Editor's note: This article was published in Grand Traverse Scene magazine's Winter 2019 issue. Pick up a free copy at area hotels, visitor's centers, chambers of commerce or at the Record-Eagle building on Front Street. Click here to read GT Scene in its entirety online.

Competitors bundled up for the Farmland 5K Run and Free For All Bike Race, a “winter weather” event featuring a European-style, turf-grass cross country race with knee-high barriers, followed by a six-lap, 12-mile bike race on fat, cyclocross and mountain bikes. The annual event is organized by the Traverse City Track Club the first Saturday in December.