Tuscobia Winter Ultra 2014/15 Registration is Open

Head over to UltraSignup and get registered.

Remember a few things:
1) There are gear requirements, most of which are for your safety.  You must start, race and finish with all gear or you will be removed from the race.  There are additional requirements this year, so be sure to read about them on the rules page. The DNR is extremely concerned about our safety.

2) 150 mile racers must have prior winter and endurance experience.  Feel free to drop an email to us to discuss before you register.  tuscobia@gmail.com

3)  The 35 Mile Race date/time   has not yet been set.  will be Saturday, January 3rd at 7am.  Early starts available on request.  Pre-race meeting will be at the start line at 6:30.  The cutoff will be Saturday at 6pm regardless, but we are considering a couple different start times.  Check out the poll and cast your vote.  It can be found at the top right of the home page. Right there  ———–>

4)  The 35 and 75 Mile races are capped at 70 and 50 racers respectively.  We have sold out every year we have had caps.

We are looking forward to seeing you this winter.  Pray for Snow!! (is it too early for that??)

Chris and Helen

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2014/15 Tuscobia Winter Ultra – Dates Announced

The 2014 Tuscobia Winter Ultra will take place in……. 2015.  We will  refer to the upcoming  Tuscobia Winter Ultra as the 2014/15 edition, in a meager attempt to avoid confusion.

January 1-3, 2015
Thursday – Saturday.

Registration will open soon.

Important updates to rules, as required by the WI DNR, as a condition of our permit:

  • All participants will have a minimum of 3 red flashing lights total.   2 rearward and 1 forward facing flashing red lights. Each light will be a minimum of 12 inches off the trail surface.  If found out of compliance you will be disqualified.
  • All participants will have a minimum of 20 square inches of reflective material, 10 forward facing and 10 rear facing.  If found out of compliance you will be disqualified.
  • Participants will not be allowed to carry a tent.   Participants in the 150 and 75 mile distances will be required to carry a bivy sack, for emergency use only.  “Camping” is not allowed on the trail, per the WI DNR.
  • Participants are required to move off the trail when stopped.  Do not stop and remain in the trail.  Ever.  Even for just a second.
  • View the full list of rules on the Rules page
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Mountain Bike Radio Podcast from 2013 Tuscobia Winter Ultra and announcement of dates for 2014.

Mountain Bike Radio and The Ride Fatbikes show did a little podcast about the 2013 Tuscobia Winter Ultra. Check it out. If you make it at least 45 seconds into the podcast, you will hear the dates for 2014/15!!   Registration will be open soon.  Stay tuned for details.

Mountain Bike Radio – Podcast

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It’s Coming!!! The Winter of 2014/15 Tuscobia Winter Ultra dates will be announced very soon.

We don’t quite have the official final word yet, but the Tuscobia Winter Ultra dates will be announced soon.  Keep an eye on tuscobia.wordpress.com and start your pulling your tires, getting your fat-bikes in the sand and ramping-up your roller ski miles.  150, 75 and 35 mile distances will all be back.

 

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Live Tracking 2013

This document is updated live throughout the event, and contains the final results as well.

 

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Less than a week to go – 2013 edition of the Tuscobia Winter Ultra draws near

Please contact us for the following items, if you have not already done so:

  • Requesting special assistance or accommodation
  • Will not be at gear check for your race
  • Will not be riding the bus for your race
  • Will not need your bike trailered to the start of your race

Gear check, pre-race meeting, parking and other info can be found in the files below.  Please review the information, along with the pertinent information listed elsewhere on the website.

150-mile Run and Ski Parking Map (Thursday AM / Friday AM)

150-mile Bike / 75-mile and 35-mile Parking Map (Friday PM / Saturday AM)

Registration is officially closed as of December 20 at midnight.  Registration numbers are as follows:

168 registrations.  91 Runners, 72 Bikers, 5 Skiers
35 Mile:  72 registered, 46 Runners, 26 Bikers.
75 Mile:  52 registered, 29 Runners, 20 Bikers, 3 Skiers
150 Mile:  44 registered, 16 Runners, 26 Bikers, 2 Skiers

Current extended forecast during event weekend in Park Falls calls for a high temp of 20, low temp of -7 and 30% chance of snow.  The Tuscobia trail has a 6-10 inch base and has seen snowmobile traffic.  This should be a good (easy) year in terms of trail conditions and the weather looks to be wintery, just how we like it.   Of course everything can change in an instant should Mother Nature get whimsical.

Happy Holidays to all.  We wish you a wonderful time with your families and loved ones as you plump yourselves and rest up for Tuscobia weekend.  See you all soon!

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Stormy Kromer Hats (Custom) available from Friends of Tuscobia Ultras

Stormy Kromer - Tuscobia Winter Ultra

Order your own Tuscobia Winter Ultra Stormy Kromer cap!

The “Friends of Tuscobia Ultras” is a group of volunteers based in Park Falls.  The group is led by Mike and Gail Boushon and Greg Broome (from the CCC).  They have organized the design and pre-order of the legendary Stormy Kromer hats, customized for the Tuscobia Winter Ultra.  Orders are due before November 15th, and will be available for pick at the Tuscobia races.

George “Stormy” Kromer was a railroad engineer, and to see where he was headed, he had to stick his head out the window – into the wind.  Mother Nature stole his cap more than once.  In 1903, he asked his wife, Ida, to modify an old baseball cap to help keep it on in windy weather.  The all-cloth cap with the soft, canvas visor was a departure from the traditional fedoras of the day, but it was more comfortable and because of it’s six-panel fit, it stayed put.  Soon other railroad workers wanted one of Stormy Kromer’s caps for themselves, and when Ida could no longer keep up with demand, they hired a few employees and the business was born.  Stormy Kromer caps are made in Ironwood, MI.        http://www.stormykromer.com/

Caps will be black with white embroidery.  Cost is $35, payable with your order. 

To find your size, measure around the largest part of your head, above the eyebrows, with a tape measure, then find your size on the chart below.  If you are between sizes, always round up to the nearest eighth.  You can tighten your cap’s fit further by adjusting the tie in front.

Head Measurement

Size

Head Measurement

Size

Head Measurement

Size

20 3/4”

6 5/8

21 1/8”

6 3/4

21 1/2”

6 7/8

21 7/8”

7

22 1/4”

7 1/8

22 5/8”

7 1/4

23

7 3/8

23 1/2″

7 1/2

23 7/8”

7 5/8

24 1/4”

7 3/4

24 5/8”

7 7/8

25”

8

A sample cap is available at the CCC, as well as a tape measure to determine your cap size.

Click here for the order form –  TWU_Stormy_Kromer

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