The updated parking map is now posted on the Race Info page – the City of Park Falls is kind enough to allow us to use many parking lots throughout the race including overnight parking so please follow the directions on the map.
Thanks to everyone that has registered for the 2014/15 Tuscobia Winter Ultra. As has become normal, the 35 and 75 mile races sold out quickly. A first for this year, though, is closing of the 150 mile registration. Our vision for Tuscobia is to create low key, tight-knit, event with an extended family celebration type of feel, and in that vein we have limited registration numbers in the past. Our “extended family” has grown over the years, and therefore so have our registrations, but we are now bumping up against the capacity limits of our DNR permit. For this reason we are closing registration for the 150 mile race. We will keep a waitlist, as we are doing for the 35 and 75 mile races, so feel free to email us if you want to be listed. Conversely, if you are registered and it turns out you won’t be able to make the event, please let us know. We will be sad not to see you, but you will be able to put a smile on someone else’s face by opening your spot.
Stay tuned for more information as the Tuscobia Winter Ultra event weekend draws near. Partner updates, race/logistics updates and other information will be coming to your email inbox soon.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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
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.
This document is updated live throughout the event, and contains the final results as well.