OAKLEY XC Short Track
Photo: Logan Robertson

OAKLEY XC Short Track

YOU SPOKE, WE LISTENED

NEW FOR 2024! Just like the UCI World Cups, the GoPro Mountain Games will have an XC Short Track event to kick things off. It will be an all out battle for 20 minutes + 1 lap. The fast, fun and exciting race format will challenge riders tactically & technically on a course that features rollers, jumps, loose dirt, and open road climbs.

FRIDAY, JUNE 7
11:30 AM

IMPORTANT: Registration for this event closes Thursday, June 6 at 6:00 PM. The course map will be available 1 week prior to the race.


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Event Overview

FRIDAY, JUNE 7

11:30 AM

Get ready for some high adrenaline action at the new XC Short Track bike event at this year’s GoPro Mountain Games. Athletes will put in maximum effort on this dirt circuit on Vail Mountain as they race elbow to elbow on the 1 mile course.

NEW for 2024!
We are working to eliminate waste at the GoPro Mountain Games so all Aid Stations will be going cupless for 2024. As part of our continued focus on sustainability, participants will receive a free collapsible cup at registration that can be used at all Mountain Games bike events. All athletes should be aware of this change and come prepared for all races.

Times

Times

friday, JUNE 7

11:30 AM – Preview
12:00 PM – Wave 1 – Masters Men (40+)
12:30 PM – Wave 2 – Masters Women (40+)
1:00 PM – Wave 3 – Men (19-39)
1:30 PM – Wave 4 – Women (19-39) 

2:00 PM – Preview
2:15 PM – Wave 5 – Junior Boys & Girls (17-18)
2:45 PM – Wave 6 – Junior Boys & Girls (15-16)
3:15 PM – Wave 7 –Junior Boys & Girls (13-14) 

 3:45 PM – Preview
4:00 PM – Wave 8 – Pro Elite Open Men
4:40 PM – Wave 9 – Pro Elite Open Women 

*Times subject to change. Categories may be combined based on registration numbers. Awards will still be given for each category.

Rules

Categories:

Pro Elite Open – Men
Pro Elite Open – Women
Men (19-39)
Women (19-39)
Masters – Men (40+)
Masters – Women (40+)
Junior – Boys (17-18)
Junior – Girls (17-18)
Junior – Boys (15-16)
Junior – Girls (15-16)
Junior – Boys (13-14)
Junior – Girls (13-14) 

 

competition format:
  • The course is a combination of dirt, grass with limited technical features. The course will take approximately 3-4 minutes for elites, 4-5 minutes for amateurs.   
  • Athletes will race for 20 minutes + 1 lap (Pro/Elite 30 minutes) 
  • Course preview is only available before races begin or during designated preview windows. Riders previewing and interfering with other races will be removed from the event. 
  • Depending on the number of registered athletes, some categories may be combined. 
  • Short Track results will be used to assist with seeding Saturday’s Oakley XC Mountain Bike Race. 
EQUIPMENT:

The following list of equipment is required/recommended, 

  • Properly fitting bike helmet (Required) 
  • Additional protective gear (Recommended) 
  • Mountain bikes, Gravel and Cyclocross bikes will be allowed. 
LOCATION:

Start and finish is at The Hangout in Golden Peak. Bring a friend… or 20 as this will be a very spectator friendly course.

 

Price & Prizes

PRICE

EARLY BIRD // February 1 – April 4, 2024
$50 – Pro Open
$25 – Amateur

STANDARD // April 5 – May 28, 2024
$55 – Pro Open
$25 – Amateur

EVENT WEEK // May 29 – June 6, 2024
$60 – Pro Open
$30 – Amateur

NEW FOR 2024!
XC BIKE COMBO
Sign up for both of the XC Bike events and receive a 10% discount off both amateur events, 20% off of both pro divisions. Eligible events include Oakley XC Mountain Bike & Oakley XC Short Track.

BUY AMATEUR NOW

BUY PRO NOW


PAYOUT

total purse: $5,000

PRO ELITE OPEN
MEN
1st – $1,000
2nd – $750
3rd – $400
4th – $250
5th – $100

WOMEN
1st – $1,000
2nd – $750
3rd – $400
4th – $250
5th – $100


PRIZES

Pro Open Men:
1st Place: YETI Water Bottle, YETI 20L Camino Carryall, Oakley Sunglasses
2nd Place: YETI Water Bottle
3rd Place: YETI Water Bottle

Pro Open Women:
1st Place: YETI Water Bottle, YETI 20L Camino Carryall, Oakley Sunglasses
2nd Place: YETI Water Bottle
3rd Place: YETI Water Bottle

All Other Categories:
1st Place: YETI Water Bottle, Oakley Sunglasses
2nd Place: YETI Water Bottle
3rd Place: YETI Water Bottle

Price & Prizes

Event Map

EVENT START:

Start and finish is in Golden Peak just West of Chair 6 in front of the Race City building.

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