BRECK MTN ENDURO July 20, 2019 (Re-scheduled from June 22)

GENERAL INFORMATION

Greetings!
There are a couple of new things this year.
1. ALL ATHLETES must sign a Vail Resorts waiver at the base of the Gondola. This applies to Season Pass holders and MTB Junior Leaguers. Even if you intend to pedal up to the base of Peak 8 PLEASE stop by the Gondola and sign the waiver.
2. Lift Access for both Stages
3. Stage 2 has a small modification this year. From Prospector Trail we will turn left at a major fork onto WAGON TRAIL. This trail is NOT on the summer trail map. It’s a sweet section similar to the bottom of Prospector Trail. Using Wagon Trail provides for a safer finish and runout.
4. Rocky Mt Underground will host our post race party. RMU is located at 114 S. Main St.
I recommend you leave your car wherever you chose to park in the AM and either walk, take a bus or ride your bike to RMU. Since RMU is located in the heart of downtown Breck parking can be tight. So leave your car where you parked earlier in the day and seek alternate transpo to RMU.

We will be providing a keg of Free Beer in the RMU Beer Garden.
RMU is a BYOF (Bring Your Own Food) establishment. There are SEVERAL restaurants within a block from which to order TAKEOUT.
RMU is also DOG FRIENDLY.
You may start gathering at RMU as early as 12:00. We are aiming for a 1:30 Awards Ceremony.

Looking forward to a great day!

Sincerely,
Jeff Westcott
PS THERE WILL BE HYDRATION AT THE START AND FINISHES

CATEGORIES

JUNIOR CATEGORIES-Junior Racing Age is your age on August 21, 2019
Junior Boys 10 & Under STAGE 1 ONLY 
Junior Boys 11-12 STAGE 1 ONLY
Junior Boys 13-15
Junior Sport Boys 16-18
Junior Expert Boys 16-18

Junior Girls 10 & Under STAGE 1 ONLY
Junior Girls 11-12 STAGE 1 ONLY
Junior Girls 13-15
Junior Sport Girls 16-18
Junior Expert Girls 16-18

Adult Racing Age is Your Age by September 8, 2019
MEN CATEGORIES
Beginner Men
Sport Men 19-34
Sport Men 35-49
Sport Men 50+
Open Men 60+
Clydesdale Men (200lbs)
Big Bike Open (minimum 5″ travel and minimum 28lbs)
Singlespeed Open Men
Expert Men 19-39
Expert Men 40-49
Expert Men 50+
Pro/Open Men   

WOMEN CATEGORIES
Beginner Women
Sport Women
Open Women 45+
Expert + Singlespeed Women(One Category)
Pro/Open Women

PARKING

Several options both Free and Pay. For all info visit breckpark.com.
ALSO…the Town’s parking map is HERE. (Scroll to bottom)

What would I do?
1. Park for FREE at the Stephen C. West Ice Arena. Park in the eastern most lots…
2. Roll to the Gondola to pick up number plate and/or register. 
ALL ATHLETES MUST SIGN WAIVER AT BASE OF GONDOLA…THIS APPLIES TO SEASON PASS HOLDERS

Free Parking:
Stephen C. West Ice Arena-about a 1.5 mile ride to the Gondola and it’s downhill!
Airport Road Lot-This is about a 1.5 Mile pedal to the Gondola

Pay Parking:
Beaver Run Resort– will cost you approx. $5. Download the Passport Parking App and it’s super easy. Beaver Run is Zone #1081. Passport Parking App is all over the country and each city has its own Zone number ranges…I guarantee you’ll use it again. 
Gondola Lots are $10 Flat Rate for the Day
There are several other pay parking options in town…again visit breckpark.com for that info.

 

     

REGISTRATION/NUMBER PICKUP

ALL COMPETITORS MUST SIGN WAIVER AT THE BASE OF THE GONDOLA INCLUDING SEASON PASS HOLDERS AND MTB JUNIOR LEAGUERS.

HIT THIS LINK to access the Race Day Registration Form.
Race Day Registration at base of BreckConnect Gondola from 8:00-9:00am
Get a Jump Start on that process by accessing the Registration Form on your phone and paying when you get there.
$30 Adults/$20 Juniors 18 & Under

All Season Pass holders and MTB Junior Leaguers automatically registered!

LIFT ACCESS and TIMELINE

Lift Access is Included with Entry. Your NUMBER PLATE serves as your lift ticket. 
Gondola to base of Peak 8. Take Colorado SuperChair to Vista Haus. 
From finish of Stage 1 ride paved Skiwatch Drive to Stop Sign. Turn Right onto Ski Hill Road. Look for Gondola and hike stairs next to the gondola. From top of stairs walk bike to Colorado Superchair.
NOTE:Gondola does not open until 9:00. If you wait until 9:00 and ride the Gondola you will not have time to take a Stage 1 inspection lap. Stage 1 closed for inspection at 9:30. Stage 2 open until 10:00.
An OPTION is to pedal to the base of Peak 8 and get on the Colorado Chair at 9:00. Again,last pre-rider drops Stage 1 at 9:30.

AGAIN…and to reiterate…Both the Gondola AND Colorado SuperChair open at 9:00am. If you ride the Gondola you will NOT have time to take a Stage 1 inspection lap.
Recommend warming up by riding from Gondola to base of Peak 8 and being there for first chair at 9:00am
Of course, your start time will drive your decision so see the Category Start Order on the Timeline.

What would I do?
1. Check-in between 8 and 8:30 at the base of the Gondola
2. Ride to base of Peak 8 and catch first chair on the Colorado Superchair
3. Drop Stage 1 course for an inspection lap.
4. Get back on chair to and head to up for Stage 1 Start!


Stage 1 Start Time-9:45
Stage 2 Start Time-11:00 and/or once all racers have started Stage 1

Timeline:
8:00 Registration opens at base of Gondola (Registration closes at 9:00) ALL RACER MUST SIGN WAIVER AT BASE OF GONDOLA
9:00 BOTH the Gondola AND Colorado SuperChair open at 9:00am. Your Number Plate is your Lift Ticket
(The Gondola takes 15 minutes. If you wish to take an inspection lap you MUST be at the base of the Colorado SuperChair at 9:00. This means you must pedal to the base of Peak 8 from the Gondola. There is NO DROP-OFF at the base of Peak 8.
9:00 Registration Closes
9:00-9:30 Stage 1 open for a one run inspection. STAGE 2 open until 10:00
9:30 Stage 1 Closes and Marshal Drops to clear the course
9:45 Stage 1 Starts 30 Second Intervals (See category order below)
10:00 Stage 2 Closes and Marshal Drops to clear the course (there is a 10:40 cutoff to reach the start for Stage 1)
10:45 Last racer begins Stage 1 (approx. and based on field size)
THERE IS A 10:40 TIME CUTOFF TO REACH THE START OF STAGE 1
11:00 Stage 2 Begins-30 second intervals-(last starter at approx. 12:15)
THERE IS A 12:00 TIME CUTOFF  TO REACH THE START FOR STAGE 2
12:15–? After party and Awards Ceremony at Rocky Mt Underground. BRING YOUR OWN FOOD to RMU. DOGS WELCOME. WE WILL PROVIDE BEER!
1:30 Awards will be presented 

START ORDER WILL BE AS FOLLOWS BY CATEGORY:
Pro-Open Men
Junior Expert Boys 16-18
Expert Men 19-39
Expert Men 40-49
Expert Men 50+
Singlespeed Men
Junior Sport Boys 16-18
Sport Men 19-34
Sport Men 35-49
Sport Men 50+
Clydesdale
Open Men 60+
Beginner Men
Junior Boys 13-15

SHORT BREAK

Pro-Open Women
Expert + Singlespeed Women
Junior Expert Girls 16-18
Sport Women
Open Women 45+
Junior Sport Girls 16-18
Beginner Women
Junior Girls 13-15
SHORT BREAK
Junior Boys 11-12 Stage 1 Only
Junior Girls 11-12 Stage 1 Only
Junior Boys 10 & Under Stage 1 Only
Junior Girls 10 & Under Stage 1 Only

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION and TRANSFER DIRECTIONS

Stage 1 Description (2.2 Miles) 

Start at the Vista Haus
Upper Dwight’s to Game Trail
Finish in the cul-de-sac just uphill of Ski Watch Condos
TO GET BACK TO THE LIFT TO TRANSFER to STAGE 2 START:
Ride down Skiwatch Drive to stop sign.
Turn right onto Ski Hill Road
Look for Gondola Terminal…you can’t miss it.
Look for staircase on right side of Terminal
Hike Staircase to plaza level
Walk bike to base of Colorado SuperChair
LIFT TRANSFER back to the same start for Stage 2

Stage 2 Description (2.8 Miles)
Start at Vista Haus
Service Road
Frosty’s Challenge
Wanderer
Wagon Trail (not on map)
Finish next to Pumphouse #5 near base of C Chair and just uphill of the BOEC Ropes course.

After finishing, continue downhill on Sawmill Trail to base of the Snowflake Lift. From there continue downhill on Four O’Clock Road to town.

PARTY AT ROCKY MOUNTAIN UNDERGROUND

PRIZES & POST RACE PARTY

Prizes and Post Race Party: 12:00-?
ROCKY MOUNTAIN UNDERGROUND
Awards to the Top 3 in all Categories
Awards Ceremony at 1:30

 

ALL SUMMIT MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE EVENTS

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