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Sheeptown Fat Tire Debacle is Ready to Get Outta Hand

Posted in Uncategorized on June 12, 2008 by chopper

Sheeptown Fat Tire Rally ….. “Low key but hard core”

In its second year we are already refining the formula and bringing the valley some good times, outlandish events, beer (of course), live music (punk, folk, country, some other stuff classified as “conscious cacophony”, and some other bits) and a lot of good riding.

This is pretty simple and is going to go fast yet seem like it lasted an eternity so pay attention:

Thursday June 19: Northern Utah Drag Nationals and Dirty Bird’s Southern BBQ on the skids

Where:  Powerhouse Bike Shop N 1st Ave in Hailey (turn east at the Sinclair station one block then go north on N 1st Ave)

Starts:  7:00 p.m. with a BBQ and sign in.  Drag races to start at 8:00 p.m.

Entry:  $15 this includes the BBQ and all of the beer you can pour into your face.  100% pay back on entry fees in the form of prize money and food/beer.  So yes, someone will win some cash.

Event Deets:  Drag Nationals….head to head races dragging a log 50 meters.  Standard single elimination bracket with the consolation round to be determined in a round of log throwing.  Logs will be lit on fire for the finals. Possibly even the quarter finals depending.  Here is what this will look like:

note:  Not necessarily to scale.  Another note:  bring a bike you feel is worthy of dragging logs.

Friday June 20th:  Hebrew National One Handed Hot Dog Hill Climb World Championships

This is “Complayna” modeling perfect HDHCTT form.  No, apparently I did not invent this event, but this is the World Championships.  SO there!  Calling all Bummerlifer’s!!!!!!



Where:  Wiseguy Pizza on a secret course that involves some climbing.  Not too much because this is a FARCA endorsed event. 

More:  Live music on the patio all evening with Hard Cold Rain playing hard core bluegrass on punk.  (Right Dan?)

When:  Race start is at 8:00 p.m. sharp!  1 minute intervals riders will go off.

Why:  Cuz we said so.

Are You Serious?  yes. Quite.  Riders will be given a nice warm hotdog in a bun.

Deets:  Riders will depart at one minute intervals with a hot dog in hand from the front of Wiseguy.  From there riders will ride a short local hill maintaining perfect hot dog one handed form.  Fastest rider wins.  Simple!

Awards:  Awards and general raucous celebration will take place at the Wiseguy following the event. 

Saturday June 21

South Valley Epic

When:  Meet at the Powerhouse on N 1st Ave at 10:00 a.m.

What:  We will ride a loop of numerous local trails with shorter options possible as the ride loops back through town and local county roads.  Mellow pace, good singeltrack and a lot of fun!

Music:  Damphools will be playing at Fresshies at 9:00 or as soon as we can scare the dinner crowd away.

Sunday June 22

This event is to be announced pending exploration of the local north valley trails this weekend and the snow situation.  Please check back in with us!!!!!


Sheeptown Fat Tire Debacle June 19-22, 2008

Posted in Uncategorized on May 26, 2008 by chopper

It’s coming folks.  Arriving to the town near you, Hailey ID, on Thursday evening June 19, we will kick off a weekend of bike related antics and exploits with The Northen Utah Drag Nationals.  Head to head drag race format complete with live music, a hot chic waving the flag and a 50 meter sprint.  All you need is a machine with wheels (or one wheel if you unicycle) and the rest will come easy.  BBQ fair is onsite to keep the engines fueled.  Winner take all.

Following the alcohol funny bike fueled mayhem from Thursday night….Friday night will be no less of an affair. 

The Hotdog Hillclimb One Handed Time Trial World Championships.  You just read it.  Climbing large hills has never been more fun thanks to the addition of a hot dog to your hand.  You may switch hands, but you mustn’t drop or damage the dog.  Time is stopped once the hot dog has been completed on the other side of the finish line.  Refreshments, food, and awards at Wiseguy to follow immediately.  Sign in is at Wiseguy on the patio from 6-8 pm.  Race starts at 8:00 p.m. sharp.  You will get your start time at registration.

Saturday wakes anew with the fizz buzzing out of your ears from the night before.  It’s the South Valley Super Epic!  A wild adventure to the end of the earth covering several hours worth of mountain biking around the South Valley. 

Start:  10:00 a.m. from the Powerhouse. 

Sunday is the day we can all take a breather and relax.  The Sunday Detox Tour.  Casual pace as always.  More fun than a tub full of greased rabbits…as always.  Plan to ride 3-4 hours.  Route will be announced this week as soon as we assess the north valley trail situation.