The Fall Classic-September 12, 2021

GENERAL INFORMATION-PHOTOS

PHOTOS!
2019
2018
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for photos from 2016!

The Fall Classic has roots…deep dark twisted roots…

It all started in 1984.  Stories abound of mountain goats rolling to a previously agreed upon start line and scratching out a course in the dirt…ceremonies were observed and the race was on!  Some wore helmets, most didn’t!  Denim cutoffs were the preferred choice of “chamois”.

Over the years, The Fall Classic grew with the times.  It became a part of the Colorado Off Road Points Series and became the first MTB Stage Race…EVER!  There’s a story of fresh snow the night before one year and Rishi Grewal breaking trail on the Little French Flume.  Sado-masochist Race Director Mike Zobbe put the Humbug Hill Climb into the event and stories are still told of the yakfest at the finish!

Anyway, The Fall Classic lives!  It is the quintessential grass roots MTB race. Great course, great value, cold beer and guaranteed good weather (maybe).

Thanks for considering The Fall Classic!  This is the last big race in the High Country…who knows, it might even snow the night before!

CATEGORIES/REGISTRATION/NUMBER PICK-UP

Pro-Open Men
Expert Men 19-39, 40-49, 50+
Junior Expert Boys 16-18
Pro-Open Women
Expert + Singlespeed Women (One Category)
Junior Expert Girls 16-18
Singlespeed Men
Clydesdale
Junior Sport Boys 16-18
Sport Men 19-34
Sport Men 35-49
Sport Men 50+
Open Men 60+
Junior Sport Girls 16-18
Sport Women
Open Women 45+
Beginner Men
Beginner Women
Junior Boys 13-15
Junior Girls 13-15
Junior Boys 11-12
Junior Girls 11-12
Junior Boys 10 & Under FREE
Junior Girls 10 & Under FREE

ENTRY FEES
Race 7 The Fall Classic
$50 Adults includes Post Race Meal (THERE IS NO DAY-OF FEE)
$30 Juniors 11-18
FREE Juniors 10 & Under

There are 2 Ways to Register!!
1.  ONLINE REGISTRATION-CLICK THE BIKEREG LOGO 

Online Registration closes at 6:00PM on September 11

2. DAY-OF REGISTRATION (NO DAY-OF EXTRA FEE)
Register on Race Day for $50 Adults/$30 Juniors 11-18/Juniors 10 & Under FREE
Beginning at 8:30am by using our Google Form.
Simply fill out your info electronically go directly to the Day-of Registration Line to process payment and receive your number plate.
CHECKS, CASH and CREDIT CARDS Accepted.

PACKET PICKUP
On Race Day beginning at 8:30am
Pick up is at Carter Park Pavilion and then the start is a short spin (approx. 2.0 miles) from there.  See “The Start” section for directions to the start!

DIRECTIONS & PARKING & DIRECTIONS TO NEW START LINE at Country Boy Mine

PACKET PICK-UP is at Carter Park and Pavilion, 300 S. High St, Breckenridge
From 1-70 take Highway 9 South to Breckenridge
Go past 7-11 and move into lefthand lane
Go through roundabout onto Main St.
Take first left onto French St.
Go straight through 3 stop signs. At 4th Stop Sign turn left onto Adams Ave
Go two blocks to High St. and turn right.
Go to end of High St. and park adjacent to Carter Park PARKING HERE IS LIMITED SO HERE ARE SOME OTHER PARKING OPTIONS
1.  From French St. turn left at 3rd stop sign onto Washington Ave.  Go one block and turn into Old CMC Building parking lot.  There is also a lot on the north side of this building off Lincoln Ave
2. From French St. go straight at Adams and turn left at Jefferson.  Park in Breck Elementary School lot which is adjacent to Carter Park
3.  From French St. go straight at Adams, straight at Jefferson.  Half a block further look on your left for Klack Placer Parking lot.
4.  From French St. continue past Jefferson all the way to Boreas Pass Rd.  Turn left onto Boreas Pass Road.  Take second right into Stephen C West Ice Arena parking lot.  Park in the east lot. 
To get to the venue from here ride across Boreas Pass Rd onto Sunbeam Drive.  Ride Sunbeam Drive to Carter Drive. Turn right onto Carter Drive which is a cul de sac. There is a dirt path from the edge of the cul de sac that will take you directly into Carter Park

New Start Line for 2021 at the Country Boy Mine. We will start on French Gulch Road at the entrance to Country Boy.
New Finish Line…on Country Boy property really close to the B+B Trailhead so this does not significantly change the course layout at all.
This will get us away from a busy trailhead and not clog things up on a Sunday.

TO GET TO THE START FROM CARTER PARK:
Take High St. north for 4 blocks.
Turn right onto Wellington Road
Take Wellington for approx. 1 mile. (Go straight through the 1st two stop signs)
Wellington Road ends at a three-way intersection with Reiling Road and French Gulch Road
Bear Right/stay straight onto French Gulch Road
Pavement ends by the last house in the Wellington Neighborhood.
Continue on dirt road for approx. 1/2 mile to the Country Boy. 
Start Line will be on wide shoulder on the right side of road.

THE START, START TIMES & DISTANCE

New Start Line for 2021 at the Country Boy Mine. We will start on French Gulch Road at the entrance to Country Boy.
New Finish Line…on Country Boy property really close to the B+B Trailhead so this does not significantly change the course layout at all.
This will get us away from a busy trailhead and not clog things up on a Sunday.

TO GET TO THE START FROM CARTER PARK:
Take High St. north for 4 blocks.
Turn right onto Wellington Road
Take Wellington for approx. 1 mile. (Go straight through the 1st two stop signs)
Wellington Road ends at a three-way intersection with Reiling Road and French Gulch Road
Bear Right/stay straight onto French Gulch Road
Pavement ends by the last house in the Wellington Neighborhood.
Continue on dirt road for approx. 1/2 mile to the Country Boy. 
Start Line will be on wide shoulder on the right side of road.

START TIMES
BIG COURSE-30 Miles, 3800′ of climbing
10:00 Pro Open Men, Expert Men 19-39, 40-49, Junior Expert Boys 16-18
10:01 Expert Men 50+, Singlespeed Men
10:02 Pro Open Women, Expert + Singlespeed Women (one category), Junior Expert Girls 16-18

MIDDLE COURSE-21 Miles, 2800′ of Climbing
10:06 Sport Men 19-34, Junior Sport Boys 16-18
10:07 Sport Men 35-49, Big Bike Open
10:08 Sport Men 50+, Clydesdale, Open Men 60+
10:09 Sport Women, Open Women 45+, Junior Sport Girls 16-18

SMALL COURSE-9.30 Miles, 1340′ of Climbing
10:11 Beginner Men, Junior Boys 13-15
10:12 Beginner Women, Junior Girls 13-15
10:13 Junior Girls 11-12, Junior Boys 11-12

KIDS’ COURSE-2 Mile, FREE RACE!
10:15 Junior Boys 10 and Under, Junior Girls 10 & Under

COURSE MAPS & DESCRIPTIONS

The 2021 Fall Classic courses are being COMPLETELY re-designed.
There is a huge logging operation in Indiana Gulch, and a private property owner who has closed trail access on another part of the course.
We are awaiting final approval on our re-route. 

We are announcing these courses today (September 7) and please understand they are subject to change, pending final approval.

FALL CLASSIC BIG COURSE-30 Miles, 3800′ of Climbing
2021 Fall Classic Big Course Description

FALL CLASSIC MIDDLE COURSE-21 Miles, 2700′ of Climbing
2021 Fall Classic MIDDLE Course Description

FALL CLASSIC SMALL COURSE-9.30 Miles, 1350′ of Climbing
2021 Fall Classic SMALL Course Description

FALL CLASSIC KIDS’ COURSE– 2.00 Miles, 215′ of Climbing
2021 Fall Classic KIDS’ Course Description

 

AID STATIONS

Aid Stations for this race are Self-Serve.
We’ll provide Skratch, Water and Honey Stinger product ready to go.
There will be an Aid Station attendant.

Refill your vessels to your heart’s content!

Big Course
2 Aid Stations:
-Mile 14 (intersection of The Ledge and Gold Run Road)
-Mile 22.7 (intersection of Upper Turk’s/Sallie Barber Road

Middle Course
1 Aid Station: 
Mile 14 (intersection of The Ledge and Gold Run Road)

Small Course and Kids’ Course 
No Aid Stations

POST-RACE MEAL and AWARDS

POST RACE MEAL and AWARDS  AT CARTER PARK.
AWARDS BEGIN AT 2:00pm. Top 3 in each category will be recognized.

We will also have a GREAT RAFFLE! 

Pro Men and Women cash payout:
1st Place $150
2nd Place $100
3rd Place $75

We will also recognize the Top 3 in each category for the Season Overall Standings!