Road Bike Time Trial
Photo: LOGAN ROBERTSON

Road Bike Time Trial

CLASSIC COURSE, CLASSIC SETTING

Break out the spandex. It’s time for both recreational and hardcore road cyclists to tackle this quintessential uphill ride. 

SUNDAY, JUNE 12
9:30 AM

Competitors of all ages and abilities will be able to race on the original Time Trial course ridden by legendary riders such as Greg LeMond and Bernard Hinault back in the late 1980’s. Andy Hampsten’s long standing course record of 26:33.43 set during the 1987 Coors Classic was broken at the 2008 Mountain Games by Benjamin Day (25:48) and Chris Baldwin (26:29). Will the new course record stand the test of time?

 

IMPORTANT: Registration for this event closes Saturday, June 11 at 6:00 PM.


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Times

Times

SUNDAY, JUNE 12

9:30 AM

 

Rules

CATEGORIES:

Open (all ages) – Men & Women
Masters 35+ – Men & Women
Masters 45+ – Men & Women
Masters 55+ – Men & Women
Beginner – Men & Women
Juniors (18 & Under) – Boys & Girls

FORMAT & RULES:
  • Athletes must enter the race start area from Vail Valley Drive (East end of the Vail Village parking structure).  
  • Final start times will be assigned by category and posted on the event website by 9:00 PM on Saturday, June 11. Athletes are responsible to know their own start time and check-in at the start at least 15 minutes prior to their start time. 
  • Racers will be sent out in 30 second intervals (Open Categories may be slotted in 1 minute intervals). Start times will be determined according to category, how many people are in your category and the date when registered.
  • Athletes who miss their assigned start time may still compete, but the clock will have started at the assigned time rather than actual start time (eg: Riders start time is 11:00 AM, but they show up at 11:05 AM. They will be allowed to start, but their time will be based on the 11:00 AM assigned start). 
  • The course is open to vehicle traffic, so be aware of vehicles at all times for your own safety.
  • There will be absolutely no drafting behind any riders which are being overtaken or have been passed, riders must swing out of any slipstream from a rider they are overtaking at least ten yards previous to a pass. Any observed violation will result in disqualification.  
  • All racers are required to ride within the cones, which will form a “racing lane” while turning right off the North Frontage Road, riding under the I-70 overpass, then making the left hand turn onto Bighorn Road which takes you through East Vail. You must slow down to negotiate this portion of the course and stay alert as this is a busy intersection.  
  • Riders who have completed the course and are returning to Vail must remain as far right as reasonably possible and not exceed 25 mph. This is a safety precaution as a blowout at high speeds could result in loss of control of a bike and a potential collision.  
  • All participants must pick up their transponder at the start and return it at the finish. Participants who fail to return it after the event may be subject to a penalty fee.   
  • 2 Timed KOM/QOM Stages within the course – an additional opportunity to win prizes! 
LOCATION:

The start line is on the east end of East Meadow Drive in Vail Village in front of Mountain Haus Vail. The finish line is at the cul-du-sac on the bike path for Vail Pass.  

Price & Prizes

PRICE

REGISTRATION PRICING // February 25 – April 15, 2022
$45

EARLY BIRD PRICING
// April 16 – May 31, 2022
$50

EVENT PRICING // June 1 – June 11, 2022
$60


PAYOUT

TOTAL PURSE: $7,000

MEN – Open
1st – $2,000
2nd – $1,000
3rd – $500

WOMEN – Open
1st – $2,000
2nd – $1,000
3rd – $500


PRIZES

Overall and KOM/QOM stage 1 and stage 2 prizes to be determined.

Price & Prizes

Event Map

RACE START:

East Meadow Drive near the Covered Bridge

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