Tyle Owens, Morgan Aldridge and Landen Showalter braved the cold to win a Freezer Food Series fat bike race Sunday at Tsalteshi Trails.
The format was a staggered start race on the singletrack and part of the Wolverine Loop. Owens won by finishing in 20 minutes, 21 seconds, while Nathan Kincaid was second at 21:26 and Mike Crawford was third at 24:14.
Aldridge, at 27:04, was the first woman across the line and fourth overall. Showalter, at 31:51, was the first youth rider and sixth overall.
The final Freezer Food Series fat bike race of the year will be Sunday, before the series moves on to four ski races. Sunday’s race will start at 2 p.m. at the Slikok Trails trailhead almost directly across from the Central Peninsula Landfill. Registration starts at 1:30 p.m.
The race will be a short course with a randomly determined ending time between 27 and 35 minutes. The first person across the line wins, regardless of laps completed.
The goal of the Freezer Food Series is to raise money for the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank. For Tsalteshi Trails Association members, the cost is $5 with donation or $6 without donation. For nonmembers, the cost is $10 with donation and $12 without donation.
Freezer Food Series Race 7
1. Tyle Owens, 20 minutes, 21 seconds; 2. Nathan Kincaid, 21:26; 3. Mike Crawford, 24:14; 4. Morgan Aldridge, 27:04; 5. John Messick, 28:03; 6. Landen Showalter, 31:51; 7. Jen Showalter, 33:25; 8. Angie Sulley, 37:30; 9. Darrell Kincaid, 44:53.