GOLD RUN RUSH Re-scheduled for June 30, 2021

TO WELLINGTON/LINCOLN PARK HOMEOWNERS

Greetings Homeowners!
Wednesday June 23 is the date for the annual Gold Run Rush Mt Bike Race.

Here are some key points:
French Gulch Road will remain open and will be minimally impacted for the start of the race only. 

TO ALL LINCOLN PARK RESIDENTS WHO LIVE ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF BRIDGE ST:
All homes will be accessible during the event! 
The race course will be using a short section of Stables Drive from Wellington Bike Park down to Farncomb Green.
Between the hours of 5:30-7:45, please use Bridge St to get to and from your homes.
Your home will be TOTALLY ACCESSIBLE via Bridge Street

Racers will turn off Stables Drive onto the strip of land to the south of Farncomb Green, turn right onto the sidewalk of Farncomb Green and head toward Bridge St.
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

To be clear, ACCESS TO ALL HOUSES will be maintained throughout the event. 

ROAD CLOSURES
Queen of the West Closed beginning at 1:00pm.
No Parking allowed in the two Guest Parking areas on Q of W from 1:00pm to 8:00pm
Union Mill Road Closed from 5:10-6:00 to send start waves out and east onto French Gulch Road. Once race has started, Union Mill re-opens.
Southwest end of Midnight Sun Closed at Wolff Lyon from 5:10-8pm

 

 

With the help of TOB Police, Public Works, and Open Space/Trails Depts we have re-designed this year’s course to minimize impacts to you and to maximize safety for everyone; whether involved in the event or not.

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

 

 

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Summit Mountain Challenge continues, June 23, 2021, 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 how old you will be on  September 12, 2021

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-Your Racing Age is how old you will be on August 25, 2021

  • 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

PICKUP BEGINS AT 4:00PM at Central Park Green, site of the Start/Finish on Queen of the West!

NUMBER PLATES-yours for the season whether you signed up for the season or not BUT PLEASE READ ON!

  • To Season Pass and MTB Junior Leaguers: Replacement plates will be $5 so please take care of them. I recommend taking them off your bike between races. There is no need to check-in at subsequent races.
  • To Single Race entrants: You may re-use the plate you received at the Frisco race. 
    • If you sign up on Bikereg.com you will be asked if you have a plate from THIS SEASON. Enter that number, make payment and you’re all set. There is no need to check-in at subsequent races.
    • If you are signing up using Day-of Registration Google Form, please bring your number with you to registration when you are making payment. 

Final note on number plates:
PLEASE do not bring plates from previous years.

ENTRY FEES

  • Single Race Entry Fee for races #1-6-Those who registered for Frisco only may upgrade to a Season Pass
    $30 Adults Pre-Registered online
    $35 for day-of registration
    $25 for Strava Men and Women 19+
    $20 Juniors (even if “Racing Up” into an Adult category)
  • Single Race #7 The Fall Classic, includes Post Race Meal
    $50 Adults 
    $30 Juniors (even if “Racing up” into an Adult category)
  • Mountain Bike Junior League $130-Sign up HERE
    For ages 18 & under
    Includes automatic entry into Races #1-6, a Junior League Jersey, all Group Rides, and a permanent number plate.
  • Season Pass with Fall Classic $200-SIngle Race entrants from Frisco may upgrade
    Offered through Race #2
    Includes all 7 races, a permanent number plate and post race meal at The Fall Classic.
    (This makes your cost per race $28.57)
  • Season Pass no Fall Classic $150-Single Race entrants from Frisco may upgrade
    Includes permanent Number Plate. Includes Races 1-6
    (This makes your cost per race $25)
  1. ONLINE REGISTRATION-CLICK THE BIKEREG LOGO 
    Pre-register online until 6:00pm the night before each race. Strava categories will remain open until Wednesday race days at noon.
  2. DAY-OF REGISTRATION OPTION
    Register on Race Day for $35 beginning at 8:00am by using this Google Form. You can register via your smart phone or computer. If you use this option YOU WILL STILL NEED TO PAY ONSITE AND PICK UP YOUR NUMBER.
    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.
    We accept Cash, Checks and Credit Cards.
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).
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 Bridge Street then Take IMMEDIATE right onto Stable Road then another immediate right into the 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 Bridge Street then Take IMMEDIATE right onto Stable Road then another immediate right into the Stilson Lot

TO GET TO REGISTRATION/START/FINISH FROM PARKING: From parking go back out to Bridge Street and turn right. Before you reach the first houses on the left turn across the Pedestrian Bridge. Turn right onto Grey Lane, right onto Midnight Sun, left onto Queen of the West. 

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= 4.70 MILES

5:25 Junior Boys 11-12
5:26 Junior Girls 11-12
5:27 Junior Boys 10 & Under
5:28 Junior Girls 10 & Under

TWO KIDS’ LOOPS=9.40 MILES
5:45 Beginner Men, Junior Boys 13-15
5:46 Beginner Women, Junior Girls 13-15

16.2 MILES-ONE 11.5 MILE LOOP, PLUS ONE KIDS’ LOOP
5:55 Pro-Open Men, Expert Men 19-39, Expert Men 40-49, Junior Expert Boys 16-18
5:56 Expert Men 50+, Singlespeed Men 
5:57 Pro-Open Women, Expert + Singlespeed Women (One Category), Junior Expert Girls 16-18

ONE 11.5 MILE LOOP
5:59 Sport Men 19-34, Sport Men 35-49, Junior Sport Boys 16-18
6:00 Sport Men 50+, Clydesdale, Big Bike Open, Open Men 60+
6:01 Sport Women, Open Women 45+, Junior Sport Girls 16-18

COURSE MAPS + DESCRIPTIONS

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”-4.70 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!

Link to Course on Strava and you can download a .GPX file

“11.5 MILE COURSE”-This is definitely the course for all Sport, Open Men 60+, Open Women 45+, and Clydesdale
Pro Open, Expert and Singlespeed MAY do this loop PLUS one lap on the KIDS’ Course or you MIGHT be doing one bigger loop that includes Heinous Hill.
We’ll be updating soon.
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 further 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 LEFT on GH38 (ignoring Extension Mill Road GH25)
GH38/Prospect Hill Road becomes Campbell Way
Campbell Way goes through a clear cut under some power lines
Turn left onto Southern Cross Drive and descend
Turn left off of pavement onto short piece single track that feeds you back across the pavement of Southern Cross Drive and onto Western Sky Trail. This makes the transition onto Western Sky safer.
Ride full length of Western Sky including the section after you hit Gold Run Road briefly
At end of Western Sky Trail turn left onto Fall Classic, Cross Gold Run Road and Descend Slalom Single Track
At bottom of Slalom turn right onto Upper Flume and take all the way to Gold Run Road
Turn hard right onto Gold Run Road and climb
Take first left onto Extension Mill Road (GH25) and continue climbing
Ignore GH16 and continue climbing past the entrance to Fall Classic
Take Right at next intersection continuing on Extension Mill Road (GH25) and, yes…you’re still climbing!
Turn left onto GH38 Prospect Hill Road in the opposite direction that you rode it earlier in the race. (All outbound traffic will have cleared this point so no worries about two-way traffic)
Turn RIGHT onto Prospect Trail; do not climb Prospect Hill Road
Turn LEFT onto Side Door Trail 
Cross blonde tailings pile and stay LEFT on Upper Minnie Mine
Upper Minnie Mine to Reiling Dredge Trailhead
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
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!

AWARDS TIMES:
6:30-Juniors 10 and Under, Juniors 11-12
6:45-Juniors 13-15, Beginner Women and Beginner Men
7:30-All 11.5 Mile Course competitors (Sport, Open, Clydesdale, Big Bike)
7:45-All 16.2 Mile competitors (Pro, Expert, Singlespeed)

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