** There are three different road route options to suit every rider's ability and NEW this year is the Roadhouse Ride mountain bike component in celebration of our 15th anniversary of this event!
Road Ride Course Options:
West from Beaver Creek Resort Elk Lot along U.S. Highway 6 through Edwards to Wolcott, then North on CO Highway 131 to Colorado River Road continuing to Dotsero -- at the confluence of the Colorado and Eagle Rivers. There is a 20 mile section of well maintained dirt road that is watched by SAG vehicles on the Colorado River Road. Riders then will head east on U.S. Highway 6 and follow the Eagle River back to the finish at Beaver Creek Resort Elk Lot. Rolling hills and moderate climbs make for a fun but challenging course.
Total vertical change: 6,850 feet (total vertical gain: 3,500). Distance: 102 miles
68 Mile Ride
Ride West from Beaver Creek Resort Elk Lot along U.S. Highway 6 and follow the 100 mile route to Dotsero. There is a 20 mile section of well maintained dirt road that is watched by SAG vehicles of the Colorado River Road. Return to the Beaver Creek Resort Elk Lot using the provided shuttle service from the Dotsero aid station. Shuttles will leave regularly until the aid station closes at 3:00 p.m.
Distance: 68 miles
42 mile Ride
West from Beaver Creek Resort Elk Lot along U.S. Highway 6 following the Eagle River through Edwards and Wolcott to Eagle.There, riders can enjoy a break at the well-stocked aid station before returning to the finish. The final leg returns on easy rolling Highway 6 along the scenic Eagle River, ending at the Beaver Creek Resort Elk Lot. Perfect for the recreational rider.
Distance: 42 miles
Four aid stations will be strategically located along the route --all with appropriate cycling food and plenty of water. Medical and mechanical support will be on hand as well. As always, riders should carry their own tubes, pumps and other basic repair items.
NEW this year! ROADHOUSE RIDE mountain bike component
Get ready to climb for 2,200 feet or 3,600 feet of elevation gain across 17 mile course. The off-road uphill climb goes along the trails of Bachelor Gulch, Arrowhead and Beaver Creek:
START and FINISH is at the Beaver Creek Landing. To start, follow the Elkhorn Trail (some steep climbs)
After you cross under the second lift, you will intersect the “Village to Village Trail”. This is where you will find the first Aid Station
Climb up the paved “Strawberry Park” road for .9 miles
After climbing the .9 miles, turn right onto “Daybreak Ridge Trail”.
At the high point on the trail, turn right onto “Primrose Trail”/ gravel service Road
At the top of the Arrowhead Lift, you will pass through descending to the West on a skiway, just after you pass by the Arrowhead Yurt on the switchback, you will make a SHARP LEFT TURN onto a winding downhill single track “Arrowhead Mt. Trail”
When you intersect the “Village to Village Trail”, head back across Arrowhead and Bachelor Gulch ski slopes, then back through the Aid Station
Cross over Strawberry Park paved road and follow signs on “Village to Village Trail”
Turn hard LEFT onto Beaver Lake Trail and connect to Allie’s Way.
Turn right at the gravel service road “Cinch” for a short, approx. .2 miles up to the “Cork Screw Trail”
Turn left off “Cinch” service road and descend into “Corkscrew” – singletrack switchbacks with small root drops
Continue on “Lower Corkscrew” singletrack / Loop back to Village to Village to Strawberry Park and follow signage to return to Beaver Creek Landing and the Post Ride Festival FINISH CELEBRATION!