Oakley XC Mountain Bike
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Oakley XC Mountain Bike

THE SEASON SHIFTER

An epic course that will test bikers’ pre-season endurance and tenacity.

Mountain bikers will start at the base of Golden Peak and race up Vail Mountain. This course will test riders’ fitness and technical skills taking you over 5.85 miles per lap. Just steps from the Village, this beautiful and challenging ride also comes with some nice perks.

SATURDAY, JUNE 8
8:00 AM

IMPORTANT: Registration for this event closes Friday, June 7 at 6:00 PM. The course map will be available 1 week prior to the race.


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Event Overview

SATURDAY, JUNE 8

8:00 AM

Mountain bikers will start at the base of Golden Peak and race up Vail Mountain. This course will test riders’ fitness and technical skills taking you over 5.85 miles per lap. Just steps from the Village, this beautiful and challenging ride also comes with a nice perk: a $19,000 cash prize purse.

NEW for 2024!
We are working to eliminate waste at the GoPro Mountain Games so all Aid Stations will be going cupless for 2024. As part of our continued focus on sustainability, participants will receive a free collapsible cup at registration that can be used at all Mountain Games bike events. All athletes should be aware of this change and come prepared for all races.

Times

Times

SATURDAY, JUNE 8

8:00 AM – Wave 1:
Pro Open – Men & Women
Single Speed – Men & Women
Expert – Vet 35+ – Men Only
Expert – Men & Women
Expert – Junior (17-18) – Boys & Girls
Expert – Junior (15-16) – Boys & Girls 

11:00 AM – Wave 2:
Expert – Junior (13-14) – Boys & Girls
Sport – Master 45+ – Men Only
Sport – Vet 35+ – Men & Women
Sport – Men & Women
Sport – Junior (17 -18) – Boys & Girls
Sport – Junior (15 -16) – Boys & Girls
Beginner – Men & Women
Beginner – Junior (17 -18) – Boys & Girls
Beginner – Junior (15 -16) – Boys & Girls

Rules

Categories:

Pro Open – Men
Pro Open – Women

Single Speed –  Men
Single Speed –  Women

Expert – Men
Expert – Women

Expert – Vet 35+ – Men Only
Sport – Master 45+ – Men Only
Sport – Vet 35+ – Men
Sport – Vet 35+ – Women

Sport – Men
Sport – Women

Beginner – Men
Beginner – Women

Expert – Junior (17-18) – Boys
Expert – Junior (17-18) – Girls
Expert – Junior (15-16) – Boys
Expert – Junior (15-16) – Girls
Expert – Junior (13-14) -Boys
Expert – Junior (13-14) -Girls
Sport – Junior (17-18) – Boys
Sport – Junior (17-18) – Girls
Sport – Junior (15-16) – Boys
Sport – Junior (15-16) – Girls
Beginner – Junior (17-18) – Boys
Beginner – Junior (17-18) – Girls
Beginner – Junior (15-16) – Boys
Beginner – Junior (15-16) – Girls

Format & Rules:
  • Racers in Wave 1 will have bike plates with a yellow background. 
  • Racers in Wave 2 will have bike plates with a white background. 
  • Racers will be sent out at one-minute intervals based on their category.   
  • A corral will be set up east of the start/finish line for riders to stage by category prior to the race start.  
  • Start positions within each category will not be pre-determined, and is up to the athletes to get into the desired start location.
  • One lap of the course is approximately five and a half (5.85) miles with over 1,370 ft of elevation gain. Riders will complete a set number of laps determined by their race category.  
  • Athletes must follow all course markings and know/understand the course map. All course markings for this event will be black signs with blue arrows.
  • Along the course, athletes will have to ride on all types of terrain ranging from Forest Service access dirt roads to single track. This is a classic Colorado course with plenty of ascending and descending sections. 
  • Signs will be set up to direct riders and marshals will be placed in locations all along the course. It is the athlete’s responsibility to know the course and follow the signs to stay on the course. If a rider goes off course, they will be disqualified. 
  • The GoPro Mountain Games is going cupless for 2024. Participants will receive a free collapsible cup at registration that can be used for all the Mountain Games bike events.

Location: Start and finish is at The Hangout in Golden Peak.

Price & Prizes

PRICE

EARLY BIRD // February 1 – April 4, 2024
$70 – Pro/Open, Single Speed
$50 – Expert, Expert Vet 35+, Sport, Sport Master 45+, Sport Vet 35+, Beginner
$45 – Juniors (18 & Under)

STANDARD // April 5 – May 28, 2024
$75 – Pro/Open, Single Speed
$55 – Expert, Expert Vet 35+, Sport, Sport Master 45+, Sport Vet 35+, Beginner
$50 – Juniors (18 & Under)

EVENT WEEK // May 29 – June 7, 2024
$90 – Pro/Open, Single Speed
$70 – Expert, Expert Vet 35+, Sport, Sport Master 45+, Sport Vet 35+, Beginner
$65 – Juniors (18 & Under)

NEW FOR 2024!
XC BIKE COMBO
Sign up for both of the XC Bike events and receive a 10% discount off both amateur events, 20% off of both pro divisions. Eligible events include Oakley XC Mountain Bike & Oakley XC Short Track.

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PAYOUT

total purse: $19,000

PRO OPEN
MEN
1st – $3,000
2nd – $2,250
3rd – $1,500
4th – $1,000
5th – $750
6th – $500

WOMEN
1st – $3,000
2nd – $2,250
3rd – $1,500
4th – $1,000
5th – $750
6th – $500

SINGLE SPEED
MEN
1st – $500

WOMEN
1st – $500


PRIZES

Pro Open Men:
1st Place: YETI Water Bottle, YETI 20L Camino Carryall, Oakley Sunglasses
2nd Place: YETI Water Bottle
3rd Place: YETI Water Bottle

Pro Open Women:
1st Place: YETI Water Bottle, YETI 20L Camino Carryall, Oakley Sunglasses
2nd Place: YETI Water Bottle
3rd Place: YETI Water Bottle

Single Speed Men:
1st Place: YETI Water Bottle, YETI 20L Camino Carryall, Oakley Sunglasses
2nd Place: YETI Water Bottle
3rd Place: YETI Water Bottle

Single Speed Women:
1st Place: YETI Water Bottle, YETI 20L Camino Carryall, Oakley Sunglasses
2nd Place: YETI Water Bottle
3rd Place: YETI Water Bottle

All Other Categories:
1st Place: YETI Water Bottle, Oakley Sunglasses
2nd Place: YETI Water Bottle
3rd Place: YETI Water Bottle

Price & Prizes

Event Map

EVENT START:

Start and finish is in Golden Peak just West of Chair 6 in front of the Race City building.

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