket. See below map.

FOOD: The Truck Stop will be serving delicious food all day! They will also have coffee and Hot Cocoa. Below is there race day menu.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014


Online Registration will be closing at Midnight Tonight (Wednesday the 19th)
****Race Fee increases on Race Day - Duo is $60 per person and Time Trial is $25 for Cat 2 and Cat 3. $30 for Cat. 1*****

Times and Facts to know before Sunday - 

Packet Pick Up and Registration Locations

The Wheel Cyclery
64th and Antioch
Gladstone, MO 64119
The Wheel Cyclery

Thursday - March 20th
12 Noon - 8 p.m.

Friday - March 21st.
12 Noon - 8 p.m.

Garry Gribbles
839 Massachusetts
Downtown Lawrence
Garry Gribbles

Saturday - March 21st
11a .m. - 2 p.m.

There will be Packet Pick up available Race Day beginning at 7:00 a. m. It is recommended to pick up your race packet prior to Race Day to insure you have plenty of time.

***All MTB Time Trial Registrations received after Midnight Wednesday March 19th will have a starting time at the end of the line.
All Pre-Registered riders will be given their start times in their packets and will be posted on the website Thursday evening.

****Race Fee increases on Race Day - Duo is $60 per person and Time Trial is $25 for Cat 2 and Cat 3. $30 for Cat. 1*****

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

God's Country Course Maps

Parking is limited at the Lawrence River Trails trail head.  See map below for parking options.

Course maps for the 2014 God's Country Fat Tire Festival  are below. 

  • Run course is ~ 2 miles in length.  
  • The duathlon starts on the levee and then enters the run course.
  • Runners will proceed in a counter clockwise direction
  • Short course will complete one 2 mile loop
  • Long course will complete a 2 mile loop and then complete an additional loop after their bike leg.

  • Bike course is ~ 10 miles in length
  • Cyclist will proceed in a clockwise direction
  • Short course will complete 1 full lap
  • Long course will complete 2 full laps
  • Mountain Bike Time Trial will complete 1 full lap

Monday, March 17, 2014

Registration Nearing Participation Limit


Registration for the Off-Road Duathlon is nearing capacity. If you have been hesitant to register, wait no more. 25 more spots are available (for the duathlon) and after that you will have to wait until 2015 to experience the fun and festivities of God's Country Fat Tire Festival.

Register Now for the Duathlon                    Register Now for the MTB TimeTrial


Download the current event flier with directions and Packet Pick Up locations.

2014 GC Fat Tire Festival Flier

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Work Day at the River Trails

The Lawrence Mountain Bike Club is having a work day this Saturday to help get the trails in shape for our upcoming big event. 

March 15, 20014
The Lawrence River Trail
8th & Oak, North Lawrence

It is time to get the dirt ready for another season.

We have several volunteers who agreed to lead the work crews.
Each crew is going to take one or two severely damaged areas and
make major repairs to that part of the trail.
This may involve slight changes and regrading or in some cases complete reroutes.
We will also be doing a general cleanup and brushing of the entire trail.

We need everyone to come out on the 15th.

We will meet at 9:00 at the trailhead.
Plan to work 'til noon.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

God's Country News Shorts 03/04/14

4 reasons to register soon:
  1. We are up to 185 entries with a cap at 200.  Only 15 entries left. Once the cap is reached registration will be closed.
  2. T-shirt guarantee deadline is 3/7/14.
  3. Fees increase after 3/19/14.
  4. Riders will start the MTB race in order of registration.  

Volunteers are always needed and appreciated.  God's Country would not be possible without their help.  Volunteers can earn free race entry (free entry can be used at another event), an event t-shirt, lunch and the opportunity to help make an event happen. If you can volunteer please email Heather Jordan: