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XC Mountain Bike


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


Registration for this event opens in February 2019.

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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 7 miles and 2,000-ft of climbing per lap. Just steps from the Village, this beautiful and challenging ride also comes with a nice perk:  a $16,000+ cash prize purse.

Saturday, June 8

Pro, Single Speed, Expert – 9:30am

Juniors (Expert) – 9:30am

Beginners, Masters, Expert Vets, Vets, Sport – 2:30pm

Juniors (Beginner & Sport) – 2:30pm

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


9:30AM Wave:
Pro/Open – Men & Women
Single Speed – Men & Women
Expert – Men & Women
Junior Expert (12-17) – Men & Women

2:30PM Wave:
Beginner – Men & Women
Vet 35+ – Men & Women
Vet Expert 35+ – Men Only
Masters 45+ – Men Only
Sport – Men & Women
Junior Beginner (12-17) – Men & Women
Junior Sport (12-17) – Men & Women

Competition Format & Rules:

All racers will start and finish in Adventure Village (in front of Race City in Golden Peak). Please note the Kids TIAA Bank XC MTB Race will be running in that location through 10:00 am.

Racers will be sent out within their division start time divided by gender. See below for race times and quantity of laps required by division. Start positions will not be predetermined and it is up to the athlete to get into the desired location.

Wave Start Time Class Laps
1 9:30 AM Pro/Open Men 3 Laps
1 9:32 AM Single Speed Men 2 Laps
1 9:34 AM Junior Expert Men (12-17) 2 Laps
1 9:36 AM Expert Men 3 Laps
1 9:38 AM Pro/Open Women 3 Laps
1 9:40 AM Single Speed, Expert Women, Jr. Expert Women
2 Laps
2 2:30 PM Vet Expert 35+ Men 2 Laps
2 2:32 PM Vet 35+ Men 2 Laps
2 2:34 PM Master Men 45+ 2 Laps
2 2:36 PM Sport Men 2 Laps
2 2:38 PM Vet 35+ Women & Sport Women 2 Laps
2 2:40 PM Beginner Men 1 Lap
2 2:42 PM Beginner Women 1 Lap
2 2:44 PM Junior Sport (Men & Women – 12-17) 1 Lap
2 2:46 PM Junior Beginner (Men & Women – 12-17) 1 Lap


One lap of the course will be approximately seven (7) miles and will have over 2,000 ft. of elevation gain. Riders will complete a certain number of laps determined by their race division (see below).  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 Mountan). 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 announced by March 1, 2019 and posted below the course map. Associated guidelines will also be posted at that time.


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



Registration for this event opens in February 2019.

Join our newsletter to be the first to know all major Mountain Games announcements.


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

1st – $500
2nd – $250
3rd – $100

1st – $500
2nd – $250
3rd – $100

Price & Prizes

*NEW LOCATION* Nature Valley Adventure Village (Golden Peak)