The Thursday Throwdown is a hidden frozen gem in Grand Rapids, MI. This weekly race series is held on the grounds of Koetsier’s GreenHouse. Each Thursday, professional timers from Ignite Your Event set up a 1 mile course through the greenhouse's rolling fields and wooded groves for an individual fatbike time trial of 6 laps (distance varies from week to week).
We've all heard about the explosion of fatbikes in Michigan and other states that have less-than-warmer temperatures. It's true; fatbike riders take this stuff seriously. Carbon frames, forks, and wheels were the norm, making these bikes weight about the same as an XC hardtail.
Spectators can watch and warm up next to a course-side bon fire, or maybe even have an aprés-fatbike refreshment while the riders go for iced glory. Awards are given, and series points are recorded.
The races run through February. More at Ignite Your Event.