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Race Results are Posted

2013 Cuyuna Lakes Whiteout (19)Race results for the 2015 Cuyuna Whiteout Iron Yeti SnoXross race have been posted!  You can see them on the race results page.

The Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Crew would like to thank all of you for making the 2015 Cuyuna Whiteout, presented by 45NRTH a stunning success.  We hope all of you had a great time.

Look for more posts on raffle winners and pictures in the coming days!


IMPORTANT: Race Location, Athlete Guide & Shirts

Well, the snow fairies were not kind to us last night.  We only received a dusting of snow.  With the icy and treacherous conditions on the singletrack course, we will be having the 2015 Cuyuna Whiteout at our backup location, the Sagamore Unit.   All times and schedules for the 2015 Cuyuna Whiteout remain the same.

The Sagamore Unit is located west of the main group of trails, just off of Highway No. 210.

Because of this, the Iron Yeti SnoXross becomes a lap race.  Lap counts as follows:

SnoXross 30K SnoXross 20K SnoXross 10K
3 laps 2 laps 1 lap (no timing)

Below is a map of the course.

2015_Whiteout_Sagamore

Click to embiggen.

A few notes on the Sagamore Unit:

  • Parking is very limited.  We recommend carpooling, if possible.
  • Most racers will have to bike/walk a bit to get to start/finish area.  Please budget time for this.
  • Day of Registration will be at the Crew Tent at the intersection of Sagamore Road and Sagamore Access Road.  This is to speed up those that need to register on the day of the event.  The Day of Registration will close at 11:00am, no exceptions.
  • Please follow the direction of parking attendants.
  • And most importantly, have FUN!

Athlete Guide

To answer as many questions as possible we have have created an Athlete Guide for the 2015 Cuyuna Whiteout.  It includes directions, maps, schedule of events and other useful information.  Please download this.  Print pages as needed.

Athlete_Guide_Whiteout_Sagamore

If you have any questions, please contact us info@cuyunalakesmtb.com

T-Shirts

2015 Whiteout ShirtWe got a small batch of shirts printed for those you that didn’t sign up during the free shirt period.  They will be for sale during the Friday Night Bib Pickup and the Yeti Feed & Big Paw Stompin’ Concert.  These shirts can be yours for $15.  Very Limited supplies available!

Registration

Online registration is closed as of midnight tonight, but registration is open at either the night before at the Friday Night Bib Pickup or before the race.  If you are still interested in attending the 2015 Cuyuna Whiteout, please register in person!


Raffle Raffle Raffle

Now that we have the trail conditions issues somewhat under control, we can get back to our regular scheduled programming of bringin’ the awesome.

When you were a kid, did you like going to the county fair?  Did you every throw those balls at the milk jugs hoping you would get that stuffed animal.  Hate to tell your past self, but that game was rigged.  History has since relieved that the only drug Carnies need is the tears of children.

But you know what game isn’t rigged? The Treasure Cave Raffle occurring at the 2015 Cuyuna Whiteout.  There are only 300 tickets being sold, and at least 12 of those tickets will win something.  One of the those tickets will let you go home with the Grand Prize, a Surly Ice Cream Truck.

Surly Ice Cream Truck

Surly Ice Cream Truck

 

So how can you get tickets to the Treasure Cave Raffle?  Simple, at the Friday Night Bib & Racer Pickup or anytime during the Yeti Feet and Big Paw Stompin’ Concert, find your way up to the Crew booth and plunk down a few Jacksons (tickets are $20 apiece) to purchase your chance to win.  Who knows, you might be lucky enough to go home decked out in 45NRTH gear, riding your new Surly Ice Cream Truck and suddenly understanding why Carnies are addicted to sweat taste of others’ disappointment.

If you haven’t already, register for the 2015 Cuyuna Whiteout and even if you have, be sure to get a Treasure Cave Raffle ticket and be there at the Yeti Feed and Big Paw Stompin’ Concert.

List of prizes are below.  Need not be present to win.

Prizes:

Value
Grand Prize: Surly Ice Cream Truck $2,700
1st Prize: Pair of 45NRTH Dillinger 5 Studded Tires $500
2nd Prize: Pair of 45NRTH Vanhelga Tires $310
3rd Prize: Pair of 45NRTH Wolvhammer Boots $325
4th Prize: 45NRTH Sturmfist 4-finger Glove & 45NRTH Merino Wool Liner $180
5th Prize: 45NRTH Sturmfist 5-finger Glove & 45NRTH Merino Wool Liner $150
6th Prize: 45NRTH Cobrafist & 45NRTH Merino Wool Liner $175
7th Prize: Surly Merino Wool Long-sleeve Jersey $75
8th Prize: 45NRTH Greazy $40
9th Prize: 45NRTH Lung Cookie $45
10th Prize: Surly Merino Pocket Tee $35
11th Prize: 45NRTH Toaster Fork $30
12th Prize: 45NRTH Bergraven $85

IMPORTANT: Whiteout is On for the 7th!

Cuyuna Lakes Groomed SingletrackWhile we are still waiting on Mother Nature to help us out a bit, we have made decision on the date and times of the 2015 Cuyuna Whiteout.

First, the Cuyuna Whiteout will be proceeding as planned on, as scheduled on February 7th, 2015.  We will not be cancelling the event or rescheduling.  Again, the 2015 Cuyuna Whiteout will proceed this Saturday, February 7th, 2015.

Second, depending on conditions, the Whiteout course will be either the singletrack loop or the Sagamore laps.  We will not be requiring studs.  Tires will still have to fat (3.5″+).

Third, we will make the determination on the courses on Wednesday, not Tuesday.  Why the one day delay?  Simply because there is the possibility of snow on Tuesday night.  We want to give you, the Whiteout rider/racer, the best possible choice we can.

SagamoreSo Wednesday, expect an announcement on the course.  Along with that will be PDF maps and directions to the race course and associated events.  Also, due to the number of racers we will have, we highly recommend that if you can, car pool and try to arrive a little bit early.

The Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Crew want to thank all of you for your forbearance due to these conditions.  Your participation in our survey helped us immensely.  We want you to know that we value everyone that comes to the Whiteout.  We hope to see you on Saturday, February 7th, reading for a great ride or race!


IMPORTANT: Event Conditions Update – Ice – Please Read

Trail Ice

This is what Easy Street looks like right now.

This last weekend’s warm weather and the continued warmer weather over the last few days have rendered the race course for the Cuyuna Whiteout a bit icy.

Because of that, the Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Crew are HIGHLY RECOMMENDING that all racers and riders have studded tires. Studs can be home-made, screw-in or factory studded tires.

We will be working over the next few days to try and mitigate the icy conditions on the race course, but ultimately, we will have to operate in an environment of safety. That means recommending studs in the short run and, should conditions stay icy, making a decision on the race course location and time.

Bit Icy

What we don’t want

We understand that the singletrack based race course is the reason many of you registered.  We want that too.  However, we have also don’t want the 2015 Iron Yeti SnoXross to be remembered as the 2015 Iron Yeti Ice Flow of Death.

Which brings us to what happens if the iciness continues and the trails do not meet our high safety standards.

Cuyuna Has Options

Unlike other venues Cuyuna has some options.

Sagamore

Sagamore Unit

One option is to simply move the race to the Sagamore Unit.  The race would loose its singletrack miles, but Sagamore is better equipped for marginal conditions and would allow us to run the race (and associated events) as scheduled.

Another option would be to reschedule the 2015 Cuyuna Whiteout to another weekend.  The hope is that by that time the iciness will have subsided or snow will have fallen.  However, if conditions are not improved, the only recourse we would have at that point is to cancel the event.

The last option would be to cancel the 2015 Cuyuna Whiteout and hope that Mother Nature is more accommodating in 2016.

Registered riders and racers will be receiving an email with a one-question survey to better gauge the preferences of those that have signed up for the SnoXross Races/Rides.  Look for those in your inbox here soon.

We will make a final determination on Tuesday, February 3rd at 10:00am.

Till then we will watch the weather and do our best to make the SnoXross course the best we can.


Shirts Be Scarce

The “free with race registration” shirts are getting scarce!

Based on the numbers we have left, we might run out of available shirts soon.  In fact, to make this fair for everyone, we will be cutting off the free shirts at 10:00pm tonight, Wednesday, January 7th, 2015.

2015 Whiteout Shirt

Going once… Going twice…

 

If you wanting to sign up for the 2015 Cuyuna Whiteout and get your sweet Yeti themed shirt, you should register to race today!


The Treasure Cave Raffle

Surly Ice Cream Truck

You can win this beauty in the Treasure Cave Raffle!

Besides providing some wonderful post-race food and some wonderful music to tickle  your ears, the Yeti Feed & Big Paw Stompin’ Concert will also be the site of the Treasure Cave Raffle.  We will also raffle tons of winter biking related gear provided by Whiteout Partners Surly & 45NRTH.

There will be a maximum of 300 tickets available at $20 a piece for the prizes listed below, including the Grand Prize, a Surly Ice Cream Truck.

These will only be sold during the Whiteout, starting at the Bib Pickup on Friday night and continuing till the end of the Big Paw Stompin’ Concert.  Multiple ticket purchases are allowed (and encouraged).  Need not be present to win.

Prizes:

Value
Grand Prize: Surly Ice Cream Truck $2,700
1st Prize: Pair of 45NRTH Dillinger 5 Studded Tires $500
2nd Prize: Pair of 45NRTH Vanhelga Tires $310
3rd Prize: Pair of 45NRTH Wolvhammer Boots $325
4th Prize: 45NRTH Sturmfist 4-finger Glove & 45NRTH Merino Wool Liner $180
5th Prize: 45NRTH Sturmfist 5-finger Glove & 45NRTH Merino Wool Liner $150
6th Prize: 45NRTH Cobrafist & 45NRTH Merino Wool Liner $175
7th Prize: Surly Merino Wool Long-sleeve Jersey $75
8th Prize: 45NRTH Greazy $40
9th Prize: 45NRTH Lung Cookie $45
10th Prize: Surly Merino Pocket Tee $35
11th Prize: 45NRTH Toaster Fork $30
12th Prize: 45NRTH Bergraven $85

Along with the Treasure Cave Raffle we will also be having Swag Raffle that will include a menagerie of prizes.  Tickets for the Swag Raffle will $1 and this will be a “meat raffle” style raffle, so there is no limit on the tickets sold.  The more tickets you buy, the more chances you have to win.

Remember, 100% of the proceeds from the raffle sales go right back in the red dirt and white snow trails of Cuyuna!

If you haven’t registered already, do so now.  If you have registered, but did not choose the Yeti Feed & Big Paw Stompin’ Concert as an option, you will be able to do so at bib pickup or at the door.



Early Bird Pricing Ends Soon!

Time does keep on tickin’…  Early bird pricing for the 2015 Cuyuna Whiteout comes to an when the clock strikes midnight Wednesday, December 31st, 2014.  Prices will become those shown below:

LIGHTS OVER SAGAMORE FRIDAY NIGHT FAT BIKE RIDE FREE
EVENT T-SHIRT FREE, while supplies last
45NRTH IRON YETI SNOXROSS FAT BIKE RACE (30K/20K) $35.00
45NRTH IRON YETI SNOXROSS FAT BIKE RIDE (10K) $15.00
YETI FEED & BIG PAW STOMPIN’ CONCERT $15.00
RIDE WITH THE YETI SUNDAY SOCIAL RIDE $7.50

You may have noticed that we mentioned the “while supplies last” (again) on the event t-shirts.  We only have limited number, and when they are gone, they are gone.  So get yours today!

2015 Whiteout Event Shirt - F&B

Look at these threads. You know you want one…

 

So hop over to our Registration page and register today!


Cover Yer Fur! – 2015 Whiteout Shirts

Feast your eyes on this beauty:

2015 Whiteout Shirt

That there is the 2015 Cuyuna Whiteout t-shirt.  So how does one procure such a sweet bit of clothing.  Simple, register online for the 2015 Cuyuna Whiteout.  Complimentary event shirt with each registration, however, the free shirts are while supplies last, meaning if you wait too long, you might find yourself playing on the skins team.

So get your one-of-kind 2015 Cuyuna Whiteout shirt today!


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