(Vail, Colo.) – The Vail Recreation District is pleased to announce that the 37th season of the VRD Mountain Bike Town Series is scheduled to begin on June 23, kicking off with the kids-only Minturn Mini mountain bike race.
Online registration is now open for both series and individual races. These events offer exciting and varied courses in and around the Vail Valley with categories for mountain bikers of all ages and experience levels!
The Youth Mountain Bike Race Series showcases younger riders ages eight to 17, who are invited to participate in every race in the town series, with the exception of the Lost Lake race on July 22, which is limited to adults only. The Minturn Mini Kids Race on June 23 and 24 is for kids only and lets young riders have the spotlight!
Please take note of important race format changes to preserve the health and safety of our participants and staff and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:
VRD Town Series Race Director Beth Pappas is looking forward to a return to mountain bike racing this summer.
“Camaraderie and friendly competition are synonymous with the town series and after the past few months, I think it’s exactly what our community needs,” said Pappas. “We’ve worked with Eagle County health officials to make changes to ensure we are operating as safely as possible for our racers and staff. Although the races will be different this year, the essence of the town series has been preserved: an opportunity to challenge yourself on our beautiful trails with friends old and new.”
June 23-24: Minturn Mini Kids Only Series Kickoff
June 30-July 1: Venue TBD
July 7-8: Berry Creek Bash
July 22: Lost Lake (adults only)
August 11-12: Camp Hale Hup
August 18-19: Beaver Creek Blast
September 1-2: Davos Dash
Adult race costs are $26 for individual preregistered races or $175 for the series. The cost for youth racers is $12 for individual preregistered races or $60 for the series.
To register for all races, go online to vailrec.com/register. For more information, call 970-479-2280 or email email@example.com.
The VRD’s Mountain Bike Race Series is brought to you by title sponsor East West Hospitality and presenting sponsors The Athletic Club at the Westin, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Bloch & Chapleau Attorneys at Law. The Youth Series is brought to you by Yeti’s Grind.
Thanks to our additional sponsors Yellowbelly, Howard Head Sports Medicine, New Belgium Brewing Company, Central Rockies Mortgage, Elevated Dental, The Steadman Clinic, The Steadman Philippon Research Institute, Avon Liquor, Outdoor Tech, Sweet Protection, 808 Distillery, Maxxis Tires, Altitude Bar & Grill, Vail Honeywagon, Optic Nerve, the Town of Minturn and the Town of Eagle.
New sponsors are always being sought for the mountain bike series! To become a race series sponsor, call the VRD Sports Department at 970-479-2280 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information Provided to the VCBA by the Vail Rec District