THE FALL CLASSIC September 9

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Fall Classic, September 9, 2017

The Fall Classic has roots…deep dark twisted roots…

It all started in 1984.  Stories abound of mountain goat stoners 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!

Jeff

CATEGORIES

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

REGISTRATION/NUMBER PICK UP

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 LOGOBikeReg_NoTag100BLK
Service Charges Apply
Online Registration closes at 10:00am on September 3

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

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. 1.5 miles) from there.  See “The Start” section for directions to the start!

DIRECTIONS & PARKING

PACKET PICK-UP and RACE FINISH are at Carter Park, 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 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

THE START, START TIMES & DISTANCE

The Start Line for the race is located on French Gulch Road at The Wellington Neighborhood
To get there from Carter Park:

Ride High St North straight through 3 stop signs to Wellington Road
Turn right on Wellington Road
Ride east on Wellington Road staying straight at two stop signs
Continue east on Wellington Road approx .75 miles to three way intersection
Turn Right onto French Gulch Road
Ride approx. 100 yds to start area

THERE IS NO PARKING AT THE START!

START TIMES

10:00 Junior Boys 13-15, Junior Girls 13-15 12 Miles
10:01 Junior Boys 11-12 and Junior Girls 11-12 12 Miles
START AT SALLIE BARBER TRAILHEAD WHICH IS 2.5 MILES UP FRENCH GULCH ROAD FROM THE WELLINGTON NEIGHBORHOOD

11:00 Junior Boys and Girls 10 & Under will race a mutli-lap circuit race in Carter Park.


BIG COURSE 30 Miles 4800′ of climbing

10:00 Pro/Open Men, Expert Men 19-39, Expert Men 40-49
10:01 Expert Men 50+, Singlespeed Men
10:02 Pro/Open Women, Expert + Singlespeed Women

SMALL COURSE 21 Miles 3000′ of climbing
10:06 Sport Men 19-34, Junior Boys 16-18
10:07 Sport Men 35-49
10:08 Sport Men 50+, Clydesdale, Open Men 60+
10:09 Sport Women, Open Women 45+
10:10 Beginner Men
10:11 Beginner Women, Junior Girls 16-18

COURSE MAP & DESCRIPTIONS

THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES WILL START ON SALLIE BARBER ROAD, AT AID STATION, AND RACE A 12 MILE COURSE:
10:00 Junior Boys 13-15 START AT AID STATION ON SALLIE BARBER ROAD
10:00 Junior Girls 13-15 START AT AID STATION ON SALLIE BARBER ROAD
10:01 Junior Boys 11-12 START AT AID STATION ON SALLIE BARBER ROAD
10:01 Junior Girls 11-12 START AT AID STATION ON SALLIE BARBER ROAD

The following categories will race the Fall Classic BIG Course…30 Miles, 4800′ of climbing
Pro/Elite Men and Pro/Elite Women
Expert Men 19-39, 40-49, 50+
Expert Women
Singlespeed Men
Singlespeed Women

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Click the thumbnails for the BIG Course Map and Elevation Profile

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The following categories will race the SMALL course, 21 miles 3000′ of climbing
Sport Men 19-34
Sport Men 35-49, 50+
Clydesdale
Sport Women
Beginner Men
Beginner Women
Junior Boys 16-18
Junior Girls 16-18

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Fall Classic Small 2015Fall Classic Small Profile 2015

POST RACE PARTY
AWARDS

AWARDS BEGIN AT 1:30pm and will start with Small Course categories and work up to the Pro/Elite Men and Women.

We will also have a GREAT RAFFLE!

Top 3 in each category will be recognized.
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!

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