Town of Rome Will Host Wheel & Sprocket's Race #7 of Fat Tire Bike Series

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Town of Rome - Regional Bike Shop Wheel & Sprocket has announced that Race #7 of their “Hugh Jass” Fat Bike Competition Series will be held at Sand Valley in March 2019. The Hugh Jass Fat Bike Series is wildly popular and explores the parks and trails of Wisconsin & Illinois using a fat tire bike.

Race #7 at Sand Valley will be a competitive track around the perimeter of the Resort’s property. This 10-mile loop contains changes in elevation, offers riders scenic views, and explores the sand dunes of one of Wisconsin’s only naturally occurring desert ecosystems. The community is welcome to spectate or participate in this unique event on Saturday, March 2, 2019. The race begins at 11:00am with awards to follow. Local fat tire bike rental company Northward Peddle & Paddle along with Wheel & Sprocket will have fat bike rentals available for racers. In addition, they will be hosting fat tire bike demonstrations for the community from 1:00 - 4:00pm on the Sand Valley trails. The weekend will wrap up on Sunday, March 3, with a 20-30 mile group ride through the Town of Rome.

Amelia Kegel, co-owner of Wheel & Sprocket, shares: “For our seventh and final race of the season, we are creating a “Hugh Jass” Weekend at Sand Valley. With unique lodging (and affordable winter camping options), great food and drinks, and the most amazing setting, we have never been more excited! Come Friday night, hang overnight Saturday, or stay the whole weekend, we are telling you, this is the race to make sure is on your calendar.”

No matter the weather, fat tire biking is a great, year-round outdoor activity becoming extremely popular in the Midwest. The premise behind Wheel & Sprocket’s competitive series is to encourage all ages and abilities of riders to experience fat tire biking. Every “Hugh Jass” event brings with it adventurous courses, tasty beverages, and a whole lot of fun.

For an event timeline and or to learn more details about this series, visit or Local bike group, D.R.A.F.T. (Discover Rome Area Family Trails), will be assisting with set-up and course preparation Friday, March 1. Those interested in also volunteering for event set-up or race day assistance, please contact Visit Rome, WI, Inc. at 715-325-8012.


For all media inquiries, contact Visit Rome, WI, Inc. at (715) 325-8012or

- Cameryn Kwaterski, Executive Director, Visit Rome, WI, Inc.