Chena River to Ridge
March 2, 2024
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.
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 falling to single digits at night should help the trail set before Saturday’s race start
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 course map
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 the race. CR2R WILL COVER ALL MEMBERSHIP COSTS. Simply hand in the completed form (linked below). We will have some forms on hand the morning of the event, but why be that person?