RACE #2-DECEMBER 19, 2020
WELCOME and STRAVA INFO
We are please to announce the Gold Run Fat Bike Series, presented by the Town of Breckenridge and the Gold Run Nordic Center!
The REMAINING dates are:
- January 23
- January 30
This will be a Strava-based series. What’s that mean? For those of you that raced in the 2020 Summit Mt. Challenge it will be just like that!
For the uninitiated here are some details:
Racers will have the entire day, during daylight hours, to ride a MARKED COURSE. Upload your activity to Strava. We will verify your ride and generate results.
The races may be multi-segment or one bigger segment/course.
All racers will need a STRAVA user profile. If you don’t already have a Strava account, 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
Press Record…and then Start
A rolling start is necessary for accurate timing. Be sure to hit “Record” and “Start” before you go past the Start 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 match the portion of your ride to our Strava Segment and we’ll take it from there.
2. 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.
Here are a couple of pointers.
For multi-segment races we will total up your time for your final result. This means that there are non-timed sections, Transfers, between segments. You may soft pedal during the transfers, recover, and then go again once you hit the next “Segment Start” sign. If you need to stop after a segment it is suggested that you roll past the “Segment Finish” sign at least 75 feet. And stay away from the next “Segment Start” sign until you’re ready to go. If you get too close before you’re ready it could trigger a Start for you. If that happens it’s still not a big deal. We have tools to dig into the data and see how long you were stationary after the False Start. It is NOT necessary to Start/Stop/Save on Strava for each segment. Simply hit Record/Start before you cross pass the first “Segment Start” sign and keep it rolling until you pass the final “Finish” sign. When you’re done press Stop/Finish/Save.
The one thing that can prevent a “match” of your ride to our Segments is if you get off course. That said, the course is well-marked and hopefully you will all negotiate it no problem. Look for Yellow rectangles with Black arrows that have “mavsports” on the arrow.
Have a hiccup on a segment? No problem. You can ride it again!
We ran a bunch of races this summer using this format and it worked great!
GOLD RUN NORDIC CENTER INFO!
Thank you to the Gold Run Nordic Center for hosting this year’s series.
Usually, Gold Run charges a $25 Fat Bike trail use fee for access to Blue Moon, Hoochinoo, Stardust and Midas Touch.
Access to the trail network is FREE on race day.
If you’re an avid Fat Biker, and would like unrestricted access, please consider a Season Trail Pass, available to Fat Bikers, for $150.
RENTALS are available for $15/hour or $30 for a Half Day.
All bikes are the Borealis Crestone model and there are a couple of Junior models too!
Facilities-for safety sake, please refrain from entering the Gold Run Nordic Center Lodge unless absolutely necessary and/or you are purchasing something. Port-o-let facilities have been added for your convenience and to keep gathering sizes inside to a minimum.
REGISTRATION, DIRECTIONS, START TIME
ENTRY FEES:(includes Gold Run Trail Pass!)
$20 for single race
All Registration is online at Bikereg.com
It is not necessary to be signed up for the “Series” in order to race and score points toward the Overall. Everybody who races scores points!
Women (all ages, one category)
Men 35 and Under
The Gold Run Nordic Center is located at 200 Clubhouse Drive, Breckenridge, CO 80424
(In the summer this is the Breckenridge Golf Club!)
No set start time!
Racers will have the entire day, during daylight hours, to ride the marked course.
For time to be valid, racers must complete the course and upload activity to Strava with a December 19 Timestamp.
COURSE MAP & DESCRIPTIONS &
Courses will be approximately 45-60 minutes for the faster riders.
Courses are subject to change depending on conditions.
RACE #3-JANUARY 23
This week’s race will be ONE BIG SEGMENT (and next week’s final race will be too…only longer)
Course map will be posted on Thursday night, January 21
Start on Hoochinoo on the east side of the Clubhouse
Ride Hoochinoo counterclockwise
Right onto Midas Touch and ride the southern leg outbound (same direction as in Races #1 and #2)
Leave Midas Touch and ride Peabody Placer to Gold Run Road
Gold Run Road climb to top
Left onto Fall Classic Singletrack
Left and down Hard Luck Trail (not entire length)
Right onto Dry Gulch Trail
Dry Gulch Trail to Peabody Placer (turn right)
Peabody Placer to Midas Touch and ride the northern leg inbound.
Finish will be at end of Midas Touch