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Mountain Bike Race Series

Logo for a 40th Anniversary Mountain Bike Town Series by Bloch & Chapleau, Attorneys at Law.

General Description

The 2024 VRD Bloch & Chapleau Town Mountain Bike Race Series returns for its 40th year to offer fun and exciting racing to mountain bikers of all ages and experience levels. This summer over 1,200 riders of all ages and ability levels will compete for over $30,000 in prizes and priceless bragging rights. Whether competing in an individual race or signing up for the entire series, racers have the chance to win prizes, free beer and personal glory.

The VRD is an equal opportunity service provider and operates under special permits from the White River National Forest and the Bureau of Land Management.

2024 Race Schedule

Race NameDatesTimesDaysLocationSport
<a href="https://vailrd.specialdistrict.org/may-22-kids-only-minturn-mini">Minturn Mini (Kids Only)</a>May 22, 20244 p.m. to 8 p.m.WMinturn, COMTB
<a href="https://vailrd.specialdistrict.org/may-29-eagle-ranch-classic">Eagle Ranch Classic</a>May 29, 20244 p.m. to 8 p.m.WEagle, COMTB
<a href="https://vailrd.specialdistrict.org/june-12-davos-dash">Davos Dash</a>June 12, 20244 p.m. to 8 p.m.WVail, COMTB
<a href="https://vailrd.specialdistrict.org/june-26-son-of-middle-creek-enduro">Son of Middle Creek Enduro (Adults Only)</a>June 26, 20244 p.m. to 8 p.m.WVail, COMTB
<a href="https://vailrd.specialdistrict.org/july-10-boneyard-brawl">Boneyard Brawl</a>July 10, 20244 p.m. to 8 p.m.WEagle, COMTB
<a href="https://vailrd.specialdistrict.org/july-24-beaver-creek-blast">Beaver Creek Blast</a>July 24, 20244 p.m. to 8 p.m.WBeaver Creek, COMTB
<a href="https://vailrd.specialdistrict.org/august-14-camp-hale-hup">Camp Hale Hup</a>Aug. 14, 20244 p.m. to 8 p.m.WCamp Hale, COMTB
<a href="https://vailrd.specialdistrict.org/august-28-vail-grind">Vail Grind</a>Aug. 28, 20244 p.m. to 8 p.m.WVail, COMTB

*Race dates and locations subject to change

Race Results

Call 970-479-2280 or email sports@vailrec.com with questions.

Series Info 

Team Registration FormRace RulesPoints BreakdownTeam Rules

Race Categories

Bloch & Chapleau Mtb Town Series 
Beginner WomenSingle Speed Men
Beginner MenClydesdale (200+ lbs)
Women's SportWomen's Expert
Men's SportMen's Expert
Women's Vet Sport 35-49Women's Vet Expert 35-49
Men's Vet Sport 35-49Men's Vet Expert 35-49
Women's Master Sport 50+Women's Master Expert 50+
Men's Master Sport 50+Men's Master Expert 50+
Men's Grand Master Sport 60+Women's Pro/Open
Single Speed WomenMen's Pro/Open
Youth Mtb Series Presented By Mountain Valley Kids Dental 

Scholarships Available

Beginner Boys 8-10Beginner Boys 11-14
Beginner Girls 8-10Beginner Girls 11-14
Sport Boys 8-10Sport Boys 11-14
Sport Girls 8-10Sport Girls 11-14

 

AC/DC Award

Back for the 2024 Bloch & Chapleau Mountain Bike Town Series, the Vail Recreation District is hosting a mini-competition within the series. The AC/DC Award (ascent/descent) combines racers' times from the Davos Dash uphill climb on June 12 with the downhill-only Son of Middle Creek Enduro on June 26. The racer with the fastest combined time in each category will be recognized at the Camp Hale Hup race on July 10. 

2022 AC/DC Results
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Course Info 

Course maps for each race can be viewed on the individual race web page. Courses are typically marked in their entirety on the Monday prior to the race to allow for pre-riding the course, unless otherwise noted on the race web page. The courses are well-marked and signed red and white directional arrows.

Weather and Refund Policy 
Post Race Info 

Each race includes an after-party at a local restaurant, where participants can come together to celebrate or commiserate depending on how hard the race was! Complete results will be posted at this time, and a 15-minute protest period will commence in the event there are any issues that need to be addressed. All racers ages 21 and over will get a free beer from New Belgium Brewing Company, awards for the top finishers in each (adult) category will be given and everyone present will be entered in a raffle drawing with great prizes from our sponsors.
Race results will also be posted online by noon the day after the race. Questions about results or additional protests should be sent to bpappas@vailrec.com within 24 hours of the race.

Youth Series race results will be posted on-site at each race near the finish line. Immediately following the youth races, the top three finishers in each of the youth categories will be recognized, and all present youth racers will be entered in a raffle drawing at that time.

Trail Work 
A logo for Hardscrabble Trails Coalition featuring a pickaxe and shovel crossed over a mountain silhouette inside an orange circle.
The logo for the Vail Valley Mountain Trails Alliance, featuring a stylized mountain within a triangle.

 

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.

A Huge Thanks To All Of Our Amazing Sponsors For The Vrd Mountain Bike Race Series! 

A collection of company logos from various industries, including health, legal, dental, technology, and food/beverage.

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.

Mountain bikers racing on a sunny trail, surrounded by nature.