NenanaRama is on for August 26, 2023! The race starts and ends at Ester Community Park just outside of Fairbanks, Alaska. You’ll bicycle along the Parks Highway and enjoy the forested rolling hills of interior Alaska. Aid stations at miles 12.5, and 25 with water and snacks. Award ceremony and party at Black Spruce Brewing after the race. All skill levels welcome! The 50-mile race starts at 10 am and the cutoff is 5pm. The 25-mile race starts at 11 am and the cutoff is 5 pm.
(The 100-mile race is not being held this year due to lack of support. While the FCC is not running this event, we really want to see it happen and would love to see the 100-mile option come back. If you would like to see the 100-mile option for next year and are willing to help, send an email to email@example.com.)
The race will start at Ester Community Park (3566 Old Nenana Highway, Fairbanks, AK 99709). Racers will head east on the Old Nenana Highway and make a right onto the Parks Highway. The ride goes along the shoulder of the Parks Highway. The 25-mile racers will turn around at 12.5 miles and the 50-mile racers will turn around at 25 miles. Both races are an out-and-back.
There will be an aid station at race mile 12.5 for the 25-mile racers. The aid station is located at a pullout located between Parks Highway milepost 335 and 336. The pullout is located on the north side of the highway. This is the turnaround for the 25-mile racers. (50-mile racers may stop at this location, but it is not required.) 25-mile racers do not have to stop at this location but must ride around the orange traffic cone before returning to Ester.
There will be an aid station at race mile 25 for the 50-mile racers. The aid station is located at a pullout at Parks Highway milepost 325. The pullout is located on the north side of the highway. This is the turn around location for 50-mile racers. (Please note that the 50-mile race is actually 48 miles due to safe turnaround locations required for the event.) Please note this is a different location than last year. 50-mile racers must stop at this location.
Both aid stations will have water and snacks. There will be a porta-potty at the 25-mile aid station. There is not a porta-potty at the 12.5 mile aid station.