The 2023 VRD Bloch & Chapleau Town Mountain Bike Race Series returns for its 39th 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.
2023 Race Schedule
|May 31, 2023||4 p.m. to 8 p.m.||W||Eagle, CO||MTB|
|June 14 - Davos Dash||June 14, 2023||4 p.m. to 8 p.m.||W||Vail, CO||MTB|
|June 28 - Son of Middle Creek Enduro (Adults Only)||June 28, 2023||4 p.m. to 8 p.m.||W||Vail, CO||MTB|
|July 5 - Minturn Mini (Kids Only)||July 5, 2023||4 p.m. to 8 p.m.||W||Minturn, CO||MTB|
|July 19 - Beaver Creek Blast||July 19, 2023||5 p.m. to 8 p.m.||W||Beaver Creek, CO||MTB|
|August 2 - Camp Hale Hup||Aug. 2, 2023||4 p.m. to 8 p.m.||W||Camp Hale, CO||MTB|
|August 16 - Berry Creek Bash||Aug. 16, 2023||4 p.m. to 8 p.m.||W||Edwards, CO||MTB|
|August 30 - Vail Grind||Aug. 30, 2023||4 p.m. to 8 p.m.||W||Vail, CO||MTB|
Bloch & Chapleau MTB Town Series
|Beginner Women||Single Speed Men|
|Beginner Men||Clydesdale (200+ lbs)|
|Women's Sport||Women's Expert|
|Men's Sport||Men's Expert|
|Women's Vet Sport 35-49||Women's Vet Expert 35-49|
|Men's Vet Sport 35-49||Men'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 Women||Men's Pro/Open|
Youth MTB Series presented by Mountain Valley Kids DentalScholarships available
|Beginner Boys 8-10||Beginner Boys 11-14|
|Beginner Girls 8-10||Beginner Girls 11-14|
|Sport Boys 8-10||Sport Boys 11-14|
|Sport Girls 8-10||Sport Girls 11-14|
Back for the 2023 Bloch & Chapleau Mountain Bike Town Series, the Vail Recreation District is hosting a mini-competition within the series. The AC/DC Award (ascent/descent) - Fueled by The Feed - combines racers' times from the Davos Dash uphill climb on June 14 with the downhill-only Son of Middle Creek Enduro on June 28. The racer with the fastest combined time in each category will be recognized at the Beaver Creek Blast race on July 19. All AC/DC winners will receive a gift package courtesy of The Feed!
2022 AC/DC Results
Course InfoCourse 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.
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.
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.