GOLD RUN RUSH June 19, 2019

TO WELLINGTON/LINCOLN PARK HOMEOWNERS

Greetings Homeowners!
Wednesday June 19 is the date for the annual Gold Run Rush Mt Bike Race. 
The short story is that ALL homes will be 100% accessible during the event! Please read below for some details that will help you access your home seamlessly.
If you’re into details, feel free to look at the Course Descriptions section below.

Here are some key points:
French Gulch Road will remain open and will be minimally impacted for the start of the race only. So all Wellington homeowners will have Alley access to their homes.

TO ALL LINCOLN PARK RESIDENTS WHO LIVE ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF BRIDGE ST:
The race course will be using a section of Stables Drive from Wellington Bike Park down to Farncomb Green. Therefore, ingress/egress via Private Alley 2, Private Alley 3A and South Alley will not be available between the hours of 5:30-7:45.
Please use Bridge St instead! Your home will be TOTALLY ACCESSIBLE via Bridge Street
Town of Breck Police will be staffing the crosswalk at Bridge St and racers will cross Bridge St to the pedestrian bridge. From there, racers will turn right onto Grey Lane, Right onto Midnight Sun, Left onto Queen of the West and Finish at Central Park Green
ROAD CLOSURES
Queen of the West Closed beginning at 1:00pm.
No Parking allowed in the two Guest Parking areas on Queen of the West from 1:00pm to 8:00pm
Union Mill Road Closed from 5:10-6:30. Once race has started, Union Mill re-opens.
Southwest end of Midnight Sun Closed at Wolff Lyon from 5:10-8pm

This has become an annual summer party that takes place right around the Summer Solstice! Come out and cheer the racers on and enjoy!

Finally, thank you again for your cooperation!
Sincerely,
Jeff Westcott
Maverick Sports Promotions
westy@mavsports.com
970-390-4760

 

 

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Summit Mountain Challenge continues, June 19, 2019, with Race #2, the Gold Run Rush, presented by Lincoln Park at the Wellington Neighborhood.
This event starts and finishes within the Wellington Neighborhood and there’s always a big crowd to cheer you on!


PHOTOS FROM 2018

CATEGORIES

Racing age is Your Age by September 8, 2019

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) 
  • Big Bike Open-for racers on “Trail” or “Enduro” bikes with minimum 5″ of travel and bikes that weigh at least 28lbs
  • 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 Sport Boys 16-18 For juniors who are not up for racing the Expert distance against Expert racers, and for those racing Junior Varsity in High School
  • Junior Expert Boys 16-18 For racers ready for the Expert distance and competition, and who are racing Varsity in High School
  • 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 Sport Girls 16-18 For juniors who are not up for racing the Expert distance against Expert racers, and for those racing Junior Varsity in High School
  • Junior Expert Girls 16-18 For racers ready for the Expert distance and competition, and who are racing Varsity in High School
REGISTRATION/NUMBER PICK UP

ENTRY FEES

  • Season Pass with Fall Classic $175 offered through Race #2. Includes permanent Number Plate and The Fall Classic (with meal)
  • Season Pass no Fall Classic $130-includes permanent Number Plate
  • Races 1-6 $25 Adults Pre-Registered/$30 Day-of, $20 Juniors 18 & Under
  • Race 7 The Fall Classic $50 Adults includes Post Race Meal, $30 Juniors 18 and Under

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

  • Purchase a Season Pass for $175 and receive one race (valued at $25) for free. This makes your cost per race only $25 AND it includes The Fall Classic which comes with a post race meal.
    Season Pass holders receive a permanent Number Plate for the summer…no need to go to registration after your first race.
  • Purchase a Season Pass for $130 (does not include the Fall Classic)
  • Register race-by-race for $25 each race ($50 for Fall Classic)

2.  PRE-REGISTER AT AVALANCHE SPORTS
Avalanche Sports North Store-315 N. Main St., Breckenridge 970-453-4019…Open until 5:00pm…across street from Red, White and Blue Fire Department.

3.  DAY-OF REGISTRATION OPTION
Register on Race Day for $30 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 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.

DIRECTIONS & PARKING

THE START AND FINISH FOR ALL CATEGORIES IS ON QUEEN OF THE WEST ROAD WITHIN THE WELLINGTON NEIGHBORHOOD.
PARKING IS IN THE STILSON LOT (WHERE CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING IS IN THE WINTER) with OVERFLOW PARKING AVAILABLE ON STABLES ROAD
SEE BELOW FOR DIRECTIONS FROM PARKING TO START/FINISH AREA!

From Frisco:
Take Highway 9 South toward Breckenridge.
Take left onto County Road 450 at the 7-Eleven.
Bear right at fork onto Reiling Road.
Continue on Reiling Road for approx. 3/4 mile to stop sign.
Turn right onto Wellington Road.
Take first IMMEDIATE left onto Stables Road
Take IMMEDIATE right into Stilson Lot
From Blue River:
Take Main St. North toward Frisco.
Go through Traffic Light at Lincoln and Main and take next right onto Wellington Rd
Go straight through 4 stop signs staying on Wellington.
Turn right onto Stables Road

TO GET TO REGISTRATION/START/FINISH FROM PARKING:
From parking go back out to Wellington Road and turn right.
At stop sign turn right onto paved bike path
At end of bike path turn right onto Rodeo Drive
Turn Left onto Grey Lane
Turn right onto Midnight Sun Rd
Turn left onto Queen of the West
Registration/Start/Finish just up on your right at Central Park Green

START TIMES & DISTANCE

PLEASE CONSULT THE “COURSE MAPS AND DESCRIPTIONS” SECTION TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH YOUR COURSE LAYOUT! IT IS RIDERS’ RESPONSIBILITY TO NEGOTIATE THE PROPER COURSE!

KIDS’ LOOP= 5 MILES

5:15 Junior Boys 11-12
5:16 Junior Girls 11-12
5:17 Junior Boys 10 & Under
5:18 Junior Girls 10 & Under

TWO KIDS’ LOOPS=10 MILES
5:45 Beginner Men, Junior Boys 13-15
5:45:30 Beginner Women, Junior Girls 13-15

17 MILES=ONE 12 MILE LOOP THEN ONE KIDS’ COURSE LOOP
5:55 Pro-Open Men, Expert Men 19-39, Expert Men 40-49, Junior Expert Boys 16-18
5:55:30 Expert Men 50+, Singlespeed Men
5:56 Pro-Open Women, Expert + Singlespeed Women (One Category), Junior Expert Girls 16-18

ONE 12 MILE LOOP

5:56:30 Sport Men 19-34, Junior Sport Boys 16-18
5:57 Sport Men 35-49, Big Bike Open 
5:57:30 Sport Men 50+, Clydesdale, Open Men 60+
5:58 Sport Women, Open Women 45+, Junior Sport Girls 16-18

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS-updated as of June 19, 2019

To find your way while pre-riding, I STRONGLY recommend purchasing a “Breckenridge and Summit County Hiking and Biking Trail Map” available at most bike shops and at the Visitor Center, Blue River Plaza, Breck. Oh…and bring it with you!  Proceeds from the sale of this map support Open Space and Trails!

UPDATED AS OF June 19, 2019

PLEASE REFERENCE START TIMES/DISTANCES TO DETERMINE the COURSE LAYOUT FOR YOUR CATEGORY! IT IS RIDERS’ RESPONSIBILITY TO UNDERSTAND AND NEGOTIATE THE PROPER COURSE! THERE WILL BE SIGNAGE AT ALL COURSE SPLITS!

“KIDS’ COURSE”-APPROX 5 Miles
Start on Queen of the West Rd.
Turn left onto Union Mill Rd
Turn right onto French Gulch Rd
At 1 mile turn LEFT onto X10U8 Trail
Climb X10U8 CROSS over Lower Minnie Mine Trail staying straight at 4-way intersection
Continue on X10U8 to the end and “T” intersection with Minnie Mine Trail
Bear Right onto Minnie Mine Trail and ride a short distance downhill to Reiling Dredge Trailhead Parking area
Cross French Gulch Rd onto Reiling Dredge Trail
Reiling Dredge Trail crosses over a big wooden bridge and merges into B + B Trail
Continue on B + B Trail and descend to the Country Boy Mine property
Ride through Country Boy Mine parking lot and turn left onto Wellington Trail
Ride Wellington Trail all the way to Stables Drive by the Wellington Bike Park
Turn right onto Stables Drive
Descend Stables Drive a short distance and turn off of road onto strip of land to the south of Farncomb Green.
Turn right onto Sidewalk of Farncomb Green and ride toward Bridge St.
Town of Breck Police will stop traffic for you so you can cross Bridge St.
Ride across Pedestrian Bridge>Right onto Grey Lane>Right onto Midnight Sun Rd>Left onto Queen of the West and FINISH!


“12 MILE COURSE”
Start on Queen of the West Rd.
Turn left onto Union Mill Rd
Turn right onto French Gulch Rd
At 1 mile turn LEFT onto X10U8 Trail
Climb X10U8 and at very first intersection with Minnie Mine Trail turn HARD LEFT and climb
Climb Minnie Mine Trail to blonde colored tailings pile and climb a short distance across the tailings
At this point the trail becomes Side Door Trail…stay straight and ride to intersection with Prospect Trail
Turn Right onto Prospect Trail
Prospect Trail merges onto Prospect Hill Road (GH38)…continue straight here/downhill (do not turn hard right onto GH38)
Pop up onto an old mine tailings area and at next fork Stay RIGHT onto Extension Mill Road (GH25)
Descend Extension Mill Road (GH25) to “T” intersection and turn left onto Draw Road (GH24)
Take Draw Road (GH24) to the Fall Classic Singletrack
Near the end of Fall Classic Singletrack, just before hitting Gold Run Road, turn LEFT onto Western Sky Trail
Western Sky Trail hits Gold Run Road again and then peels off LEFT almost immediately after you hit pavement…you’re back on singletrack!
Western Sky Trail ends at second section of pavement, this is Southern Cross Drive. Turn LEFT onto Southern Cross Drive
Turn right onto Campbell Way crossing a clear cut area under power lines
Campbell Way ends at Private Road and becomes Prospect Hill Road (GH38)
You will ride a short section of GH38 in the opposite direction that you rode it earlier in the race. (This is a 1/8 mile section of two-track with good visibility in both directions. If any lesser skilled racers are still heading outbound the sightlines are good and there is plenty of room for two-way traffic. The volume of two-way traffic will be light; if any)
Bear left to stay on Prospect Hill Road (GH38) and climb for two miles to the top of Side Door Trail
Turn right onto Side Door Trail and descend
At bottom of Side Door Trail turn Hard Left onto Minnie Mine Trail and re-ride across the blonde tailings pile in the opposite direction from earlier in the race. (All outbound traffic will have cleared this very short section by the time you return)
Stay LEFT on Upper Minnie Mine Trail
Ride Minnie Mine Trail all the way to Reiling Dredge Trailhead parking area
Cross French Gulch Rd onto Reiling Dredge Trail
Reiling Dredge Trail crosses over a big wooden bridge and merges into B + B Trail
Continue on B + B Trail and descend to the Country Boy Mine property
Ride through Country Boy Mine parking lot and turn left onto Wellington Trail
Exit the parking area and turn LEFT onto French Gulch Road
Ride Wellington Trail all the way to Stables Drive by the Wellington Bike Park
Turn right onto Stables Drive
Descend Stables Drive a short distance and turn off of road onto strip of land to the south of Farncomb Green.
Turn right onto Sidewalk of Farncomb Green and ride toward Bridge St.
Town of Breck Police will stop traffic for you so you can cross Bridge St.
Ride across Pedestrian Bridge>Right onto Grey Lane>Right onto Midnight Sun Rd>Left onto Queen of the West and FINISH!

 

AWARDS & POST RACE PARTY

The best part of the evening and guaranteed to be one of the best parties of the summer!
This year the post race awards will be at Central Park Green on Queen of the West Rd. in The Wellington Neighborhood.

MUST BE PRESENT TO RECEIVE AWARDS
The Top 3 in all categories will be recognized!

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