Packed along the sides of this twisting course through downtown Ketchum are literally thousands of screaming fans cheering on pros, amateurs, and goofball relay teams vying for cold hard cash. Beer gardens, courseside eats, and unbridled enthusiasm make it a great night out on the town.
The Ride Sun Valley Fat Tire Criterium marks at long last the arrival of the Thunderdome to the streets of downtown Ketchum. Held on a fast, technical and spectator-stupefying course, this is the race which will make everyone cling to the edge of their seat. Like Evel Knievel said, “Some folks just want to see a man die.”
Starting in front of the Sun Valley Visitor Center with races beginning at 6:00 pm on Tuesday night July 3rd, the Fat Tire Criterium is a multi lap race with amateur and pro categories, kids races and perhaps the most exciting of all, the Ride Sun Valley Stand Off: a four person per team relay race which pits businesses and teams of locals against each other in a quest for Mad Max glory. Prizes will be awarded in both cash and merchandise in all races.