Keystone Ascent Race Series
August 17, 2012
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The Keystone Ascent Series consists of three races throughout the summer.
DATES: Friday, June 15: Ascent #1 / Friday, July 20: Ascent #2 / Friday, August 17: Ascent #3
FEE: As this is our first year hosting such events internally, we are not asking for a participation fee. Our goal is to take this season to make this a great event before we roll it out completely to the public. We are asking for feedback and willingness to help us shape the event to becoming a race that YOU enjoy participating in and fore, want to spread the word and help our series grow.
CHECK IN / REGISTRATION: All participants of the 2012 Ascent Race Series must check in the day of the race from 4:30PM to 5:45PM at the Check in Table located in River Run Village. At check in, participants will receive a numbered bike plate as well as be required to sign a competition waiver.
RACE START TIME: All races start at 6:00PM MST, participants must be at the starting line no later than 6:00pm. All participants must sign a competition waiver and have a valid bike plate number.
START STYLE: Mass/Neutral Start until Trail Begins
RACE COURSE: The Mass Start will take place on River Run Road, directly North of the Keystone Sports Sprung Tent. From there, a Neutral Start will ride to East Keystone Road continuing on to Jack Straw Road to the Summit of Dercum mountain, continuing to the North East side of the Summit House and wrapping around the North West side of the Summit house. The Race finish line is indicated with signage and a chalk line.
WHAT IS ASCENT? An Ascent Race is an uphill race against the clock (also referred to as "the race of truth"). Winning depends only on each rider's strength and endurance, and not on help provided by team-mates and others riding ahead and creating a slipstream. Starting times are at equal intervals, usually one or two minutes apart. The rider with the fastest time is declared the winner.
RACE CATEGORIES: Men and Women. The Top 3 racers in each category will be recognized. We will also recognize the Top 3 Overall Men and Top 3 Overall Women.
PRIZING: Men: 1st ($75), 2nd ($50), 3rd ($35), Series Winner: $200 / Women: 1st ($75), 2nd ($50), 3rd ($35), Series Winner: $200
MINIMUM AGE: Minimum age is 14. Riders under the age of 18 will need to
have a waiver signed by a parent/guardian.
DIRECTIONS: From I-70 take Highway 6 East toward Keystone. Take the Montezuma Road exit off Highway 6.Take a right on Hunki Dori Court and then another right into the East Gondola Parking Lot. (You may also park in the main River Run Parking Lot). Registration Opens at 4:00 so will be time for practice runs on the race course!! Registration will be set up next to the white timing trailer in the parking lot.
SPECTATORS/FAC: The fun of Friday Afternoon Club continues into the summer with FREE gondola rides for foot passengers from 3pm - sunset every Friday. Enjoy live music while taking in the majestic scenery from the deck of the Summit House and chow down on some delicious BBQ. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from our outdoor grill and BBQ and amazing views above 11,000 feet! Keystone Resort has made a special competitor Lift Haul ticket available for only $20. Season Passes and other package deals are also available. For more info visit http://www.keystoneresort.com/activities/mountain-biking.aspx. Points will be calculated throughout the series to determine overall standings in each category.
QUESTIONS: Please contact Jessica Butcher, Event Marketing Manager at Keystone Resort with any questions. Email: email@example.com Phone: 970.496.1493