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Short & Fat

Calling all off-road enthusiasts. This 16-mile, mass-start tour is a fun and fast adventure through rugged Northwoods terrain.

Course Description

Shorter than the headliner race, the Short & Fat starts and ends at the Great Hall in Cable, Wisconsin, traversing a variety of off-road trails before circling back to the finish line.

MapMyRide – Short & Fat Course Map GPS File

Garmin Connect – Short & Fat Course Map GPS File

Download Short & Fat Course Map as PDF

Course Safety

For the safety of all riders, please follow these rollout safety tips:

  • Ride in control at all times
  • Hold a steady and secure position until you hit the dirt
  • Move with caution, each move you make in a mass start rollout impacts fellow riders
  • Do not try to jump ahead of riders in the rollout
  • Never leave the pavement
  • Be aware of changing positions and paces of fellow riders
  • Call out to others and announce your intentions when noticing change of pace, hidden hazard or any other pack dynamic that may impact the group

Start Gate Information

Corral Placement
Please let us know your best overall place from 2016, 2017, 2018 or 2019 edition of the Short & Fat, as this will determine your corral placement in 2020. Riders without past Chequamegon event results and who did not provide a race resume for consideration will by default be placed in the last start gate. The decision of the race officials is final. After you receive your start gate confirmation email up until September 1, you may request a gate review by email Peter Spencer at

Gate 1: Male 1-125 | Female 1-200
Gate 2: Male 126-300 | Female 201-400
Gate 3: Male 301-450  | Female 401-550
Gate 4: Male 451-600  | Female 551-650
Gate 5: Male 601-750 | Female 651-750
Gate 6: Male/Female 751 and up OR NEW PARTICIPANT

Placement in gates
Each participant’s start gate will be indicated on their laminated handlebar number provided at bib pickup. You may not enter start gates with a lower number, however, you may enter a start gate with a higher number. Loading in assigned gates is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please show up early to load into your gate for best placement and to ensure you will get in your gate.

New in 2020 – No Ghost Bikes Allowed at Start Line
No ghost bikes will be allowed at the start line moving forward.

Notification and request for reconsideration
Once start gate assignments have been made and you have been notified via confirmation email, you may request a further review for reassignment to another gate.

Requests for additional start gate review can be emailed to Peter Spencer prior to September 1.

Bib Pickup

Friday of Race Week

Update July 8, 2020 – Drive up options:

1:00pm – 8:00pm Drive Up outside of the Great Hall
8:00pm – 10:00pm – Inside the Great Hall
Location: Great Hall (American Birkebeiner Trailhead)

Saturday of Race Week

Update July 7, 2020 – No bib pickup on race day for 2020 – Thank you!

Hours:  7:00am – 9:30am
Great Hall (American Birkebeiner Trailhead)

Event Awards

Update July 1 – In lieu of an awards ceremony, awards will be available for each class of the Short & Fat at the Great Hall on race day starting at 2:00pm

Overall Awards

  • Top 3 men and women in the Chequamegon 40 will be recognized and receive an award.
  • Overall award winners will be taken out of their age class
  • Age Class participants are not eligible for Pro/Elite awards

Competition Classes for Males & Females
• 14 – 29
• 30 – 39
• 40 – 44
• 50 – 59
• 60 – 69
• 70+

Class Awards
Top 3 males and females in the following age groups will receive an award

Single Speed
Top 3 overall males and females receive an award.

Fat Bike
Top 3 overall males and females receive an award.

Top 3 overall teams receive an award.

Athletes Guide

Get prepared for race day. Athlete Guide coming soon.

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