Fat Tire Festival Website has moved

•June 11, 2012 • Leave a Comment

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2012 Eureka Springs Fat Tire Festival

•March 5, 2012 • Leave a Comment

The 2012 Eureka Springs Fat Tire Festival will take place July 13th-15th. We are again proud to have Adventure Subaru as our presenting sponsor. The new web site will be online soon. A schedule of events is listed below. For any questions email David at renko@progressivetraildesign.com. 2012 ESFTF Schedule of events listed below.                                                                  

FRIDAY 13th

2pm     Downhill practice / Lake Leatherwood Park Sports Fields

4pm     Short Track Warm-up and Time Trial / Achord’s MX Track at Elk Ranch          

4pm     Short Track and Omni Registration / Achord’s MX Track at Elk Ranch

6pm     Phat Tire Short Track / Achord’s MX Track at Elk Ranch

9:30pm Phat Tire Short Track Awards / Sparky’s

10pm    After Party / Sparky’s

SATURDAY 14th

8am      DH Registration / Adventure Subaru Hospitality Tent at LLCP Sports Fields

10am    PTD Downhill / Lake Leatherwood Park Sports Fields

10am    Children’s Fun Ride / Lake Leatherwood Park Sports Fields

12pm    The Big Town Ride / Inn of the Ozarks

12pm    Children’s Fun Ride / Black Bass Lake Park

1pm     Trials Registration / Adventure Subaru Hospitality Tent at Harmon Park                                    

2pm     XC course pre-ride / Basin Park

2pm     PTD Downhill Awards / Angler’s Restaurant

3pm     Super Fat Tire Trials / Harmon Park

7pm     XC Pre-registration & Pool Party / Inn of the Ozarks                                        

8pm     Observed Trials Awards / Inn of the Ozarks

10pm    After Party / Caribe (21 and Over)

SUNDAY 15th

7am      XC registration / City Auditorium

9am      Timex Race to the Lake XC / Basin Park

10am    Children’s Rodeo / Adventure Subaru Hospitality Tent at Lake Leatherwood Sports Fields

1pm     Children’s Races / Adventure Subaru Hospitality Tent at Lake Leatherwood Sports Fields

2pm     XC & Final awards ceremony and Saris Brat Fest / Adventure Subaru Hospitality Tent at Lake at Lake Leatherwood Sports Fields                

 

          

 

Volunteers Needed! (Click Here)

•June 6, 2010 • 4 Comments

Keeping it together!

The Fatty Fest has reached seam-busting size. In order to keep things in order we need more help than ever.  Call 479-422-7654 or email renko@progressivetraildesign.com to volunteer.

GENERAL FATTY VOLUNTEER:

These volunteers are spot workers that help during the festival. Usually the burden is 30 min. to a couple hours. Jobs are something like course marshalling, water station, parking volunteer etc. You will receive a free Fatty Fest Shirt and free camping and access to the volunteer hospitality tents.

SUPER FATTY VOLUNTEER (Build with PTD & Race Free!):
  • Trail Work: this work takes place well before the festival. Work includes prepping trails, set-up of tents & finish line, gathering resources, etc. Work takes place for 4 hours in the morning before trail rides and meetings.
  • Complete 8 hours of trail work on any of the organized dates listed below and race in one discipline for free!

 

Fees, Classes, & Categories (Click Here)

•June 5, 2010 • 2 Comments
CROSS COUNTRY:

CAT I-$35, CAT II-$30, Cat III-$25;

Senior Women (19-39)

Master Women (40+)

 Senior Men (19-29)

Master Men (30-39)

 Master Men II (40-49)

 Master Men 50+

Master Men 60+ (Open / All categories)

Clydesdales (200+ lbs. All ages) – $25

Single Speed (All ages) – $30

 

  • Juniors – $15;

Male                                                    Female

Jr. X (18 and under)                         Jr. X (18 and under)

18 & under                                         18 & under

16 & under                                         16 & under

14 & under                                         14 & under

12 & under                                         12 & under

10 & under                                         10 & under

  • All XC competitors must purchase an USAC annual membership license ($5). Citizen Class, DH, Short Track and Observed Trials competitors do not. Licenses will be available at all registrations.
  • All competitors are required to hold a valid USAC license (annual or one day) and have it and their driver’s license or legal ID available at registration. One-day licenses for sale; CAT II and CAT III ($5) as well as annual licenses and renewals will be available at all registration sites.
  • All CAT I competitors must have an annual USAC license

 

 

SHORT TRACK:
  • CAT III Senior & Master Male $15
  • CAT II Senior & Master Male $20
  • CAT I Senior & Master Male $25
  • Women Senior & Master $20
  • Junior $15

 

DOWNHILL:
  • CAT I/Pro – $35
  • CAT II (19-39) – $25
  • CAT III (40+) – $25
  • Limited Travel (All ages) – $25 (5 inches or less travel front or rear)
  • Women (All ages) - $25
  • Junior (18 & under) – $20
  • No CAT III Category for DH, but CAT III may race CAT II without amending license

 

OBSERVED TRIALS:
  • CAT I Stock/Mod – $35
  • CAT II Stock/Mod – $30
  • CAT III Stock/Mod – $25
  • Must be 3 riders to make a class.
  • All XC competitors must purchase an USAC annual membership license ($5). Citizen Class, DH, Short Track and Observed Trials competitors do not. Licenses will be available at all registrations.
  • All competitors are required to hold a valid USAC license (annual or one day) and have it and their driver’s license or legal ID available at registration. One-day licenses for CAT I and CAT II ($5) as well as annual licenses and renewals will be available at all registration sites.
  • All CAT I competitors must have an annual USAC license.

Registration & Pre-Registration (Click Here)

•June 4, 2010 • 1 Comment
  • Pre-Register for all events online (coming soon).
  • Want to Race Free? Complete 8 hours of volunteer work on designated dates/times.  See “Volunteers Needed” page for more deatails
  • NOTICE TO OMNI COMPETITORS: YOU MUST REGISTER AT THE SHORT TRACK REGISTRATION TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE “OMNI CHALLENGE”.

PHAT TIRE SHORT TRACK:

  • Day of Registration: Friday, July 15. 4:30-6:00 Achord’s MX Track
  • NOTICE TO OMNI COMPETITORS: YOU MUST REGISTER AT THE SHORT TRACK REGISTRATION TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE “OMNI CHALLENGE”.

PTD DOWNHILL:

  • Day of Registration: Saturday, July 16. 7:00-9:30am/Lake Leatherwood Sports Fields /Adventure Subaru Hospitality Tent.

 

 SUPER FAT OBSERVED TRIALS:

  • Day of Registration: Saturday, July 16.  2:00-3:00pm /Harmon Park/Adventure Subaru Hospitality Tent @ Harmon Park

TIMEX RACE TO THE LAKE XC:

  • Pre-Registration: Saturday, July 16.  6:30-8:00pm/Inn of the Ozarks.
  • Day of Registration: Sunday, July 17. 7:00-8:30am/City Auditorium.

 

 


Directions (Click Here)

•June 3, 2010 • Leave a Comment

To Eureka Springs; Eureka Springs is located in the Northwest part of the state on hwy. 62 E/W and 23 N/S. It is approximately 1 hour to the east of Fayetteville, Rogers, Springdale AR.  It is approximately 2 hours from Springfield MO and Tulsa OK.

 

To the City Auditorium (Sunday Morning XC Registration); From the junction of highway 62 and 23 in Eureka Springs (downtown entrance), take highway 23 north into downtown, (AKA Planer Hill or Mud Street) approximately 1/2 mile. The race start and registration will be on you right next to the city auditorium. Follow sings to parking and shuttle areas.

 

To Lake Leatherwood City Park Main Park Facility (Camping & Lake); From Eureka Springs follow 62 west for approximately 2 miles to the entrance to Lake Leatherwood City Park, on the right. Pull into the second park entrance and follow the road for approximately one mile to the parking and shuttle areas.

 

To Lake Leatherwood Ball Fields (Adventure Subaru Hospitality Tent, DH Finish/Registration, Shuttle Location, XC Finish, Children’s Race,  & Final Awards Ceremony); From Eureka Springs follow 62 west for approximately 2 miles to the entrance to Lake Leatherwood City Park, on the right. Pull into the first park entrance (sports fields for parking and staging for event.

 

To Achord’s MX Track (“Phat Tire Short Track”); Follow 23 North out of Eureka Springs for approximately 3 miles. Turn left onto hwy. 187 and follow it for 1 miles to a small one lane bridge. The MX track is immediately on your left after the bridge. Follow signs for parking.

 

To Harmon Park (Adventure Subaru Hospitality Tent at Harmon, Observed Trials Registration, & Black Bass Ride); From the junction of highway 62 and 23 in Eureka Springs (downtown entrance), take highway 23 north (AKA Planer Hill or Mud Street)  into downtown. at approximately 1/2 mile, turn left on Spring Street. Follow it for approximately 1 mile to Harmon Park (on your right). Follow sings to parking, registration and competition area.

To Sparky’s Ultra Lounge (Short Track Awards & Friday Night After Party); Located on hwy. 62 across from the fire station and Mcdonald’s

To Inn of the Ozarks (XC Pre-Registration Pool Party & Trials Awards); Located at the junction of Old hwy. 62 and new highway 62 just across from the Eureka Springs High School.

To Angler’s Grill (Downhill Awards); Follow Hwy. 62 west out of Eureka Springs toward Lake Leatherwood. Pass the LLCP entrances and continue up the hill. Angler’s is on the left at the top across from the Flyrod Motel.

Lodging & Camping (Click Here)

•June 2, 2010 • Leave a Comment
Inn of the Ozarks

Fatty Fest Host Hotels:

  • Inn of the Ozarks We will be having our Saturday night registration and social at the Inn of the Ozarks. Located across the street from the Eureka Springs High School on hwy. 62. Modern Hotel with Pool, entertainment center, restaurant and very clean rooms. It is riding and walking distance from Black Bass City Park, Downtown and Harmon Park. Phone: 800-814-8307. 
  • Tall Pines InnThe cabins are located at the junction of highway 62 and Pivot Rock Rd. It is only 1/2 mile from Harmon Park, 1.5 miles from the downtown XC start, and 2 miles from Lake Leatherwood.  It features well-shaded cabins with kitchenettes, has a pool and is owned and operated by mountain bikers. Phone: 479-253-8096. 
  • Pine LodgeThe Pine Lodge has 6 cabins and 6 suites, some with hot tubs and spas.  Located on highway 62 the motel is only a five minute drive away from Lake Leatherwood, Harmon Park and the historic downtown area. Phone: 479-253-8065. 
  • Quality Inn & Suites – Offers a discounted rate of $95/nt for anyone attending the event.  They also have nice rooms that open into one of the few indoor pools in Eureka with kids “dive-in” movie nights (those rooms are a bit more, but worth it for the pool). Phone: 479 -253-5040

Camping & RV:

  • KOA - Located on hwy 187 on the way to Beaver Dam the KOA offers camping, RV sites, swimming pool and bathhouse. Only 5 minute drive from Lake Leatherwood and Beaver Dam. CALL FOR RATES: 479-253-8036.
  • Lake Leatherwood - Camping is available on-sight at Lake Leatherwood City Park. Bath house and bath rooms on sight. No electrical hook-ups or RV sites available. Camping is first come first serve. CALL FOR RATES: 479-253-7921
  • King’s River Outfitters - Located 15 minutes south of Eureka Springs off of Rockhouse Road on the Kings River, this is a full service canoe outfitters. Only 5 minutes from Madison County Wildlife Management area and dozens of miles of trail. CALL FOR RATES: 479-253-8954.
  • Beaver Lake State Park - Several public campgrounds are available on Beaver Lake. (10 minutes from Lake Leatherwood).
  • Madison County Wildlife Management Area - Located 20 minutes south of Eureka Springs on Hwy. 23 or Rockhouse Road, the Madcow, as it is fondly known offers free primitive camping and is host to dozens of miles of trails and forest roads and beautiful back country. For more info go to www.agfc.state.ar.us.
  • Several other private campgrounds exist in and around Eureka Springs as well as many other lodging establishments. Call or go to Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce # 501-253-8737, http://www.eurekasprings.org or .com.
 
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