Cazenovia Fat Bike Race



Snow much fun riding on fat tires o’er hill and dale! Amazing course design thanks to the very hard work of Tim O’Shea of Pointway Performance. Thanks also to Empire Farm Brewery for the incredible venue, award winning food and #craftbeer, and to Chobani for the pre/post race yogurt! See you next year!

 Web-slider-Fatbike-raceSunday, February 12, 2017

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Presented by Syracuse Bicycle and Empire Brewing Company

Schedule of Events

9:45am – Day of Registration Opens
10:15am – Junior Race (ages 11-18) – 30 minutes, Mass Start
11:00am- Citizen Race Starts- 45 minutes, Mass Start
12:00pm – Elite Race Starts – 60 minutes, Mass Start
1:15pm – Snow Angel Kids Race (ages 3-10) – 15 minutes
1:30pm- Awards, Prizes, & Empire Farm Brewery Food and Drink

The Cazenovia Fat Bike Race at Empire Farm Brewery is an event that gets you outside during our long CNY winter and makes bike racing FUN again. For beginners and experts alike, the race includes tech service by Syracuse Bicycle, award winning Empire Brewing Company beer & food, fat bike demos, games and contests, awards and prizes, toasty fires, and great music! Be sure to bring along the family & friends to cheer you on. We guarantee they’ll have as much as fun you will!

Each racer will receive 2 beer tickets and post-race food. Additional beer and food for friends and family will be available for purchase.

Rental bikes are available on a limited basis. Rent a Fat Bike

How It Works

Be prepared to ride in lap format on the picturesque, rolling terrain of Empire Farm Brewery. Course design is weather dependent and will be marked with stakes. A course map will be available on race day only. Riders will begin the race with a mass start.

Between each lap, all participants stop to play Hammerschlagen – our version of the German Drinking game where you pound a 3.5 inch nail with a hammer into a burly piece of wood.

After a racer passes the finish line, they must take their number plate off their bike, run over and place it into the bucket inside of the ring of tires. The first person to put their Number Plate in the fat tire bucket after completing all laps will be named their category winner. Prizes awarded to Top 3 in each category.

If another racer crosses the finish line after you, but gets their number plate in the bucket BEFORE you, they will be placed ahead of you in the final standings. Racers that lose their Number Plate during the race will have to make a new one at the registration tent. No exceptions.

We have five categories: Juniors <18; Men 18+ Elite & Citizen; Women 18+ Elite & Citizen. All riders self select themselves into Elite/Citizen categories, following these simple guidelines:

  • Elite=You’re Fast! (or you think you are…or everyone tells you that you are…)
  • Citizen=You’re just here to have fun! (Or you used to be fast…and now you’re not

Top 3 in each category will win awards. Door prizes from our sponsors. Commemorative Pint glass to all finishers.


Single race fee 18+ – $40 preregister, $50 day of

Juniors – $15 preregister, $20 day of

This is a USA Cycling Sanctioned Event. Riders must have an Annual USA Cycling license or purchase a One-Day USA License ($10 per person).

Rider cap will be 100 riders.

Riders must have the following:

1. Cycling specific helmet. CPSC, ANSI or SNELL approved. Chinstraps must be fastened and helmet properly fit.
2. Number plate attached to the front of the bike
3. Eye protection strongly recommended.
4. Handle bar ends must have plugs.

Not allowed:

1. Ear buds or audio devices of any kind.
2. Do not use any sort of glass container; if found race officials will take it.
3. Absolutely no littering!

If you drop out of the race, you will need to call or text 315-263-7575 and provide name and race plate number. If you register and check into the race but decide not to race, call or text 315-263-7575 and provide name, race plate number. Pay attention to course signage. No outside help. Help only from other racers or aid station personnel. No caching of food or supplies along course. If you come across a racer in need of help, contact 315-263-7575.

Weather Contingency Plan

Warning! This is a winter event. Expect winter conditions. Weather in Central New York in February can vary from wet and warm to sub zero temperatures and extreme snow and ice. Please dress and prepare accordingly. The event promoter reserves the right to shorten, cancel or postpone the event if weather conditions threaten the safety of participants and race volunteers. In the event of cancellation or postponement there will be NO REGISTRATION REFUNDS. Post event party at Empire Farm Brewing will proceed as planned regardless of weather.