may, 2016

25may4:30 pm9:30 pmVRD Eagle Ranch Classic MTB Race2016 VRD MTB Race Series

Event Details

The 2016 VRD Westin Athletic Club Mountain Bike Race Series returns for its 33rd year to offer fun and exciting racing to mountain bikers of all ages and experience levels. This summer over 1,750 riders of all ages and ability levels will compete for $5,200 in cash and $30,000 in prizes. Whether competing in an individual race or signing up for the entire series, racers have the chance to win prizes, free beer and personal glory.

After Party at Dusty Boot – Eagle!

Call 970-479-2280 or email [email protected] with questions

The VRD is an equal opportunity service provider and operates under special permits from the White River National Forest and the Bureau of Land Management.

Go here for race schedule

Course Descriptions

Short Loop – From start, ride up 2nd Gulch and bare left on the Jeep Road/Hardscrabble Connector. Turn left at the bottom of the hill towards Mayer Gulch and turn left on Mayer Gulch. Descend to the bottom and stay left towards Turniphead. Turniphead will take you back to the Start/Finish.

Wall/Riddle Loop – From start, ride up 2nd Gulch and bare left on the Jeep Road/Hardscrabble Connector. Turn left at the bottom of the hill towards Mayer Gulch and turn left on Meyer Gulch. Descend to the bottom and turn right towards Wall trail. At the corner, you will cross Haystacker Rd. (please use caution. There will be a course marshal here) and continue up Wall to Riddle. Follow Riddle back to Meyer Gulch and turn right. Use caution as loops merge here. Descend Mayer Gulch again and turn left this time onto Turniphead to return to the Start/Finish.

Bailey Loop – From start, ride up 2nd Gulch and continue straight at Jeep Road/Hardscrabble Connector intersection. Continue climbing to Bailey single track and turn right. Ride up and down Bailey back to the Start. Use caution when merging back onto the 2nd Gulch trail.

Important….
• See start list for race courses and distances for each category.
• Ride loops in order listed on start list.
• All riders are responsible for knowing their courses and keeping track of their laps
• If you DNF for any reason, including racing the wrong course, please do no ride through finish and let race staff know.

Directions

Take I-70 to Eagle (Exit 147). Turn south (left) on Eby Creek Road to the roundabout. Take the first right out of the roundabout. Go west on Highway 6 (Grand Ave.) for .8 mile to next roundabout. At this roundabout, take the third right onto Sylvan Lake Road. Continue on Sylvan Lake Road approx. 1 mile and take a right on Eagle Ranch Road. Follow Eagle Ranch Road to Fourth of July Road, turn right. Fourth of July road takes you uphill for another mile or so, leading to Arroyo Dr. turn left. The trail head is approx. ¼ mile on the right.

Parking

Participants are asked to park at the after party location in the Eagle Ranch Business District and ride to the start as parking is extremely limited at the trailhead. If participants drive to the start, they will need to park on 4th of July Road as directed by VRD staff. Arroyo Road will be closed to all vehicle traffic between 4th of July Road and Haystacker Road from 4 to 8 p.m.

 

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Time

(Wednesday) 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm MST

Location

Arroyo Drive Trailhead

Arroyo Drive Eagle, Colorado 81631

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