The “Fat Tire Shootout” is a one of a kind mountain bike race. This race takes the road bike race (devil take the hindmost) rule and applies it to the dirt. It is also non-traditional in that it is a short course. It is a stout 1.75 miles. The mountain biker should be prepared with legs, lungs, and the desire not to be put down (I have at least one of those three). You better be in shape to win this fast paced, win-at-all-cost kind of event. This course is punctuated with tough climbs with some technical fast paced decents. The race is not true single track, but its close. The additional width of most of the trail allows for quick passing at the opportune time. In addition the course has four bridge crossings and there are a couple of areas requiring dismount, giving just a hint of CX action for fun.
This is the first mountain bike race sponsored by BIKESnBEERS. Come to our canopy (after the race) and get a free beer (until we are out). The way Notorious pounds beer they will go quick. We will be setting up camp the night before so come on out and enjoy the campfire with us. You can register for the race at www.smokymountainendeavors.com or just hit this link
Navy Seal Dan stands in between the founders of BIKESnBEERS.
. The race is located in Cosby TN. The address is 462 Middle Creek Rd Cosby, TN 37722. Direction:
From the North, West, and South via I-81, I-40, or I-75
Proceed to the junction of I-81 and I-40 (East of Knoxville, TN). Exit onto I-40 Eastbound. Proceed to Exit 435; take a right at the end of the off-ramp onto Hwy 321 South. Follow 321 South to a stop sign; take a right onto Wilton Springs Rd (Hwy 73). An immediate stop sign appears; take a left, back onto Hwy 321 South. Proceed about 1/3 mile and take a right onto Middle Creek Rd.
From the East Via I-40 westbound from Asheville, NC:
Proceed on I-40 to exit 440. Take a left at the end of the off-ramp, onto Hwy 73 (Wilton Springs Rd). Go under the interstate, follow signs for Hwy 73 or “To Hwy 321” (right turn). Proceed on Hwy 73 to a stop sign at the intersection with 321 South. Take a left onto Hwy 321 South. Proceed about 1/3 mile and take a right onto Middle Creek Rd.
For all travelers, once on Middle Creek Rd:
Proceed 1.45 miles, and veer off to the right onto a gravel drive. Look for our race/direction sign and company logo on your right. Follow parking coordinators direction please.
Navy Seal Dan puts it best: No hiding in the back to just “finish” this race… you will be visited by the Devil! This is a ground breaking MTB adventure unseen before! Don’t be a sissy and be scared away. All BS aside, this is a tough course. Just bring your stones and lay down your best. Are you up for the challenge? Hope to see you there. This is a very spectator friendly course so bring your friends and family.