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!