August 26, 2011

Deer Fly Chase

Mark your calendars, Saturday September 29, 2018

The 2018 Deer Fly Chase PRE-REGISTRATION OPENS AUGUST 1, 2018!
TO REGISTER, please click OPEN CLASS or JUNIOR CLASS. Or TRAIL RUN.

You may register on raceday from 8:30 – 9:30 am.  $30 adults / $10 juniors.

Bring the family – as there are events for all!
Mountain bike racing: Open class participants can choose from ‘Long’ and  ‘Short’ (you will make your selection on race day!).  Junior class participants will either race in the ‘High School’ event or ‘Middle School’ (you will make your selection on race day!).
Trail run, 10K:  Beautiful ski trails and singletrack running race.

 

Map to race start:

Directions to race start:
– From South/Eau Claire, Hwy 53 North to Bloomer exit.  North on Hwy.40 approximately 12 miles to Hwy M.  Proceed approximately 6 miles East on Hwy M to South on 167th St.  Proceed 3 miles to race start.
– From North/Rice Lake, Hwy 53 South to New Auburn exit. East on Hwy M approximately 16 miles to South on 167th St.  Proceed 3 miles to race start.
– Note: the race does not start at the Hickory Ridge trail head!  No one will be there on race day.

Other details:
– The race venue is in a remote location at Dog Island ski cabin.
– Porta toilets will be on-site.
– There is no electricity and running water.
– Cell phone reception is sketchy, so don’t count on it.
– Parking is off road in a field, just be aware.
– A convenience store on the corner of Hwy 40/ Hwy M is the closest spot for gas/food/etc.

2017 Race Course – (course modified and file updated 9/19):

Results from previous events:

2017-Deer-Fly-Chase-Results

2016-Deer-Fly-Chase-Results

2015-Deer-Fly-Chase-Results

2014-Deer-Fly-Chase-Results

 

OPEN CLASS EVENT REGISTRATION:

2017 Deer Fly Chase: Open Class

Description:

"Everyone's favorite race of the year", The Deer Fly Chase is back for a SEVENTH year!

The race course will be as epic as ever -- outstanding terrain, a mix of gravel roads, ski trails and the best singletrack around (new singletrack every year, that's our promise to you).
For those familiar with the area, key route highlights are:  Rolling paced start on blacktop from Dog Island; the race will start with the Rattlesnake hill equalizer climb; rolling dirt roads offer plenty of fast riding; balanced with technical singletrack and ski trails for passing; a long gravel climb on Deer Fly Trail and even more sweet singletrack, will further separate the contenders (long course racers);  fast open ski trail finish near Dog Island.
Other unbelievable highlights include: Complimentary food and Fat Tire beer to all finishers (ages 21+), prizes and awards to top finishers.
OPEN CLASS:
  • Two race distances
  • Long course, 29 miles
  • Short course, 19 miles
  • Register on-line by 9/1 - and you will get a sweet Deer Fly Chase t-shirt.

We are sorry but registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.

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JUNIOR CLASS EVENT REGISTRATION:

2017 Deer Fly Chase: Junior Class

Description:

"Everyone's favorite race of the year", The Deer Fly Chase is back for a SEVENTH year!

The race course will be as epic as ever -- outstanding terrain, a mix of gravel roads, ski trails and the best singletrack around (new singletrack every year, that's our promise to you).
For those familiar with the area, key route highlights are:  Rolling paced start on blacktop from Dog Island; the race will start with the Rattlesnake hill equalizer climb; rolling dirt roads offer plenty of fast riding; balanced with technical singletrack and ski trails for passing; a long gravel climb on Deer Fly Trail and even more sweet singletrack, will further separate the contenders (long course racers);  fast open ski trail finish near Dog Island.
Other unbelievable highlights include: Complimentary food and Fat Tire beer to all finishers (ages 21+), prizes and awards to top finishers.
JUNIOR CLASS:
  • Two race distances
  • High School course, 19 miles
  • Middle School course, 9 miles
  • Sorry no T-shirts included in the entry fee for the Junior Class.

We are sorry but registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.

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 TRAIL RUN EVENT REGISTRATION:

2017 Deer Fly Chase: Trail Run 10K

Description:

Inaugural Deer Fly Chase Trail Run!  Maximum participants is capped at 50 racers.

The 10K race course will be spectacular.  The course will be on ski trail and singletrack trail.  There will be a single water station at about the mid-way point.

For those familiar with the area, the race will start and end near Dog Island cabin.
Other unbelievable highlights include: Complimentary food and Fat Tire beer to all finishers (ages 21+), prizes and awards to top finishers.
TRAIL RUN:
  • One race distance = 10K
  • One class - open class to all runners - total of 50 entries available
  • $30 entry fee
  • All proceeds go towards trail maintenance and creation.

We are sorry but registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.

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