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Event Schedule


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Event Schedule


VALDEZ, AK MARCH 1 - 5, 2017

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1

10 - 5       Practice or competition, weather dependent, competitors will be kept apprised

7p            Bike movie, "Off the Beaten Path," and athlete meet & greet at Prince William Sound College

THURSDAY MARCH 2

10 - 5       Practice or competition, weather dependent, competitors will be kept apprised

FRIDAY, MARCH 3

7p     Chugach Fat Bike Bash check-in and registration opens @ The Fat Mermaid, 143 N. Harbor Dr.

8p             Community Costume Bike Parade, North Harbor Drive FREE

9p              Northern Lights Harbor Race. Bring night lights, glow sticks, glow paint and anything else that lights up the night. Costumes encouraged. Prizes for Most Lit Rider. Followed by Street Party sponsored by Ursa Major Distilling. $10/$5

SATURDAY, MARCH 4

8 - 9 a.m.   Registration Opens for Cross Country Race and Frosty Fever Fun Ride. Rider meeting at 8:45. Fat Mermaid. 

9 am      Fat Bike XC, in-town route over the river and through the woods. Start and finish at Kelsey Dock. $20/$10

9:15        Frosty Fever Fun Ride; shortened version of the the full XC. Start and finish at Kelsey Dock. $10/$5

Noon - 1 Registration Open for Rodeo, rider meeting at 12:45. Fat Mermaid.

1 - 5 pm  Hoodoo Rodeo @ the Kelsey Dock. Barrel racing, gap jump and other skills comps, $20/$10

5 pm       Big Air, Big Splash - Kelsey Dock   CANCELLED

9 pm       Dance Party with Tanana Rafters @ Valdez Civic Center, libations provided by Herbal Outfitters, $10 at the door

SUNDAY, MARCH 5

10 am       Fat FreeRide, Thompson Pass, or Citizens Downhill presented by Copper Valley Telecom. Weather will determine.

 

Registration


Registration


Save by registering online. Same day on site registration to participate in individual events will be available at $20 per event for adults; $10 juniors (15 - 18). Certain events, like the criterium and some rodeo events may not require a fat bike. Spectating is free. Tickets to the dance party at the Civic Center may be purchased on site for $10; includes commemorative cup and one Hoodoo Beer. Plenty more beer available for purchase. 

While we recommend bringing your own bike or borrowing or renting a bike before you get here, there will be a limited number of rental bikes available to festival participants in Valdez.

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Lodging


Lodging


Mountain Sky Hotel, 100 Meals Ave., Valdez, AK 99686;  907.835.4445. Mention "Bike Fest" to get a discounted rate of $89 for a standard room; $99 for a deluxe king. Located at the heart of the business district in Valdez, ride or walk to the in-town bike event venues, nightlife, groceries and more. New restaurant, new menu. 

Best Western Harbor Inn, 100 North Harbor Dr., Valdez AK 99686; 907.835.3434. Mention "Bike Fest" to get a discounted rate of $79 for a standard room. Located on the small boat harbor, the Best Western Harbor Inn has one of the most scenic bars in town and delicious Italian cuisine Roma Italian Kitchen