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
10:30 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

10:30 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

10:30 AM – Wave 1 – Junior Boys & Girls (17-18)
11:00 AM – Wave 2 – Junior Boys & Girls (15-16)
11:30 AM – Wave 3 – Junior Boys & Girls (13-14)
12:00 PM – Wave 4 – Men (19-39)
12:30 PM – Wave 5 – Masters Men (40+)
1:00 PM – Wave 6 – Women (19-39)
1:00 PM – Wave 6 – Masters Women (40+)
1:30 PM – Wave 7 – Pro Elite Open Women
2:25 PM – Wave 8 – Pro Elite Open Men

*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 and pavement. The course length is approximately 1 mile long and each lap will take approximately 5-8 minutes for elites, 6-10 minutes for amateurs.  
  • Each athlete will race once. 
  • Athletes will race for 20 minutes + 1 lap
  • Depending on the number of registered athletes, some categories might have more than one Start.
  • Depending on snow levels and road conditions, course will be a mix of smooth gravel road, rough mowed field, smooth non-technical single track, pavement, and/or smooth technical single track.  
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.

 

Price & Prizes

PRICE

EARLY BIRD // February 1 – April 4, 2024
$50 – Pro Open
$40 – Amateur

STANDARD // April 5 – May 28, 2024
$55 – Pro Open
$45 – Amateur

EVENT WEEK // May 29 – June 6, 2024
$60 – Pro Open
$50 – Amateur

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

Prizes to be determined.

Price & Prizes