Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The 2013 Frozen Hog
Cost is $20 pre-reg($30 day of)
Tshirts available on the registration site for $10 until Jan 18. A small number of shirts will be available for purchase at the race first come first serve.
Beginning with the legendary LeMans running start, racers will sprint to their bikes, jump on and complete a short shakeout loop before heading out onto the course.
The format will be the same as last year, a “snow crit”. Racers will race a 2-3 mile course, completing laps for a predetermined amount of time. This allows us to control the length of the race regardless of conditions.
Firm, fast course = Lots of laps.
Sloppy, slow course = fewer laps.
Last year with “good” conditions Sport racers completed three laps, Experts completed five.
Sport,Junior, and Clydesdale racers should plan on racing for approximately 60 mins, Experts for approximately 90 mins.
Registration opens soon…
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Results are Up!
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Saturday, January 7, 2012
Come Support Chris and Kathy Sherwin.
Chris and Kathy Sherwin have been a part of the Utah Mountain Bike and Cyclocross community for well over 10 years. Chris introduced Kathy to riding and then racing on the trails of Deer Valley resort, where they both worked (Chris still works at Deer Valley where he is in charge of the Mountain Hosts). As Kathy’s pro career took off, Chris gravitated towards other activities, namely Kite boarding, on water or snow.
Chris’ legendary energy levels started to take a hit in 2011, after significant amounts of tests, in December, he was diagnosed with kidney cancer. On January 3rd, he had surgery to remove the kidney along with some lymph nodes. He is currently recovering at the Huntsman Cancer Hospital.
We are excited to announce that the 10th Annual Frozen Hog MTB race on January 28th will be a fundraiser for Chris and Kathy. $5 of each entry will go to the Sherwin’s. A n opportunity drawing will also be held.
Buy tickets here http://tinyurl.com/7xmxp5t
Also, if you have something you would like to contribute to the auction please contact me at 385-208-6400
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
The 10th Annual Frozen Hog
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Frozen Hog. To celebrate, we are unveiling an all new format.
This year’s race is going to be a snow crit.
What’s a snow crit?
Glad you asked. Racers will negotiate a slightly shorter course than in previous years. Instead of racing a set distance or number of laps for time, all racers will be on course for a predetermined amount of time + 1 lap. Similar to a criterium race, or cyclocross race. You will not receive a time, but you will receive a place.
Why the change?
Another good question. In the past, snow conditions have had a huge effect on the course and racers. In 2010, temperatures in the 40’s and a light rain greeted us on race day. The snow began to melt, and the course got slushy. So slushy, that the average time for the shorter sport course was approximately 1h45m. One year later on a nearly identical course, lighter snow cover and much colder temps made for much faster conditions. So much so, that the Men’s expert winner Greg Gibson completed two laps in 29m55s. See the problem?
The new format allows for variable conditions, creates a much more exciting, spectator friendly race, and ensures that every racer goes home with an exhausted, stupid grin on their face.
What else is new?
Two words: CASH MONEY. That’s right, this years winners are going home with a little performance bonus.
Also, look for changes in categories. Basically, there will be fewer categories this year. Rather than 14 categories with anywhere from 3-25 racers there will be six. Men’s and Women’s Expert, Men’s and Women’s Sport, Junior’s (17 and under), and Clydesdales(>215lbs). Juniors and Clydesdales are welcome to “cat up” into any other category that they feel competitive in.
What hasn’t changed?
The crowd favorite Le Mans start is back. All racers will begin on foot and run around the start loop to the staging area where their bike is waiting. This will shake racers out into a line before they head onto the singletrack.
More details and online registration to follow. Check back here and make sure to like our facebook page.