Well, it wasn't even close to 28 below at this year's 28 Below Fatbike race/ride/tour. While plenty of snow graced the course the weekend prior, the warm temps during the week took a little over half the snow on the course before race day. Lucky for us the nighttime temps stayed cool enough to freeze the ground, and a 7 am, hour early start, proved to be a good move as the conditions were firm and fast until after about 10am. Of the 60 registered riders, 53 toed the line and rolled out of Spearfish Canyon Lodge just as the sun began to rise above the canyon walls.
A beautiful bluebird day, made the view from the Cement Ridge Checkpoint, worth the grueling climb. Thanks to our sponsors at Legend Suspension and Munro Earthmoving, our volunteers were able to make it to the top and prepare the Chicken Noodle soup for the coming riders.