GOLD RUN RUSH-GOLD-uro
Modified Format! July 14-15, 2020

GENERAL INFORMATION

Welcome to the 2020 Gold Run Rush!

This race is a Strava-based multi-segment Time Trial.
Wait! What does that mean?
Here it is in a nutshell. At the Frisco Roundup, everyone rode one long segment, cross-country style.
The Gold Run Rush/Gold-uro offers multiple segments with short un-timed stretches in-between. Your combined time of all segments determines your result.
We are also offering ENDURO ONLY for our more gravity-oriented friends out there!
The Enduro Only option will have 3 timed segments.

The entire course will be marked including sections between segments.
Each segment will have a “Segment Start” and “Segment Finish” sign.
We will also provide markings from the end of Enduro Segment #3 back to French Gulch Road via Prospect Trail

The course will be open and ready by 5:00pm on Tuesday July 14.
Course will be closed at 8:00pm on Wednesday July 15
NO NIGHT RIDING ALLOWED (safety reasons)

CATEGORIES

 

GOLD-URO
Enduro Only-3 Segments…result based on Total Time
Enduro Female
Enduro Male

GOLD RUN RUSH-6 Segments (3XC and 3 Enduro)…result based on Total Time
**Pay an extra $5 to be included in the Enduro Only Results
ADULT CATEGORIES-Adult racing age is Your Age by September 13, 2020

  • 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) 
  • Big Bike Open-for racers on “Trail” or “Enduro” bikes with minimum 5″ of travel and bikes that weigh at least 30lbs
  • Open Men 60+…an open category
  • 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 Racing age is how old you will be on August 26, 2020

  • 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
THE FORMAT
VIRTUAL?

No, not really. Riders will be on a real course.
It’s more ACTUAL or NATURAL.

So how about VACTUAL? Or VATURAL? 

Here’s what we’ll do:

  • Create the segments
  • Mark the course
  • Inform the public what’s going on
  • Verify your ride
  • Compile Results by Category
  • Award prizes to Top 3 in each category
  • Compile Overall Standings

Here’s what you do:

  • Register at Bikereg.com.
  • Have a STRAVA profile (free versions available) and be familiar with how to use it.
  • Ride the segments accurately and in the permissible timeframe (from Tuesday July 14 at 5:00pm to Wednesday July 15 at 8:00pm (NO NIGHT RIDING)
  • Be super cool to other users on the trail system.
STRAVA INFO

All racers will need a STRAVA user profile. There is a free version.
There are two ways to use Strava:
1.  Download the App to your phone.

  • Make sure GPS is enabled
  • Phone is charged
  • Make sure Battery Saving mode is OFF
  • Hit Record…and then hit Start
  • A rolling start is necessary for accurate timing. Be sure to hit “Record” and “Start” before you go past the Start Segment Sign. And, conversely, ride past the Finish Segment sign before you hit “Stop”>”Finish”>”Save” (this terminology is Strava-specific. We recognize that those riding with GPS head units have different steps and lingo)
  • Strava will recognize the portion of your ride that matches our Strava Segment and we’ll take it from there.
  1. Use a GPS unit from a company such as Garmin, Suunto, Polar.
  • Ride the segment
  • Upload to Strava after your ride
  • Strava will match your Ride to our Segment and we’ll take it from there.

LIVE SEGMENTS for PRE-RIDING and DURING EVENT Starred Segments
If you “Star” the segment the App will alert you as your getting close to the start of the segment. 
This can be very useful for PRE-RIDING before the course gets marked.
There is a star next to every segment you look up in your dashboard. Simply click that Star.

Free Athletes:

  • Approaching a segment: You will hear an audible cue (a chime) if enabled, and see a notification when approaching a starred or popular segment.
  • Starting a segment: You will see your current progress on a map, but will not see comparison metrics (PR or KOM/QOM/CR)
  • Completing a segment: When you complete the segment, you will be shown your final performance results and will be transitioned back into the normal recording experience. 

Strava Subscribers:

  • Approaching a segment: When approaching a starred or popular segment, you will be transitioned from your recording screen to a Live Segment notification. You will hear an audible cue (if enabled) and see the segment name and your position relative to that segment.
  • Starting a segment: When you pass into a segment, you’ll be shown a bird’s eye view where you can follow your avatar as well as the avatars for your PR (if one exists for this segment) and KOM/QOM/CR progress. 
    • red = avatar is ahead of you, you will be shown your time behind
    • green = avatar is behind you, you will be shown your time ahead
    • gray = avatar will turn gray if they are offscreen 
    • 50% mark = will display when you are halfway through the segment
  • Completing the segment: When you complete the segment, you will be shown your final performance results and will be transitioned back into the normal recording experience.
REGISTRATION

ONLINE ONLY…click the BikeReg logo

 

ENTRY FEES
Adults $25
Juniors $20

$5 additional charge for SMC Racers that want to be included in the Enduro Only Results

 

 

DIRECTIONS AND PARKING

Parking options:
Any in-town parking with an emphasis on “ride from home” if possible.
Parents may wish to watch kids start and then drive east on Sallie Barber Road to the Sallie Barber Trailhead. This will put you at the finish for the KIDS’ COURSE.

OTHER PARKING OPTIONS:
Stilson Lot
Wellington Bike Park
B+B Trailhead

First course marking arrow will be on French Gulch Road at the B+B Trailhead entrance

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

KIDS’ COURSE-for Juniors 10 and Under, and Juniors 11-12
3.8 MILES
2020 Gold Run Kids’ Course
One segment with an Enduro segment built-in.
We will produce results that show a racer’s Total time on the XC Segment.
We will also show each racer’s Enduro segment time but it will not be added to the total time.

If you plan on parking at B+B please wait to activate Strava until after you’ve parked. The Segment start is right at the entrance so if you have Strava already recording when you drive in it may activate.

Course starts at entrance of B+B Trailhead parking lot.
Ride east on French Gulch Road approx. 1.75 miles to the Sallie Barber Trailhead
Stay on French Gulch Road, go through the gap in the gate and ride approx. .75 miles to the Wirepatch Trail
Turn 180 degrees hard left onto the Wirepatch Trail.
XC SEGMENT ENDS HERE AND IS ALSO THE START OF THE ENDURO SEGMENT
Ride Wirepatch Trail to the intersection of Humbug Hill Road (first and only dirt road you will encounter)
Course finishes at this intersection.
Make a left onto Humbug Hill Road and descend a short distance to French Gulch Road
Take French Gulch Road back to town

COURSE DESCRIPTION FOR ALL RACERS 13 and Older-TOTAL DISTANCE APPROX. 10 MILES (including non-timed sections)
If you plan on parking at B+B please wait to activate Strava until after you’ve parked. The Segment start is right at the entrance so if you have Strava recording when you drive in it may activate.

Each Segment will have a “Segment Start” and “Segment Finish” Sign.

  •  2020GoldRunXC#1 (XC Segment #1)-B+B Trailhead to top of Yellow Brick Road via French Gulch Road and Wirepatch Trail
  • Wire Patch down (Enduro Segment #1)-Post-to-post on the Wirepatch Trail (a portion within XC Segment #1)
  • 2020GoldRunXC#2 (XC Segment #2)-Golden Rule Trail>right on Spruce Rd (GH72)>Left on Summit Gulch Rd (GH74) to top of Heinous Hill
  • 2020GoldRunEnduro#2 (Enduro Segment #2)-Harum Trail (GH73), right on Golden Gate Loop (GH39), continue approx. 200 yards further.
  • 2020GoldRunXC#3 (XC Segment #3)-Intersection of Golden Gate Loop (GH 39) and Prospect Hill Road (GH38) to top of Side Door Trail
  • Sidedoor Down (complete) Enduro Segment #3-Side Door

DESCRIPTIONS
XC Segment #1- FOUR Miles
From B+B Trailhead ride east on French Gulch Road approx. 1.75 miles to the Sallie Barber Trailhead
Stay on French Gulch Road, go through the gap in the gate and ride approx .75 miles to the Wirepatch Trail
Turn 180 degrees hard left onto the Wirepatch Trail.
Ride Wirepatch Trail to the intersection of Humbug Hill Road (first dirt road you will encounter)
Climb Yellow Brick Road to Buck and Rail Fence. The fence is the end of XC Segment #1

Enduro Segment #1-One Mile

A section within XC Segment #1 from post-to-post on the Wirepatch Trail

UN-TIMED TRANSFER/DIRECTIONS TO NEXT SEGMENT
At Buck and Rail Fence top of Yellow Brick Road stay straight toward Lincoln Park Do not climb Forest Queen Road (GH79)
At Lincoln Park turn right onto Lincoln Park Rd (GH66)
Take very first left onto two track at east edge of meadow
Take first right (almost immediate) onto Golden Rule Trail (GH71)

XC Segment #2-TWO MILES
Starts approx. 20 yards into Golden Rule Trail
Turn right onto Spruce Rd (GH72)
Turn left onto Summit Gulch Rd (GH 74)
Finish at intersection with other end of Spruce Road top of Heinous Hill

UN-TIMED TRANSFER/DIRECTIONS TO NEXT SEGMENT
Turn left onto Spruce Road (GH72)
Ride approx. 50 yards and turn right down Harum Trail (brown Trail Marker does NOT say Harum…just says “TRAIL” and “GH12”)

Enduro Segment #2-1.5 MILES
After dropping into Harum Trail stay RIGHT at the first fork which is almost immediate
SEGMENT STARTS HERE
Ignore the right hand turn onto Fuller Trail staying straight on Harum Trail
Turn right onto Golden Gate Loop (GH39) and continue descending past the “Leaner Cabin”
Continue on this two-track approx. 200 yards to segment finish

UN-TIMED TRANSFER/DIRECTIONS TO NEXT SEGMENT
Continue on Golden Gate Loop (GH39) to Prospect Hill Road (GH38)
Turn left onto Prospect Hill Road

XC Segment #3-  .5 MILE
Climb Prospect Hill Rd (GH38) to top of Side Door

Enduro Segment #3- 1.5 MILES
Side Door Trail to just before Buck and Rail fence.

TO RETURN TO FRENCH GULCH ROAD:
Turn left after Buck and Rail fence at bottom of Side Door.
Ride across Blonde colored tailings pile
Descend Minnie Mine Trail
Hard Right onto X10U8
X10U8 to French Gulch Road