THE FALL CLASSIC September 8, 2019

GENERAL INFORMATION-PHOTOS

CLICK HERE for photos from 2017
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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 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!

CATEGORIES

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

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-Multi-lap circuit race within Carter Park

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

Online Registration closes at 6:00PM on September 8

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 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

New Start Line for 2019 right at Carter Park. Neutral Rollout behind Police Lead Out vehicle.
Race is neutral via High St. to Wellington Road to Royal Tiger. At Royal Tiger neutral start is over and police car will accelerate.
Race course goes from Wellington to Gold Run Road…Left onto Gold Run Road and you’re off!
Please click the Course Descriptions tab for all details

START TIME 10:00am (Juniors 11-12 and 13-15 please see details for YOUR SPECIAL START LINE BELOW)

Please line-up according to the Staging Signs. All Categories will roll out together.
Juniors 11-12 and 13-15 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

COURSE MAPS & DESCRIPTIONS

THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES WILL START AT SALLIE BARBER PARKING AREA on FRENCH GULCH ROAD
10:00 Junior Boys 13-15
10:00 Junior Girls 13-15
10:01 Junior Boys 11-12
10:01 Junior Girls 11-12
To get to this start…Take French Gulch Road 2.5 miles from the Wellington Neighborhood to the end of the road!
See the Small Course Description below for these categories

The following categories will race the Fall Classic BIG Course…30 Miles, 4800′ of climbing
Pro/Open Men and Pro/Open Women
Expert Men 19-39, 40-49, 50+
Junior Expert Boys 16-18
Expert Women + Singlespeed Women (One Category)
Junior Expert Girls 16-18
Singlespeed Men
2019 FALL CLASSIC BIG COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

The following categories will race the SMALL course, 21 miles 3000′ of climbing
Junior Sport Boys 16-18
Sport Men 19-34
Sport Men 35-49, 50+
Clydesdale
Big Bike Open
Junior Sport Girls 16-19
Sport Women
Open Women 45+
Open Men 60+
Beginner Men
Beginner Women

2019 FALL CLASSIC SMALL COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

 

AID STATIONS

Aid Stations for this race are Self-Serve. We’ll have Skratch, Water and Honey Stinger product ready to go and there will be an Aid Station attendant. So refill your vessels to your heart’s content!

Big Course TWO Aid Stations at Mile 8 (Preston Townsite) and Mile 17 (Sallie Barber Road at top of Turk’s Trail)
Small Course ONE Aid Station at Mile 8 (Sallie Barber Road at top of Turk’s Trail)

POST RACE PARTY

Post race party and Racer Meal will be at right at the finish in Carter Park!

AWARDS


POST RACE PARTY AND MEAL RIGHT THERE AT CARTER PARK.

Awards for Juniors 10 & Under upon conclusion right after they finish. Approx. 11:30

AWARDS BEGIN AT 2:00pm and will start with Small Course categories and work up to the Pro/Open 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!