GOLD RUN RUSH June 20, 2018

TO WELLINGTON/LINCOLN PARK HOMEOWNERS

Greetings Homeowners!
Wednesday June 20th is the date for the annual Gold Run Rush Mt Bike Race.
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 had 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

 

Here are some key points:
French Gulch Road will be minimally impacted for the start of the race only
The race course will be using a short section of Stables Drive from Wellington Bike Park down to Farncomb Green. 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 ALL LINCOLN PARK RESIDENTS WHO LIVE ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF BRIDGE ST, please use Bridge St to leave from/get to your homes between the hours of 5:30-7:45. Since racers will be using Stables Drive, STABLES DRIVE WILL BE CLOSED. However, alley ingress/egress to/from your home will be TOTALLY ACCESSIBLE via Bridge Street
To be clear, ACCESS TO ALL HOUSES will be maintained throughout the event. Minor delays may be experienced by a few homeowners on the South/West side of Grey Lane and those homeowners who live on the south side of Bridge St.

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.
South/West end of Midnight Sun Closed at Wolff Lyon from 5:10-8pm

 

 

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Summit Mountain Challenge continues, June 20, 2018, 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 2017

CATEGORIES

RACING AGE IS DETERMINED BY YOUR AGE ON 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 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

ENTRY FEES

  • Season Pass with Fall Classic $170 offered through Race #2. Includes permanent Number Plate and The Fall Classic (with meal)
  • Season Pass no Fall Classic $125-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 $170 and receive one race (valued at $25) for free. This makes your cost per race only $24.28 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 $125 (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.
CHECKS OR CASH ONLY…NO 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) 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

ONE BIG LOOP=16 MILES
5:45 Pro-Open Men, Expert Men 19-39, Expert Men 40-49
5:46 Singlespeed Men, Junior Boys 16-18
5:47 Expert Men 50+
5:48 Pro-Open Women, Expert + Singlespeed Women (One Category), Junior Girls 16-18

ONE 11 MILE LOOP

5:50 Sport Men 19-34
5:50:30 Sport Men 35-49
5:51 Sport Men 50+, Clydesdale, Open Men 60+
5:51:30 Sport Women, Open Women 45+
5:52 Beginner Men, Junior Boys 13-15
5:52:30 Beginner Women, Junior Girls 13-15

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

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!


PLEASE REFERENCE START TIMES/DISTANCES TO DETERMINE the COURSE LAYOUT FOR YOUR CATEGORY! 
IT IS RIDERS’ RESPONSIBILITY TO UNDERSTAND AND NEGOTIATE THE PROPER COURSE!

“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 all the way to the B + B Trailhead parking area
Exit the parking area and turn LEFT onto French Gulch Road
Descend a short distance to Country Boy Mine and at their entrance bear left onto on 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!


“11 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 (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
Turn hard left onto Minnie Mine Trail
Ride 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 LEFT (do not take GH 25)
Ride Campbell Way crossing a clear cut area under power lines, to pavement, and turn right onto Western Sky Trail
Ride 1st half of Western Sky Trail to short paved section of road and stay straight onto Dirt Road (Gold Run Road/Dry Gulch)
Ride approx. 1/2 mile and turn right onto Fall Classic Singletrack
At end of Fall Classic stay straight onto Draw Road (GH 24)
Ride a short Distance on Draw Road and take first right uphill onto GH25
Ignore GH 45 singletrack and stay on GH 25
At next fork stay left onto Prospect Hill Road/GH 38. (AT THIS POINT you will be riding a section that you’ve already ridden in the opposite direction)
Bear right onto Prospect Trail (do not climb GH 38/Prospect Hill Road)
Turn left onto Sidedoor Trail
Cross blond colored tailings pile and stay LEFT onto 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 all the way to the B + B Trailhead parking area
Exit the parking area and turn LEFT onto French Gulch Road
Descend a short distance to Country Boy Mine and at their entrance bear left onto on 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!

BIG COURSE-16 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
Turn hard left onto Minnie Mine Trail
Ride 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 LEFT (do not take GH 25)
Ride Campbell Way crossing a clear cut area under power lines, to pavement, and turn right onto Western Sky Trail
Ride 1st half of Western Sky Trail to short paved section of road and stay straight onto Dirt Road (Gold Run Road/Dry Gulch)
Ride approx. 1/2 mile and turn LEFT onto Slalom Singletrack
Descend Slalom Singletrack to Upper Flume
Turn right onto Upper Flume and ride all the way to intersection with Gold Run Road
Turn Hard right onto Gold Run Road and climb to old ghost town of Preston
At Preston turn left and climb up a short distance to Dry Gulch Road
Turn left onto Dry Gulch Road
Take next right onto Extension Mill Road (GH25)
Turn left onto Last Chance Trail
Turn left onto Draw Road (GH 24)
Ride Draw Road all the way to base of Heinous Hill
Ride HALFWAY up Heinous Hill and turn right onto Sidewinder (GH 35)
Stay on Sidewinder to Golden Gate Loop (GH 39)
Merge straight onto Golden Gate Loop to Lower half of One Step Over Cabin Trail (GH45)
Turn right onto One Step Over Cabin Trail (GH45) down to (GH 25)
Turn Hard Left onto GH25
(AT THIS POINT you will be riding a section that you’ve already ridden in the opposite direction)
Bear right onto Prospect Trail (do not climb GH 38/Prospect Hill Road)
Turn left onto Sidedoor Trail
Cross blond colored tailings pile and stay LEFT onto 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 all the way to the B + B Trailhead parking area
Exit the parking area and turn LEFT onto French Gulch Road
Descend a short distance to Country Boy Mine and at their entrance bear left onto on 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!

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