Chena River to Ridge
March 4, 2023
55 Mile and 26 Mile Multi-sport Endurance Race
We invite you to venture north to Fairbanks to participate in this unique multi-sport endurance race in interior Alaska. The Chena River to Ridge race will take racers around maintained snow-machine trails in the Chena River Recreation Area about 30 miles east of Fairbanks. Its a challenging race course with big ascents, fast downhills, blind turns, and outstanding views of the local hills and the Alaska Range as the trail climbs high above the valley floor. Racers can either travel by ski, bike, or on foot. There is a 55-mile course and a 26-mile course. After the race, you can relax your muscles in the thermal waters at Chena Hot Springs Resort, about 30 minutes away.
Trail grooming update
Yesterday (Thursday) evening, three snow machines broke out and groomed the Colorado Creek/Compeau loop after this week's snowstorm. The effort was capped off by pulling a 5' drag over all 25 miles of the race course. Daytime temperatures reaching the upper teens, and...
Revised 2018 race course
Due to heavy snowfall and deep drifts, we were unable to break out the 50-mile (Stiles Creek) loop. As such, the race course has been condensed to the 25-mile Colorado Creek/Compeau loop, around which the 50-mile racers will circulate twice.Twin Bears CR2R 25-mile...
Fairbanks Cycle Club one-day membership required for all racers
This is an Endurance North event sponsored by the Fairbanks Cycle Club. As part of our insurance requirements, every participant must become a one-day member of the club. Please complete the membership form and bring it with you to the event check-in the morning of...
A couple more volunteers needed!
We could use an additional volunteer for the start/finish, and one more medic. No experience required for the first, Training in emergency first aid/wilderness first responder for the second. Please accept our bribe of an event shirt, low-quality hot dogs, and all the...
Trail Grooming to commence this weekend for the CR2R course.
We plan to groom the entire 50 miles of race course this weekend after a series of storms dumped several inches to a foot of new snow in the area. Stay tuned next week for an update of course conditions.