2014 Black Hills Fat Tire Festival
June 20-22, 2014
Black Hills Mountain Bike Association transfers the Black Hills Fat Tire Festival to Rapid City Parks and Recreation Department; Event to be directed by Kristy Lintz.
December 13, 2013: The Rapid City Parks & Recreation Department received confirmation from the Black Hills Mountain Bike Association (BHMBA) that the board voted to transfer the regional mountain biking event to the Parks and Recreation Department. Kristy Lintz, Recreation Program Specialist in charge of Special Events has been named as the event Director. The Black Hills Fat Tire Festival started in 2007 with a partnership between the BHMBA and the Parks & Recreation Department. Lintz assisted in organizing the event from 2007 to 2011. In 2012 the Parks and Recreation Department stepped away from the event. In 2013 the BHMBA moved the event outside of the Rapid City limits. Concerns that the event might not happen in 2014 and with the current investment the City is making to our trail system within the city limits, the Parks & Recreation Department met with BHMBA Board Members to see what could be done to bring elements of the event back to Rapid City. Parks & Recreation offered to take the event on if the entire BHMBA Board Agreed. The 2012 event reported 300 out of town participants with an economic direct spending value of $157,500.00. This does not include friends, families or fans and there were no numbers reported for 2013.
More information coming soon.