video by njdahms
The Great Lakes Fat Bike Series wrapped up in Hastings, Michigan on Saturday March 23 with the Barry-Roubaix. Primarily a gravel road race, Barry-Roubaix includes a Fatbike class, which served as the series finale (and tie-breaker if needed for series standings).
True to form, West Michigan weather brought mostly frozen roads and chilly temps just under freezing at the start of the race. Over 60 fatbike racers lined up with 3000 cyclists in various other categories. After 36 miles of gravel and never ending hills the end top three men and women were:
1 Chris Hansen 1:57:11
2 Dan McGraw 1:58:57
3 Kevin Wright 2:01:50
1 Danielle Musto 2:16:34
2 Christina Buerkle 2:19:15
3 Jody Beard 2:28:11
Huge thanks to the Barry-Roubaix organizers, sponsors and the city of Hastings, Michigan for putting on one of the biggest bike races in North America!
Fatbike.com has a race report from Womens' winner, Danielle Musto, HERE
While mostly not fatbike specific, Drunkcyclist.com has a race report HERE
Series sponsor 616 Bicycle Fabrications has a few pics of their rigs in the race HERE
Get a feel for how icy the road were with this crash video
video by SammysEliteRacing