Short Loop – From start, ride up 2nd Gulch and bear 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 bear 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 Drive - 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.
• See start list for race courses and distances for each category.
• Ride loops in order listed on start list.
• Only adult racers will do the Start Loop. Youth Series races will start on the bike path as directed by staff.
• 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 not ride through finish and let race staff know.
YELLOWBELLY/KIDSPORT YOUTH SERIES:
4:45 p.m. Sport Boys 11-14, Beginner Boys 15 -16, 2 Short Loops, 7 Miles*
4:46 p.m. Sport Girls 11-14, Beginner Girls 15-16, 2 Short Loops, 7 Miles*
4:47 p.m. Beginner Boys 11-14, Sport Boys 8-10 1 Short Loop, 3.5 Miles
4:48 p.m. Beginner Girls 11-14, Sport Girls 8-10 1 Short Loop, 3.5 Miles
4:49 p.m. Beginner Boys 8-10 1 Short Loop, 3.5 Miles
4:50 p.m. Beginner Girls 8-10 1 Short Loop, 3.5 Miles
*Boys and Girls in Sport 11-14 who DO NOT want to ride two laps need to change their category to Beginner 11-14 for this race by completeing a category change form at registration.
2017 MTB VRD ADULT SERIES:
5:45 p.m. Men's Sport, 1 Short Loop, 1 Wall/Riddle Loop = 10.7 Miles
5:46 p.m. Men's Vet Sport (30+), 1 Short Loop, 1 Wall/Riddle Loop = 10.7 Miles
5:47 p.m. Men's Master Sport (45+), Clydesdales, 1 Short Loop, 1 Wall/Riddle Loop = 10.7 Miles
5:48 p.m. Men's Grand Master Sport (50+), Men's Super Grand Masters (60+), 1 Short Loop, 1 Wall/Riddle Loop = 10.7 Miles
5:49 p.m. Women's Sport, 1 Short Loop, 1 Wall/Riddle Loop = 10.7 Miles
5:50 p.m. Women's Vet Sport (30+), Women's Master Sport (40+), 1 Short Loop, 1 Wall/Riddle Loop = 10.7 Miles
5:51 p.m. Men's Beginner, 2 Short Loops = 7 Miles
5:52 p.m. Women's Beginner, 2 Short Loops = 7 Miles
6:45 p.m. Men's Pro/Open, Men's Expert, 1 Short Loop, 1 Bailey Loop, 1 Wall/Riddle Loop = 12.6 Miles
6:46 p.m. Women's Pro/Open, Men's Vet Expert (30+), Men's Single Speed, 1 Short Loop, 1 Bailey Loop, 1 Wall/Riddle Loop = 12.6 Miles
6:47 p.m. Men's Master Expert (40+), Men's Grand Master Expert (50+), 1 Short Loop, 1 Bailey Loop, 1 Wall/Riddle Loop = 12.6 Miles
6:48 p.m. Women's Expert, Women's Vet Expert (30+), Women's Master Expert (40+), Women's Single Speed, 1 Short Loop, 1 Bailey Loop, 1 Wall/Riddle Loop = 12.6 Miles
Join us for race results, prizes and beer in Eagle at DustyBoot.
Take I-70 to Eagle (exit 147). At the roundabout, head south on Eby Creek Road. Continue south through the roundabouts on Eby Creek Road, until you cross the Eagle River. At the next roundabout, take the first right out of the roundabout onto Grand Avenue/Highway 6. Go west on Grand Avenue/Highway 6 for 0.8 miles to the next roundabout. At this roundabout, take the third right onto Sylvan Lake Road. Continue on Sylvan Lake Road approximately 1 mile, and then take a right on Eagle Ranch Road. Follow Eagle Ranch Road to 4th of July Road, then turn right. 4th of July Road takes you uphill for another mile or so, leading to Arroyo Drive. Turn left. The trailhead is approximately 0.25 miles on the right.
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 Drive will be closed to all vehicle traffic between 4th of July Road and Haystacker Drive from 4 to 8 p.m.