XC Mountain Bike
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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 5.5 miles per lap. Just steps from the Village, this beautiful and challenging ride also comes with a nice perk: a $19,700 cash prize purse.

SATURDAY, JUNE 11
10:00 AM & 1:00 PM

IMPORTANT: Registration for this event closes Friday, June 10 at 6:00 PM


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Times

Times

SATURDAY, JUNE 11

10:00 AM* – Wave 1:
Pro/Open – Men & Women
Single Speed – Men & Women
Expert – Men & Women
Expert – Junior (17-18) – Boys & Girls
Expert – Junior (15-16) – Boys & Girls

1:00 PM* – Wave 2:
Expert – Vet 35+ – Men Only
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 & Women 
  • Single Speed – Men & Women 
  • Expert –Men & Women 
  • Expert Vet 35+ – Men Only 
  • Sport- Master 45+ – Men Only 
  • Sport- Vet 35+ – Men & Women 
  • Sport –Men & Women 
  • Beginner –Men & Women 

NEW FOR 2022

  • Expert- Junior (17-18) – Boys & Girls
  • Expert-Junior (15-16) – Boys & Girls
  • Expert-Junior (13-14) -Boys & Girls
  • Sport-Junior (17-18) – Boys & Girls
  • Sport -Junior (15-16) – Boys & Girls
  • Beginner Junior (17-18) – Boys & Girls
  • Beginner Junior (15-16) – Boys & Girls
Format & Rules:
  • All racers will start and finish in Golden Peak 
  • The Kids Bike Race will be running in the same location through 9:45AM. Be respectful of these little future riders. 
  • 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 within their division start time divided by gender.  
  • A corral will be set up east of the start/finish line for riders to stage before the race by category. 
  • Start positions within each category will not be pre-determined, and is up to the athletes to get into the desired start location.
Wave Start Time Class # Laps
1 10:00 AM Pro/Open Men 3 Laps
1 10:01 AM Single Speed Men 2 Laps
1 10:02 AM Expert -Junior (17 -18) -Boys
Expert -Junior (15-16) -Boys
2 Laps
1 10:03 AM Expert Men 3 Laps
1 10:04 AM Pro/Open Women 3 Laps
1 10:05 AM Single Speed -Women
Expert-Women
Expert -Junior (17-18) – Girls
Expert -Junior (15-16) – Girls
2 Laps
Wave Start Time Class # Laps
2 1:00 PM Expert Vet 35+ Men 2 Laps
2 1:01 PM Sport Vet 35+ Men 2 Laps
2 1:02 PM Sport Master Men 45+ 2 Laps
2 1:03 PM Sport Men 2 Laps
2 1:04 PM Sport Vet 35+ Women
Sport Women
2 Laps
2 1:05 PM Sport Junior (17 -18) Boys & Girls 1 Lap
2 1:06 PM Expert – Junior (13-14) – Boys & Girls
Sport – Junior (15 -16) – Boys & Girls
1 Lap
2 1:07 PM Beginner Men 1 Lap
2 1:08 PM Beginner Women 1 Lap
2 1:09 PM Beginner – Junior (17-18) – Boys & Girls
Beginner – Junior (15-16) – Boys & Girls
1 Lap

 

  • One lap of the course is approximately five and a half (5.5) miles and will have over 2,000 ft of elevation gain. Riders will complete a set number of laps determined by their race division. 
  • The course will be marked prior to the race. Riders should be aware to follow BLUE course signs as there may be other course signage on the trails. 
  • 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 course map will be available 1 week prior to the race
  • The official feed zone location along the course will be marked on the course map. The feed zone is self-supported. 
location:

Start and finish is in Golden Peak.

Price & Prizes

PRICE

REGISTRATION PRICING // February 25 – April 15, 2022
$70 – Pro/Open, Single Speed
$50 – Expert, Expert Vet 35+, Sport, Sport Master 45+, Sport Vet 35+, Beginner
$45 – Juniors (18 & Under)

EARLY BIRD PRICING // April 16 – May 31, 2022
$75 – Pro/Open, Single Speed
$55 – Expert, Expert Vet 35+, Sport, Sport Master 45+, Sport Vet 35+, Beginner
$50 – Juniors (18 & Under)

EVENT PRICING // June 1 – June 10, 2022
$85 – Pro/Open, Single Speed
$65 – Expert, Expert Vet 35+, Sport, Sport Master 45+, Sport Vet 35+, Beginner
$60 – Juniors (18 & Under)


PAYOUT

total purse: $19,700

OVERALL 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
2nd – $250
3rd – $100

WOMEN
1st – $500
2nd – $250
3rd – $100


PRIZES

Prizes to be determined.

 

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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