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August 28 - Vail Grind

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Date, Location & Time

August 28, 2024 | Vail, CO | 4:30 p.m.*
*Date, location and time are subject to change


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Official Race Shop

Venture Sportsthe official bike shop of the Vail Grind, will be on-site to provide neutral support for racers with last-minute mechanical issues.


Course Info

Course Map

Kids Loop - Climb up Mountain Road and turn right on Windisch Way. Continue climbing on Windisch to Gitalong Rd. Turn right and descend to Finishing Up single track. Turn right and descend. Finish or Loop.
Loop distance =  1 mile, 250 feet of elevation gain

Beginner Loop
– Climb up Mountain Road and turn right on Windisch Way. Continue climbing on Windisch to Gitalong Rd. Turn left and climb up Gitalong Rd. to Mill Creek Rd. Turn left and climb up Mill Creek Rd. to the second entrance to Golden Gate just past the bottom of South 6. Descend Golden Gate. At the bottom, turn left and climb up Windisch again. Turn right on down Gitalong Rd. and descend to Finishing Up single track. Turn right and descend.
Loop distance = 5 miles, 500 feet of elevation gain.

Sport Loop - Climb up Mountain Road and turn right on Windisch Way. Continue climbing on Windisch to Gitalong Rd. Turn left and climb up Gitalong Rd. to Mill Creek Rd. Turn left and climb up Mill Creek Rd. to Mid Vail. Descend Sidekick to Chair 10 then descend Golden Gate. At the bottom, turn left and climb up Windisch again. Turn right on down Gitalong Rd. and descend to Finishing Up single track. Turn right and descend.
Loop distance = 10 miles, 2,000 feet of elevation gain. 

Expert Loop - Climb up Mountain Road and turn right on Windisch Way. Continue climbing on Windisch to Gitalong Rd. Turn left and climb up Gitalong Rd. to Mill Creek Rd. Turn left and climb up Mill Creek Rd. to Mid Vail. Descend Fred's Lunch to Cub's Way. Turn right and ride past the bottom of Chair 2. Climb up Gitalong Rd. then descend Sidekick to Chair 10 then descend Golden Gate. At the bottom, turn left and climb up Windisch again. Turn right on down Gitalong Rd. and descend to Finishing Up single track. Turn right and descend.
Loop distance = 13.5 miles, 2,400 feet of elevation gain. 


Race Day Schedule

Mountain Valley Kids Dental Youth Series:

4:30 p.m.  

Sport Boys 11-14, Beginner Boys 15-16

1 Beginner Loop, 5 Miles

4:30:30 p.m.

Sport Girls 11-14, Beginner Girls 15-16 

1 Beginner Loop, 5 Miles

4:31 p.m.

Beginner Boys 11-14, Sport Boys 8-10

2 Kids Loops, 2 Miles

4:31:30 p.m.

Beginner Girls 11-14, Sport Girls 8-10

2 Kids Loops, 2 Miles

4:32 p.m.

Beginner Boys 8-10, Beginner Girls 8-10

1 Kids Loop, 1 Mile


BLOCH & CHAPLEAU ADULT SERIES:

5:30 p.m.

Women's Expert, Women's Vet Expert 35-49, Women's Master Expert 50+, Women's Single Speed

1 Sport Loop, 10 Miles

5:30:30 p.m.

Men's Sport

1 Sport Loop, 10 Miles

5:31 p.m.

Men's Vet Sport 35-49

1 Sport Loop, 10 Miles

5:31:30 p.m.

Men's Master Sport 50+, Clydesdale

1 Sport Loop, 10 Miles

5:32 p.m.

Men's Grand Master Sport 60+

1 Sport Loop, 10 Miles

5:32:30 p.m.

Women's Sport

1 Sport Loop, 10 Miles

5:33 p.m.

Women's Vet Sport 35-49, Women's Master Sport 50+ 

1 Sport Loop, 10 Miles

5:33:30 p.m.

Men's Beginner

1 Beginner Loop, 5 Miles

5:34 p.m.

Women's Beginner

1 Beginner Loop, 5 Miles

 

 

 

5:50 p.m. 

Men's Pro, Men’s Expert

1 Pro/Expert Loop, 13.5 Miles

5:50:30 p.m. 

Women's Pro, Men's Vet Expert 35-49, Men's Single Speed

1 Pro/Expert Loop, 13.5 Miles

5:51 p.m. 

Men's Master Expert 50+, Men's Grand Master Expert 60+

1 Pro/Expert Loop, 13.5 Miles


Registration and Bib Pickup Info

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

On-site bib pickup begins at 3:45 p.m. and races start at 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday. On-site registration will end at 5:45 p.m.

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

All races start and finish at Mountain Plaza at the Gondola One base in Vail Village. Please park in the Vail Village Parking structure.


After-Party and Series Awards

Celebrate the final race of the season with us at Gravity Haus! A buffet dinner will be provided for all racers courtesy of our title sponsor, Bloch & Chapleau, Attorneys at Law and race sponsor, Gravity Haus. Bloch & Chapleau will also be raffling off a Will Package valued at $1,500! You must be present to win. We will recognize the top three finishers in each category for the Vail Grind race as well as announce the Individual and Team Series Champions for the 2023 season. Youth awards and raffle will take place at the Start/Finish at approximately 5:30 p.m.

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

 

The VRD's Mountain Bike Race Series is yours thanks to title sponsor Bloch & Chapleau Attorneys at LawThe Youth Series is brought to you by presenting sponsor Mountain Valley Kids Dental. Thanks to our additional sponsors Vail Health, Town of Eagle, Town of Minturn, The Steadman Clinic, Skratch Labs, New Belgium Brewing, Jaunt Media Collective, Gravity Haus/Dryland Fitness, Central Rockies Mortgage, Elevated Dental, Vail Honeywagon, Altitude Bar & Grill, FirstBankSki Town All-Stars, Alpine Wine & Spirits, Optic Nerve, Outdoor Tech, Sweet Protection, 8z Real EstateWest Vail Liquor Mart and Mountain Pedaler.