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THE SEASON SHIFTER

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

*NEW TIMES FOR 2019*

Saturday, June 8

Pro, Single Speed, Expert – 9:30am
Juniors (Expert) – 9:30am
Beginners, Masters, Expert Vets, Vets, Sport – 12:30pm
Juniors (Beginner & Sport) – 12:30pm

COURSE MAP

IMPORTANT: Registration for this event closes Friday, June 7 at 6pm

Mountain bikers will start at the base of Golden Peak and race up Vail Mountain. This course will test riders’ fitness and technical skills taking you over 5.5 miles 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 8

Pro, Single Speed, Expert – 9:30am – START LIST

Juniors (Expert) – 9:30am

Beginners, Masters, Expert Vets, Vets, Sport – 12:30pm

Juniors (Beginner & Sport) – 12:30pm

IMPORTANT: Registration for this event closes Friday, June 7 at 6pm

Categories:

9:30AM Wave:
Pro/Open – Men & Women
Single Speed – Men & Women
Expert – Men & Women
Junior Expert (U18) – Men & Women

12:30PM Wave:
Beginner – Men & Women
Vet 35+ – Men & Women
Vet Expert 35+ – Men Only
Masters 45+ – Men Only
Sport – Men & Women
Junior Beginner (U18) – Men & Women
Junior Sport (U18) – Men & Women

Competition Format & Rules:
  • All racers will start and finish in Adventure Village (East of Chair 6 in Golden Peak). Corral signage will be in place Saturday morning to indicate where each category should stage. Please note the Kids’ Free XC MTB Race will be running in that location through 9:00 am.
  • Racers in Wave 1 will have bike plates with a yellow background. Racers in Wave 2 will have bike plates with a white background. Racers will be sent out within their division start time divided by gender.
  • A corral will be designated East of the start/finish line for riders to stage before the race by category.
  • Start positions within your category will not be predetermined, and it is up to the athlete to get into the desired location.

 

WaveStart TimeClassLaps
19:30 AMPro/Open Men3 Laps
19:32 AMSingle Speed Men2 Laps
19:34 AMJunior Expert Men (U18)2 Laps
19:36 AMExpert Men3 Laps
19:38 AMPro/Open Women3 Laps
19:40 AMSingle Speed, Expert Women, Jr. Expert Women
(U18)
2 Laps
    
212:30 PMVet Expert 35+ Men2 Laps
212:32 PMVet 35+ Men2 Laps
212:34 PMMaster Men 45+2 Laps
212:36 PMSport Men2 Laps
212:38 PMVet 35+ Women & Sport Women2 Laps
212:40 PMBeginner Men1 Lap
212:42 PMBeginner Women1 Lap
212:44 PMJunior Sport (Men & Women – U18)1 Lap
212:46 PMJunior Beginner (Men & Women – U18)1 Lap

 

  • One lap of the course is approximately five and a half (5.5) miles. Riders will complete a set 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.
  • The course will be marked prior to the race (though signage will be removed intermittently to accommodate other GMG events on Vail Mountain). 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.
  • Official feed zone location along the course will be is marked on the course map. The feed zone is self-supported.
location:

Start and finish is in front of the Race City building in Golden Peak (Adventure Village).

Rules
Results

RESULTS – PRO |  AMATEUR

PRICE

REGISTRATION LAUNCH // February 6 – April 5, 2019
$70 – Pro/Open/Single Speed/Expert
$50 – Masters Sport 45+/Vet Sport 35+/Vet Expert 35+/Sport
$45 – Junior Expert (U18)
$40 – Junior Beginner (U18)/Junior Sport (U18)

EARLY BIRD // April 6 – May 27, 2019
$75 – Pro/Open/Single Speed/Expert
$55 – Masters Sport 45+/Vet Sport 35+/Vet Expert 35+/Sport
$50 – Junior Expert (U18)
$45 – Junior Beginner (U18)/Junior Sport (U18)

EVENT PRICING // May 28 – June 9, 2019
$85 – Pro/Open/Single Speed/Expert
$65 – Masters Sport 45+/Vet Sport 35+/Vet Expert 35+/Sport
$60 – Junior Expert (U18)
$55 – Junior Beginner (U18)/Junior Sport (U18)


PAYOUT

total purse: $16,700

MEN – (Overall – Pro/Open)
1st – $3,000
2nd – $2,000
3rd – $1,000
4th – $750
5th – $500
6th – $250

WOMEN – (Overall – Pro/Open)
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


PRIZES

First place male and female Pro category finishers will win a YETI Panga 50!

Price & Prizes
RACE START:

Nature Valley Adventure Village (Golden Peak)

COURSE MAP