Vail | June 28, 2023 | 5:00 p.m.
This race is for adult and junior elite racers ONLY. There is no Yeti's Grind Youth Series Race at this event. Youth Series riders get their own race on July 5!
On-site registration will take place at the race finish on Red Sandstone Rd. where the North Trail comes out by the USFS winter gate, approx. .6 miles from where Red Sandstone Rd. turns to dirt from 3:30 - 6:15 p.m.
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.
The timed portion of the race starts approx. 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 Rd.
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 Rd. approx. 2 miles. Turn right on Lost Lake Rd. 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 approx. 2 miles and the entire loop is 5.5 miles and 1,050 feet of elevation gain.
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.
The Altitude Bar & Grill at the Evergreen Lodge. Awards will be presented at approx. 8pm.
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