is there a participation limit on the event?
After the 1990 and 1991 events which presented extremely wet race day conditions, a decision was made in 1992 to self-impose a field limit cap on the participation for the cross country events. At that time a limit of 2,500 was set. Since then the limit has been raised incrementally twice and today stands at 3,100 riders for the combined totals of the Chequamegon 40 & Short
& Fat cross county events.
Preservation of the race course trails is
the foundation for the limit with the acknowledgment that those trails
have a definite carrying capacity. Managing the safety concerns of 3,100
riders over the race course is another reason for the limit. In addition
management for quality and not quantity means that the staff and volunteers
maintain organizational sanity and have as much fun as participants.
net result is the consistent high quality of the Chequamegon experience
for the participants, staff, volunteers and community. Its a win-win-win for all involved.
Is there a waiting list for entries?
While no-shows are anticipated, no waiting list is kept
to fill the spots of participants
who enter and decide to not show up. In fact, the event is traditionally over booked
by a small percentage beyond the 3,100 person limit to take into account the customary no-show
How Do I get There?
Where can I find out about the off road trails?
The Chequamegon Area Mountain Bike
Association (CAMBA) maintains a network of 300 plus miles of user
friendly trails in southern Bayfield and northern Sawyer Counties.
Where do I find area lodging information?
Contact the Cable Area Chamber of Commerce
the Hayward Area Chamber
of Commerce or the Hayward Lakes Visitors & Convention Bureau for information about the lodging and other area events.
Event Contact Information?
Write: Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival, Inc. P.O. Box 267, Cable,
WI 54821. Phone 715-798-3594 Fax 715-798-3595. When in the area
by the new Chequamegon Festival office at 13460 Spruce Street in downtown
Cable. E-Mail us a firstname.lastname@example.org