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700 S Frontage Rd. E, Vail, CO

Phone: 970-479-2280

Fax: 970-479-2281

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The Vail Recreation District Sports Department is located in the Vail Tennis Center on the second floor. From I-70, take the Vail exit and head east on South Frontage Road.

Course Map | 2023 Results | 2024 Race Photos

Date, Location & Time

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


Register

Register Online | Registration Form 

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!

Official Race Shop

The Kind Bikes and Skis, the official bike shop of the Davos Dash, will be on-site to provide neutral support for racers with last-minute mechanical issues.

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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.  


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 Categories

5:15-6 p.m.

Expert Categories

5:30-6:15 p.m.

Sport Categories

6-6:45 p.m.

Beginner Categories

6:30-7 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 online at vailrec.com/register
 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.


Award 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).

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