Bike Utah Takes The Helm

BikeUtah taking the reins for MidWeekMTB

After a long journey looking for the right group to take over the MidWeekMTB series, we are excited to say that we have found the perfect fit, Bike Utah.

Who is Bike Utah?

Since 2005, the mission of Bike Utah has been to integrate bicycling into the everyday culture of the state. Utah is currently ranked #8, Bike Utah’s goal is to help make Utah the most bike-friendly state in the country!

Just check out what Bike Utah has accomplished over the last 12 years.

If you’d like to learn a little more, check out
BikeUtah.org

Interested about learning more about the cycling scene in Utah? Register for the 2018 Bike Summit hosted by Bike Utah on March 13th.

We are stoked to pass the MidWeekMTB torch along to a great organization who’s primary goals are in line with MidWeekMTB’s, which is to help enrich the Utah cycling community.

 

Questions you are all wanting to ask

Will the race vibe change?
NOPE. Bike Utah wants to keep the event as is, by continuing to stoke out riders, families, the community, and its venues.

When is the race calendar going to be published?
Hang tight, transitioning the event takes some time but we are working diligently to secure venues and dates, and you can be assured we will announce as soon as we have them marked.

Will there still be a free kids 12&Under event?
YES.

Still hosting Mini-Enduros?
YOU KNOW IT!

Will you still offer season passes?
YES.

Please help spread the word! The 2018 MidWeekMTB -race series- is alive and strong!

 

Have questions, suggestions, want to get involved for the ’18 season? (use the form below)

 

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Race Directors Brooke Howard and Luke Ratto

Thank you all for an epic 7 years

We are excited for the next MidWeekMTB chapter, and you can be assured this picture will not be the last time you see us!

Brooke is now working full-time for The Utah High School Cycling League (an affiliate of NICA) as the Central Regional Director.

Luke is still working full-time for Ski Utah and is excited to spend more time with his young family out mountain sport’n.

MidWeekMTB Donates Over $4,500 in 2017

MidWeekMTB Donates $4,742 in 2017

Our favorite collaborative opportunity is supporting the local non-profit trail and environmental foundations that sustain our the Wasatch trail system through stewardship, education, and hard work… well that and racing bikes 🙂

MidWeekMTB is very fortunate to work with the following like-minded partners: Deer Valley ResortSnowbird ResortSolitude Mountain Resort, and UVU Heber..  These partners understand the importance of supporting our trail & land steward organizations. Working together, these partners keep the MidWeekMTB event fees affordable and together we contribute a per-participant payout.

This year we are proud to have been able to donate a total of $4,742 to 3 great organizations: Mountain Trails FoundationWasatch Trails Alliance, and the Cottonwood Canyons Foundation.

Huge thanks to our racers + our venue partners (especially Deer Valley Resort, Snowbird and Solitude Mountain Resort) for helping us make this a reality for the 5th year in a row.

 

Don’t forget the trail days!

MidWeekMTB Trail Work
In addition to the dollars donated, MidWeekMTB racers buffed trails on 2 dedicated trails days throughout the season. Trail Day Locations: Round Valley (Park City) + Solitude Mountain Resort (Big Cottonwood Canyon). Unfortunately, our 3rd day in Heber was canceled and we were never able to reschedule, DON we owe you 1 !

We hope efforts like these are more contagious than inspirational — Get the bug, put in time on the trail, donated some dollars, volunteer at an event, advocate and don’t forget to pick-up that goo pack you just rolled over —

 

$1,116 donated to Mountain Trails Foundation in collaboration with Deer Valley Resort
Cottonwood Canyons Foundation
$2,640 donated to The Cottonwood Canyon Foundation in collaboration with Snowbird and Solitude Mountain Resorts.
$986 donated to the Wasatch Trails Alliance.

FINAL 2017 SERIES RESULTS

2017 Podium Finishers

What an epic season it has been!

11 Cross-Country races at 7 venues 

  • Heber, Utah : Coyote Trail System
  • Draper, Utah : Corner Canyon Trail System
  • Park City, Utah : Round Valley Trail System
  • Deer Valley Resort, Utah : Snowpark Lodge and Silver Lake Lodge Trail Systems
  • Snowbird, Utah : MidGad Trail System
  • Solitude Mountain Resort, Utah : Moonbeam Trail System

2 of the USA’s only Mini-Enduros at 2 venues

  • Deer Valley Resort, Utah : Silver Lake Trail System
  • Snowbird, Utah : Big Mountain Trails & MidGad Trail System

A big thank you to all of our sponsors, racers, families, and friends.

And without further Adu – Your 2017 #MidWeekMTB race series podium finishers.

Pro Men
Men Pro 1. John Osgurthorpe    2.Justin Desilets    3. Sam Sweetser 4. Seth Saxton 5. Thomas Bender

 

expert:pro-women
Pro/ Expert Women 1. Erika Erika R Powers 2. Morgan Hales 3. Ami Stuart 4. Trista Sanderson Winder 5. Kendyl Nelson

 

expert-men-35
Expert Men 35+ 1. Gary Wekluk 2. Mick Harris 3. Reed Topham 4. Jeff Howard 5. Michael Thomas

 

expert-men-34
Expert Men 34- 1. Gabe Noorda 2. Jacob Draper 3. Andrew Draper 4. Adam Cole 5. Kason Perkes

 

sport-men-35
Men Sport 35+ 1. Brian Zimmer 2. Luke Ratto 3. Jeff Eggleston 4. Brian Thomas 5. Marc Barlage

 

sport-men-34
Sport Men 34- 1. Jason Webb 2. Zach Despain 3. Isaac McCombs 4. Jason Lux 5. Breck Barbee

 

 

 

sport-women
Sport Women 1. Brayden Barlage 2. Lauren Zimmer 3. Angela Johnson 4. Lynsey Pexton 5. Andrea Cebrio
masters50-
Co-Ed Masters 50+ 1. Gregg Broomka 2. Randall Autry 3. Joe Benson 4. Chris Bingham 5. Carl Horton

 

Coed Beginners
Coed Beginners 1. Maddux Leonard 2. Hale Nickell 3. Bryan Pala 4. Porter Hollberg 5. Myles Perry 1. Maddux Leonard 2. Hale Nickell 3. Bryan Pala 4. Porter Hollberg 5. Myles Perry

Last Race – Solitude

Last MidWeekMTB Mountain Bike Race - Utah - Solitude Mountain Resort

And just like that, the last race of the season is upon us. This is a packed post, so take your time and give a good read through.

Race #11 is going down on Tuesday night, August 15th at Solitude.

Pre-Register Race #11 – Solitude – August 15

If registering at the race, CASH ONLY!

Moonbeam Lodge Entrance – Solitude (map)

 

FINAL RACE DETAILS

FOOD

There will be no food provided, so feel free to bring a styling tailgate setup, bbq, sandwiches and all the post-race hydration you might need to get through an evening of racing, awards, and recognition.

SCHEDULE

  • 4:30 PM – Registration Opens
  • 6:00 PM – Kids races start
  • 6:15 PM – Main event registration closes
  • 6:30 PM – Main event starts
  • approx 7:30 PM – Last racer crosses the finish line

 

Then in the following order will take place inside the Moonbeam Lodge.

Cleary Bike Meerkat

Cleary Meerkat Bike winner announced. Must be present to win, for kid’s12&under racers only.

Kids 12&Under certificates and podium photos – parents have the chance to take a picture of their kids on the podium with MidWeekMTB racer certificate.

  • Main Event Raffle – All Race #11 participants & volunteers are eligible
  • End O’Venue Raffle – All Race #11 participants & volunteers are eligible
  • 2017 MidWeekMTB Sponsor Recognition
  • Volunteer Recognition
  • Nomination Awards
  • 2017 MidWeekMTB Series Winners – Podium Awards
  • Monster Raffle – All participants who have race 5 or more MidWeekMTB races during the 2017 season are eligible – (race #11 and mini-enduro’s count)

AWARDING OVER $10,000 PURSE + PRIZES

MONSTER RAFFLE PRIZES 

Awesome

 

RACER CHECKIN

Fezzari Bicycles LogoAll participants must sign-in at the registration table before every race. Look for the Fezzari tent, our venue sponsor.

Solitude races require an additional waiver per race – August 1 Solitude Race Waiver (fill-out and bring) Registration opens at 4:30pm and closes at 6:15pm. Race starts at 6:30pm sharp, sent off in waves.

 

NO DOGS

The Cottonwood Canyons are watersheds and do not permit dogs – Here are specifics should be curious.

 

KIDS 12 & UNDER

Summit CycleryIn an effort to provide a great experience for the kids, our grom wranglers Summit Cyclery will be on the scene, helping coach, coral, and cheer on the kids.

  Parents

  1. We will setup 2 kids courses at Solitude Race. 1 will have a double track road climb and a single track descent, suited for the more advanced riders. The other course will be a mix of lawn and paved path, designed for  littlen’s on balance bikes and just starting to pedal.
  2. All kids must wear a helmet & closed-toed shoes in order to participate.

 

MAIN EVENT

– Start Order –

  1. Pro Men
  2. Expert Men 35+
  3. Expert Men 34-
  4. Pro / Expert Women
  5. Sport Men 34-
  6. Sport Men 35+
  7. CoEd Masters 50+
  8. Sport Women
  9. CoEd Beginner Class

  ALL DIVISIONS – 1 lap 6 miles

View Map On Trailforks.com


 

Snowbird MiniEnduro

MidWeekMTB MiniEnduro at Snowbird

All the race info you need for Tuesday, August 8th’s MiniEnduro

photo : Dan Ransom
 

New to the Enduro format?

Enduro is a form of Mountain bike racing in which there is a number of timed downhill sections of trail, and a number of uphill transfer stages, which are not timed, but might have time limits to complete (but not in our case)

 

 

Registration

Since this format of racing takes longer to complete we have capped the number of participants.

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

Tuesday, August 8th

 

Registration will close on Sunday evening.

We will not issue refunds or allow transfers after Sunday evening.

Bring your race plate!
(if you have one from racing with us this season. If this is your first race with us, will assign you one when you check-in at registration.

 

MidWeekMTB Waiver (all racer must have completed our waiver ONCE during the 2017 season) Download 2017 MidWeekMTB Waiver
 
Snowbird Waiver – all racers must fill-out and turn in Snowbird’s waiver  2017 Snowbird Waiver

Race Division (MORE CRITICAL THIS YEAR)

New race participants will be contacted regarding race division prior to race day. Those who have previously participated in a 2017 MidWeekMTB race will participate under their current division unless otherwise stated.

 

Pro and Expert divisions will ride 3 stages with 2 transfers.

Sport, Masters and Beginners will ride 2 stages with 2 transfer.

Racers have until Sunday afternoon to change their participating division.

NO ADJUSTMENTS WILL BE MADE AFTER SUNDAYIf you want to change divisions, contact us asap

Divisions: Pro Men, Expert Men 35+, Expert Men 34-, Pro/Expert Women, Sport Men 35+, Sport Men 34-, Master Co-Ed, Sport Women and Beginner.

Depending on rider ability, the course may require you to dismount and walk, and that’s okay! Its good to be challenged, and it’s even better to acknowledge your limitations. If you do dismount BE VERY CONSCIOUS of approaching/descending participants & give them the right of way.

 

Do to the nature of the evening, there will be NO KIDS 12&Under event. Sorry 🙁

 


RACE DAY


 

PARKING

Please use Snowbird’s Entry 1 for Creekside. There is plenty of parking, but carpooling is always a appreciated.
Snowbird – Creekside Entry 1 – Map Location

 

CHECK-IN / RACE DAY

The registration table will open at approx 3pm on Tuesday, August 8th and be located near the Creekside lodge at Snowbird.  ALL participants are required to check-in & pick-up/verfiy their RFID chip for timing, pick-up race plate (if a new participant), sign-in and ensure both Snowbird and MidWeekMTB liability waivers have been completed.

RFID Chip Care

Do not bend, fold, puncture or get RFID sticker wet or timing may not function. Remove your plates prior to cleaning your bike. If you lose your plate with the RFID chip, replacement is $15.

 

START TIME

First wave will head-out at 5pm.

Your chosen/assigned race division will determine your exact start time. Each division will only slightly vary on start times. This race requires participants to pedal uphill, no lift access.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

After climbing the 1st transfer, racers will wait to be sent down stage one by one from the timing director at the stage start line. Racers will be sent every 30 seconds. This will offer a good “racer to racer” buffer while keeping the pace moving. 30 seconds to 1 minute is the average racer gap in Enduro Racing. Racers will descend in front or behind like division participants.

 

FOOD

There will be no food available at the Creekside area. But feel free to bring some along, grill up the pavement and enjoy the evening watching riders finish.

RACER EDICT

Overtaking or being overtaken is very straight forward and whatever the level of race, there’s no excuse for getting frustrated. If you want to pass a rider, let them know you’re there by shouting “Rider”, then pass with communication when it’s safe. They might be slower than you but they’re probably involved in their own personal race against a group of buddies or for a different podium, so let them find a safe spot. Look for somewhere safe to pass and let them know what side you’re about to pass on – surprising often results in unexpected and undesirable outcomes. If you are being overtaken, simply pull over to a safe area as soon as it’s safe then get back on the pedals once the rider has passed – don’t be a rolling road block.

 

STAGE START RULES *NEW*

Newly adjusted for the 2017 Enduro season, riders MAY attempt a Track Stand Start (balancing on both pedals), but it’s not required. If you start before the buzzer there will be a time penalty of 30 seconds issued.

 

PODIUMS

Bingham Cyclery Stick around, we’ll be awarding podiums after the race. Bingham Cyclery has some killer prizes to award, including some strong presence from G-Form. The Scott Enduro Cup has setup LIVE stage by stage results, just download Is Your Race app. This also allows you to catch any issues.

 

GEAR

Enduro Fanny PacksSince we are crossing participants from XC to an Enduro format, I wanted to help curb any concerns regarding bikes or the likes. I have completed the course on a hardtail and my FS, both steeds offer you fun, but of course, the squish is appreciated at higher speeds. Will you have more fun on a FS bike? Possibly, but that’s up to you, what you’re currently riding and what your riding style & preference is. Do you need pads, a full-face helmet & goggles? Again, that is up to you and what makes you feel comfortable. A proper helmet and closed-toed shoes are the only safety requirement from operations.

 

End’O’Race Raffle

Don’t miss your opportunity to get in on the End’O’Race raffle. We’ve got some killer items to give away in thanks to these guys.  All participants will receive a ticket to win after the race. The raffle will commence upon the last participant to cross the finish line. So come prepared to hang-out, ie TEMPS will cool off quickly, bring an extra layer.

 

THE COURSE?

As mentioned above, the course varies depending on the division you have selected. Pro + Expert divisions will have 3 DH stages and 2 Transfers (no lifts, your bikes have drivetrains). Sport, Masters, and Beginners will ride 2 DH stages and 2 Transfer. The 1st Transfer for Pro/Exp will be a ruthless grind, so bring some fluids.

Stage Order and Starting Times

  • 5:00 PM – Pro Men / Exper Men 35&over | head to Stage 1
  • 5:05 PM – Sport Men 35&over | head to Stage 2
  • 5:15 PM – Expert Men 34&under | head to Stage 1
  • 5:20 PM – Sport Men 34&under | head to Stage 2
  • 5:25 PM – Pro/Expert Women | head to Stage 1
  • 5:30 PM – Sport Women/Masters/Beginner | head to Stage 2

 

Transfer 1

Transfer 1 - Snowbird - Pro/Exp Only
The first transfer is for Pro/Exp only. It will be a grunt, no doubt. Riders will leave the Creekside lodge area and ride up the Creek View road to the start of the MidWay Trail (by the tram bridge), ride up the MidWay Trail to the Gad Meadow, head across to hop onto the Rothman Mad service road, before making a tight right up the Gad Valley service road, taking it up just above the MidGad Restaurant where the Big Mountain Trail intersects the Gad Valley Service Road.  The service roads are what is going to the hurt, we included the MidWay trail to make things a little nicer for ya’s.

 

Stage 1

Stage 1 - Snowbird Mini Enduro - Pro/Exp Only

Stage 1 starts at where the Big Mountain Trail intersects the Gad Valley service road, above the MidGad Restaurant. This section is chunky and ripping. Riders will take it down for 2 miles and the stage finish pad will be just before the Big Mountain Trail turns into the MidWay Trail.

Stage 2 – All Divisions

Stage 2 - Snowbird Min Enduro -

Stage 2 starts at the 2nd Baby Thunder entrance off of Rothman Way service road. Again, a chunky trail, but with some killer flow. There’s a lot of angled granite slabs to slice your rubber and push you offline, trees to avoid and damp springs to cross, but there are also some bomber pine carpets and roots to rally.

Pro/Expert division will simply pedal down to the start of “Stage 2”.  Sport/Masters and Beginners will actually hit “Stage 2” second and send “Stage 3” first. We’ll help you make sense of it, just chill.

 

Transfer 2

Transfer 2 - Snowbird Mini Enduro

Pro/Expert classes will use transfer 3. It’s a simple and basic pedal up the Creek Road.

 

Stage 3 – All Divisions

Stage 3 - Snowbird Mini Enduro

Stage 3 is the last stage for Pro/Expert and the 1st stage for Sport/Masters/Beginners. This stage is pedally with a bit of fun thown in. It’s quick, but a surprising burning heading down canyon, following the creek. The stage starts where the Dean’s Delights and the Dickbass Highway service road intersect. Riders send Dean’s Delight until it pops them out onto the Gad Summer Road. The finish pad will be just down the hill, giving riders 1 last loose turn to make-up or loose time.

 

Narrated POV done-up by the Highliners MTB team

— NOTE —
stage 2 (Baby Thunder) starts after the road descent shot (9:30 mark in video).
Stage 3 (Deans Delight) starts at the Dick Bass highway crossing at (2:52 mark in the video)

Race 10 – Solitude

Solitude Mountain Bike Racing Utah

Race 9 at Snowbird was a fun one. After it rained all morning and most didn’t think the trails could take any more, the precip stopped and the skies cleared just enough for a Tuesday night MTB rally. It was a great night of racing on the new course, especially with the killer dirt. Sounded like everybody loved the course’s bonus vert. Big ups to John & Brian!

Sidenote, how about the Spaniard Tomi Misser?  He is a crusher!
View Results

 

Next Up, Solitude on Tuesday, August 1

Only 3 races left, 2 Solitude XC and our last MiniEnduro at Snowbird

Pre-Register Race #10 – Solitude – August 1

If registering at the race, CASH ONLY!

Moonbeam Lodge Entrance – Solitude (map)

 

Trail Day 2

Solitude Trail Day
The next chance to earn 50 bonus points is going to be on August 5th at Solitude. We’ll be running a trail day under Solitude’s guide. Any and all are welcome, but only racers get the bonus points ;). The day will run from 8 AM – 1 PM with lunch to follow. PLEASE RSVP – you can do so on the Facebook Event or via email.

 

RACE #10 DETAILS – RACER CHECKIN

Fezzari Bicycles LogoAll participants must sign-in at the registration table before every race. Look for the Fezzari tent, our venue sponsor.

Solitude races require an additional waiver per race – August 1 Solitude Race Waiver (fill-out and bring)

Registration opens at 4:30pm and closes at 6:15pm.
Race starts at 6:30pm sharp, sent off in waves.

 

Leave your pooch at home

The Cottonwood Canyons are watersheds and do not permit dogs – Here are specifics should be curious.

 

KIDS 12 & UNDER

Summit CycleryIn an effort to provide a great experience for the kids, our grom wranglers Summit Cyclery will be on the scene, helping coach, coral, and cheer on the kids.

 

Parents

  1. We will setup 2 kids courses at the 3 Solitude Races. 1 will have a double track road climb and a single track descent, suited for the more advanced riders. The other course will be a mix of lawn and paved path, designed for  littlen’s on balance bikes and just starting to pedal.
  2. All kids must wear a helmet & closed-toed shoes in order to participate.

 

MAIN EVENT

– Start Order –

  1. Pro Men
  2. Expert Men 35+
  3. Expert Men 34-
  4. Pro / Expert Women
  5. Sport Men 34-
  6. Sport Men 35+
  7. CoEd Masters 50+
  8. Sport Women
  9. CoEd Beginner Class

 

Pro + Expert divisions – 2 laps ( 11miles + ~2,500′ vert )
Sport + Masters divisions – 1 lap (6miles + 1,390 vert)
Beginner division (use their own downhill) – 1 lap ( 4miles + 750′ vert )

 

View Map On Trailforks.com



 

Race #9 – Snowbird (XC)

Race 9 MidWeekMTB Mountain Bike Race - Snowbird

We’ve got a new course line-out for race #9 at Snowbird — pst, it’s an XC

Pre-Register Race #9 – Snowbird – July 25

If registering at the race, CASH ONLY!

Entry 1 – Creekside – Snowbird (map)

 

MidWeekMTB would like to welcome aboard Devo Nutrition as a new sponsor. For the next 30 days, DEVO is offering MidWeekMTB racers a 20% discount on the purchase their Replen-ergy.
Devo Nutrition

Devo Replen-ergy is a high-intensity endurance drink mix that replenishes your electrolytes and fuels you with carbs from simple sugars for that quick surge of energy you need during race day or those long training days.

Purchase DEVO Nutirtion + Save 20% using code DVMID20

 

RACER CHECKIN

Salt Cycles LogoAll participants must sign-in at the registration table before every race. Look for the Salt Cycles tent, our venue sponsor.

Snowbird races require an additional waiver per race – July 25th’s Snowbird Liability Waiver (fill-out and bring)  If the participant is under 18 and their parents are not coming, please have them fill-out and sign the waiver and bring to the race.

Registration opens at 4:30pm and closes at 6:15pm.
Race starts at 6:30pm sharp, sent off in waves.

 

Leave your pooch at home

The Cottonwood Canyons are watersheds and do not permit dogs – Here are specifics should be curious.

 

Kids 12 & Under

Summit CycleryIn an effort to provide a great experience for the kids, our grom wranglers Summit Cyclery will be on the scene, helping coach, coral, and cheer on the kids.

Parents
All kids must wear a helmet & closed-toed shoes in order to participate.

 

Main Event

– Start Order –

  1. Pro Men
  2. Expert Men 34-
  3. Expert Men 35+
  4. Pro / Expert Women
  5. Sport Men 35+
  6. Sport Men 34-
  7. CoEd Masters 50+
  8. Sport Women
  9. CoEd Beginner Class

Pro + Expert divisions – 2 laps ( ~ 10.6miles + 2,223′ vert )
Sport + Masters + Beginner divisions – 1 lap (6miles + 1,233 vert)
(This will be a tougher Beginner Course)

 

View Trail on Trailforks.com



Deer Valley Mini-Enduro

Ya’ll ready to send our 2nd season hosting Mini-Enduro racing?

 

New to the Enduro format?

Enduro is a form of Mountain bike racing in which there is a number of timed downhill sections of trail, and a number of uphill transfer stages, which are not timed, but might have time limits to complete (but not in our case)

 

 

Registration

Since this format of racing takes longer to complete we have capped the number of participants.

SOLD OUT

Add your name to the waiting list

 

Registration will close on Sunday evening.

All registered racers new to the series are required to purchase and use a 2017 MidWeeKMTB race plate; we will assign a race plate number depending on selected race division. Those who’ve raced during the 2017 series will use their existing MidWeekMTB race plate (don’t forget it!).

 

MidWeekMTB Waiver (all racer must have completed our waiver ONCE during the 2017 season) Download 2017 MidWeekMTB Waiver

 

Deer Valley Resort Waiver (completed by Sunday Evening)- (all racers must have completed Deer Valley’s online wavier ONCE during the 2017 season. If you’ve already ridden lifts there this season, you’ve probably filled this online form out. Deer Valley Online Waiver  

Race Division (MORE CRITICAL THIS YEAR)

New race participants will be contacted regarding race division prior to race day. Those who have previously participated in a 2017 MidWeekMTB race will participate under their current division unless otherwise stated.

 

Pro and Expert divisions will ride 3 stages with 2 transfers.
The middle stage is more technical and open only to Pro + Expert divisions.

Sport, Masters and Beginners will ride 2 stages with 1 transfer.
Racers have until Sunday afternoon to change their participating division.

NO ADJUSTMENTS WILL BE MADE AFTER SUNDAY

If you want to change divisions, contact us asap

Divisions: Pro Men, Expert Men 35+, Expert Men 34-, Pro/Expert Women, Sport Men 35+, Sport Men 34-, Master Co-Ed, Sport Women and Beginner.

Depending on rider ability, the course may require you to dismount and walk, and that’s okay! Its good to be challenged, and it’s even better to acknowledge your limitations. If you do dismount BE VERY CONSCIOUS of approaching/descending participants & give them the right of way.

 

Do to the nature of the evening, there will be NO KIDS 12&Under event. Sorry 🙁

 


RACE DAY


 

Parking – Carpool

We’ll have 200 participants and there is just over 100 parking spaces… PLEASE CARPOOL. There is underground parking, and after underground parking is full, racers may park on the street as necessary. We’ll have a couple of volunteers helping direct you, just ask one if you’re unsure. If you haven’t been up to Silver Lake this year, the outdoor parking lot is no more.
Deer Valley Resort – Silver Lake Village – Map Location  

 

Check-in / Race Day

The registration table will open at approx 3pm on Tuesday, July 19th and be located near the Sterling chairlift at Deer Valley’s Silver Lake Village. ALL participants are required to check-in & pick-up their RFID chip for timing, pick-up race plate (if a new participant), sign-in and ensure both Deer Valley and MidWeekMTB liability waivers have been completed.

RFID Chip Care

Do not bend, fold, puncture or get RFID sticker wet or timing may not function. Remove your plates prior to cleaning your bike. If you lose your plate with the RFID chip, replacement is $15.

 

Start Time

First wave will head-out at 5pm.

Your chosen/assigned race division will determine your exact start time. Each division will only slightly vary on start times.

 

What To Expect

After climbing the 1st transfer, racers will wait to be sent down stage one by one from the timing director at the stage start line. Racers will be sent every 30 seconds. This will offer a good “racer to racer” buffer while keeping the pace moving. 30 seconds to 1 minute is the average racer gap in Enduro Racing. Racers will descend in front or behind like division participants.

 

Narrated POV of course below

Meals

Deer Valley’s Snack Shack is going to extend hours to 8:30pm. They offer great food at very reasonable prices. They make some killer Carnitas Tacos and will offer their Signature Deer Valley Ice Cream Sandwiches, cold tall boys and plenty of other tasty items. Snack Shack Menu  

Racer Edict

Overtaking or being overtaken is very straight forward and whatever the level of race, there’s no excuse for getting frustrated. If you want to pass a rider, let them know you’re there by shouting “Rider”, then pass with communication when it’s safe. They might be slower than you but they’re probably involved in their own personal race against a group of buddies or for a different podium, so let them find a safe spot. Look for somewhere safe to pass and let them know what side you’re about to pass on – surprising often results in unexpected and undesirable outcomes. If you are being overtaken, simply pull over to a safe area as soon as it’s safe then get back on the pedals once the rider has passed – don’t be a rolling road block.

 

STAGE Start Rules

One foot must remain planted on the ground until the 00:00 display and the start buzzer sounds. A time penalty of 30 seconds will be issued to any rider who lifts their foot prior to the buzzer sounding when starting either downhill stage. That means NO TRACK STANDS.

 

Results

Bingham Cyclery Stick around, as this year we are stoked to award podiums after the race. Bingham Cyclery has some killer prizes to award, including some strong presence from G-Form.

 

Gear

Enduro Fanny PacksSince we are crossing participants from XC to an Enduro format, I wanted to help curb any concerns regarding bikes or the likes. I have completed the course on a hardtail and my plush Yeti 5.5, both steeds offer you fun, but of course, the squish is appreciated at higher speeds. Will you have more fun on a FS bike? Possibly, but that’s up to you, what you’re currently riding and what your riding style & preference is. Do you need pads, a full-face helmet & goggles? Again, that is up to you and what makes you feel comfortable. A proper helmet and closed-toed shoes are the only safety requirement from operations.

 

End’O’Venue Raffle

Don’t miss your opportunity to get in on the End’O’Venue raffle. We’ve got some killer items to give away in thanks to these guys, especially knowing that White Pine Touring is the venue sponsor! All participants will receive a ticket to win after the race. The raffle will commence upon the last participant to cross the finish line. So come prepared to hang-out.

 

Course?

As mentioned above, the course varies dependant the division you have selected. Pro + Expert divisions will have 3 DH stages and 2 Transfers (no lifts, your bikes have drivetrains). Sport, Masters and Beginners will ride 2 DH stages and 1 Transfer. The 1st Transfer for all will be a grunt, up to the Silver Lake Meadow.

 

Transfer 1

Transfer 1 Deer Valley Resort Mini Enduro
During lift operating hours (10am-5pm) this is a downhill only, please do not ride up when lifts are spinning! The route will take riders up the stout Homeward Bound double switches under the Sterling lift, continuing on up Homeward Bound’s double track, after the last 2bl track hump riders will merge left onto Holy Roller for a couple turns (the old S-track was eaten up), Then we’ll merge onto Deer Camp single track and take it to the meadow where the the start of stage 1 is located.

 

Stage 1

Stage 1 Deer Valley Mini Enduro Stage 1 starts at the top of SuperG Trees, runs through all of SuperG, once intersecting Ontario Road 2bl track, make a quick right and burst up for a short 100ft climb, then make a left to hop onto Twist & Shout, rally Twist & Shout down to the intersection with Nail Driver (the road), where this year we’ll then peel up for a quick jaunt and ride Holy Roller for a couple turns down the meadow.

 

Pro + Expert Only – Transfer 2

Transfer 2 Deer Valley Mini Enduro Ride the road up, pretty straight forward… and up 😉

 

Pro + Expert Only – Stage 2

Stage 2 Deer Valley Mini Enduro Riders will drop down Aspen Salamon for a twisty descent with technical turns, helping to spread the time gap between those riders who can bomb and those who are savvy bike handlers. About 1/3 the way down, the course bends left at an intersection and takes Freestyle to the stage finish, just as riders exit the trees.

 

Stage 3 – All Divisions

Stage 3 Course - Deer Valley Mini Enduro  The last stage will start in the meadow, near the Nastar race building. The start will carry through a brief maze and roll off and down into the start of Fireswamp, a sharp left onto double-track, before sending it down a loose and steep descent into the dark and forested Fireswamp trail. The last stage will finish after exiting the trees before hitting the double track.

 

Narrated POV done-up by the Highliners MTB team