Registration open for Audi Snowmass 50 mountain bike race, scheduled for Aug. 6
Registration is open for the Audi Snowmass 50 Mountain Bike Race scheduled Aug. 6.
The competition is part of the Audi Power of Four Race Series, with participants covering a 24.5-mile loop twice with an elevation gain of 4,951 feet per lap. The loop starts at Fanny Hill at the base of Snowmass Ski Area.
“The Audi Snowmass 50 Mountain Bike Race continues to evolve and bring together riders from the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond for a fun event,” said Deric Gunshor, managing director of event development for Aspen Skiing Co. “We have carefully mapped this course to feature dynamic singletrack, challenging downhill trails and local favorites like the Rim Trail and Tom Blake. We owe many thanks to our partnership with Snowmass Tourism, the Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association, and all our sponsors for helping us to share this annual race with our growing mountain bike community. It is truly a tribute to how much this sport has enriched this valley and our summers.”
Racers will compete in one of three divisions: the 50-mile solo race, the 25-mile sole race, and the 50-mile team of two race, where each team member completes a single lap in relay style.
All participants will receive a Snowmass 50 Mountain Bike Race hat and will be set up with chip-based timing for results at the finish line.
To register, visit https://www.aspensnowmass.com/visit/events/audi-power-of-four-mountain-bike. A portion of proceeds will be donated to the Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association. Registration fees will increase Friday.
In a titanic battle of 35-year-old local superstars, John Gaston outdueled Simi Hamilton on Saturday to win the fourth iteration of the Snowmass 50 mountain bike race.
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