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Eagle Ranch Classic mountain bike race set for Wednesday, May 29

May 28, 2024, 10:19 am

The Vail Recreation District recently issued the following press release on the 2024 Bloch & Chapleau Mountain Bike Race Series, which continues on Wednesday, May 29, with the Eagle Ranch Classic in the Town of Eagle:

The 2024 Bloch & Chapleau Mountain Bike Race Series continues on Wednesday, May 29 with the Eagle Ranch Classic in the Town of Eagle. Don’t miss out on the fun — sign up early and save at vailrec.com/register! This race is brought to you by Eagle Outside.

The course will take racers on a variety of double and single track with distances ranging from 3.5 miles for younger riders and beginners to 12.6 miles for more experienced riders. The race start/finish is at the Arroyo Drive trailhead in Eagle Ranch. View a course map here.  

On-site bib pickup begins at 3:45 p.m. and races start at 4:45 p.m. for youth bikers and 5:45 p.m. or 6:45 p.m. for adults. After the race, join us at Capitol Public House in Eagle Ranch for race awards and a free beer from New Belgium Brewing Company, or a non-alcoholic beer from Best Day Brewing!

Youth race awards will be presented on-site immediately following their race.

Individual race cost is $30 preregistered or $40 day-of. Youth (16 and under) cost is $15 preregistered or $20 day-of. 

If you are thinking about signing up for the whole series, don’t wait! Cost for the series is $185 for adults until 5 p.m. this Saturday, May 25, and $195 after May 25. Youth cost for the series is $90. Please note that racers must be registered for the whole series in order to accrue points for the overall series title in each category.

Registration is available online at vailrec.com/register and preregistration for individual races ends at 5 p.m. the day before each race. All riders are welcome to participate and racers do not need to be registered in the full series to participate in individual races. 

Mountain Pedaler, the official bike shop of the Eagle Ranch Classic, will be on-site to provide neutral support for racers with last-minute mechanical issues.

Participants are asked to park in the Eagle Ranch Business District and ride to the start, as parking is extremely limited at the trailhead. If participants drive to the start, they will need to park on 4th of July Road as directed by VRD staff. Arroyo Drive will be closed to all vehicle traffic between 4th of July Road and Haystacker Drive from 4 to 8 p.m. on race day.

The Bloch & Chapleau Mountain Bike Race Series will continue on June 12 with the iconic uphill Davos Dash in Vail, then it’s on to the Son of Middle Creek Enduro Race on June 26 (for adults and junior elite riders only). The racer with the best combined time from the Davos Dash and Enduro races will get the special AC/DC prize!

Then, it’s back to the Town of Eagle for the Boneyard Brawl on July 10, before heading upvalley for the Beaver Creek Blast in Avon on July 24. The Camp Hale Hup takes place on Aug. 14 at historic Camp Hale, between Red Cliff and Leadville. Race season will wrap up with the Vail Grind on Aug. 28.

The VRD’s Mountain Bike Race Series is brought to you by title sponsor Bloch & Chapleau Attorneys at Law. The Youth Series is brought to you by presenting sponsors Mountain Valley Kids Dental and Yeti’s Grind. Thanks to our additional sponsors Howard Head Sports Medicine, Town of Eagle, Town of Minturn, The Steadman Clinic, Skratch Labs, New Belgium Brewing, East West Hospitality, Central Rockies Mortgage, Elevated Dental, Mountainsmith, Vail Honeywagon, Altitude Bar & Grill, Alpine Wine & Spirits, Optic Nerve, Outdoor Tech, Sweet Protection, West Vail Liquor Mart and Mountain Pedaler, Jaunt Media, Gravity Haus, Dryland Fitness & The Sloperoom, Ski Town All-Stars, FirstBank and Best Day Brewing.

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