The Solstice Chase - 42/21k Fat Bike Race - Sat., December 17th, 2016

Welcome to the 2016 Solstice Chase!  A 42k/21k Fat Bike race, community festival, and celebration of winter at Big Rock Creek Retreat in beautiful St. Croix Falls - a 50 minute drive from downtown Minneapolis.  

Fat Bike Race 42k/21k
The first race of the Great Lakes Fat Bike Series.


1674 WI 87
St. Croix Falls WI 54024


Saturday, December 17th, 2016
42K mass start at 10AM
21K mass start at 10:15AM

How to Register:

For online registration CLICK HERE.

Race Day Registration from 8AM to 9:45AM at Race Site

For mail in registration: Download this form and mail it with a check payable to CyclovaXC to:

CyclovaXC--ATTN: Solstice Chase

P.O. Box 187
St. Croix Falls WI 54024

Registration Fees:

Register early for a discounted rate, and to ensure you get in, as the event will be limited to 300 racers (total racers for both event distances). 

$30 for the full, $25 for the half until 03/10/2016
$35 for the full, $30 for the half until 10/15/2016
$45 for the full, $40 for the half until 11/16/2016
$55 for the full, $50 for the half until 12/03/2016
$65 on race day (no online registration on race day)

Race Day Parking, Hospitality, Food, and Schedule: 
Click here to check out some of the major changes and improvements we have made to this year's event. Highlights include the start/finish line, race headquarters, parking, food vendors, sponsor village, heated changing area, and a rocking DJ on site! 

Allowed Bicycles:
Only true "Fat Bikes" are allowed in the Solstice Chase.  This means your bicycle must have tires that are at least 3.8" wide, and be running less than 10 psi of air pressure.  Narrower tires or tires with more pressure damage the groomed ski trails - while a portion of this course will be open for Fat Biking throughout the Winter, some of it is a XC Ski trail and only open to Fat Bikers on event day.  As the Solstice Chase is part of the Great Lakes Fat Bike Series only fat bikes with tires 3.8" or wider will be allowed regardless of conditions - NO REGULAR MOUNTAIN BIKES.  This will be strictly enforced. To learn more about Fat Bikes or for a free demo, contact the folks at Cyclova XC.

The Course:

The 21k race will be 1 lap, while the 42k event will be a 2 lap race.  The course will feature the best of the challenging river valley terrain at the epic 1600 acre private nature preserve known as Big Rock Creek Retreat.  If you look up from your handlebars, the scenery will take your breath away - as will many of the climbs!  The descents will have you hooting and hollering, with an ear to ear grin.  You will love this course, and find yourself planning Fat Biking trips back to Big Rock Creek Farm, The Woolly MTB Trails, and the St. Croix Falls area in general!  

For specifics on Start/Finish Lap area, click here.

For a race course update, click here.


Proceeds from the Solstice Chase will be used to further develop the great trails in the St. Croix Falls area.


Contact the folks at Cyclova XC
frank (at) cyclovaxc (dot) com


2014 Results
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