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Hugh Jass is always about having a good time, no matter the weather.
If you aren't having fun at our "races" you aren't doing it right.
HuGh JAss fat bike crit
Crashing the Tour of America's dairyland uci road races
This... was hilarious. We were honored to be able to crash the Tour of America's Dairyland Bay View Crit for the evening and bring you fat bikes on pavement. The rubber was roaring and the spectating was some of the best we have ever had. Fat bike handoffs and short shorts made this one for the books. THANK YOU for all yall who busted out the fat bikes in the heat of summer.
SEASON 2: Fall 2016- spring 2017
Race 1: Minooka Park - waukesha, WI
Season Starter Race 1 was a fricken blast! Thank you to the 130 racers who came out to enjoy the beauty of nature and the awesomeness of our favorite home trail system at Minooka Park. 5 Points for flannel made for a burly looking start line. Y'all look good and make us real proud. Hammaschlagen improvements made for some fast tappers... which extended to the fast cashing of our 3 kegs of beer. Great start errybody. We are excited for this season!
Race 2: kegel/alpha trails- franklin, WI
Hugh Jass Race 2: We couldn't have asked for a prettier day. Fall colors, warm temps, and the beautiful Alpha Trail singletrack of Whitnall Park in Franklin, WI. Being so close to Halloween, we awarded a Hugh Jass 20 points for all those who put a costume on for the race... and wow we were blown away.
Thanks again to @Metro Mountain Bikers for being awesome and making noticeable trail improvements over the last year. Thank you to @Milwaukee County Parks for the great venue and the tasty warm food and drinks!
Race 3: Memorial Park- Appleton, WI
Hugh Jass Race 3 took us up to Appleton, WI and to visit our friends and shops in the Fox Valley. The course here at Appleton Memorial Park was certainly an ode to cyclocross with mixed terrain in a park setting. Hammaschlagen on top of the ski hill and awesome amphitheater and pond backdrop made for a nice fall event with sunshine on our side. A huge shoutout to our friends at 45NRTH for making the drive from Minneapolis to hang out with us for the day.
Race 4: The Mountain Top at Grand Geneva- Lake Geneva, WI
Hugh Jass Race 4 = staff pick as our absolute favorite race yet. The Course, the venue, the perfect weather, the camo, the beer, the bacon, the bikes, the cranberries, the turkey, the fireball... it was the sh#*t. We wish every race could be like this, and it reminds us how important flowy singletrack is to the fat biker's soul. If you have never ridden the mountain bike trails at the Mountain Top at Grand Geneva, you gotta go. A season trail pass is $50 or throw $5 in the bucket at the trail and enjoy the trails brought to you and maintained by the Treadhead cycling group. Learn more!
Race 5: Canal Shores- Evanston, IL
Hugh Jass Race 5 took us down south of the border to check out Evanston, IL as we brought a little bit of jolly merriment to the last 8 holes of the Canal Shores Golf Course. As always, our Hugh Jasses and Lasses impressed the crap out of us with the glorious attire of the ugly christmas sweater. We had 9 finalists, who all receieved a nice lil token of appreciation with a new "Hugh Jass Patch" and an additional 10 points to their name. Fun stuff everyone! HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM HUGH JASS!
Race 6: KLETZSCH PARK- Glendale, wi
Oh Joy! New Year's Eve and Hugh Jass was a winning combination. The trails were icy, the trails were tight, and the spirits were high as we rang in the new year with a cheering jab of fun and excitement. We would like to thank all the people and bikes that made this off-season more fun than ever. We hit the 500 person participation mark this season alone. We also want to thank Metro Mountain Bikers for layin down some new trail, Milwaukee County Parks for the land, food, and shelter, and to our friend Hugh- that crazy lumberjack who gets us outside, on bikes, all season long. Three cheers for beers, and beer shortcuts (thanks, MKE Brewing :)!
Race 7: Minooka PARK- Waukesha, wi
Ice... pure, pure ice. But did we let the non-useable singletrack ruin the weekend? I think not. It reminded us of our very favorite saying: "fun and flexible, but not flexible on fun... because if you are not having fun, you are not doing it right". The day turned out beautiful, the sun was shining and our friends came to play despite the crummy trail conditions. We love ya'll and thanks for enjoying the day, and dranken our brand new beer with us! Thanks @mkebrewing for our HUGH JASS BEER!
Race 8: Trek Headquarters- Waterloo, wi
SNOW people. Real live inches of snow. We couldn't have asked for a better weekend for our 8th race of the series, or for better partners than Trek Bicycles. Flannel, flyovers, beer shortcuts, laps, beer trailer, pizza, heckling and a massive bonfire made for one of the best rides yet. Hugh Jass thank you to Trek and their trail crew for grooming and helping us set up one of the most memorable courses to date! CAN'T WAIT TO COME BACK NEXT YEAR!
Race 9: SPEAR THE FATTY- FOND DU LAC, wi
Spear the Fatty... the first fat bike race we ever participated in back in 2015, and we are happy to keep the race alive. Though we didn't get to go on Lake Winnebago.. there was plenty of ice to slip on. Thank you to the icescapers, music makers and people who made this an epically fun day!