The second race of the Warriors Cycling RME (Rocky Mountain Endurance) Series is this Saturday, May 5th at Ridgeline Open Space in Castle Rock, Colorado.
Racers have a good selection of categories to choose from to suite their preferred distance and cycling abilities. There are 10 and 20 mile races for beginners and sport level riders, respectively. Both the 10 and 20 milers start at 1:00pm. The marathon race of 60 miles starts at 8:00am and the 30 mile half marathon race starts at 1:00pm.
Racers can expect a great course on relatively new trails that wind through gambel oak and pine trees. A neutral aid station is provided, which gives racers a good chance to fuel up after each 10-mile loop.
In last year's women's marathon, Stacy Moller, finishing in 5 hours 19 minutes, edged out second place finisher, Sonya Bugbee of Epic Endurance, by over two minutes.
In the men's race, Brady Kappius of the Clif Bar team handled the competition, besting second place, Kalan Beisel by over six minutes on his way to capturing the series overall title. In the rest of the pro field, there were several racers within minutes of each other, which is just another example of the strong fields that show up for each local race.
Kappius and Beisel both raced this past weekend at the Whiskey 50 in Prescott, Arizona and did very well. If they show up on Saturday, expect it to be another race for the top.
The forecast for Castle Rock on Saturday looks good with a high in the upper 70's and a slight chance of rain.
Check back to 303Cycling after the race for pictures and results.
You still have time to register! There is also on-site registration for a $10 fee.
For more information, including full event schedule, registration details, and course maps, go to Warriors Cycling's website: