Date: Saturday, March 4, 2017
Time: 2 p.m. Demos available | 4 p.m. Racing Begins
Day-of registration opens at 2 p.m.
Where: EagleVail Pavilion
Price: Pre-registration - $20 adults/$15 students
Day-of registration - $30 adults/$25 students
After Party: Vail Brewing Company, EagleVail
NEW THIS YEAR - The EagleVail Derail Winter Bike Race is the second race in the three-part Vail Grail Winter Race Series. Join us for the Vail Mountain Uphill on Sunday, Feb. 19 and the Krueger Family Shamrock Shuffle on Saturday, March 18. Register for all three races for only $60.
Join the Vail Recreation District for the inaugural winter bike race on Saturday, March 4 in EagleVail! The race will test your winter bike handling skills on a never-before-seen circuit race course starting at the EagleVail Pavilion at 4 p.m. Cost for this race is $20 pre/$30 day-of for adults and $15 pre/$25 day-of for students. The circuit loop will be approximately 1.5 miles in length, so be sure to bring your friends and family as this will be a spectator-friendly event. Kids will race for 20 minutes and adult categories will race for one hour. The winners will be determined by the number of laps completed in the timeframe. Prizes will be awarded by category - men/women juniors, beginners/sport and open - and an afternoon event means you can still get up on the mountain in the morning and come ride bikes in the afternoon. Also, the course will be open for pre-riding Friday afternoon and all day Saturday before the race. An after-party just down the street at Vail Brewing Company will feature the awards ceremony, and all participants will automatically be entered into a raffle drawing for the chance to win some exciting prizes, but you must be present to win! Online registration is now open - don't miss out on this first-ever Vail Rec winter bike race!
Race Day Schedule:
8am -4pm - Course open for pre-riding
2pm - Day of registration opens
2-3:30pm - The Kind Bikes Fat Bike Demo*
4pm - Youth race (20 minutes)
4:30pm - Adult Race (60 minutes. All categories)
6pm - After party and awards at Vail Brewing Company in EagleVail (show your race number for a free beer!)
*Demos are available for non-racers until 3:30 p.m. If you would like to use a demo for the race, please call The Kind at (970) 926-1260 to reserve your bike as supply is limited. Cost to demo is $5 for 30 minutes and $15 to use the bike for the race. All demo proceeds will be donated to the Vail Valley Mountain Bike Association. Fat bikes are recommended for this race but not required.
Fat Bike rentals are also availabel at Colorado Bike Service in EagleVail (970) 949-4641.