Tuesday, February 7, 2017

2017 God's Country Fat Tire Festival

Picture links are coming....

Roger Harrison's - 2017 God's Country Duathlon and Marathon 

Chris Locke's - 2017 God's Country Fat Tire Festival Pictures

Mark Breeding - God's Country Lap 1 &   God's Country Lap 2


MTB Cat 3, Juniors, BMX & Tandem  - https://www.webscorer.com/race?raceid=97418

MTB Cat 1 & 2 -  https://www.webscorer.com/race?raceid=97305

Duathlon - https://www.webscorer.com/race?raceid=97176

Marathon -  https://www.webscorer.com/race?raceid=97208

Update 4/7/17:  We just got word that the course is in great shape and ready for us this weekend.  The only course change we will have to make is to cut off the Mud Creek loop. 

Online registration is closed.  Race day registration is available (additional fees apply) - see below guide for details.

Friday the Lawrence Mountain Bike Club will be out working on the course and getting everything setup for this weekend.  Any course changes will be announced on Friday afternoon.  Please check back.

Please check the start list to make sure you are in the correct class/division:

Note: we have added a 60+ division for both the Long and Short Duathlon.

God's Country Fat Tire Festival Start List

Cow Town Cycling presents the 15th Annual God's Country Fat Tire Festival.  We invite you to join us in Lawrence, Kansas  April 8 & 9, 2017 for this years Festival. We have two fun filled days of off-road excitement planned at the Lawrence River Trails. Get ready for some FAT TIRE FUN.

NEW Download today : 2017 God's Country Fat Tire Festival Athlete Guide

REGISTRATION is now open: 2017 God's Country Fat Tire Festival Registration.

  • Free t-shirts for first 175 entries
  • Free post event food
  • Free event photos
  • Custom awards
  • Fun course = "Fat Tire Fun"
  • Online entry fee INCLUDES license fee 
  • Onsite entry increases $10.00 so save and register today.

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 (9:00 am) 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 - The God's Country MTB Marathon presented by Club Ride Apparel .  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 presented by VANDOIT.com.   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+), Juniors and Masters 60+.  We also added two special classes for this years event:  The popular BMX division returns (BMX and Cruiser bikes allowed) and a tandem class.  Bring your off-road tandem and enjoy a fun and challenging event.

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


  1. I love the space here. I attended an amazing event here and I ate more than I should. I had bread pudding, apple crisp, waffles and strawberries and cream. The main floor at venue NYC is very large and good size without being overwhelming, also there's tons of bar space too to order drinks.

  2. Great Event!
    Thank you Chris & Carolyn for all your hard work.
    Rod H./LMBC

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