Road Bike Time Trial
Photo: LOGAN ROBERTSON

Road Bike Time Trial

CLASSIC COURSE, CLASSIC SETTING

Break out the spandex. It’s time for both recreational and hardcore road cyclists to tackle this quintessential uphill ride. 

SUNDAY, JUNE 13
9:30 AM


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Event Overview

SUNDAY, JUNE 13

9:30 AM

Competitors of all ages and abilities will be able to race on the original Time Trial course ridden by legendary riders such as Greg LeMond and Bernard Hinault back in the late 1980’s. Andy Hampsten’s long standing course record of 26:33.43 set during the 1987 Coors Classic was broken at the 2008 Mountain Games by Benjamin Day (25:48) and Chris Baldwin (26:29). Will the new course record stand the test of time?

*RETURNING FOR 2021* Win prizes through 2 timed KOM/QOM stages within the course!

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IMPORTANT: Registration for this event closes Saturday, June 12 at 6:00 PM Wave/Start order for this event will be posted online Saturday, June 12 at 8:00 PM

Times

Times

SUNDAY, JUNE 13

9:30 AM

Wave/Start order for this event will be posted online Saturday, June 12 at 8:00 PM

IMPORTANT: Registration for this event closes Saturday, June 12 at 6:00 PM. Athletes must register by 9:00 AM on Sunday, June 13 at Event Registration at Golden Peak. Athletes must check in at the race start by 9:15 AM in Vail Village near the Covered Bridge.

Rules

CATEGORIES:

Open (all ages) – Men & Women
Masters 35+ – Men & Women
Masters 45+ – Men & Women
Masters 55+ – Men
Beginner – Men & Women
Juniors (17 & under) – Men & Women

FORMAT & RULES:
  • Athletes must enter the race start area from Vail Valley Drive (East end of the Vail Village parking structure).
  • Final start times will be assigned by category and posted on the event website by 9:00 PM on Saturday, June 12. Athletes are responsible to know their own start time and check-in at the start at least 15 minutes prior to their start time.
  • Racers will be sent out in (30) second intervals (Open Categories may be slotted in (1) minute intervals). Start times will be determined according to category, how many people are in your category and the date when registered.
  • Athletes who miss their assigned start time may still compete, but the clock will have started at the assigned time rather than actual start time (ex: Rider’s start time is 11:00 AM, but they show up at 11:05 AM. They will be allowed to start, but their time will be based on the 11:00 AM assigned start).
  • The course is open to vehicle traffic, so be aware of vehicles at all times for your own safety.
  • There will be absolutely no drafting behind any riders which are being overtaken or have been passed, riders must swing out of any slipstream from a rider they are overtaking at least ten yards previous to a pass. Any observed violation will result in disqualification.
  • All racers are required to ride within the cones, which will form a “racing lane” while turning right off the North Frontage Road, riding under the I-70 overpass, then making the left hand turn onto Bighorn Road which takes you through East Vail. You must slow down to negotiate this portion of the course and stay alert as this is a busy intersection.
  • Riders who have completed the course and are returning to Vail must remain as far right as reasonably possible and not exceed 25 mph. This is a safety precaution as a blow-out at high speeds could result in loss of control of a bike and a potential collision.
  • All participants must pick up their transponder at the start and return it at the finish. Participants who fail to return it after the event may be subject to a penalty fee.

RETURNING IN 2021:

  • 2 Timed KOM/QOM Stages within the course – an additional opportunity to win prizes! Might not be the fastest up the pass but think you have what it takes to be KOM/QOM?
LOCATION:

The start line is on the Eastern end of East Meadow Drive in Vail Village in front of Gravity Haus Vail. The finish line is at the cul-de-sac on the bike path for Vail Pass.

Price & Prizes

PRICE

EARLY BIRD // April 9 – May 31, 2021
$50

EVENT PRICING // June 1 – June 12, 2021
$60


PAYOUT

TOTAL PURSE: $7,000

MEN – (Overall – Pro/Open)
1st – $2,000
2nd – $1,000
3rd – $500

WOMEN – (Overall – Pro/Open)
1st – $2,000
2nd – $1,000
3rd – $500


PRIZES

1st place men and women Pro category finishers will win an epic piece of YETI gear!

1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in the men and women Pro category will win a $50 Vail Resorts Retail Gift Card and a Mountain Games podium exclusive YETI Rambler!

TIMED STAGE 1
KOM = $50 Vail Resorts Retail Gift Card
QOM = $50 Vail Resorts Retail Gift Card

TIMED STAGE 2
KOM = $50 Vail Resorts Retail Gift Card
QOM = $50 Vail Resorts Retail Gift Card

Price & Prizes

Event Map

RACE START:

East Meadow Drive near the Covered Bridge

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