PENNSYLVANIA GULCH GRIND

GENERAL INFORMATION

Welcome to what many feel is the best course in the series!  The Pennsylvania Gulch Grind has it all!  Great singletrack, rewarding descents, and climbs that will test your fitness! July 19, 2017

CATEGORIES

Racing age is Your Age by September 4, 2016

MEN CATEGORIES

  • Beginner Men
  • Sport Men 19-34
  • Sport Men 35-49
  • Sport Men 50+
  • Expert Men 19-39
  • Expert Men 40-49
  • Expert Men 50+ (will ordinarily race the Sport distance)
  • Pro/Open Men
  • Singlespeed Open Men
  • Clydesdale Men (200lbs)
  • Open Men 60+…an open category with no “Ability” distinction…

WOMEN CATEGORIES

  • Beginner Women
  • Sport Women
  • Expert + Singlespeed Women(One Category)
  • Pro/Open Women
  • Open Women 50+…an open category with no “Ability” distinction…

JUNIOR CATEGORIES

  • Junior Boys 10 & Under (15-45 minute course depending on venue)
  • Junior Boys 11-12 (15-45 minute course depending on venue)
  • Junior Boys 13-15 (30-60 minute course depending on venue)
  • Junior Boys 16-18 (60-75 minute course depending on venue)
  • Junior Girls 10 & Under (15-45 minute course depending on venue)
  • Junior Girls 11-12 (15-45 minute course depending on venue)
  • Junior Girls 13-15 (30-60 minute course depending on venue)
  • Junior Girls 16-18 (30-60 minute course depending on venue)
REGISTRATION/NUMBER PICK UP

ENTRY FEES
Races 1-6

$25 Adults Pre-Registered/$30 Day-of
$15 Juniors 18 & Under, who are not part of MTB Junior League.

Race 7 The Fall Classic
$45 Adults Pre-Registered/$55 Day-of includes Post Race Meal
$30 Juniors 18 and Under

There are 3 Ways to Register!!
1.  ONLINE REGISTRATION-CLICK THE BIKEREG LOGOBikeReg_NoTag100BLK
Service Charges Apply

2.  PRE-REGISTER AT ALPINE SPORTS-CITY MARKET PLAZA
Pre-Register through the close of business on Tuesday, the day before the race, for $25. For those paying with Credit Cards, a $1 service fee will be added.
Alpine Sports-City Market Plaza, Breckenridge 970-453-4455…Open until 5:00pm

3.  DAY-OF REGISTRATION OPTION
Register on Race Day for $30 beginning at 8:00am by using our Paperless Registration Process.   You can register via your smart phone or computer!
Prefer to wait until you get onsite? No Problem…Beginning at 4:00pm electronic registration kiosks will also be available at the venue.  Simply fill out your info electronically, either ahead of time or on-site, and go directly to the Day-of Registration Line to process payment and receive your number plate.
CHECKS OR CASH ONLY…NO CREDIT CARDS…yet…coming soon!

DIRECTIONS & PARKING

189 Boreas Pass Road Breckenridge
From Frisco take Highway 9 south toward Breckenridge
After 7-11 stay on Highway 9/S. Park Ave
Take Highway 9 around downtown and make right onto Main St at Main St. Station, continuing on Highway 9 South
Take left at light onto Boreas Pass Road
The Skating Rink is 1/4 mile on your right
Park in the east end of the lot.

START TIMES & DISTANCE

ICE RINK GROUP
4:45 Junior Girls 11-12 (6 Laps)
4:46 Junior Girls 10 and Under (5 Laps)
5:15 Junior Boys 10 and Under (5 Laps)
5:45 Junior Boys 11-12 (6 Laps)
AWARDS FOR THESE GROUPS WILL BE PRESENTED TO THE TOP THREE IMMEDIATELY AFTER.

BOREAS PASS TRAILHEAD GROUP
10.5 MILES (PENN GULCH SMALL COURSE)
5:35 Sport Women, Open Women 50+
5:36 Beginner Men, Junior Boys 13-15, Open Men 60+
5:37 Beginner Women, Junior Girls 13-15, Junior Girls 16-18

14.5 MILES (PENN GULCH BIG COURSE)
5:55 Pro-Open Men, Expert Men 19-39, 40-49
5:56 Expert Men 50+, Singlespeed Men
5:57 Pro-Open Women, Expert + Singlespeed Women (One Category)
5:59 Sport Men 19-34, Junior Boys 16-18
6:00 Sport Men 35-49
6:01 Sport Men 50+, Clydesdale

AWARDS FOR THESE CATEGORIES WILL BE PRESENTED AT THE POST RACE PARTY, QUANDARY GRILL, MAIN ST. STATION.

COURSE MAP & DESCRIPTIONS

Penn Gulch Grind Big Course Description

Start at Boreas Pass Trailhead

Ride 1.5 Miles up Boreas Pass Rd.

Turn left and uphill through break in fence

Take first right onto Bakers Tank Trail

At Bakers Tank, Turn left onto Boreas Pass Rd.

Ride 1.8 miles and turn right/downhill onto Forest Service Rd #593/Indiana Creek Rd.

Descend all the way to bottom of Indiana Creek Rd. to “Y” intersection.

Turn left at “Y” and cross creek.

Bear right onto the Grind climb

At top, at a “T”, turn right

Ride approx. 100 yds. to next “T” and TURN LEFT to descend Penn Gulch Rd.

Ride Penn Gulch Rd all the way to Trailhead at the top of Coronet Drive.

Stay on Coronet Drive through subdivision, turn right at Sand Barrel, and descend.

Turn sharp right onto Blue River Trail.

Ride Blue River Trail to Indiana Creek Rd., paved portion.

Cross pavement and continue on Blue River Trail to trail behind Little Mt.

Stay straight/right at intersection with Southside Trail. You are now on Illinois Gulch Trail.

Take Illinois Gulch Trail to wooden bridge in southeast corner of parking area.

Take right after bridge and Finish.

Click the thumbnails for the Penn Gulch Grind Big Course and Elevation Profiles.

Penn Gulch Big 2013  Penn Gulch Big Profile 2013

Penn Gulch Grind Small Course Description

Start at Boreas Pass Trailhead

Ride 1.5 Miles up Boreas Pass Rd.

Turn left and uphill through break in fence

Take first right onto Bakers Tank Trail

At Bakers Tank, Turn left onto Boreas Pass Rd.

Ride 1.5 miles and turn right onto Indiana Creek Rd.

Descend all the way to bottom of Indiana Creek Rd. to “Y” intersection.

Turn right at “Y” and continue descending. (You may ride in the creekbed or take a slower alternate route through the willows).

Continue descending ride past Shooting Range

Stay on Indiana Creek Road…you will hit pavement.

Turn Right onto Blue River Trail and bear left onto trail behind Little Mt.

Stay straight/right at intersection with Southside Trail. You are now on Illinois Gulch Trail.

Take Illinois Gulch Trail to wooden bridge in southeast corner of parking area.

Take right after bridge and Finish.

Click the thumbnails for the Penn Gulch Small Course Map and Elevation Profiles.
Penn Gulch Small 2013  Penn Gulch Small Profile 2013

POST RACE PARTY & AWARDS

Quandary Grill, Main St. Station.
Bring ‘yer number plate for two complimentary beers and discounted menu items!

The top 3 in each category will be recognized!