Marin FKT

What is it?
It's like a race, but it's not. It's better. It's an FKT Challenge. Do the course. Send us proof of your best time to win Privateer Booty.
How it works

Step 1

Ride between 7/28-8/04. Time Remaining To Enter:
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Check out the route on Pete's Strava.

Or, download the GPX.

Step 2

Post proof of your Best Time on your Instagram feed and tag us:

#fktmarin
#letsprivateer

Step 3

FKT Privateer Booty Bundles will be awarded to each of the 3 Fun Types:

The Prize Package
Privateer Sportful SuperGiara Jersey
IRC Boken Plus Tubeless Ready Tires (x2)

All participants will be automatically entered to win the FKT Challenge Series Grand Prize.

Boom.

Canyon Grail CF SLX Frameset

Step 4

Winners will be chosen based on vibe, spirit, and best intentions. Announced via email and Instagram.

Step 5

Ride Beta

Chris Cosentino's Marin FKT tips and intel.

Mile
0
Java Hut

Official ride start point. ☕ Don't forget the mask. 😷

Mile
7
💦
Privateer PSA: Wild Water

Only trust Wild Water when absolutely needed. 😣

Mile
10
⛰️
"No shame in walking"

Walking is a tool in every Privateer's toolset. How much depends on the type of fun you're in for. 1️⃣, 2️⃣, or 3️⃣...

Mile
11
"Hot Route!" 🔥

Alt lines are really Privateer.

"Yewwwwwwww"
Mile
13
Sound on! 🔊
The song of the Privateer

Many Privateers will invent a tune to stave off loneliness.

"Shred!"
Mile
13
San Geronimo Ridge Descent

Flow, and our first pass by Inkwells.

Mile
16
QOM or KOM
QOM/KOM: Barnabe Mountain Climb

The Strava segment stops before the final push to the top, so make note and empty the tank!

View on Strava
3.24
932
16:52
Barnabe Mountain Climb
Mile
19
"Watch out for Root Gnomes"
Mile
20
Go Left
Go Right
Barnabe Mountain
Mile
22
Barnabe Mountain Descent
Mile
20
Turkey Vultures

Turkey Vultures routinely can have a wingspan as wide as 72 in.

Mile
22
Go Left
Go Right
Ridge Trail
Mile
23
Inkwells

SWIM SPOT

Mile
32
QOM or KOM
QOM/KOM: White Hill Climb

Last big uphill push of the route.

View on Strava
2.71
501
14:30
Mile
31
Go Left
Go Right
White Hill Fire Road
Mile
36
QOM or KOM
QOM/KOM: Repack Road Descent

A segment for the rippers; 1.89 Miles, 1,286ft down.

View on Strava
1.89
-1286
9:26
Time to shred!

Between 1976 and 1979 Gary Fisher held the fastest time at 4:22. Wende Cragg was the fastest woman at 5:27.

Repack Rd Descent

Deep in Fairfax MTB lore; one of the very first downhill race courses

"Gestalt Haus or bust!"
Mile
39
Gestalt Haus

Official finish location. The home of Beers Brats and Bikes.