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Fat Cycle Challenge added to Wintersköl

Staff report

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year cyclists. Cycling season will be here sooner than you think — like next week.

Fat bikes are rolling into Wintersköl 2014.

The annual Wintersköl celebration in Aspen this year will feature fat-fat tire bikes with a challenge race and demos.

On Saturday, Jan. 11, the Fat Cycle Challenge will be held on the snow-packed trails of the Holden/Marolt Open Space featuring the big, fat tire bikes. There are categories for competitive and recreational riders.

The course is a .75-mile loop.

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There will be demo rides available on a special demo course as part of the bike village at Wagner Park. That will run from noon to 4 p.m. on Jan. 11. A Fat Cycle Town Ride will start at 4 p.m. from the Limelight Hotel in downtown Aspen.

That's also the location of the Fat Cycle Awards Party from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Jan. 11.

The annual Wintersköl torchlight parade and fireworks will follow at 8 p.m. on Aspen Mountain.

For more information, visit acrawinterskol.webconnex.com or call Julie Hardman at 970-920-7146.

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