Support High School racing in Cheyenne and Laramie and the Summer Kids MTB Camps at Curt Gowdy State Park. Race or Volunteer at this great endurance MTB race, presented by Wyoming State Parks and Overland Mountain Bike Club. Please check back for race registration and volunteer signups later this Spring.
On Saturday, September 16th, 2017, Overland will be joining Wyoming State Parks and other sponsors to host this fundraiser race for the Cheyenne and Laramie high school MTB racing league teams and the Stone Temple Kid’s Mountain Bike Camps held each June at Curt Gowdy State Park. 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. This is a race for the kids as well. All of the high school teams in the region are invited to participate in the race, as well as unaffiliated junior racers. There is also be a shorter race for the kids that do not want to do the full 8 hour race.
We need the community’s help to make this race a success. We will post volunteer signup links as soon as they are available.
We will need help with Friday course marking – Saturday Race day – Sunday course cleanup and event breakdown.
This 8-hour endurance mountain bike race takes place on the IMBA Epic designed single track trails at Wyoming’s Curt Gowdy State Park. 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.
The Special Junior Race starts immediately following the start of the main race. Race distances vary depending on ability: 3.5+ miles (Beginners), 7+ miles (Intermediates), and 15.1 miles (advanced) and take place on sections of the main race course. The start/finish will be located at the Aspen Grove Trailhead parking area, unless conditions require that we relocate the timer’s station to a different location.
Race categories will likely be, but are not limited to:
-Male under 35
-Female under 35
-Male 2/3 person
-Female 2/3 person
-Coed 2/3 person
-Junior 3 Person (18 and under)
Special Junior Race:
Races are for students between 13 and 18 years of age. Categories will be delineated by gender (male or female) and by ability (beginner, intermediate, and advanced). Age classes may also be delineated depending on the number of riders registered by category. Possible age classes per gender and ability level will be 13-14, 15-16, and 17-18.
Proceeds to benefit the Stone Temple Youth MTB Camps, Laramie HS MTB Team, and Cheyenne HS MTB Team.