PENNSYLVANIA GULCH GRIND July 18, 2018

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 18, 2018.

For anyone 13 years of age and older, the Start is 3 miles from the Stephen C. West Ice Arena. Number pickup is at the rink.
Please plan accordingly!

CATEGORIES

Racing age is Your Age by September 9, 2017

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+
  • 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 45+…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

Number Pickup is at the Ice Rink NOT THE START
The Start is 3 miles from the Ice Rink and there is no parking at the Start. So please plan accordingly!

ENTRY FEES
Races 1-6
$25 Adults Pre-Registered/$30 Day-of
$15 Juniors 18 & Under (Even if “Racing Up” into an adult category)

Race 7 The Fall Classic-includes post race meal
$50 Adults
$30 Juniors 18 and Under

There are 3 Ways to Register!!
1.  ONLINE REGISTRATION-CLICK THE BIKEREG LOGO

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 at the Stephen C. West Ice Arena East Lot 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

The start for this race is at the Bakers Tank Trailhead. There is NO PARKING at the Trailhead.
Please plan on riding the 3 miles from the Ice Rink to the Start (DIrections below)

To get to the Stephen C. West Ice Arena
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.

DIRECTIONS TO THE START FROM THE ICE RINK
Ride east on Boreas Pass Road approx 1 mile and turn right onto Illinois Gulch Road
Take Illinois Gulch Road all the way to the top and turn left onto Bunker Hill Lode (very short)
Turn right onto Boreas Pass Road and ride approx 1 mile to the Trailhead and start area

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 45+, Junior Girls 16-18
5:36 Beginner Men, Junior Boys 13-15, Open Men 60+
5:37 Beginner Women, Junior Girls 13-15
AWARDS FOR THESE GROUPS WILL BE PRESENTED TO THE TOP THREE IMMEDIATELY AFTER

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 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.

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!

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