2010 marked the 30th anniversary of the Fisk Knob Time Trial, one of Michigan's classic spring races. This year, the event was held on March 21 and the 180 registered riders were greeted with perfect early spring weather with sunny skies and temperatures climbing into the low 50s by the start. The fantastic conditions made for some great racing in very competitive fields. The overall winner of the Men's category was Lawrence Warbasse who edged out defending champion Tom Burke,. Lawrence averaged almost 26 mph over the 17.3-mile rolling to hilly course. The overall winner of the Women's category was Mackenzie Woodring, who averaged over 23 mph.
Results for 2010 here
The weather for the 2009 Fisk Knob TT may have been more suited for watching old Tour de France videos and spinning inside on the trainer. Temperatures at race time were in the low 30's with a blustery northwest wind at 15-20 mph and occasional light snow showers. Fortunately the accumulating snow that was forecasted for the area never happened. However, despite the tough weather conditions, 120 dedicated and hard-core cyclists tested their fitness and iron-will at the Knob. Some riders seemed unphased by the January like conditions and lined-up at the start line in full summer gear (short sleeve jersey, no leg warmers). The overall winner of the Men's category was Tom Burke, who averaged almost 26 mph over the 17.3-mile rolling to hilly course. The overall winner of the Women's category was Linda Martin, who averaged 20.7 mph. Complete race results are posted on the 2009 Fisk Knob page.
In addition to the great racing, awards, and really good food, 36 riders received prizes in the raffle drawing. Prizes and gift certificates were provided by Fusion-IT, Kentwood Office Furniture, Schmohz Brewery, Village Bike Shop, Great Harvest Bread Company, Hammer Nutrition, Salus Massage Therapy, Health Motion Performance and Training Lab, Velocity USA, and Family Fare Super Markets.
Results for 2009 here
The weather for Fisk 2008 was cold, with temperatures struggling to make 40 degrees and it was a complete contrast to last year's balmy 70 degrees and sunshine. However, the rain/snow stayed away and for the second consecutive year, the registration limit of 180 riders was reached prior to race day. Riders did have to make some “game-day” wardrobe decisions due to the brisk conditions but that didn't prevent the record turnout crowd from lining-up and putting in their best effort on the 17.4-mile course—some more concerned with having fun than aerodynamics and others ready to show off how much their winter training had prepared them for the season. Regardless of what kind of bikes were ridden, the food was good, the prizes were great and the racing was awesome—the top three riders were separated by mere hundredths of a second.
Results for 2008 here
The 27th annual Fisk Knob Time Trial was hosted by the River City Velo cycling team on March 25, 2007. An all-time attendance record was set and the event registration limit of 180 riders was reached prior to race-day.
The course consisted of of 28 kilometers (17.4 miles) of rolling terrain with a tough hilltop finish at the crest of Fisk Knob. Under mostly sunny conditions with temperatures in the low 70's, the top rider finished thecourse with an average speed of almost 27-mph. Check back later in the season for information regarding the 2008 Fisk Knob Time Trial.