Race Registration and Volunteer Signups are Now Open!
Support the high school MTB racing teams in Cheyenne and Laramie. Race or Volunteer at this great endurance MTB race, presented by Wyoming State Parks and Overland Mountain Bike Club.
On Saturday, September 16th, 2017, Overland, Wyoming State Parks and our sponsors, Wyoming Pathways, the Laramie Enduro and Honey Stinger, will hold this fundraiser race for the Cheyenne and Laramie high school MTB racing league teams. This is an event that everyone looks forward to, due to the unique format and the relaxed feel of the race. It’s an eight hour race around a 15.1 mile loop of the IMBA Epic trail system at Curt Gowdy that can be raced as an individual or as a team, with up to three members. Racers start at 9:30 am and compete for eight hours on an 15.1 mile loop, in teams or as individuals. Racers final laps must be completed by 5:30 PM to count. This is a race for the kids as well. All of the high school MTB racing teams in the region, as well as unaffiliated junior racers, are invited to participate in the Special Junior Race (see details below).
http://overlandmtb.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2017-ST8-Race-Description.pdfEntry Fees: (Cost per rider)
Solo Riders: $50 solo contestants on-line; $60 day of race (7:30-9:00 AM)
Team Riders: $40 for each team member on-line; $50 day of race (7:30-9:00 AM)
Solo Riders: M&F under 35 and 35+
2 and/or 3 Person Teams: Male, Female, Coed
3 Person Junior Teams: 13-18 years of age ($15/racer)
Special Junior Race**: (Students between 13 and 18 years of age)
Entry fee is $10.00/Racer: Categories will be delineated by gender (male or female) and by ability (beginner, intermediate, and advanced). Depending on ride numbers, category age classes may also be delineated (Age Classes: 13-14, 15-16, and 17-18).
**If you are a member of a High School/Middle School or Independent Organization’s MTB Team or Club (Team/Club), please have your coach contact the race organizer at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how to register your Team/Club members as a group. Please do not register your Team/Club under the Junior 3 Person team category. Junior racers may participate in either the “Special Junior Race” or as a Junior team rider, but not both. These races are NOT affiliated with NICA or the Colorado HS Cycling League.
Awards and Prizes: Bragging Rights.
Curt Gowdy State Park:
Directions From Cheyenne – take I-25 to exit 10 and travel 25 miles west on Highway 210, Happy Jack Road.
Directions From Laramie – take I-80 east to exit 323 and travel east 14 miles on Highway 210, Happy Jack Road. Follow signs at the main park entrance on south side of Highway 210.
Camping: at Curt Gowdy State Park Friday and/or Saturday night, sites will be available on a first come, first served basis, as the park reservation system ends on September 15th. Campers will be subject to regular Curt Gowdy site fees. You may also camp in the upper horse parking lot area (camping locations will be identified by picnic tables) on both nights. If no sites are available in the park or if prefer to camp outside the park, additional camping is available for no charge at Camp Jack. The entrance is located west of the Curt Gowdy main and Hynds Lodge entrances, on the north side of Happy Jack Road (the gate appears to be chained, but can be opened via the carabiner on the chain). Drive to the campsites beyond the camp’s outhouse building.
Parking & Day Use Fees: All racer will be required to pay the Wyoming State Parks parking, day use, and/or camping fees or have the appropriate State Park permits.
Map and trail brochure available at: http://wyoparks.state.wy.us/Parks/CurtGowdy/index.asp
We need the community’s help to make this race a success. If you can volunteer your time,
we will be eternally grateful:
Friday Setup and Course Marking: http://overlandmtb.club/2017-st8-friday/
Saturday Race Day: http://overlandmtb.club/2017-st8/
Sunday Breakdown and Course un-marking: http://overlandmtb.club/2017-st8-sunday/