SHEEP MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE 2011
150, 100, 50 & 25 mile events
Start for the 2011 Sheep Mountain 150, 100 & 50 mile race: Friday, December 9th at noon. (Gear check for 50 milers is at 10am)
Start for the 2011 Sheep Mountain 25 mile race: Saturday, December 10th at noon. (Gear check is at 10:30am)
Welcome to the Sheep Mountain 150 Bike Race! Come ride the original historic trails that the fur traders, coal miners and gold seekers used at the turn of the century--collectively known as the Chickaloon-Knik-Nelchina Trail System.
I have been winter bike racing for over twenty years. I have always wanted to host a race that was unique to Alaska's winter fat bike evolution. As these bikes have become what they are today, I wanted to put the racers and their bikes to the test on a course that was tough and challenging. The Sheep Mountain Bike Race became just that: a demanding course for bikers only. This will be the MOST challenging race you have ever done.
The Sheep Mountain Bike is four different races: 150, 100, 50 & 25 Mile.
The course is very demanding. The race starts at 3,000 feet above sea level. This usually guarantees us with a good course (snow cover and less overflow) for the race month of December. This is the coldest time of the year with temperatures dropping below negative 30 degrees Fahrenheit!
This race is here to challenge your biking winter skills both physically and mentally. This is tough! The topography is very extreme. Riding this trail, you will gain respect for those miners and trappers who carried their supplies with them in order to survive. There is A LOT of climbing—expect to stay in your granny gear for most of the time in all events! Those racing the 150 Mile gain over 11,000 feet of climbing.
If you complete my 150 Mile race, it will more than prepare you and prequalify
you to race in the Ultrasport. Good luck on your training,
Billy Koitzsch, Race Director.
Registration for the Sheep Mountain Bike Race opens June 1st.