Thursday, January 18, 2018

2018 God's Country Fat Tire Festival

Results from the weekend:

Duathlon and Marathon Results

MTB Cross Country Results

Pictures from the weekend:

Art Kings Photos

Races for today are a GO.  We are Racing.  Let's go have some fun. It will be cold so dress cold weather.  We will have limited hot coffee on hand.

Established in 2001.  We continue the "Fat Tire Fun" in 2018.

God's Country Off-Road Duathlon
Event Date: 4/14/2018
Location: Lawrence, KS

Download the 2018 God's Country Athlete Information Guide

Registration is now open for early discount prices and free socks for first 100 entries.

We are a Protected Event.  What does this mean for you?  You can rest assured that in the event we have to cancel the event due to weather (muddy trails) that you will receive a  refund. Now you have no excuse not to register TODAY!

Simple steps to register:
  1. Visit:
  2.  Login or create an account.
  3.  Click on Events then Search Event. 
  4. Enter Kansas for your search criteria and Click on "Search Future Events"
  5.  Scroll down to God's Country Fat Tire Festival and click on Register for Event
  6. Enter the events that you wish to attend for our weekend festival.

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  -

MTB Cat 1 & 2 -

Duathlon -

Marathon -

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   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.  

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:

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 


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  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.