Race 1 - Saturday, May 18, 2019
Warsaw, IN - Winona Lake Trail

 **Rain or shine!**

Online registration has closed. You can register in person Saturday from 8 am up to your start time.

Difficulty rating: Hills: 2 / Surface: 2 (1=easy, 5=difficult)

Odds of weather related postponement: <10%

Start off the season again this year at Winona Lake! This fun and flowing circuit of about 10 miles first became a series stop in 2001 and has been a favorite course ever since.

This race is part of the annual Northern Indiana Fat Northern Indiana Fat & Skinny Tire Festival, which includes road bike events, kids events, demos, entertainment, seminars, and much more. Involvement from the community is second to none at Winona Lake , and there are plenty of non-cycling activities for families and friends to see and do.

Camping:  primitive tent camping is available. No reservations are needed; a small donation is requested. Portable toilets and a water source are available.


Update 5/17: ALL camping and parking at Miller Athletic Complex, a short ride/walk from the race site. Miller Athletic Field has modern restrooms available to RV and tent campers.

Directions: See above for most abundant parking. No parking in race field due to soggy turf. 

 Winona Lake is about an hour west of Fort Wayne . Take US 30 to the East side of Warsaw. Turn South / West on Center St. (Bob Evans at this intersection). Proceed for 2 more lights on Center and turn left on to Argonne Rd. Go to the stoplight, under the viaduct and straight through the intersection. The road becomes Park Ave. Follow Park Ave through the village of Winona Lake. View Map. View Map

Continue past the city park on the right, cross over a bridge, to the next road on the left (Boys City Dr .) Follow Boys City Drive to the main entrance of the (former) Boys Club.

Start Times

Trail Map  In 2019, the course will go counter-clockwise ("front" side backward, "back" side normal)

NOTE: This is a "rain or shine" venue. We'll race no matter the weather / trail conditions.

RACE AWARDS will be held at 3pm in the Festival Tent (in the Village, about a mile from the race site).

Mountain bikers can continue the fun with a MTB division 4-cross race on the Hire Park BMX track at 5pm Saturday.

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