2011 Warriors Cycling - Battle of the Bear

Event Highlights:
Part of the Denver Fat Tire Festival, spectators and racers alike will enjoy the hot racing action and recreational rides and clinics going on at this fun venue. There will be industry exposition tents with product sampling, and raffles going on. Bring your cowbells or noisemakers and see what Front Range racing is all about! Kick off the mountain bike racing season in Colorado by bringing the family and kids out to this annual spring ritual of off-road fun. Visit the Denver Fat Tire Festival page for full Festival activity information.

Event Details:
9th annual Cross Country Race. Sunday, May 8. No license required to race. Presenting a reconfigured course and run on its own day this year to reduce traffic. A neutral support feed zone will be provided at the Start/Finish at Coyote Crossing. Tents can be set up along the feed zone. Team vehicles can park in the expo up top if you're in by 7:00 am. Racer parking down below. Races will start down below with 2 minute intervals.

Iron Rider Competition: We are offering a 20% discount for those Iron Riders who want to double up on the races this weekend and truly test their fitness and training. If you've already registered for the Front Range 60, you may enter the code "ironrider" for your registration into Battle the Bear and receive the double dip discount.

Bear Creek Lake Park 15600 W. Morrison Road: 303.697.6159 Take C-470 to Morrison Rd exit, east to park entrance on south side of Morrison Rd. Proceed east inside park to Coyote Crossing.

Entry Fee:
$45 Includes post-race meal, awards 3 deep in all categories. Award ceremonies and raffles will be held after the completion of each race.

Course Description:
Tire and tube Sealant is strongly recommended! Choose where to pass wisely as goat heads are prevalent. The reconfigured course is approximately 6 miles in length and features a taste of all types of terrain, with short climbs, rolling hills, lots of singletrack and exciting descents. There will be a neutral support feed zone at the end of each lap. The Start/Finish venue will be at Coyote Crossing. The course runs counter-clockwise, opposite of the FR 60 course.

Camping is encouraged at the Park with tables and firepits, on a first come basis, for a nominal fee. Contact the Park directly to reserve a spot.

Feed Zone:
There will be an aid station / feed zone on every lap at the start/finish area with Hammer Gels, fruit, cookies, bagels, and coolers of Hammer Heed and water that you can stop and fill your own bottles with. You may stage your own bottles and food at the feed zone as well.
Categories and Distances:
Beginner - Men, Women, and Juniors 12 Miles
Sport - Men, Women, Juniors, and Clydesdale 18 Miles
Pro, Expert, SS - Men, Women, Junior Expert 24 Miles

The Pits
Age Divisions:
Junior 13-14, 15-16, 17-18
Senior 19-29
Senior 30-39
Vet 40-49
Master 50-59
Classic 60+

Start Times:
Pro, Expert, SS 9:00 am
Sport, Clydesdale 11:00 am
Beginners 12:30 pm

Each category will be broken down by age group into 2-minute interval starts.

Online registration info coming soon. Online pre-registration cut-off is midnight on Wednesday, May 4th. Pre-registered mail-in entries must be received by Monday, May 2nd.

Race Day Registration and Packet Pickup:
Cross Country race day registration and packet pick-up will be Sunday, May 8th at Bear Creek Lake Park race site (Coyote Crossing) in Lakewood, Colorado from 7:00am - 11am. Racers must register at least one-hour prior to start. On-site registration fee of $15 will be assessed for race-day registrations.

Bear Creek Lake Park Entrance Fee:
There is a $5 per racer venue fee upon entering park.

Free Shimano Kids Race:
Sunday 12:30pm. A free Shimano Kids Race will be presented for those 12 and under at the start/finish area. All kids will receive a medal. Kids must be accompanied by a parent and can register at the race site. All participants must wear helmet.

For More Information:
Call Hutch at 408-410-7973 or Website