ABOUT US AT GRIT EVENTS
Ben Welnak – Owner/Director/Floor Sweeper
Hey all, I’m Ben Welnak, I’m the owner of Grit Events. I’ve put on the successful Fatbike Frozen Forty in Minnesota for several years and expanded with the introduction of the Frozen Feet Run and Frozen Feet Night in 2016. I am also the creator and owner of Mountain Bike Radio and a 50% partner of Riding Gravel.
My beautiful wife, Amy, son, Clae, and daughter, Paige, are very supportive and hear about bikes way more than any normal family. I am originally from Wisconsin and recently lived near Denver, Colorado for 6 years, before moving to North Dakota.
I started mountain biking in 2006 after five years of other endurance sports. I ran road and trail races of various distances, including 7 marathons (with a 3:19pr) and raced triathlons of various distances, including a successful Ironman Wisconsin in 2006 (12:12:57). I’m a competitve guy and turned to racing as soon as I started mountain biking. Since then, I have a lot of experience racing all distances, including 24 hour solos, 12 hour solos, 100 miles, 50 milers, XC distance, fatbikes, gravel, and everything in between.
I look forward to seeing you out at one of our events. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.