The two most ideally suited types of bikes for this event are an XC full suspension or a hardtail mountain bike. This recommendation is based on the terrain of the course, however all mountain bikes are welcome! We DO NOT allow cyclocross or gravel bikes (no drop bar bikes).
To keep our riders safe and taken care of, we need an awesome team of volunteers! Please click on (or share!) the link below if you’re interested in joining the volunteer team. Volunteer opportunities and duties are explained by clicking on the Signup link.
CLICK THE BUTTON TO THE LEFT OR SHARE THIS LINK BELOW
'Trail Forks' map coming soon. See google KML file by clicking the button on the left. The course is DIFFICULT (trails, elevation and distance).
Rest stops and the bag drop will be clearly marked on the trail.
coming soon more info and TrailForks mapping
RACE CUT OFF TIMES ARE BELOW
2020 coming soon...
Friday sign-in is located at the Finish line/ Powder Keg Lodge
Sign-in: Friday 6pm-8pm (rider check-in, Chip time registration, etc.).
See 'Sign-in' section below for further details.
Saturday sign-in is located at the Start line 6:00-6:30 am: Late Sign-In (rider check in, Chip time registration, etc.). See sign-in sectionbelow for further details.
6:45 am: All Racers must be at the Start Line. See 'Start Line' on this page for more info 6:45 am: Race Director Announcements (important race details, etc).
7:00 am: RACE START
9:30 am: Rest Stop #1 CUT OFF
If you're not at the Adanac Summit rest point 2.5 hours after the Race Start time, you will kindly be turned back to town and will not be permitted to continue the race, for your own safety.
4:30 pm: RACE FINISH
9.5 Hour CUT OFF:
Racers can continue beyond the 9.5 hour cut-off, however the race course will not be supported beyond this time and racers will not be official ‘race finishers’ beyond this time cut off. The sweep vehicle will mark the end of the race and will inform you as they pass you that you will be leaving the race and or getting in the support vehicle.
2:00 pm to 6:00 pm: Catering will be open
(This will allow volunteers to get fed too).
5:00 pm: Race Awards.
Protection & Personal Gear
Stay Hydrated, Stay Safe!
Helmets are MANDATORY for ALL riders
Bearspray is also mandatory
All riders are reccomended to have the following gear:
Gloves & Eye protection
Sunscreen up at the start of the day!
Charged cell phone, as you can use TrailForks to stay on route
Sun protective clothing
Water purification tabs
Training and Course Marking
2020 Marking details coming soon
This event was created with such rides as 'Leadville Trail 100' in mind. There are many how-to training resources for such races and we recommend listening to a podcast or reading a blog about the preporations nessessary to completing this challange.
Please reference the image on the left. We will be using thick yellow CAUTION tape to mark the way to go on the course. At junctions and or areas that may be confusing, we will line the way with CAUTION tape.
Read below for important event-specific information:
Helmets are MANDATORY for ALL Racers. Helmets must be worn at all times while on the course
ALL RACER must pick up timing chip and plate and drop off the bag they wish to be dropped out on the course during sign-in
All riders must attend the 'Race Briefing' before the start of the race
No bikes with dropped bars - this is a Mountain Bike Race
Stay on marked trails and use bridges over the creeks. Dismount if necessary
Sign-in will take place at the PowderKeg Ski area parking lot on
Friday from 6pm-8pm.
Last-Minute sign-in will take place on Saturday from 6am-6:30am - at the Start line.
You will receive the following for the ride:
Race plate for your bike or jersey
Necessary race info
Other race items
Bag Drop (small bag with items you would like on the course). Please have your 'bag drop' bag ready at Sign-In. This bag can contain extra gear, clothing, snacks and more. Please make sure the bag is no larger than ~10L.
** We charge $75/chip for lost chips. Please attach your chip to you in a safe location.
Start Line Location
Click the 'Start Line' button on the left for a google maps pin for the Start Line location.
Direct contact info for the race staff & event organizers will be provided in an email sent out the week of the race, with other safety briefing details. For now, please contact us via the 'Contact Form'.