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About the Eagle Outside Festival

Just 20-some minutes west of Vail where the Rockies sweep down to join Colorado’s Western Slope, Eagle is known as a secret stash for mountain bikers. Appearing on the national radar screen just a few short years ago as it launched its unique Singletrack Sidewalks program, Eagle has quietly, yet authoritatively asserted itself as as “the next, best place to live”.

Launched over 10 years ago, the Eagle Outside Festival was created to showcase Eagle’s great weather, fantastic dining, a rapidly maturing craft brewing scene and best of all, its sprawling trail network. The trails are the star of the show at our event. Spanning three different climate zones (from high desert to high alpine and everything in between,) they’re also accessible from just about anywhere in town.

The centerpieces of our festival are the consumer demo and the insanely sweet Haymaker Hotlap Mountain Bike Time Trial race on one of the fastest purpose built cross country courses anywhere. The demo attracts the bike industry’s best brands and the racing is top-notch. As an extra bonus, attendees can enjoy The Bonfire Block Party, a downtown throwdown of a street party with national touring musicians, great craft beer and more in a unique downtown venue. There’s a little something for everyone here in Eagle the weekend of June 1-3, so think about heading our way for your riding, racing and music-loving fix!

schedule

Schedule

Friday, June 1

  • 3:00 pm – RippinChix Skills Clinic – RippinChix will be hosting clinics throughout the weekend.  Check out the schedule, themes, etc. here.  These camps sell out so register early.
  • 5pm-8pm – Registration & Packet Pickup – Addison Building, 1185 Capitol St, Eagle, CO 81631
  • 4pm-11pm – Bonfire Block Party – Broadway St. – Get all the info about the blockparty and buy tickets at www.bonfireblockparty.com.
  • 6pm-9pm – Demo Load In

Saturday, June 2

DEMO

  • 7am-9am Demo Load In REGISTER
  • 7am-5pm: Race and Demo Registration Open at the Addison Building
  • 9am-5pm Expo/Demo Hours

COMPETITIVE

  • 7am Registration Opens – Addison Building, 1185 Capitol St, Eagle, CO 81631
  • 10am – Haymaker Hotlap presented by Optic Nerve
    • on site registration for all races ends 45 minutes prior to race start
    • 1:15pm Haymaker Hotlap Awards – DUSTY BOOT back deck
  • 2:00pm CHROMOLY CHEF – Capitol St. – Teams of 2 have 1 hour to build a frankenbike to race using scrap and recycled parts.  Check out this video for some inspiration.

ACTIVITIES

  • 8:00 am – RippinChix Singletrack Clinic – RippinChix will be hosting clinics throughout the weekend.  Check out the schedule, themes, etc. here.  These camps sell out so register early.
  • 9:00 am – RippinChix Skills Clinic – RippinChix will be hosting clinics throughout the weekend.  Check out the schedule, themes, etc. here.  These camps sell out so register early.
  • 9am-5pm Consumer DEMO/EXPO – ride bikes from Yeti, Ibis, Specialized, Spot, Reeb, Rocky Mountain, Pivot, Kone, Giant, Pinarello, Evil and more.
  • 10:00 am -11:30am The Cycle Effect Group Ride – Join the Cycle Effect for a beginner to intermediate MTB group ride.  Meet at the Cycle Effect Tent on Capitol St.
  • 11:00am – Strider Race #1, corner of Capitol and Founder’s Avenue
  • 1:00 pm – RippinChix Skills Clinic – RippinChix will be hosting clinics throughout the weekend.  Check out the schedule, themes, etc. here.  These camps sell out so register early.
  • 2pm – Strider Race #2, corner of Capitol and Founder’s Avenue
  • 4pm-11pm – Bonfire Block Party – Broadway St. – Get all the info about the blockparty and buy tickets at www.bonfireblockparty.com.

Sunday, June 3

DEMO

  • 7am-9am Demo Load In
  • 9am-5pm Expo/Demo Hours
  • 5pm-6pm Demo Load Out

COMPETITIVE

  • 8am Registration/Packet Pickup Opens, Addison Building – Capitol St.
  • 11am: Milk & Cookies Run, race starts at Luigi’s
  • 11:45: The Beer Mile, race starts at Luigi’s

ACTIVITIES

  • 8:00 am – RippinChix Singletrack Clinic – RippinChix will be hosting clinics throughout the weekend.  Check out the schedule, themes, etc. here.  These camps sell out so register early.
  • 9:00 am – RippinChix Skills Clinic – RippinChix will be hosting clinics throughout the weekend.  Check out the schedule, themes, etc. here.  These camps sell out so register early.
  • 9am-4pm Consumer DEMO/EXPO
  • 9:30am Yoga in the Park – Town Park
  • 9:30am Fishing Derby – meet at the fishin’ hole, just a rock’s throw from the back deck of The Dusty Boot. Free poles for the first 100 kids! 12 and under ONLY, please.
  • 11am Strider Race #3, corner of Capital and Founder’s Avenue
  • 1pm Strider Race #4, corner of Capital and Founder’s Avenue
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The Gear Demo

The best bike and outdoor brands in the US all converge on Eagle each year for the Eagle Outside Festival’s kiggass bike and gear demo. Free to consumers, the demo attracts the best brands in the world and allows eager riders itching to pull the trigger on a new ride the change to throw a leg over their top choices.

With countless options for 60-minute mini-epics within rock chucking distance from the event venue, there’s enough time to ride them all! Don’t know where you’re going? We’ll give you a map!

Who’s Coming?
Open from 9-5 on Saturday, June 2 and 9-4 on Sunday, June 3, this year’s demo features…Drum Roll Please…

More vendors are being added each week so check back often.Want to bring your brand? Click below for the vendor registration page to grab more info on pricing, load-in information, included amenities and discounts!

 
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The Haymaker Hotlap

 

A race producer, a LBS owner and a town series champion walk into a bar…  Is this a bad joke or the start of something great?
The outcome of this Mensa meeting is the Haymaker Hotlap.  2 laps on Haymaker time trial style.  Fast lap and fastest 2 laps prizes.  There will be prize money, prize packages, swag and more for each division.  Equally divided men and women.  $1200 Cash Purse  and over $3000 in prizes are on the line!

Come join us in Eagle. Come to race. Stay for the demo, the craft beer, the amazing musical lineup, and most of all, good times with friends.

Rules

  1. Don’t be a dick.
  2. Wear your helmet.
  3. Don’t litter.
  4. Fastest time around haymaker means you have to ride haymaker.  No cutting corners, straight lining descents, etc.
  5. There are passing areas on course.  Tactics of passing are part of the race.  Riders will start in divisional timeframes though so hopefully there is minimal passing needed.
  6. You can attempt the loop as many times as you want on as many bikes as you want but you got to pay for extra attempts.  A discounted price will be available for additional laps.  27.5″ or 29″? Full squish or fully stiff?

Purse

Yes.  Prizes?  Yes.  More info coming soon!

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Course Maps / Profiles

Coming Soon!

MAPS & PROFILES

Route map for Haymaker Hotlap Mountain Bike Time Trial by Jeremy Gross on plotaroute.com

Directions to Starts

Haymaker starts at the Eagle Pool and Ice Rink. There is parking on site or ride from your hotel for a warm up.  1700 Bull Pasture Rd, Eagle, CO 81631

START TIMES:

The race will start at 10:00 am.  Start times will be posted day of and will be at :30 second intervals.

On site registration for the event shuts down at 9:15 am.

Beer Mile & Milk (& Cookies!) Run

4 laps, 4 deliciously cold draughts of 7 Hermits Beer or 4 similarly bubbly non-alcoholic facsimiles for the teetotalers (that means non-drinkers). Which of the 7 Hermits Brews will you be drinking?  Spin the wheel and find out!  Oh, you don’t have a sense of adventure?  Write a check for $10 to charity and get to pick your flavor.  Winners receive a 12-pack of glory, individually packaged in eco-friendly and 100% recyclable 12oz containers.  Which will be sweet. And which will TRUMPET your awesomeness from now until the day you shuffle off your mortal coil. Or until you lose it. Or until the day when one of your pals (in a fit of envy-fueled pique & pettiness) steals it from you. Then the awesome transfers to them (with a bit of a karmic ding).

The beer category is open to runners, ball’rs and bon vivants 21 years or older. Solo and 2-person team categories available. Not 21? Don’t like beer? We’ll have fizzy non-alcoholic drinks on hand for non-drinkers. If you’re 18 or under, sign up for the Milk (& Cookies!) Run.

Howzat work? What’s the Milk and Cookies Run, you ask? Great question! It’s a race for kids 18 and under and broken into teams of 2 or 4. After each lap the runners need to consume one glass of milk (chocolate or regular) and one chocolate chip cookie.

Registration will be onsite at 7 Hermits Brewery on Saturday June 2nd.

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