Saturday, May 16, 2015

Squaw Creek Details

So this is pretty late. Usually we are able to give a little bit more notice and rundown of what's going on sooner than this. Our apologies!!!   We are stoked that the time has come that we can now race our bikes. So..... Here ya go!


Where: Do not take Squaw Creek Road!! If you are heading west bound from Casper on Hwy 220( CY Avenue) take a left on Coates Rd. and head towards the mountain just after the National Guard Armory. If you go past Robertson Road you've gone too far. Stay on said road for approximately 1.6 miles you will cross a cattle guard with the road making a sharp right hand turn. Directly to the left will be the parking. Please be courteous as you travel and park. We are inundating a road and neighborhood that is used to relatively little traffic.


Look for the Fat Fish Trailer to Check in or register if you haven't done so already. 


the time frame will be as follows:


Registration from 5-6:15PM
Kids Race at 6:15
Pre Race Meeting near the Parking Area at 6:25
Race will start at 6:30PM


The race will go backwards this year from years past, and we will race in a clockwise direction. We will try to have maps printed out at the race so you can be prepared at least a little bit mentally for where you need to go. With all of the recent rain, the creeks are running high. Bring warm, dry clothes, a towel and maybe even a snorkel. Please be courteous as all categories will be on the trail at the same times. The best thing you can do is be vocal, polite, and sometimes most of all patient. 


Afterwards stick around for some raffle prizes, awards, and food from Stuft Gourmet Potatoes! They are awesome and we appreciate their generosity to have some good food for us. Please go check them out in the triangle plaza behind the mall and tell them the Fat Fish sent you. We look forward to seeing you out there and hope you have a great time.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015


GET REGISTERED FOR THE SEASON NOW!

So we are only a couple weeks away from the first race and things are moving quick. Please register as early as possible! This will help us tremendously as we try to streamline things on our end to make your FFR experience the best possible. There are a couple more things you can do for us smile emoticon On Sat. the 16th Mountain Sports will have a table setup where we can give you your bib numbers from 9AM to noon. This will save you from having to do this on race day as we anticipate about 100 racers all wanting the same things. Lastly, please be orderly and patient. It's our first of the year as well and we may be a little rusty, Just like riding a bike though. smile emoticon We will have great prizes from our fine sponsors and Ragged Edge Sports, @Crazy Peddaler, and Gear Up will all have prizes and be able to help put the finishing tune ups on your race steeds. Follow the link below to register:
Don't forget the Make-a-Wish Foundations Kids Bike tune Up day at Kelly Walsh at 5:30!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Well, Well, Well, wouldn't ya know it. We've had a fantastic end to winter and a great start to spring(almost too nice). Glendo seems to have dried a little quicker than usual, Squaw Creek is riding great, and Crossroads and Mike Sedar are so close to town they ought to be getting hit by the mountain bikers pretty good as well.  what does all of this mean?  Means it's time to start thinking about the 2015 Summer race series! There will be some changes this year and we are looking forward to what we think will be a positive difference in your race experiences with the Fat Fish. to learn all about it see the post just before this one. Really that's the only change. All of the fun, prizes, laughs and grins will remain the same. If you'll notice on the upper right is your direct link to register for the series. Registration will close the day of the first race. However if you register in the month of April you will be able to sign up for discounted t-shirts again. You can register at the races but it's so much easier for us come race day if you can register on-line ahead of time. Same pricing structure as last year: $20 gets you entrance to the 7 summer series and 3 cross events come fall.  We are stoked for all things MTB going on in Casper this summer and are excited to share it with all of you. If you have any trouble with the registration process or any questions feel free to email or hit us up on Facebook and ask away. We'd be happy to help all we can. Thanks and go get registered! :)


PS:  Go tell all of your friends!

Monday, March 16, 2015

2015 Race Season!!

Racing season is just around the corner and Fat Fish Racing has another exciting year planned for cycling in Casper!!  There are many cycling events being planned in Casper this year and not just by the Fish.  We are excited to help out where we can with other races and gladly show our support by showing up on race day to compete.  We hope you are too!  

Lets start with the 7 race Monday night race series.  Much of the series will be the same as years past but there will be a few changes.  
-CATEGORY CHANGES: name change and addition of another group..... I always get asked, "what category should I race in?".  By changing the names this year, we hope to make that as simple transition as possible.  
RECREATIONAL
the recreational category is for beginner level mountain bikers or for those who enjoy a more leasure pace without rubbing elbows with other racers.  Anyone can ride this category, but if you are in it to win it, we suggest moving up a category.  The ride/race distance will vary between 3-6 miles and the time we hope to have riders finish in is about 30 minutes.  
SPORT
the sport category is a more advanced category with longer distances.  The racers in the sport category are only slightly competitive and enjoy having a fun time on the trails without making their lungs bleed.  Distances will vary between 6-10 miles and we are hoping that racers finish within 50-80 minutes
COMPETITIVE
The competitive category is for the advanced racer that is just not quite ready for the longer distance of the expert category.  The distance of the competitive race will be the same as the Sport race, but the racers themselves are a little more cutthroat than the Sportsters.  Racers in this category are competitive and want to ride fast with the skills and fitness they have worked hard for.  Distances and course will be the same as the Sport category between 6-10 miles, but finishing times should be faster... around that 40-60 minute range.
EXPERT
The expert category is for the most advanced racers.  The distance and the competition level is tough.  Sometimes there may be different sections of the course that are more advanced and technical than the others.  Course distances will range from 10-15 miles (Except for the 6 mile hill climb race and the short track race).  Finishing times should take anywhere from 60-90 minutes.  

-We are so thankful for our new and renewing sponsors who help make this series possible, but to ensure the long life of Fat Fish and the series, we will again be charging $20 for the ENTIRE YEAR of racing.   That $20 bill gets you into gravel rides, mountain bike races/rides, and three cyclocross races.  If you were to make it to every event we hosted, you're looking at about 75cents per ride.  Try to find anything like this anywhere else in the WORLD!!  You won't.  We are proud of that!
-The mountain bike series will have the same vibe as years past.  Fun and family friendly.  As always, we will constantly be trying to improve our timing skills and working toward providing the racers with the best quality results we can.  Keep in mind, nobody is a professional here :) 
-A huge thank you to QDOBA and JC BURGER for donating food to a few of our races this year!!  
-We are working on finding food trucks to offer food for sale at the other events this year instead of offering and serving free food.  

-Race dates are as follows
-May 18 Squaw Creek
-June 1 Bessemer Mountain Hill Climb
-June 15 Casper Mountain Short Track
-June 29 Casper Mountain
-July 13 Muddy Mountain
-July 27 Mosteller's Crossing
-August 10 Lamberson's Loop

All of the races will have registration open from 5-6:15 and the races start at exactly 6:30pm each night.  Kids races will be announced a week prior to the event.  
If you do not plan on racing the whole series, individual races will cost you 5 dollars.

Additional events in 2015 that Fat Fish either is hosting or supporting:
April TBD will be two gravel grinders 30-75 mile options (BUILD YOUR BASE!!)
May 5,12,19 are bike maintenance nights hosted by Make-A-Wish Foundation and local bike shops.  
May 9th- Rattlesnake Rally Gravel Grinder (60 or 120 miles)
June 7th- Casper Marathon (bikers needed for aid and support)
June 13th- Glendo Trails Fest!
June 18/19- Wyoming Trails Summit in Casper
June 20th-Make A Wish Foundation 5k run/bike ride in downtown Casper
August 22nd- American Mountain Bike Challenge (USA Cycling sanctioned race) Casper Mountain.  This is an incredible opportunity to race with pro and amateur athletes from around the nation.  Also Riverfest weekend.
Sept?, Oct?, Nov? Cyclocross races with the WY State Championships finishing off the year. 

Happy Trails!
Fat Fish Racing

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

A big thank you to sponsors

I just want to say Thank You to all the Fat Fish Sponsors!  We have some amazing people here in Casper that support local!  Today, I want to thank the individual sponsors of a single event.... The Rattlesnake Rally Gravel Grinder.  This race is May 9th and we asked some people to help support.  Because of these sponsors below, we will have great aid stations and an awesome awards party at the Wonder Bar the evening of the race.  Please scroll down the list of sponsors and let them know how great they are to support local events.  Thank you sponsors!!!










Friday, December 19, 2014

ColdAvenger Winter Triathlon


Welcome to the first annual ColdAvenger Winter Triathlon! This 3 event race of 5k snowshoe - 5k nordic ski - 5k Fatbike will take around some of the most beautiful trails on Casper Mountain. Dense forest and perfectly groomed trails will have you forgetting about the cold in no time. If your nose does feel the sting of winter, visit the ColdAvenger sponsor booth for great gear, then enjoy the comforts of the Casper Mountain Nordic Ski Lodge to warm up with hot cocoa and a full menu of food. At 8am the Triathlon will start with the 5k snowshoe. Your shoes will take you out on some wide trails for passing but will mostly keep you in the fun and twisted back country trails. Snowshoe will be one large 5k loop and bring you back to the lodge to transition to the ski portion. Again, one large loop on amazing cross county ski trails that are groomed to perfection. Loop around for the final transition at the nordic lodge and jump on that Fatbike of yours. The 5k Fatbike portion will be on mostly single track but will have places for passing. Don't have a Fatbike? Many shops around Wyoming rent them and have bikes for demo. Reserve yours today!! 

Not interested in the full triathlon? Thats ok. After the Triathlon, we will be having individual event races.
11am will be a 5k cross country ski race
12pm will be a 5k snowshoe race
1pm will be a 5k Fatbike race

Sunday, August 3, 2014

UPDATED LAP INFO:  A-riders will do 3 Lamberson loops and 2 Hogadon loops.  B-riders will do 2 Lamberson loops and 1 Hogadon loop.  C-riders will do 1 Lamberson loop.

Friday, August 1, 2014

August 4th race


Course description for Monday's race.  We can't wait to see you there!!  6:15 start time.  


C Class-Lemond start from Hogadon parking lot, south to Lamberson's loop trailhead where they will follow the loop clockwise and come back out to the road then sprint to the finish in Hogadon's parking lot where they started. Approximately 3 miles total.
B Class-same start, to Lamberson's loop, once they finish the loop they will head across the road to the Hogadon trail head and complete the new trail loop at Hogadon. They will then cross the road back to Lamberson's loop where they will begin their second loop. They will then ride the Hogadon loop for the second time. They will finish back where they started in Hogadon's parking lot after completing 2 full laps of both loops! Approximately 8 miles.
A Class- bring your legs!!! They will Lemond start in the parking lot and ride up to Lamberson's loop. A class will complete 3 full laps of both loops! Yes, 3 full laps of both loops! Approximately 12 fun filled miles.
Each lap with both loops is approximately 4 miles. Don't let the low mileage fool you into thinking this is going to be a cake walk. There are lots of hills that will challenge all levels of riders! :o)
Races will begin at 6:15, A riders, B riders, then C riders will take off at about 1 min intervals. The kids race will begin after all adults have finished. Kids will ride loops in Hogadon's parking lot.

Our own Polly Beebout made some awesome awards for the top 3 finishers in all races. So bring your competitive spirit and we will see you on the podium!
Our food sponsor is the generous  and delicious Subway!!!

Friday, July 25, 2014

So PRO!

Ever wanted to be as fast at Christy?  Ever wanted to pop a wheelie and ride it for a mile like Bryce?  Ever wanted to have giant muscular quads like Ben?  Ever wanted to jump off huge ledges like Tyler?  

Well, why can't you??? 

Because your missing a Fat Fish Racing jersey of course!!!

Jersey orders are due July 31st (NEXT WEEK!!) and a check needs to be in Ben's hands, made out to Ben Emery by then.  Cost of a jersey is $50.  You can only order a short sleeve, club cut, full zipper jerseys in mens or women's.  Drop it off at Aspen Ridge Dental to make sure it gets there on time.    

warning: wearing a FFR jersey will not give you super human strength or speed.  You will not have better balance or instantly be capable of huckin' off cliffs.  You will, however, look pretty fast and that counts for something :)

Thursday, July 17, 2014


Fat Fish #5 - Mosteller Crossing

Mosteller Ranch is a hidden gem on the east end of Casper Mountain. Be prepared to get your feet wet on this ride as there will be up to 7 creek crossings per lap.  We will be keeping the course short and sweet with minimal climbing.  We want all riders to finish in about an hour so they can participate (or at least root for your buddies) in the second annual Fat Fish Foot Down Competition.  There will be extra incentive for all racers to participate in the Foot Down competition.  Course description and information can be found below.  Lastly, live music will be provided by folk musician Jami Lynn out of Rapid City, SD.

Keep in mind that the Mosteller Ranch race is entirely on private property.  Besides being kind to the private land, if you see the land owners out working say hi and give a wave :-). The day of the race is the only day you can ride this course.  Please respect the land owners by driving the speed limit on all roads (and carpool if possible to keep traffic and dust down), staying on existing trail, and keep your dogs under control.

There will not be restrooms on site so please plan accordingly. 

Additional thoughts; Mosquitoes and horse flys can be very bothersome this time of year, bring your bug spray.  Snakes have been seen in the area so please do not wander off the trails.  Bring an extra pair of socks, dry shoes and a camp chair to enjoy the music by Jami Lynn while the evening winds down!

Course Description and Information
The Mosteller Ranch race will snake in and out of several flowing creeks, cross beautiful horse pastures and even a turn of the century fish hatchery.  Expect a loop length of about 3 miles. 
How to Get There
The Mosteller race pits are a 30 minute drive from downtown Casper. 
lat 42.738865 lon -106.162135 elev 5582
From I-25, take exit 182 (Hat Six), go South toward Casper Mountain. After passing mile post 8, turn right onto dirt road with a sign for Hat Six Ranch. Proceed about 2 miles to pits following arrows and ribbon.
Parking is limited and we would love to keep the dust down, so please carpool if possible.


What to Do When You Get There
The registration will be on the west end of the pits, look for the Maxxis tent.  Checking in with the race director is a MUST.  Even if you registered online!!  This helps us with timing.  After you check in, then get on your bike and warm up.  Every 10 minutes you'll hear an update from the race director.
·    4:30pm:  Registration opens and course(s) available to pre-ride
·    6:15pm:  Race announcements and START of races
·    7:00pm:  Food will be served
·    7:00pm-9:00pm: Music by Jami Lynn
·    7:15pm:  KIDS RACE STARTS
·    7:30pm:  Second annual Fat Fish Foot Down competition
·    8:00pm:  Awards

Special Notes
·    All racers under 18 must have their parent sign a waiver, NO EXCEPTIONS!!
·    Free food provided by Qdoba!!!
·    Be kind to the land owners. Without their permission, we could not do this.
·    Be kind to your competition, have FUN.
·    Everyone must wear a helmet.
·    Watch for vehicles while riding on the road and in the pits.
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Saturday, July 5, 2014

YES!!!  We have been given the nod for legit and legal trail building!!!  

When ~July 12th, 19th, and 26th
Where ~Hogadon Ski Resort
Why ~The city has opened Hogadon up for summer use and understand the need for more recreation opportunities near Casper.  
Extras ~ Meet at 9am on the days noted above with a good attitude and any tools that might help with the construction.  Bring your own water, food.  Flags are already set and the route just needs some help with digging it in.  With your help, we can use this new trail to combine with the Mountain Sports/Lamberson's loop race in the Fat Fish Series!!!

Please RSVP for the dates you can make by posting on the Fat Fish facebook page.   Just say y'er in for trail building on the wall.  Thanks!!






Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Casper Mountain Crazy

MONDAY July 7, 2014

Who:  Anyone that wants to have some fun!

What: Classes A and B do 1 prelude lap and 2 full laps for 14.1 miles.  No sandbaggers here!  C class will do 2 prelude laps for 5.8 miles.

When: Monday.  Registration is open from 4-6 with the first race starting at 6:15

Where: Casper Mountain Nordic Lodge.  Registration is at the lodge while the course will start and finish is behind the lodge in the maze trails.  Easy to find!

Why: Because we know you can!

Our awesome food sponsor Olive Garden will provide the tastiest food to fill your belly!

Food will be ready for racers once they cross the line!  Racers first please.



Sunday, June 22, 2014

MAZED AND CONFUSED short track race

MONDAY JUNE 23rd

Who:  Anyone can race this short race.  Any age.

What: A short track race is a small loop where riders do multiple laps for around 20-25 minutes.

When: Monday.  Registration is open from 4-6 with the first race starting at 6:15

Where: Casper Mountain Nordic Lodge.  Registration is at the lodge while the course is behind the lodge in the maze trails.  Easy to find.  The finish of the race is at the timing hut about 100 yards from the parking lot.

Why: This will be the most exciting race to watch yet!  Short loops and fast racing.

Notes:  First category will be the Mens C class.  When they finish, the Women from both the B and C categories will all get to race at once.  You'll both do 3 laps on a loop that is .8 miles long.   When the women are finished, the B men will race.   After the B riders finish, the entire A category will race at once.  The kids will follow.

Food will be served after the A race finishes.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Items of Buisness

Well the 2nd race of the series is in the books and everyone should be well on their way to a fantastically fun summer of biking. Just wanted to let you know of a few items that may answer questions you have had or been curious about. First is the series standings. There is now a link in the top right corner of this page that will take you right to where you can view how things are shaping up for the year.  2nd is Team scoring- We have a couple of full teams but have more teams who are in need of some more team mates. If you are interested in being on a team, it's not too late. Just shoot us an email and we can try to find a place for you to go. 3rd is T-shirts--If you registered early then you had the option of purchasing a FFR t-shirt. If not then we will have some for sale when they come in. We anticipate this to be the third or fourth race. 4th is racer check in from here on out. From now on when checking in please have your bib number known as it's the fastest way of getting you checked in. This will be a must to get you timed for the next races and also how we know everyone has made it back safe. Well that's about it. Hope everyone is having fun and getting in lots of riding.
Thanks,
FFR

Monday, June 9, 2014

The Bessemer Bend Hill Climb directions:

-Head west out of town on hwy 220 towards alcova.
-Turn Right on Bessemer Bend (also county road 308).
Stay on pavement and about 2 miles later you'll reach the river and start of the race.

*Parking is limited. Carpool!! Some parking available at boat launch on opposite side of road.
*It takes about 15 minutes to get there from the west side walmart.




Saturday, May 10, 2014

Register NOW!!

Woohoooo, only a few days until the season starts at the Squaw Creek Kickoff!  That means that there are less days to register online.  We NEED you to register for the series online, even if you know that you'll only be making this one race the whole season.   The time savings of registering online is huge.  Last year we started the race 45 minutes late because so many people chose to sign up the day of.  Lets not make that happen again.  In fact, some people had to go home before the race started and others had to split after just one lap.

It's simple!  Please help us out by registering online.

click the link below and follow the directions.  Thank you for registering online!  Plus, prices go up day of registration and you also don't get the free custom socks.

http://www.webscorer.com/registerseries?seriesid=20149

Monday, March 31, 2014

It's Here!!!!

Hey Casper, Wyoming, and anyone else paying any attention. :)


Registration is open for the 2014 Fat Fish Racing summer series!


We are stoked and have another fantastic season lined up for you. Once again our sponsors have come through with much generosity and support and we encourage you to support them by patronizing their business's and also giving them a verbal thanks for all that they do for Fat Fish Racing.


We will once again be using Webscorer this year and hope that it proves beneficial for you as well as us. Some things to note are that for Series registration this year, you must sign up for all 7 races. We know that some may not be able to make all 7 and that's ok. We can adjust very easily for that and it won't be a problem. You will pay a $20 fee for the first race and the next 6 after that will be free. "SERIES" registration will be open until just before the first race. After that closes you will be able to register for each race individually for $5 a race. After filling in your info for the first race, Webscorer will populate all of your info for the next races. Just keep hitting the "proceed to next race" button until it confirms all of your registrations. All racers under the age of 18 will race for free just as in years past. When choosing categories please keep in mind that distances will be such that race times expected are: A class will be between 1-1.5 hours, B class between 45 minutes to an hour, and c class around 30 min. We encourage you to choose wisely and stick to the category you fit best, but also to challenge yourself and move up a category as you get better.


When registering for the races(series or individual) you will have an option to enter a team name. A team will consist of  1 rider from each  category(A, B men, B women, and C) being scored. Each persons individual score from the race will be added up for a team score. When registering your team, each individual will need to enter the exact same team name. Be creative have fun with it and please remember we do have kids  at our races. Please keep names "kid appropriate".


This year for a little extra cash you may purchase a FFR moisture wicking  t-shirt. If you register for the series you qualify for 1 shirt @ $12. You may purchase additional shirts also. 1 for $15, 2 for $26, and 3 for $36. We are hoping to have these to you by the 2nd race of the series.  Please make sure you let us know the sizes that you would like.( 1- Mens M, 2- Womens S, etc).


As a last incentive to register for the series before race day, we are offering all pre-registered riders a FREE pair of custom Fat Fish Racing mountain bike socks!  They are awesome and custom made by a brand all cyclists know, Sock Guy.  


Payment- Webscorer will tally up your grand total and you will have 2 payment options.   You may pay with a credit card through PayPal or if you are uncomfortable with that you may select the "alternative payment method" and send a check to:


                                                            Fat Fish Racing 
                                                            4474 Antelope Dr.
                                                            Bar Nunn, Wy. 82601.


When we receive your check we will  confirm your registration and you will be ready to race.


Keep looking at the blog and Facebook as we will have dates and places set up for you to get your new bib #'s. Have you seen the picture of them? They are fantastic!!


We hope you are as excited to ride and race this year as we are. The weather should just keep getting nicer as we inch our way toward spring. Hopefully everyone is starting to get out and enjoy the spring air on their bikes and get some good rides in.


Here is your link to register:


           http://www.webscorer.com/registerseries?pid=1&seriesid=20149


Good Luck and Have Fun!!
Thanks,
FFR