Friday, July 17, 2015

Here are the race results from the Muddy Mountain Hypersonic!  Great job everybody!

We all had a blast!  Thanks Olive Garden and the BLM for your help and sponsorship!

http://www.webscorer.com/race?raceid=46919

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Helpful hints #1

How many of you are ready for the next Muddy Mountain Race? Have you ridden there before? Do you know where it's at and how to get there? All good questions! the Fat Fish Crew is ready to host another race there this year. Last year we were blessed with so much snow and water that we couldn't hold a race there due to downed trees and wet conditions. This year is shaking out a little better and so far it's dry in 96% of the places and the downed trees have been cleaned up. Stay tuned for more specifics about race day as there may be a few changes pertaining to parking and such.


     Muddy mountain is best accessed via Casper Mountain Road. if you go up and over Casper Mountain the road will turn to gravel. Go down the backside of Casper mountain and up Muddy. Just stay straight and you will get there. Please drive carefully going up and down as the road can be washboarded. A car is capable of making it and 4wd is not necessary. Hopefully no accidents and just teeth rattled out of our skulls:)  It's about a 30-45 minute drive from Casper and for that reason we hope to give you some registration hints to streamline things, not only for this race but all races as well.


     Waivers: If you preregistered online through webscorer, You signed a waiver! If you have raced with us this year- You should have already signed a waiver. If you haven't please fill one out at Muddy Mtn. Our waivers are good for the whole year, and once you fill one there is no need to do it again.


Check-in:  If you have raced this year or pre-registered on webscorer and already received your bib number, we just need to know that you are here to race. Please have your bib number memorized and tell us at the check in line. If you pre-registered but have not raced yet we can get you your bib number and get you going fairly quick. Please check in with us first and then go get your bikes ready for the race as a lot of bikes in that area gets pretty cluttered pretty quick. Once checked in you are free to get ready and pre ride the course.


Bib Numbers: Please attach them to your bikes where our timers can see them. The best way is on the outside of the brake and shifter cables, and the bibs can be attached to said cables. Some people are attaching them to their handlebars and the bib numbers are rolling upward and aren't the most visible as you come across the finish line.


     These are a few tips that you can use to make your check in process less painful for you and more streamlined for us as well. Thanks for your participation, cooperation and patience. Thanks for sharing this with all of your friends. It's been fun each race to see so many new faces.


Keep the rubber side down!!
--FFR

Sunday, June 28, 2015

2015 Casper Mountain Classic

We are halfway through the season which is unbelievable. It's been a short spring and the temps and weather have jumped right in to summer. For that reason we are excited to be on the mountain. Tomorrow night at 6:30 will be our next race. Start by parking at the lodge if it's open. Parking overflow will be down at skunk hollow parking lot and beartrap if needed. Bathrooms will be at Skunk Hollow as well. If you have raced with us this year you don't need to fill out a waiver or do anything besides check in with us and let us know you are here and going to race. Please have your bib # memorized or available to show us and we will promptly get you checked in. If you are new to racing with us, welcome! this race will cost $5 and we promise it will be a good time. Please fill out a waiver for us and get your bib number. You should be ready to go after that.
      This race start will be on Strube loop and will turn left onto the Beartrap Loop. This course will be much like the classic Casper Mountain loop  you've raced in the past. (Look in the Blog/Facebook archives for past maps) Although the exact course is yet to be determined it will be something similar with 5-10-15 mile distance for each of the categories respectively.(10 miles for both comp and sport). Food will be provided by Subway for racers of the event and we will have all the great swag to raffle off from the local bike shops as well. So bring the bug spray the camp chairs and stay and hang out a while afterwards. See you tomorrow.


Later,
FFR

Friday, June 12, 2015


Mountain Bike Racers! - prepare yourself for the Casper Mountain Short Track race night!  Monday evening June 15, 2015 at ‘TheMAZE’ Nordic ski area on Casper Mountain.  Each race will be 20 minutes in length, the course is short, 0.55 miles, the terrain changes FAST and does not favor any particular skill set.  This course is PRIME for spectators,  so invite your friends and family to come cheer you ON!

Each category will race in turn: Recreational, Sport, Competitive, Expert .
The registration/check-in will close at 6:00. Kids race at 6:10.  Recreational riders be ready to go at 6:30. 

Course description:
START fast by the Nordic timing shed headed North, slightly down hill and wide.  Don’t get too comfortable though, the course gradually tapers down as it slithers along and makes a sweeping right just before you have to hit the brakes (or not) and make a 180 left onto the single track!  From there it is a gradual ascent on the twisty trail through the trees. Pop out of the single track at a hard left up a soft wide trail for a stretch then another left past the bleachers and the START/FINISH line. Keep going until the LAP Gate closes.

Each time you pass the START/FINISH will be 1 lap.  After 20 minutes, the LAP GATE will close and the FINISH GATE will open.  So, if you are on the course when that GATE closes, you are on your last lap.  Most laps, shortest time wins.

The FINISH GATE will be funnel shaped so the timers have a good view of the order. Please slow down as soon as you pass through the FINISH GATE.  The FINISH area is always a congested place so we appreciate a controlled departure from the course.

Have fun. Ride Safe.

Post race cuisine provided by The Cottage. 
Race participants only please.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Bessemer Mtn. Hill Climb


Bessemer Mtn. Hill Climb:
June 1, 2015
Directions and Parking:
Take highway 220 towards Alcova for 6 miles from Robertson Road, turn on Bessemer Bend Road, take the road down across the river. Go past the BLM interpretive site and there will be a green gate with two orange cones, turn in there to park. Please "NO" parking in the interpretive site, fishing access or along the County Road.
Registration and Check in:
Registration will be from 4:45-6:15pm, kids race starts at 6:15 and the big kids take off at 6:30.
If you are pre-registered pick the line for pre-registration (check in). Please remember your number to help the check in process go quicker. If you have not registered for the series please pick the line for new registrations. After you have registered please keep registration area clear for others who still need to check in.
We will be crossing private property and we have special permission for this race. Ride only on race day, please no riding this course any other time. Keep trash picked up and in your pockets. Also please help support our awesome sponsors who supports Fat Fish to put on this great race series.
Thank you Qdoba for providing food for the race!
Remember your sunscreen, water and bug spray. Hope to see you there.
FFR

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Squaw Creek Details

So this is pretty late. Usually we are able to give a little bit more notice and rundown of what's going on sooner than this. Our apologies!!!   We are stoked that the time has come that we can now race our bikes. So..... Here ya go!


Where: Do not take Squaw Creek Road!! If you are heading west bound from Casper on Hwy 220( CY Avenue) take a left on Coates Rd. and head towards the mountain just after the National Guard Armory. If you go past Robertson Road you've gone too far. Stay on said road for approximately 1.6 miles you will cross a cattle guard with the road making a sharp right hand turn. Directly to the left will be the parking. Please be courteous as you travel and park. We are inundating a road and neighborhood that is used to relatively little traffic.


Look for the Fat Fish Trailer to Check in or register if you haven't done so already. 


the time frame will be as follows:


Registration from 5-6:15PM
Kids Race at 6:15
Pre Race Meeting near the Parking Area at 6:25
Race will start at 6:30PM


The race will go backwards this year from years past, and we will race in a clockwise direction. We will try to have maps printed out at the race so you can be prepared at least a little bit mentally for where you need to go. With all of the recent rain, the creeks are running high. Bring warm, dry clothes, a towel and maybe even a snorkel. Please be courteous as all categories will be on the trail at the same times. The best thing you can do is be vocal, polite, and sometimes most of all patient. 


Afterwards stick around for some raffle prizes, awards, and food from Stuft Gourmet Potatoes! They are awesome and we appreciate their generosity to have some good food for us. Please go check them out in the triangle plaza behind the mall and tell them the Fat Fish sent you. We look forward to seeing you out there and hope you have a great time.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015


GET REGISTERED FOR THE SEASON NOW!

So we are only a couple weeks away from the first race and things are moving quick. Please register as early as possible! This will help us tremendously as we try to streamline things on our end to make your FFR experience the best possible. There are a couple more things you can do for us smile emoticon On Sat. the 16th Mountain Sports will have a table setup where we can give you your bib numbers from 9AM to noon. This will save you from having to do this on race day as we anticipate about 100 racers all wanting the same things. Lastly, please be orderly and patient. It's our first of the year as well and we may be a little rusty, Just like riding a bike though. smile emoticon We will have great prizes from our fine sponsors and Ragged Edge Sports, @Crazy Peddaler, and Gear Up will all have prizes and be able to help put the finishing tune ups on your race steeds. Follow the link below to register:
Don't forget the Make-a-Wish Foundations Kids Bike tune Up day at Kelly Walsh at 5:30!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Well, Well, Well, wouldn't ya know it. We've had a fantastic end to winter and a great start to spring(almost too nice). Glendo seems to have dried a little quicker than usual, Squaw Creek is riding great, and Crossroads and Mike Sedar are so close to town they ought to be getting hit by the mountain bikers pretty good as well.  what does all of this mean?  Means it's time to start thinking about the 2015 Summer race series! There will be some changes this year and we are looking forward to what we think will be a positive difference in your race experiences with the Fat Fish. to learn all about it see the post just before this one. Really that's the only change. All of the fun, prizes, laughs and grins will remain the same. If you'll notice on the upper right is your direct link to register for the series. Registration will close the day of the first race. However if you register in the month of April you will be able to sign up for discounted t-shirts again. You can register at the races but it's so much easier for us come race day if you can register on-line ahead of time. Same pricing structure as last year: $20 gets you entrance to the 7 summer series and 3 cross events come fall.  We are stoked for all things MTB going on in Casper this summer and are excited to share it with all of you. If you have any trouble with the registration process or any questions feel free to email or hit us up on Facebook and ask away. We'd be happy to help all we can. Thanks and go get registered! :)


PS:  Go tell all of your friends!

Monday, March 16, 2015

2015 Race Season!!

Racing season is just around the corner and Fat Fish Racing has another exciting year planned for cycling in Casper!!  There are many cycling events being planned in Casper this year and not just by the Fish.  We are excited to help out where we can with other races and gladly show our support by showing up on race day to compete.  We hope you are too!  

Lets start with the 7 race Monday night race series.  Much of the series will be the same as years past but there will be a few changes.  
-CATEGORY CHANGES: name change and addition of another group..... I always get asked, "what category should I race in?".  By changing the names this year, we hope to make that as simple transition as possible.  
RECREATIONAL
the recreational category is for beginner level mountain bikers or for those who enjoy a more leasure pace without rubbing elbows with other racers.  Anyone can ride this category, but if you are in it to win it, we suggest moving up a category.  The ride/race distance will vary between 3-6 miles and the time we hope to have riders finish in is about 30 minutes.  
SPORT
the sport category is a more advanced category with longer distances.  The racers in the sport category are only slightly competitive and enjoy having a fun time on the trails without making their lungs bleed.  Distances will vary between 6-10 miles and we are hoping that racers finish within 50-80 minutes
COMPETITIVE
The competitive category is for the advanced racer that is just not quite ready for the longer distance of the expert category.  The distance of the competitive race will be the same as the Sport race, but the racers themselves are a little more cutthroat than the Sportsters.  Racers in this category are competitive and want to ride fast with the skills and fitness they have worked hard for.  Distances and course will be the same as the Sport category between 6-10 miles, but finishing times should be faster... around that 40-60 minute range.
EXPERT
The expert category is for the most advanced racers.  The distance and the competition level is tough.  Sometimes there may be different sections of the course that are more advanced and technical than the others.  Course distances will range from 10-15 miles (Except for the 6 mile hill climb race and the short track race).  Finishing times should take anywhere from 60-90 minutes.  

-We are so thankful for our new and renewing sponsors who help make this series possible, but to ensure the long life of Fat Fish and the series, we will again be charging $20 for the ENTIRE YEAR of racing.   That $20 bill gets you into gravel rides, mountain bike races/rides, and three cyclocross races.  If you were to make it to every event we hosted, you're looking at about 75cents per ride.  Try to find anything like this anywhere else in the WORLD!!  You won't.  We are proud of that!
-The mountain bike series will have the same vibe as years past.  Fun and family friendly.  As always, we will constantly be trying to improve our timing skills and working toward providing the racers with the best quality results we can.  Keep in mind, nobody is a professional here :) 
-A huge thank you to QDOBA and JC BURGER for donating food to a few of our races this year!!  
-We are working on finding food trucks to offer food for sale at the other events this year instead of offering and serving free food.  

-Race dates are as follows
-May 18 Squaw Creek
-June 1 Bessemer Mountain Hill Climb
-June 15 Casper Mountain Short Track
-June 29 Casper Mountain
-July 13 Muddy Mountain
-July 27 Mosteller's Crossing
-August 10 Lamberson's Loop

All of the races will have registration open from 5-6:15 and the races start at exactly 6:30pm each night.  Kids races will be announced a week prior to the event.  
If you do not plan on racing the whole series, individual races will cost you 5 dollars.

Additional events in 2015 that Fat Fish either is hosting or supporting:
April TBD will be two gravel grinders 30-75 mile options (BUILD YOUR BASE!!)
May 5,12,19 are bike maintenance nights hosted by Make-A-Wish Foundation and local bike shops.  
May 9th- Rattlesnake Rally Gravel Grinder (60 or 120 miles)
June 7th- Casper Marathon (bikers needed for aid and support)
June 13th- Glendo Trails Fest!
June 18/19- Wyoming Trails Summit in Casper
June 20th-Make A Wish Foundation 5k run/bike ride in downtown Casper
August 22nd- American Mountain Bike Challenge (USA Cycling sanctioned race) Casper Mountain.  This is an incredible opportunity to race with pro and amateur athletes from around the nation.  Also Riverfest weekend.
Sept?, Oct?, Nov? Cyclocross races with the WY State Championships finishing off the year. 

Happy Trails!
Fat Fish Racing

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

A big thank you to sponsors

I just want to say Thank You to all the Fat Fish Sponsors!  We have some amazing people here in Casper that support local!  Today, I want to thank the individual sponsors of a single event.... The Rattlesnake Rally Gravel Grinder.  This race is May 9th and we asked some people to help support.  Because of these sponsors below, we will have great aid stations and an awesome awards party at the Wonder Bar the evening of the race.  Please scroll down the list of sponsors and let them know how great they are to support local events.  Thank you sponsors!!!










Friday, December 19, 2014

ColdAvenger Winter Triathlon


Welcome to the first annual ColdAvenger Winter Triathlon! This 3 event race of 5k snowshoe - 5k nordic ski - 5k Fatbike will take around some of the most beautiful trails on Casper Mountain. Dense forest and perfectly groomed trails will have you forgetting about the cold in no time. If your nose does feel the sting of winter, visit the ColdAvenger sponsor booth for great gear, then enjoy the comforts of the Casper Mountain Nordic Ski Lodge to warm up with hot cocoa and a full menu of food. At 8am the Triathlon will start with the 5k snowshoe. Your shoes will take you out on some wide trails for passing but will mostly keep you in the fun and twisted back country trails. Snowshoe will be one large 5k loop and bring you back to the lodge to transition to the ski portion. Again, one large loop on amazing cross county ski trails that are groomed to perfection. Loop around for the final transition at the nordic lodge and jump on that Fatbike of yours. The 5k Fatbike portion will be on mostly single track but will have places for passing. Don't have a Fatbike? Many shops around Wyoming rent them and have bikes for demo. Reserve yours today!! 

Not interested in the full triathlon? Thats ok. After the Triathlon, we will be having individual event races.
11am will be a 5k cross country ski race
12pm will be a 5k snowshoe race
1pm will be a 5k Fatbike race

Sunday, August 3, 2014

UPDATED LAP INFO:  A-riders will do 3 Lamberson loops and 2 Hogadon loops.  B-riders will do 2 Lamberson loops and 1 Hogadon loop.  C-riders will do 1 Lamberson loop.

Friday, August 1, 2014

August 4th race


Course description for Monday's race.  We can't wait to see you there!!  6:15 start time.  


C Class-Lemond start from Hogadon parking lot, south to Lamberson's loop trailhead where they will follow the loop clockwise and come back out to the road then sprint to the finish in Hogadon's parking lot where they started. Approximately 3 miles total.
B Class-same start, to Lamberson's loop, once they finish the loop they will head across the road to the Hogadon trail head and complete the new trail loop at Hogadon. They will then cross the road back to Lamberson's loop where they will begin their second loop. They will then ride the Hogadon loop for the second time. They will finish back where they started in Hogadon's parking lot after completing 2 full laps of both loops! Approximately 8 miles.
A Class- bring your legs!!! They will Lemond start in the parking lot and ride up to Lamberson's loop. A class will complete 3 full laps of both loops! Yes, 3 full laps of both loops! Approximately 12 fun filled miles.
Each lap with both loops is approximately 4 miles. Don't let the low mileage fool you into thinking this is going to be a cake walk. There are lots of hills that will challenge all levels of riders! :o)
Races will begin at 6:15, A riders, B riders, then C riders will take off at about 1 min intervals. The kids race will begin after all adults have finished. Kids will ride loops in Hogadon's parking lot.

Our own Polly Beebout made some awesome awards for the top 3 finishers in all races. So bring your competitive spirit and we will see you on the podium!
Our food sponsor is the generous  and delicious Subway!!!

Friday, July 25, 2014

So PRO!

Ever wanted to be as fast at Christy?  Ever wanted to pop a wheelie and ride it for a mile like Bryce?  Ever wanted to have giant muscular quads like Ben?  Ever wanted to jump off huge ledges like Tyler?  

Well, why can't you??? 

Because your missing a Fat Fish Racing jersey of course!!!

Jersey orders are due July 31st (NEXT WEEK!!) and a check needs to be in Ben's hands, made out to Ben Emery by then.  Cost of a jersey is $50.  You can only order a short sleeve, club cut, full zipper jerseys in mens or women's.  Drop it off at Aspen Ridge Dental to make sure it gets there on time.    

warning: wearing a FFR jersey will not give you super human strength or speed.  You will not have better balance or instantly be capable of huckin' off cliffs.  You will, however, look pretty fast and that counts for something :)

Thursday, July 17, 2014


Fat Fish #5 - Mosteller Crossing

Mosteller Ranch is a hidden gem on the east end of Casper Mountain. Be prepared to get your feet wet on this ride as there will be up to 7 creek crossings per lap.  We will be keeping the course short and sweet with minimal climbing.  We want all riders to finish in about an hour so they can participate (or at least root for your buddies) in the second annual Fat Fish Foot Down Competition.  There will be extra incentive for all racers to participate in the Foot Down competition.  Course description and information can be found below.  Lastly, live music will be provided by folk musician Jami Lynn out of Rapid City, SD.

Keep in mind that the Mosteller Ranch race is entirely on private property.  Besides being kind to the private land, if you see the land owners out working say hi and give a wave :-). The day of the race is the only day you can ride this course.  Please respect the land owners by driving the speed limit on all roads (and carpool if possible to keep traffic and dust down), staying on existing trail, and keep your dogs under control.

There will not be restrooms on site so please plan accordingly. 

Additional thoughts; Mosquitoes and horse flys can be very bothersome this time of year, bring your bug spray.  Snakes have been seen in the area so please do not wander off the trails.  Bring an extra pair of socks, dry shoes and a camp chair to enjoy the music by Jami Lynn while the evening winds down!

Course Description and Information
The Mosteller Ranch race will snake in and out of several flowing creeks, cross beautiful horse pastures and even a turn of the century fish hatchery.  Expect a loop length of about 3 miles. 
How to Get There
The Mosteller race pits are a 30 minute drive from downtown Casper. 
lat 42.738865 lon -106.162135 elev 5582
From I-25, take exit 182 (Hat Six), go South toward Casper Mountain. After passing mile post 8, turn right onto dirt road with a sign for Hat Six Ranch. Proceed about 2 miles to pits following arrows and ribbon.
Parking is limited and we would love to keep the dust down, so please carpool if possible.


What to Do When You Get There
The registration will be on the west end of the pits, look for the Maxxis tent.  Checking in with the race director is a MUST.  Even if you registered online!!  This helps us with timing.  After you check in, then get on your bike and warm up.  Every 10 minutes you'll hear an update from the race director.
·    4:30pm:  Registration opens and course(s) available to pre-ride
·    6:15pm:  Race announcements and START of races
·    7:00pm:  Food will be served
·    7:00pm-9:00pm: Music by Jami Lynn
·    7:15pm:  KIDS RACE STARTS
·    7:30pm:  Second annual Fat Fish Foot Down competition
·    8:00pm:  Awards

Special Notes
·    All racers under 18 must have their parent sign a waiver, NO EXCEPTIONS!!
·    Free food provided by Qdoba!!!
·    Be kind to the land owners. Without their permission, we could not do this.
·    Be kind to your competition, have FUN.
·    Everyone must wear a helmet.
·    Watch for vehicles while riding on the road and in the pits.
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Saturday, July 5, 2014

YES!!!  We have been given the nod for legit and legal trail building!!!  

When ~July 12th, 19th, and 26th
Where ~Hogadon Ski Resort
Why ~The city has opened Hogadon up for summer use and understand the need for more recreation opportunities near Casper.  
Extras ~ Meet at 9am on the days noted above with a good attitude and any tools that might help with the construction.  Bring your own water, food.  Flags are already set and the route just needs some help with digging it in.  With your help, we can use this new trail to combine with the Mountain Sports/Lamberson's loop race in the Fat Fish Series!!!

Please RSVP for the dates you can make by posting on the Fat Fish facebook page.   Just say y'er in for trail building on the wall.  Thanks!!






Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Casper Mountain Crazy

MONDAY July 7, 2014

Who:  Anyone that wants to have some fun!

What: Classes A and B do 1 prelude lap and 2 full laps for 14.1 miles.  No sandbaggers here!  C class will do 2 prelude laps for 5.8 miles.

When: Monday.  Registration is open from 4-6 with the first race starting at 6:15

Where: Casper Mountain Nordic Lodge.  Registration is at the lodge while the course will start and finish is behind the lodge in the maze trails.  Easy to find!

Why: Because we know you can!

Our awesome food sponsor Olive Garden will provide the tastiest food to fill your belly!

Food will be ready for racers once they cross the line!  Racers first please.