BORDER BATTLE BIKE RACE ON THE RED RIVER
Sunday will bring together 100 pairs of wheels or more for the B-B-BRRR (Border Battle Bike Race on the Red River) Winter Classic. The eighth annual B-B-BRRR Winter Classic is a one of kind bike race, embracing the frosty winter season and celebrating our love of biking.
The B-B-BRRR starts Sunday, January 29th at 1:30pm with registration and check-in from noon to 1pm outdoors in the beautiful Wildflower Grove Park (just south of Oak Grove Park). The 10K course begins in the park and takes riders of all abilities through a variety of terrain; pedaling across bike paths, prairie tundra and the frozen Red River of the North. The route for this race is dependent on weather conditions, but regardless of the weather, the race will go on!
New to B-B-BRRR this year is a 5K Fun Ride for beginner riders to jump in and experience the thrill and chill. Riders in the 5K Fun Ride will see a running timer, but finish times are not recorded. The 10K racers will have access to recorded finish time and place (10K cut-off time is 1 hour). Outdoor activities will also be available for kiddos who come out to enjoy the event with their families.
After the race, riders and spectators are invited to gather just west of the race course at Great Northern Bicycle Co. (located at 425 Broadway) for a post ride celebration and award ceremony. Awards are given to the top three riders in both the men’s and women’s divisions in the Fatbike and Slim Bike categories. Along with a chance to win prizes in a drawing, riders have a chance to be awarded certificates for the best dressed rider, best dressed bike, slow-poke and a few other good humored honors!
All racers receive a meal, beverage and t-shirt for participating.
B-B-BRRR Registration is online at gncycles.com/events or in person at GNBC with an early bird entry fee of $25 on or before this Thursday, January 26 ($35 afterward). Riders can participate in either the Slim Bike (tires less than 2.5 inches wide) or the Fat Bike category. Early check-in and registration will also be available Friday and Saturday at GNBC. Race Day registrations accepted noon to 1pm. Experience is not required to ride, but helmets are. All ages are welcome to participate. All proceeds of the ride benefit the non-profit Great Rides.
Although registration is not yet available for the 2018 event, feel free to sign up at the link below to be notified when updated information is provided and when registration becomes available.