Sunday, January 20, 2008

2008 Results and Recap

Race Results
Men's 25-Mile
1st - Jay Petervary - 4:59:00
2nd - Aaron Japel - 5:24:00
T3rd - Scott Fitzgerald - 6:47:00
T3rd - Chris Erickson - 6:47:00
4th - Tom McDonald - 7:52:00

Women's 25-Mile
1st - Tracey Petervary - 5:29:00
2nd - Jill Damman - 6:10:00
3rd - Jannine Fitzgerald - 6:47:00

Years from now, an elite group of eight adventurous snow bike racers will be able to claim “I was at the 1st annual Togwotee Winter Classic…and you should have been there!”

I want to thank all of the racers who ignored the snowy race-day forecast and decided to join us at Togwotee Lodge for an epic adventure in less-than-ideal snow biking conditions. Despite the tough conditions, everyone finished and everyone was smiling. No racers attempted the 100-mile route this year.

I especially want to thank the generous sponsors who believed in and supported this first-year event:

RU Outside – snow bikers should absolutely check out their Tundra Boot

Fitzgerald’s Bicycles – quickly becoming, if not already, the largest snow bike dealer in the lower 48

Togwotee Lodge – not only a snowmobile resort; bring your bike and your skis too

Lastly, I want to personally thank Rick LaBelle, owner of RU Outside, and Andy Damman for their help on race day. Both of them went above and beyond to help me out with the aid station and patrolling the course.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Race Day Details

In an effort to keep things simple, here is the race day schedule. Feel free to email me with questions.

Start - 9:00am (see Start/Finish Map below)

Finish - You are on the honor system. I will leave a clipboard with a watch attached to it at the front desk of Togwotee Lodge. Once you finish, simply sign your name with your finish time.

Post-race festivities - 4:30pm-ish in the Red Fox Saloon (bar inside Togwotee Lodge). Prizes from Fitzgerald's Bicycles and RU Outisde!

Final 100-Mile GPS file located HERE

Start/Finish Map

Do-It-Yourself route sheet 25-Mile

Do-It-Yourself route sheet 100-Mile

Conditions may be FIRM

Or conditions may be SOFT...Mother Nature decides how fast we go on snow