Blue Booty Blitz Fat Bike Disco Race
Little bit country, little bit rock and roll! Come race your fat bike on the groomed multi-use trails and single track around Alaska Pacific University. Don't forget your sled...
Choose one, two, or three laps of our ~3.5-mile course. There is an event for everyone. Are you under 11 years old and surfing the internet without your parent's permission? Then sign up for the non-timed kids event!
We will have disco balls, and we're not joking.
- Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at 7:00 PM
- Moseley Sports Center at Alaska Pacific University
- Must bring a fat bike with 3.8" tires or wider and an appetite for fun!
You may have picked up on the vibe that this is meant as a fun, sort of silly, event. This is about having fun on some great trails in Anchorage, as well an enjoying the disco ball aesthetic. What does that even mean? We have no idea. Clearly, you should come out to see for yourself.
Special thanks to Alaska Pacific University, Recreation Programs for trusting us to actually put on this event. To the fine people who work at the APU Moseley Sports Center, we can only say, we will try not to disappoint you or get you fired.
Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Time: Races start at 7:00pm
We have four events to choose from:
- Little Nipper Ripper (Kids Race) – A fun little untimed scramble around the start and finish area for your fat bike tyke. Sorry, you must be 11 years old or under to ride this ride! There is NO CHARGE for this event.
- Three-Lap Theodore (Heavy) – Been hitting the pork rinds a little too hard? Time to work it off with the THREE lap Theodore.
- Two-Lap Tanya (Medium) – Completely the same but totally different. Do TWO laps of our esteemed Blue Booty Blitz course.
- One-Lap Wanda (Light) – Get it on with ONE lap of the Booty! Just enough to whet that fat bike appetite.
All of this could be yours for the low, low price of only $29 bucks. That’s value, folks.
Perhaps you noticed this event takes place at night. We couldn’t do this event during the day because the disco ball wouldn’t work very well, and besides, we have our priorities. The disco ball must shine. Since it will be dark, bring bike lights so you can see in the woods.
So you’ve made it this far, and now you want to sign up. That’s fantastic. Do so here.
4400 University Dr, Anchorage, AK 99508
Course Map (Subject to change)
Start/Finish (Subject to change)
Park at the Moseley Sports Center or across the street from the Moseley Sports Center.
5:30 PM – 6:45 PM – Race check-in at the Moseley Sports center. This is your last chance to enter, and this is where you pick up your bib.
7:00 PM – Little Nipper Ripper (Kids Race) Start
7:15 PM – Three-Lap Theodore (Heavy) Start
7:16 PM – Two-Lap Tanya (Medium) Start
7:17 PM – One-Lap Wanda (Light) Start
Okay, you read the part where this is a night race, right? Okay, so bring bike lights. Maybe you saw the reference to sledding. You should probably bring a sled. It's a fat bike disco ball and race, with a heavy emphasis on the fat bike part. Do not even try to ride a bike with less than 3.8" wide tires. As jokey as we are about the whole thing, skinny tires ruin the trail. That's not funny.
A disco ball. That's what we are providing. We also have LED lights to make it sparkly and a small motor to make the disco ball go around. In addition, we'll have a few tents, a fire pit, loud music, and pink flamingos. Plus, we're providing FREE pizza!
Toilets will be available close to the start/finish area, but not too close to the pizza.
Like the mullet you used to have in high school, the course is kind of all-business in the front, and all-party in the back. This is by design because who doesn't like mullets?
There will be some shenanigans to start the race, so be prepared. After you start, you will ride approximately 2.6 miles on perfectly manicured ski trails (okay, they're really multi-use trails) with corduroy so smooth, it's like a Formula 1 race track. This is the short-haired, all business part. The trail should be fast and wide with plenty of opportunities to pass your fellow Fat Bike Disco Ball participants. Careful though! There are some steep hills and descents with sharp corners. Take it easy!
The final mile jumps onto the popular Blue Booty fat bike trail, a snaking single track through the woods. This is the all-party, long hair part of the mullet trail. After popping out onto the field, sprint your way around and up the hill to the finish area. Or not. It's you choice.
If you signed up for the One-Lap Wanda event, congratulations! you're a winner on the inside. If you signed up for the Two-Lap Tanya, or the Three-Lap Theodore, well, aren't you a sturdy little fat biker. Keep going!
Since this is RACE and awards are sort of EXPECTED, we wouldn't want to disappoint you. That's why we will recognize the 1st, 4th, and 7th place finishers, respectively. Why? Just because.
If you end up on the podium, expect an appropriate award for an event of this serious nature.
Awards will take place after the event is done or whenever the race directors feel like it.
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