Twenty-eight riders showed up for the first Fat Freddie’s Bike Race and Ramble on Sunday in the Caribou Hills at Freddie’s Roadhouse.
There were two categories of riders — racers and ramblers. Racers did a course of about 15.8 miles, including a tough descent and climb. Ramblers had the option to do either the full race course or cut out the big descent and climb, making for about a 13.8-mile ride.
The top three men’s racers were Brian Beeson at 1 hour, 53 minutes, Sean Dunham at 2:25 and Carl Kincaid at 2:33. The top three women’s finishers were Catriona Reynolds at 2:35, Mary Simondsen at 2:39 and Sara Barrowcliff at 2:40.
The other racers were Morgan Aldridge at 2:40, William Morrow at 2:40 and Lila Johnson at 3:16.
The ramblers were Adam Tugan, Eric Carpenter, Trevor Davis, Hollis Swan, Cody Czer-Ransom, Joel Todd, Doug Armstrong, Theresa Halpin, Jennifer Tabor, John Tabor, Wally Hufford, James Bennett, Laura Pillifant, Kelly Williams, Carmen Stephl, Chris Stephl, Ken Heaps and Julie Stephens. Caitlin Rodriguez also was a rambler, but a bike problem kept her from finishing.
Sheila Pollard Best, who helped organize the event, put out a special thank you to the Caribou Hills Cabin Hoppers for grooming the trails and making them suitable despite all the snow heading up to the race. Pollard Best also thanked the race volunteers for coming together and making the event happen.