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Snowmass briefs: Hitting the trails

Bike race, 5K scheduled for this weekend

Staff Report
Simi Hamilton competes in the Snowmass 50 mountain bike race on Saturday, July 24, 2021, in Snowmass Village.
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Snowmass 50 hits the trails Saturday

The Snowmass 50 mountain bike race is back Aug. 6, when competitive mountain bike racers will complete one or two 25-mile loops around Snowmass Village. 

Hikers and recreational bikers should be mindful of racers when out on the trails Saturday. The race course begins and ends on Fanny Hill and tackles some of the town’s most popular trails, including Viewline and Deadline in Sky Mountain Park, the Tom Blake trail, some cross-country riding trails that traverse Snowmass Ski Area and the North and South Rim trails. 



For a full description of the route, visit bit.ly/3zr1ICp

5K on the Mountain back in town Friday, Saturday




The 5K on the Mountain race returns to Snowmass Village this weekend with two race options and post-run beers as part of the Colorado Brewery Race Series. 

The first race takes place in two waves at 6 and 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 5 to coincide with International Beer Day. The second race takes place in two waves at 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 6 

People can participate in one or both races, which are structured as untimed fun runs open to all levels of runners, walkers and joggers. The course begins and ends on the Snowmass Mall. 

Participants who are 21 or older will get a complimentary beer from New Belgium Ranger Station once they finish.  
For registration and more information, visit bit.ly/3OrQ7rg.