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June 26 - Son of Middle Creek Enduro (Adults Only)

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Date, Location & Time

June 26, 2024 | Vail, CO | 5 p.m.*
*Date, location and time are subject to change

Register

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This race is for adult and junior elite racers only. There is no youth series race at this event. Youth-only race is on May 22!

Course Map 
Course Info 
Course Map

The timed portion of the race starts approximately 1.45 miles from the top of Son of Middle Creek trail in the flat are before the last (heinous) climb before the rock drop and true descent. The course takes riders down the picturesque Son of Middle Creek trail until it intersects with the east section of the North Trail. At this point, turn right and descend the North Trail to the finish line on Red Sandstone Road.
Racers are required to ride from the North Trail lot (designated racer drop-off) to the race start. Vehicle shuttles to the top of Son of Middle Creek trail will result in a disqualification.
To get to the start, ride up Red Sandstone Road approximately 2 miles. Turn right on Lost Lake Road and Son of Middle Creek single track will be about 200 yards up on your right. It is another 1.45 miles on Son of Middle to get to the race start.
The timed portion of the course is approximately 2 miles and the entire loop is 5.5 miles and 1,050 feet of elevation gain.  

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Official Race Shop 
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Bob's Garage, the official bike shop of the Son of Middle Creek Enduro, will be on-site to provide neutral support for racers with last-minute mechanical issues.

Race Day Schedule 

The race will start in a time trial format. Racers will start by category at one-minute intervals based on arrival time. Racers arriving after their start window will be disqualified. Racers may be allowed to start early. 

Pro/Open Categories5:15-6 p.m.
Expert Categories5:30-6:15 p.m.
Sport Categories6-6:45 p.m.
Beginner Categories6:30-7 p.m.
Registration and Bib Pickup Info 

Day-of registration is available for 2024 mountain bike races - however, advance registration is highly suggested.

On-site registration will take place from 3:30-6:15 p.m. at the race finish on Red Sandstone Road where the North Trail comes out by the USFS winter gate, approximately .6 miles from where Red Sandstone Road turns to dirt.

Registration is available at the link on the right of this page and preregistration for individual races ends at 5 p.m. one day prior to each race day.

Race Cost 

Costs: Individual races for adults are $29 preregistered, $40 day-of or $185 for the series. Individual races for youth are $15 preregistered, $20 day-of or $80 for the series.

Directions and Parking 

The race will start at approx. 1.45 miles from the top of the Son of Middle Creek trail right before the last climb and rock drop. The Son of Middle Creek trail starts just above the intersection of Red Sandstone Rd (FSR#700) and Lost Lake Rd. (FSR#786) and will end where the North Trail hits Red Sandstone Rd. at the Forest Service gate. There is NO PARKING at the race start or the finish/on-site registration location. Participants should park in the Red Sandstone Elementary School parking structure, the Lionshead parking structure or the after-party location and ride to the start. Racers can get dropped off at the North Trail parking lot on Red Sandstone Rd.

After-Party 

Join us for race awards at the Altitude Bar and Grill at the Evergreen Lodge. Awards will be presented at approximately 8 p.m.

Awards Categories and Prizes 

Awards will be presented at the after-party. Prizes will be awarded to the top three males and females in each race category. 
All racers are entered into a raffle for great prizes from our sponsors!
Overall series championships will be awarded to both the winning team and individuals in each category at the end of the season (teams/individuals must be signed up for the whole series to be eligible for series champion).

Trail Work 
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Encouraging trail stewardship in partnership with Hardscrabble Trails CoalitionVail Valley Mountain Trails Alliance

The Vail Rec District is a proud supporter of the Eagle County trails and the organizations that work hard to maintain them. It is important to remember that riding and racing on world class trails is a privilege and our trails do not build or maintain themselves. This year during the 2023 Bloch & Chapleau Mountain Bike Series, riders can earn an additional 25 points towards their overall series total if they participate in one trail work event prior to August 29. In order to be considered, participants must snap a photo of themselves during the event and tag the Vail Recreation District Facebook page as well as either the VVMBA or the HTC Facebook page (depending on the host). For more information, please contact Beth Pappas or call the VRD Sports Department at 970-479-2280. Upcoming events hosted by the VVMBA and the HTC are listed below.

Trail Work Days
To participate in Trail Work Days, bring water, gloves, sunscreen, hat and sturdy shoes!

VVMBA | www.vvmta.org | VVMTA Facebook Page

2023 VVBMA Trail work days will be announced shortly.

Hardscrabble | www.hardscrabbletrails.org | HTC Facebook Page

2023 HTC Trail work days will be announced shortly.

Previous Years Results 

https://vailrd.specialdistrict.org/race-results-mountain-biking

Previous Years Photos 

A huge thanks to all of our amazing sponsors for the VRD Bloch & Chapleau Mountain Bike Race Series!

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The VRD's Mountain Bike Race Series is yours thanks to title sponsor Bloch & Chapleau Attorneys at Law. The Youth Series is brought to you by presenting sponsor Mountain Valley Kids Dental. Thanks to our additional sponsors Vail HealthTown of EagleTown of MinturnThe Steadman ClinicSkratch LabsNew Belgium BrewingJaunt Media CollectiveGravity Haus/Dryland FitnessCentral Rockies MortgageElevated DentalVail HoneywagonAltitude Bar & GrillFirstBankSki Town All-StarsAlpine Wine & SpiritsOptic NerveOutdoor TechSweet Protection8z Real EstateWest Vail Liquor Mart and Mountain Pedaler.