February 6, 2022

Red Flint Firecracker

July 2

The in-person event will be held on Saturday, July 2nd for the mountain bike and trail run races!

There will be three activities to choose from (Mountain Bike Race, Trail Run Race, and Road Ride), and each of those will have a number of options. You can do one event, do all of the events, or anything in between. You can also create your own off-site (not eligible for cash awards) if you cannot get to Eau Claire.

All events will count towards the FREE CORBA Trail Series.

We will also a need for volunteers for course setup, take down, and daily course checks for both the run and bike portions at Lowes Creek. Volunteers will also be needed for the “in-person” portion of the event on Saturday, July 2nd. Sign Up Here

Events and Options

In-Person (Saturday, July 2nd)

The in-person portion of the Firecracker will be held on Saturday, July 2nd.

In Person Events:

  • Trail Run:
    • 1 Lap of 5K Course
    • 2 Laps of 5K Course
  • Mountain Bike:
    • 1 Lap of 7 Mile Course
    • 2 Laps of 7 Mile Course
  • Mountain Bike – Beginner
    • Course to be determined
  • Lil’ Snaps
    • New for 2022, we will have a fun race for kids under 10. Lil Snaps will ride a short course through the single track trails.

Tentative Schedule

Friday, July 1st

Clear Water Classic

This go-at-your-own-pace/start-whenever community ride that begins and ends at Lowes Creek County Park will take riders (or runners!) of all abilities around the Eau Claire community to capture photos of some of our city’s most iconic landmarks, from the Pablo Center and Hank Aaron statue to local breweries like Modicum, The Growler Guys and the Brewing Projekt, to our amazing local sports shops like Shift Cyclery and Coffee Bar and Blue Ox Running. You’ll not only experience the cycling infrastructure that makes Eau Claire the envy of Midwest bike towns, but the great local businesses (and the awesome humans that run them) and attractions that beckon us out to the paths.
Once you’ve finished your ride through town, head back to the Lowes Creek lot on the Expo Center side to pick up some delicious pizza from Firetruck Pizza and a beer or two at our beer tent (one free beer token available to any paid Virtual or In Person registrants), and settle in for some live music (more details to come ;)). Nothing like some Summer block party vibes to welcome the holiday weekend!

Saturday, July 2nd – Race Day

  • 7:00 AM: Race check-in
  • 8:00 AM: Trail Run (1 or 2 laps)
  • 9:30 AM: Mountain Bike – Beginner
  • 11:00 AM: Mountain Bike – (1 or 2 laps)
  • 1:00 PM: Lil’ Snaps

Sunday, July 3rd

Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for Yoga at Lowes Creek! Prajna will be guiding some light stretching using a mat OR your bike!


COURSE MAPS (2021 Reference)

Road Bike courses are also available on the link above.


When you register, there is no need to choose your event, aside from choosing the right ticket if you plan to do the in-person option. You will simply register once, and you can participate in any or all of the events. You will participate at your convenience during the 9 day period between June 24th and July 1st. Plus you have the option of racing in person on Saturday, July 2nd if you choose that option.

When you submit your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with more information within about an  hour (usually much sooner). If you don’t see it, please check your spam folders and if you still don’t see it, let us know and we’ll get it to you.

Please keep on eye on the Facebook Event Page for updates.


Camping is available at Lowes Creek County Park. Those interested in camping during the event can reserve a site while registering for the event. Campsites will be assigned prior to the event.


As always, CORBA cannot provide great events like the Firecracker without our generous sponsors. Please take notice of this year’s 2022 Firecracker sponsors and think of them whenever you need the products or services they offer:


Title Sponsor


Feature Sponsors




Trail Sponsors

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  • In-person Firecracker
    July 2, 2022
    7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Clear Water Classic
    June 1, 2022 - July 1, 2022
    12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Details Price Qty
In-Personshow details + $40.00 (USD)  
Lil Snaps - Balance Bike (In-Person Only)show details + $0.00 (USD)  
Lil Snaps - Pedals (In-Person Only)show details + $0.00 (USD)  
Clear Water Classicshow details + $0.00 (USD)  


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