ABOUT THE RACE
Yeah. Um…about that. We ripped it off from the Canadians. Who ripped it off from zee Germans. Who live next to the Swiss. Who from their ivory tower in Aigle (is it just us, or does that sound like Urkel?) have done a masterful job of balling up the soul of our sport, stripping it of all value and integrity, methodically monetizing it (when not treating it as an afterthought), and selling it’s new TV-friendly 4km gerbil-track and ELIMINATOR(!!!) formatted face to the highest bidder. Of which there are none. Bidders that is. Why? Dope scandals, hubris, apathy, egomaniacal leaders. Pick one. Shit. Pick ’em all. It’s yourbirthday, bud.
So why Breck Epic?
Let me explain. No, there is too much. Let me sum up; The Breck Epic. Back to the beginning. When mountain biking was a about big rides with friends. About lending a hand when a rider went down. About a shared experience that somehow, flying in the face of all logic, disproportionately enriched all involved.
The Epic is composed of 6 BIG backcountry loops (3 loops for the 3-day Epic-curious events), each between 35 and 50 miles long. The event is unique in that it employs a cloverleaf format; each loop starts and finishes within a mile from downtown Breckenridge and utilizes the sprawling network of trails in both Summit and Park Counties. When mapping out the courses we asked ourselves; “What big rides would we want to tackle if we had most of the day to slaughter and 6 of our best friends?” The answer lies before you. The six stages that compose the Epic are a well-rounded rider’s dream. Long middle-ring climbs, endless big-ring mashing descents.
In a bizarre way, we have the assorted governing bodies to thank. Their pleated-chino-tasseled-loafer-old-boy’s-roadie-club management of mountain biking was so offensive, so galling, so criminal to us that we took it upon ourselves to do something about it. The result? A 6-day race that lives among a small but thriving handful of kick-ass bucket-list races.
The race is rad. The courses are beyond fun. The vibe? Mid-90’s mayhem. If that sounds like your cup of tea, come join us. We’ve got great people in a great town with courses that you’re gonna need to ride to believe. What else do you really need?
LEADVILLE TRAIL 100 MTB
This is it, the race of all races. One hundred miles across the high-altitude, extreme terrain of the Colorado Rockies, this event was created for only the most determined athletes.
Starting at 10,152 feet and climbing to 12,424 feet, you’ll be challenged to catch your breath — while the views try to take it away.
We are proud to announce the 8th Annual Steamboat Stinger. The Steamboat Stinger, now a Colorado classic, aims to provide a challenging backcountry race experience showcasing some of Steamboat Springs’ finest singletrack. The Steamboat Stinger is also a fundraiser for Partners in Routt County (local youth mentoring group) and Routt County Riders (local IMBA chapter).
NEW THIS YEAR! Not ready to take on the full Queen Bee or King Sting? Go halvsies with the Bumble Bee! Take your duo lap time and combine it with your half marathon time for a chance to win. Bumble Bee prizes will be offered to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for the top male and female winners.
MOUNTAIN BIKE COURSE
You can expect singletrack….lots of it. Beginning at the Howelsen Hill Ski Area in the heart of Steamboat Springs, the course takes an extended tour deep into the beautiful backcountry of Routt County before returning to the transition/finish area. Racers wind through open meadows, aspen forests and wild sage gardens offering incredible views of the surrounding peaks and valleys. It is a 50+ mile race composed of two 26.2 mile loops, 100% on dirt and 90% on singletrack.
About Revolution Enduro
Welcome to Revolution Enduro! Whether you’re new to mountain bike racing and looking to build your skills, or an experienced rider ready to race for the podium, Revolution Enduro offers events at renowned trail centers and ride destinations that appeal to all rider levels.
The definition of Enduro mountain bike racing is that the descents are are timed, and the uphills are not. The timed descents are called Stages. Racer must ride to the start of Stage, this called a Transfer, typically uphill and not timed. Some event venues offer chair lift transfers, or vehicle-shuttle transfers to access more remote backcountry areas that will be raced.
Revolution Enduro offers a sampling of everything; pedal transfers, lift, and shuttles to get you to the stage-start. Enduro may be mountain biking in its most basic form, a casual spin (or chair lift) ride to the top with friends old and new, with high-fives before the ride down!
Progression is a key foundation of Revolution Enduro. Riding and racing your bike is something we do for fun. The season is designed to build skill and confidence with the inclusion of progressively more challenging trails in a relaxed race environment.
All races are professionally timed, have marked courses that are closed for racers, professional emergency staff, lot’s of fun swag and prizes, lunch and beverages. Race ages start at the 10-13, Youth Category up to Men’s 50+ Category, and Pro. Bring the family, or bring yourself, for a day or weekend of Revolution Enduro racing!
Points will be awarded to the top 30 finishers in each category for every event that is raced in Revolution Enduro series. One race can be dropped. Points will be tallied from the three highest finish placements to determine the overall series champions. The series winners will be announced and awarded at the Finals in Steamboat Springs on August 19, 2018.
In its 17th year, the Dakota Five-O continues to entice riders from across the country. From the pristine, handbuilt singletrack that graces much of the course, to the high spirited after party, riders are impressed with the event and the beautiful town of Spearfish in which it is held.
The Ozark Mountains of Arkansas
Ride the Oz Trails Off-Road. Choose from three different distance options of 20, 35 or 50-ish miles; each consisting of a carefully curated set of trails in Bella Vista and Bentonville, AR.
All participants will enjoy a neutral roll out from downtown Bentonville into the foothills of the Ozark mountains, once they’ve entered the shade cast by the forests expansive Pine tree canopy participants will connect a selection of Northwest Arkansas (NWA) finest singletrack, occasional double track and paved segments.
Welcome to Colorado’s premier off-road endurance race, the 14th annual Breckenridge 100. This incredible course climbs 13,719 feet over 100 miles. Not quite ready for the Ultra 100? Challenge your abilities and ride the Marathon distance two lap race, the XC distance in loop 2, or enter a two or three-person relay team. The race is sanctioned by USA Cycling, and is the final race in the State Championship Series which will crown both the Colorado Marathon and XC champions.
“You’ve done the rest, now take the test.” It’s waiting for you on Saturday July 14th. Featuring a sprawling course nestled between 3 ski resorts; participants are treated with a unique combination of beauty and challenge. The unique cloverleaf style loops bring you back through Carter Park before embarking on your next challenge.
We’ve linked together an amazing network of backcountry trails, roads, double track and bike paths that will take you beyond your typical boundaries. From start to finish, you will be both pampered and pushed to your limit at the same time. You’ll cross the Continental Divide three times, climb 12,000 foot passes, and forge high mountain streams while returning to the support and encouragement of staff, friends and teammates who are waiting for you in historic downtown Breckenridge.
Need a nice challenge? Then forget this one. It’s nasty. Cut the Leadville Trail 100 MTB in half, remove all the easy parts, throw in technical descents, burning lungs and wild animals and you’ll have a good understanding of what you’re about to get into.
Friday, July 6
•3 p.m – 9 p.m.. Registration and packet pickup at LRS Headquarters, 316 Harrison Ave. Photo ID required. Packets must be picked up in person. They will not be mailed or given to others.
Saturday, July 7
• 6 a.m. – 7:15 a.m.. Registration and packet pickup at base of Dutch Henri Hill (start/finish area).
• 8 a.m. Race start at base of Dutch Henri Hill (start/finish area)
Wave Start Time Estimated Finish Time
Wave #1 8:00 a.m. Sub 6:00 hours
Wave #2 8:05 a.m. 6:00 to 7:00 hours
Wave #3 8:10 a.m 7:00 to 8:00 hours.
• 4:45 p.m. Awards Ceremony at base of Dutch Henri Hill (start/finish area)
• 4.5 hour cut-off will be located just before the Stumptown Aid Station
• 8-hour time limit to complete the race and be eligible for the LT 100 spots. Beyond this cutoff, athletes that remain ahead of the sweep and finish the full course will be given a finishers medal, but not included in the final results.
There will be 3 well-supplied aid stations along the course. Please see course map for locations.
Greetings and welcome to the 2018 Firecracker 50, presented by Lincoln Park at the Wellington Neighborhood! This year’s race is on Tuesday, July 4th! It’s always on the 4th…no matter what day of the week it falls!
The Firecracker 50 is non-sanctioned. A license is not required.
Come see what the local mountain goats ride every day. Each lap has 4000′ of climbing. The first 6 miles of that is on the climb out of Breckenridge on the old narrow gauge Railroad grade. The race starts the 4th of July Parade in a neutral start format by start wave. From there the odyssey sends you into the Backcountry. There are a couple of grunty little climbs, a couple of long lungbusters, some absolutely rippin’ descents and plenty of contouring flume and singletrack.
Take my word for it, the course is a full-on MTB course. It has it all and it’s no gimme!
The Course Description references the “Breckenridge and Summit County Hiking and Biking Trail Map”. This map is available at most bike shops and the Visitors Center, 203 S. Main St., for $15. Proceeds from the sale of this map support Open Space!
Whether you’re looking to cruise down Kebler on a townie, mash singletrack miles on your XC bike, or experience the joy of lift served downhill at Evolution Bike Park, we’ve got you covered with Bike Week:
- Clinics: gO Ride team members will lead throughout the weekend.
- Film Fest: an evening full of mtb films.
- Races: Chainless World Championships, Fat Tire 40, Jr Wildflower Classic.
- Bridges of the Butte Townie Tour: 24 hours of bikes and fun supporting Adaptive Sports Center.
- Discounted tickets at CBMR’s Evolution Bike Park! Enjoy lift-served downhill all weekend for just $20/day!
WANT TO PARTICIPATE WITHOUT RACING? WE LOVE OUR VOLUNTEERS! PLEASE EMAIL EVENTS@CBCHAMBER.COM TO GET INVOLVED.
DOMINATE THE DOWNHILL
ONE DAY. FOUR STAGES. 4,000 VERTICAL FEET.
Feeling like a million bucks is easy on Eagle’s world-class mountain bike trails! Their trail system is unique, with over 100 miles of singletrack. Built with all levels of riders in mind, your ride will take you over a variety of winding singletrack through high desert, aspen groves and dense, fragrant evergreen forests. The town-owned open space trails are open April 15-December 15 every year. BLM trails such as Boneyard, Redneck Ridge and the first 2 loops of the Haymaker Trail stay open year-round. Eagle is located directly off I-70, just 30 minutes west of Vail.
WHAT IS SUNRISE TO SUNSET?
The 2018 Subaru ERock Sunrise to Sunset is designed to offer recreational and competitive cyclists the opportunity to compete in a fun and rewarding 12 hour endurance race on a moderately technical off-road course. Register as an individual or form a team that loves to shred for a memorable day of racing, cameraderie and laughs.
Taking place again at the freshly cut trails of the Philip S. Miller Park in Castle Rock, this amazing $30M facility offers the perfect endurance mountain bike venue less than a mile from the Primal Colorado Bike Expo and Subaru Elephant Rock Cycling Festival. The playful and flowy 6.5 mile course is cut into to the hills and drainages surrounding the park and offers ample viewing from the staging area for team members and spectators.
The race will start at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 2 and will end at 7:00 p.m. that evening. Registration will be offered the day of the race – opening at 5:30 a.m. and closing at 6:45 a.m. We encourage all racers to arrive early.
Sunrise Sunset uses disposable chips so deposits on chips are not required. The chips are attached to the back of your bike number so it’s very important that you do not fold or bend your bib. If the antennae is broken, the chip will not record your time.
POST RACE BBQ & BEER GARDEN
The event will supply complimentary refreshments and tasty bbq to all registered riders. Friends and family may purchase additional meal tickets on site and partake in the feast.
FURRY FRIEND POLICY
Please keep in mind pets at events are becoming an increasing problem. We strongly urge you to leave your pet at home during this event, as the environment will not be super conducive for your furry friends. Please inform your friends and family about this policy as well. If you still choose to bring a pet, they are to be leashed at all times as this is state law. If any pet causes a problem on the course, the pet and its owner will be asked to leave for the duration of the event. Petswill not be allowed in the finisher party area due to health codes and food service. Thank you in advance for your consideration.
AWARDS & PRIZES
Awards will be presented to the top 3 teams/solos in each category. Prices and recognition will also be granted for best team name, best costume, best decorated bike, team spirit, team tent / village and best team promotional photo. This will include medals and prizes from our great sponsors. No awards will be mailed following the event, so please check the results to determine if you are a category winner. All awards will be presented shortly after the results are posted during the awards ceremony. Random prize drawings will be held during the awards ceremony, so everyone can be a winner!
What is the Growler?
NEW (MORE!) TRAILS AND LESS ROADS
We have shuffled the course deck and added the new Graceland trails and a new section of Skyline (both of which your entry fees helped to build), losing the Powerlines Road and the pavement of Gold Basin Road. Apologies, but this change up just added more techy singletrack!
Check out the map here!
In case you missed the viewing in Denver, Pedal Pushers Cyclery will be showing The Moment in our own private in-house theater. Bring your lawn chairs! We will have a great variety of CO beers on tap for purchase but the movie is FREE!
FREE EVENT-Come see two crazy riders that love to suffer talk about their endeavors from local races and around the world. Mark "Old Man Winter" Wallace and Eric "Off-the-Couch" Coomer.
Please bring your lawn chairs. Beer for purchase will be provided by Bikes & Beers at Pedal Pushers Cyclery
Come one come all! Time for our next team meeting and we have a lot to cover as the launch of racing season is here!
We'll review status on kit orders, sponsorships, race schedules, and so much more!
It's a great reason to get us all together, enjoy dinner and drinks at Cafe13, and catch up.
The Staunton Blizzard is the first ever Front Range fat bike race! Be a part of history and join us Sunday, February 25th at Staunton State Park in Pine, Colorado to ride along a beautiful 12.1 mile loop that includes the following trails: Staunton Ranch – Borderline – Mason Creek. The views and the course will take your breath away! Fatties roll out at 8,100 feet for a route that includes 2,000 feet of breathtaking elevation gain.
Oskar Blues Brewery presents the OLD MAN WINTER RALLY
Feb 11, 2018 – Lyons, CO
Bundle up and get ready to RUN and/or RIDE Colorado’s best mixed terrain. Riders – choose 50km or 100km of dirt, snow, sweat, and beer rolling through the world-famous cycling mecca of Boulder County. Runners can crush the 5.4-mile run course, a fast, flat “Best of Lyons” tour, that integrates singletrack trails, red rock canyon, and gravel paths. Everybody gets luxury aid stations with real food and hydration, a hot meal and a cold beer at the finish line, and a killer post-ride party with great music, a fire pit, and a massive raffle.