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Highlands Fat Bike Series – McHENRY – January 13, 2024

We will ride the Meshach Browning Trails at the Lion’s Club Park in McHenry! Those trails have some hills, some climbs, some roots, some quick descents, some rocks and a lot of fun! There is no separate cost for park (or party) admission on the day of the ride.

Course Description


This is a fun race for all skill levels.. BEGINNER to ADVANCED.. at the Meshach Browning Trail system.

The course will be 4 laps totaling about 10+ miles; the weather will dictate the specific mix of wide cross-country trails.

If we have enough snow, the trail will be groomed for fat bikes – note tires must be 3.8″ to be considered “fat”.

Race begins at the Lion’s Club Pavilion


Race Schedule

(ALL DAY) Self Guided Pre-Ride Available
4pm – Guided Pre-Ride
5-8pm – Early packet pickup at Vagabond. (Dinner Available)

8:00am – Check In at Pavilion
9:30am – Racer Meeting at Pavilion
10:00 AM – RACE START @ Pavilion
1:00pm – Course Cut-Off
3:00pm – Awards at Pavilion

Fat Bike Rentals available from Trail Labs

NOTE: Fat bikes are bikes with oversized tires, typically 3.8in or larger. If there’s snow, you’ll want a fat bike for sure. We’re not going to say you have to have a fat bike (especially, if we don’t have any snow on the ground) but don’t be mad at us if you can’t ride!

We’re trying to find rentals for you so, if you need a bike, get in touch with Sarah (sarah@dcabfun.com)

((e-bikes are allowed but you won’t be eligible for any “placement” prizes))

  • CHECK-IN: 8:00am
  • RACER MEETING: 9:30am
  • RIDE START: 10:00am
  • AWARDS: 3:00pm
  • BONFIRE: 10:00am – 3:00pm


Racer Meeting





Deep Creek Lake Lions’ Club Park

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • If your time is important to you, we will have timing available. Make sure you get to the front of the start line if you’re doing this for time.
  • We’ll have some awards for top finishers.
  • Since the rides are relatively short, you’ll be responsible for any food or drink while on the course. We’ll have some water and snacks available before and after.
  • We encourage everyone to come out and ride! This is just a fun time to get more people out on bikes! Give it a go!
  • “Snow or no, we’ll go!” We will ride if there is snow or not… we’ll make a decision closer to the ride date if it’s dicey.
  • Speaking of weather (or any other circumstances) there are no refunds. No matter what.