A Bender Family Classic
One of our favorite races of the year is the Chaquamegon Fat Tire Festival held in Hayward, Wisconsin. Our dad Gary has been doing this race for a little over 20 years now and Tom following close behind that. This will mark Jeff's 4th year doing this race and it has become one of his favorites. A little over 1800 races line up for this race and this year Bender Bros were shooting for a top ten. Jeff Hall took off early on and held the lead the entire race. A group of about 15 of us worked together trying to chase him down but could not close the gap. Right around mile marker 30 the race split up from a climb called the Fire Tower Climb. After the climb Tom and Jeff chased hard but we were cooked. Bender Bros pushed hard to chase down Tilford but could not close the gap. Jeff was able to get 10th overall and Tom followed shortly after in 11th. One of our favorite races of the year not only for the race but to spend time with family and friends that we haven't scene in while.