Mountain Biking

2010 Gunnison Growler Mountain Bike Race

UPDATE

February 2, 2010 – The 2010 Original Growler is SOLD OUT. The wait list is also over the top so we will no longer be taking names for that. Entries are transferable until at least a week before the event so keep an eye on the MTBR forums, etc.

The 2010 Original Growler will start at 7am sharp, Sunday May 30th with twin shotgun blasts. The course is the same as last year’s, with one small exception: we’ll be running it in the other direction (for the most part!) The well-marked course of around 30 miles contains loads of classic and challenging Gunnison singletrack – trails like Skull Pass, Top of the World, Rattlesnake, Ridge Trail and Joshos. You won’t be bored! The lap climbs around 4,000 vertical feet (but never more than a few hundred in one shot.)

The Original Growler is only for experienced mountain bikers that possess the skills and judgment necessary to assess difficult and challenging trails and roads and negotiate them in a safe manner. NO BEGINNERS, PLEASE!

For comparison, the general character and difficulty of the trails and roads in the Original Growler is similar to those of the BLM Mack Ridge Trail System near Fruita, CO: Mary’s Loop, Lion’s Loop, Horsethief Loop, Steve’s Loop, etc.

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Leadville Silver Rush 50-Mile Mountain Bike Race

Leadville Silver Rush 50-Mile Mountain Bike Race

Race Description
It’s 50 miles of lung burning, leg bustin', pedal pounding that requires grit, courage and determination. Many riders have likened it to the infamous Leadville Trail 100 with the easy parts removed.

Awards
All finishers receive a finishers medal. Awards ceremony will be at the start/finish area, starting at 4:30 pm. Awards are unique and very special. All finishers will receive a "Leadville Silver Rush" silver bracelet and finishing medal. There are also great age group awards.

USA Cycling
This is a USA Cycling sanctioned race. Their rules apply with minor exceptions. Due to the extreme nature of the race, points are not awarded. Riders may accept replacement parts at aid stations, but must do their own repairs. You must start and finish with the same bike, and you must wear a helmet. Riders are required to check in at each aid station by bib number. Race numbers must be mounted on the bike and must be visible at all times. Race numbers may not be altered.

All racers will be required to sign an additional USA Cycling Release and Waiver. Please print this USA Cycling Release and Waiver and bring it with you to the race.

Mandatory
Photo ID required at check-in.

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Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike Race

Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike Race

2010 Start List

Race Description
The "Race Across The Sky" Mountain Bike Race is a 100-mile race within the beautiful, high-altitude mountains and valleys of Leadville, Colorado. This internationally acclaimed test of endurance requires all entrants to "Dig Deep!"

Awards
Under 9 hours: handcrafted gold and silver trophy buckle. Under 12 hours: handcrafted silver buckle. Hooded sweatshirt and medal to all finishers under 12 hours. Fantastic awards for gender and age group top finishers. Unique ore cart trophy to the first male and female finisher. Awards ceremony Sunday.

USA Cycling
This is a USA Cycling sanctioned race. Their rules apply with some exceptions. Due to the extreme nature of the race, points are not awarded. All racers will be required to sign an additional USA Cycling Release and Waiver. Please print this USA Cycling Release and Waiver and bring it with you to the race.

Mandatory
Mandatory Medical Check-In: 7 - 10 a.m. Friday August 13 at the 6th Street Gym, 124 E. 6th Street. Photo ID and signed USA Cycling Release and Waiver required at check-in. Race packets must be picked up in person. Mandatory Pre-Race Briefing: 11 a.m. August 13 at same location. There will be no late check-ins.

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