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XC Mountain Bike

THE SEASON SHIFTER

An epic course that will test bikers’ pre-season endurance and tenacity.

Mountain bikers will start at the base of Lionshead Village and race up Vail Mountain. This course will test riders’ fitness and technical skills taking you over 7 miles and 2,000-ft of climbing per lap. Just steps from the Village, this beautiful and challenging ride also comes with a nice perk:  a $16,000+ cash prize purse.

Times
Saturday, June 10

Pro, Single Speed, Expert – 11:45am

Juniors (Expert) – 11:45am

Beginners, Masters, Vets, Sport – 3:45pm

Juniors (Beginner & Sport) – 3:45pm

COMPETITION & Course:

1)All racers will start and finish the race in Adventure Village (skiers bridge in the gondola yard). Racers will be sent out within their division start time divided by gender. See schedule for race times of divisions. Start positions will not be predetermined and it is up to the athlete to get into the desired location.

2) One lap of the course will be approximately seven (7) miles and will have over 2,000 ft. of elevation gain. Riders will complete a certain number of laps determined by their race division.  Along the course, athletes will have to ride on all types of terrain ranging from forest service access dirt roads to single track. This is a classic Colorado course with plenty of ascending and descending sections.

3) Quantity of loops to be performed:

1 lap:

Junior Beginner
Junior Sport
Beginners: Men and Women

2 laps:

Junior Expert
Sport
Vet Sport (Men)
Vet Expert (Men)
Vet (Women)
Masters (Men)
Single Speed

3 laps:

Expert Women
Expert Men
Pro (Men & Women)

4) The course will be marked prior to the race and it is recommended to ride the course prior to race day. Signs will be set up to direct riders and marshals will be placed in locations all along the course. It is the athlete’s responsibility to follow the signs and stay on the course. If a rider goes off course, they will be disqualified.

5) No tripping, shoving or horseplay will be tolerated and any athlete participating in foul play will be pulled from the course and disqualified.


ATHLETE ELIGIBILITY:

The competition is open to all interested athletes regardless of state and/or country of residency. Competitors who are under the age of 18 must register with a parent or legal guardian. Competitors must be able to attend all scheduled events. Athletes will be required to provide all their own equipment. Further, athletes must abide by all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations during their participation in the Mountain Games®.

PARTICIPATION:

Athletes agree to be bound by these Official Rules and all decisions of Organizers. Organizers reserve the right to disqualify any persons found tampering with, or otherwise abusing, any aspect of the competition as solely determined by Organizers.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION:

Organizers will appoint judges and the decision of those judges will be final. There will be no review of scoring / timing even with the presence of TV cameras. Disputes with Organizers and/or appointed judges will result in disqualification of that athlete.

RESERVATION OF RIGHTS:

Organizers reserve the right to disqualify any athlete for any reason, including, without limitation, acting in an unsafe, unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner and/or with intent to intimidate, threaten or harass, or harm another person. All decisions with respect to the disqualification of an athlete shall be made by Organizers and/or appointed judges. Failure to comply with any term or condition of these Official Rules may result in an athlete’s disqualification and the forfeiture of his/her interest in any prize. Organizers reserve the right to amend these Official Rules at any time in its sole discretion, and athletes shall have no recourse for any such changes or for any failure (whether inadvertent or otherwise) by Organizers to follow the stated rules. In the event that the competition is canceled prior to the completion of the final event, no prizes will be awarded. If the Tournament is cancelled prior to June 1st, for any reason, athletes will be reimbursed only for his/her entry fee. Athletes will not be otherwise compensated for any costs or expenses associated with their participation in the competition.

ORGANIZERS:

The Mountain Games® will be organized and produced by staff and contractors hired from and by the Vail Valley Foundation. The decisions of Organizers regarding the selection and elimination of athletes, the selection of finalists and winners, and the production and administration of Mountain Games® related events, and all other aspects of the event, shall be final and binding in all respects. Organizers will not be responsible for typographical, printing or other inadvertent errors in these Official Rules or in other materials relating to the event.

Rules

PRICE

Pro, Single Speed, Expert

Early Bird (2/15-3/14)

$65

Standard (3/15-6/7)

$70

Event (6/8-6/11)

$80

Beginners, Masters, Vets, Sport

Early Bird (2/15-3/14)

$50

Standard (3/15-6/7)

$55

Event (6/8-6/11)

$65

Juniors (Beginner, Expert, Sport)

Early Bird (2/15-3/14)

$40

Standard (3/15-6/7)

$45 

Event (6/8-6/11)

$55


PAYOUT

total purse: $16,700

MEN
1st – $3,000
2nd – $2,000
3rd – $1,000
4th – $750
5th – $500
6th – $250

WOMEN
1st – $3,000
2nd – $2,000
3rd – $1,000
4th – $750
5th – $500
6th – $250

SINGLE SPEED

MEN
1st – $500
2nd – $250
3rd – $100

WOMEN
1st – $500
2nd – $250
3rd – $100

Price & Prizes
RACE START:

Adventure Village (Lionshead Skier Bridge)