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King & Queen of the Hill Race brought to you by QUARQ

Our unique race combined our prior three race series into one race. This “All Mountain” race will test your strength with a Hill Climb, your technical ability with a Super D, all while timing your speed and stamina of an approximate 12 mile lap Sprint Style Cross Country Race. This is a great training race for those who are competitive racers or if you are a beginner and want to evaluate your ability. Quarq is the official sponsor of the King and Queen Race and will be providing, Quarq Race Intelligence, live GPS tracking for each registered participant. To find out more click HERE.

General Information:
Packet Pick-up

Race packets will be available Friday Night for pick up during the Welcome Social located at LOST CABIN Brewery. Packets may be picked up Saturday morning from 6:30 am – 7:30 am during Onsite Registration/Quarq Check In. If different accommodations need to be made please contact the festival director. The race will start from the Festival Vendor Area within Founders Park at 7:00 am.

Race Categories
  • Categories for both Men & Women
  • Middle School 11-13 yrs (1 Lap)
  • High School 14-18 yrs (1 Lap)
  • Beginner Open 18 & Up (1 Lap)
  • Junior 15-18 yrs (2 Laps)
  • U23 19-22 yrs (2 Laps)
  • Prime 23-29 yrs (2 Laps)
  • Masters 30-39 yrs (2 Laps)
  • Masters 40-49 yrs (2 Laps)
  • Masters 50+ yrs (2 Laps)
Additional Categories for secondary awards to include but not limited to:
  • Heavy weight (over 250 lbs)
  • Single Speed
  • Fat Bike

Points System:

To be honored as King and Queen of the Hill you will receive points based on your placement in each segment of the race. It is one course, but three parts. You will be timed for your overall cross-country time, a “Hill Climb” segment and a “Super D” segment. The man and women who finishes with the most points will win the crown. Actually there is no crown, but there is a plaque and swag!

Awards:

Awards and swag for all racers will be presented directly after the race within the beer garden area. Winners will be posted at the headquarter tent as soon as possible after the race. If you will not be available to pick up your award please contact us so we can make other arrangements to get your prizes to you.

Points for King/Queen of the Hill will be awarded as follows for each race:
1st place

(50 pts.)

6th place

(23 pts.)

11th place

(11 pts.)

16th place

(5 pts.)

2nd place

(41 pts.)

7th place

(20 pts.)

12th place

(9 pts.)

17th place

(4 pts.)

3rd place

(35 pts.)

8th place

(17 pts.)

13th place

(8 pts.)

18th place

(3 pts.)

4th place

(30 pts.)

9th place

(15 pts.)

14th place

(7 pts.)

19th place

(2 pts.)

5th place

(26 pts.)

10th place

(13 pts.)

15th place

(6 pts.)

20th place

(1 pt.)

Points for King/Queen of the Hill will be awarded as follows for each race:

1st place
(50 pts.)

2nd place
(41 pts.)

3rd place
(35 pts.)

4th place
(30 pts.)

5th place
(26 pts.)

6th place
(23 pts.)

7th place
(20 pts.)

8th place
(17 pts.)

9th place
(15 pts.)

10th place
(13 pts.)

11th place
(11 pts.)

12th place
(9 pts.)

13th place
(8 pts.)

14th place
(7 pts.)

15th place
(6 pts.)

16th place
(5 pts.)

17th place
(4 pts.)

18th place
(3 pts.)

19th place
(2 pts.)

20th place
(1 pt.)

Ride

Ride

Ride

*** 2017 Updated Rides***

Under our permit with the Black Hills National Forest we will be offering guided rides this year only on their designated trail systems. The reason is due to timber contract and non motorized trial management planning. For those who are not from around here, it may be tricky to know what is considered designated and non-designated trail. Stop by the festival HQ to get information on which trails we will be highlighting for this year’s event for all to experience.

The Black Hills Mountain Bike Association Members will be our expert guides for these rides. Check back for more details on how to get signed up.

Sponsored Guided Rides

We are working hard to offer guided rides sponsored by our local bike shops and their affiliated representatives. Check back for more information as these rides get scheduled.

Fat Tire 10K or Fat Five Trail Run

Fat Tire 10K or Fat Five Trail Run

Fat Tire 10K or Fat Five Trail Run

Run

Fat Tire 10K or Fat Five Trail Run

The Black Hills Runner’s Club is teaming up with the city to put on a trail series race at Hanson Larson Memorial Park. Runners will enjoy the HLMP trails that will feature two courses – a 10k and a ‘Fat Five’ (the distance is a little further than your traditional 3.1 miler).

Register through the festival online until Friday, June 16 at 11:59 pm. Race day signups will be $5 more for both members and non-members.

Time: 8:00 a.m. Check In and Race Day Registration at HQ | 9:00 a.m. Race Start

Race Day: Sunday, June 18th

Socials

Socials

We are proud to partner with LOST CABIN Brewery to be the host of the Welcome Social. This is taken from their website…

“Lost Cabin was founded with one goal in mind: to make exceptional small-batch ales and lagers that reflect our passion for craft beer with a focus on quality, creativity, and community. We use only the finest ingredients in our brewery and work hard to source many of them locally. We are incredibly proud to be brewing beer in the Black Hills and we do everything we can to make sure our beer and modest tasting room reflects that pride as well as our love of the great outdoors. Our brewery is located at 1401 W. Omaha Street in Rapid City, directly across from Founder’s Park – home to the Black Hills Farmers Market and some of the most popular fishing, hiking and biking trails in the area. We invite you to stop in for a flight or pint and spend some time with the Lost Cabin family!”

Time: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Packet Pickup | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Entertainment

Day: Friday, June 16th


No cover charge and this event is open to the public!

Family Fun Activities

Family Fun

STRIDER Adventure Zone

Provided by Rapid City Parks & Recreation Department staff. This safe and friendly environment encourage kids of all abilities from 18 months and up to test ride a STRIDER and play with other kids, while improving and developing fundamental bike handling skills. Our expanded adventure zone will appeal to every level STRIDER rider. Demos will be available. This is a free activity.

All Weekend During Vendor Hours

Location: Founders Park Plaza Area

STRIDER Group Ride

Bring your STRIDER rider over to the festival HQ and participate in this family friendly group activity that kids and adults of all abilities can be apart of. Bring your own STRIDER or demos will be available. We will ride from Founders Park across the bridge to the North side of the creek; take the Nature Trail to the STRIDER Nature Loop and back. Approximately 1.5 miles total length which includes the Nature Trail Loop. This is a free activity, but you will need to pre-register at HQ by 3:00 p.m. Saturday.

Time: Ride at 4:00 p.m.

Day: Saturday, June 18th

Location: Founders Park Festival HQ

Youth 12 & Under Cross Country Race

The kids mountain bike course that is designed for kids ages 12 & under and will provide fun and an open course so parents can watch their children enjoy the opportunity to ride their bikes in a competition style event. It will be located at Founders Park open space that includes switch backs, hills and mild jumps. Registration is day of at the Parks and Recreation Tent by Founder Plaza. The age categories will be 12-11 three laps, 10-8 two laps, and 7 & under one lap. There will be number plates, medals, prizes and water provided. Bike helmets are required for the event. This event is sponsored by Youth and Family Services Boys Health Program and Black Hills Bike Events.

Time: 12:00 p.m. Register | 1:00 p.m. Race Start

Day: Sunday, June 18th


Free Event!

Family Fun Ride

The family fun ride and treasure hunt is an event families and children of all ages will enjoy. This ride will begin at the festival headquarters in Founders Park and will take you on a tour of the Rapid City bike path for an exciting treasure hunt and the opportunity to discover the beautiful scenery and parks Rapid City has to offer. Whether you wish to take your time and enjoy the area or you are set on being the first to discover all of the hidden treasure locations, this ride is a great way to spend time with your family and have fun on your bikes or on foot. Maps will be provided at the starting point. Be prepared to get creative and decipher the hidden meanings in the map!

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Day: Sunday, June 19th

Location: Founders Park HQ

The Black Hills Fat Tire Festival started in 2007 with a partnership between the BHMBA and Rapid City Parks & Recreation and operates under a special use permit issued by the Black Hills Forest Service.

Photo Credits: 2014 Kim Lathe Photography; 2015 Live Wild Media; 2016 Legendary Randy Ericksen Films