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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. 

THE GOPRO MOUNTAIN GAMES ARE RESCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 20-23!
Hang tight while we confirm new competition dates and times. An updated schedule of events will be posted in the next three weeks. Questions? Contact us here.
THE GOPRO MOUNTAIN GAMES ARE RESCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 20-23!
Hang tight while we confirm new competition dates and times. An updated schedule of events will be posted in the next three weeks. Questions? Contact us here.

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?

CATEGORIES:

Men & Women – Open (all ages)
Men & Women – Masters 35+
Men & Women – Masters 45+
Men – Masters 55+
Men & Women – Beginner
Men & Women – Juniors (ages 10-18)

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 6. Athletes are responsible to know their own start time and check-in at the start at least 15 minutes prior to their start time.
    • 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).
    • 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.
    • The course is open to traffic, so be aware of vehicles at all times for 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.

 

  • RETURNING IN 2020:
    • 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?
    • Please note, all participants must pick up their transponder at the start and deposit it at the finish. Participants who fail to return it after the event may be subject to a penalty fee.
LOCATION:

The startline is on the Eastern end of East Meadow Drive in Vail Village in front of Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa.

Rules

PRICE

REGISTRATION LAUNCH // February 5 – April 4, 2020
$45

EARLY BIRD // April 5 – August 16, 2020
$50

EVENT PRICING // August 17 – August 23, 2020
$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

Custom YETI Awards for top 3 winners within each category.

First place male and female Pro category finishers will win an epic piece of YETI gear!

TIMED STAGE 1
KOM = TBA
QOM = TBA

TIMED STAGE 2
KOM = TBA
QOM = TBA

Price & Prizes
RACE START:

East Meadow Drive near the Covered Bridge
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