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FORC Frozen Fat FONDO Fest II

January 29 2022
Davenport, Iowa, USA

FORC (Friends of Off Road Cycling) is bringing back the Frozen Fat Fondo Festival II (4xF)! Riders will test their mettle on a circuit featuring many technical challenges, through thick lowland forest and chunky river shoreline on this 3 hour endurance ride. Riders will be participating as a 3-person relay team or solo on mountain bikes called Fat Bikes which have 3.5" wide tires or greater!  Stick around after the main event for more contests, shenanigans and tomfoolery! The FFFFestival is held -- Rain or Shine, Snow or Slime -- on the beautiful shores of the Mississippi River at the newly rebuilt Credit Island Lodge.

All proceeds from this event benefit FORC and will be used to purchase materials and tools needed to maintain and improve local off-road bike trails in the Quad Cities.

What's a FONDO?

Fondo is short for "Gran Fondo" which is usually a challenging long distance race like event where individuals are timed. There are numerous cross country skiing, running, and road biking Gran Fondo events held throughout the US each year. An after party is common. The 4xF is our attempt at pigeonholing this event format to fit fat bikes and off-road riding.              

Spectators are Welcome!

FONDO Categories:

Enter Solo or organize a 3 Person Team. Trophies for the Top Female, Top Male, and Top Team. Don't own a Fat Bike? Buy, borrow, or rent one. Or be part of a team. Teams can share a bike and be co-ed. Day of event registration is $25.00.

Will it be cold?

Yes! It is February in the Midwest. Dress appropriately. This event will happen on Saturday, February 6th regardless of weather conditions. Fat bikes don't care and neither should you!

FORC Frozen Fat FONDO Fest II

Routes: 3 hours
Difficulty of Greatest Route: B - Gently rolling terrain with one or two short hills
Start Times / Itinerary

Rain or Shine, Snow or Slime!

• 8:00 am - Course pre-riding opens
• 9:00 am - 10:30 am - Packet Pickup and day-of event registration
• 10:45 am - Fondo Riders meeting (mandatory)
• 11:00 am - 2:00 pm - Fondo Fat Bike Challenge
• 2:30 pm - Fondo Awards
• 3:00 pm - SlowFatDuel; Wheelie Contest; Skid-Mark Slalom
• 4:00 pm - FFFFestival Music, Food, Bonfire

Start Address: Credit Island Park, Davenport, Iowa
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