Cloud city Challenge
August 26-27, 2023 || SATURDAY: platte || SUNDAY: piedra
SATURDAY: Platte || SUNDAY: Piedra
SATURDAY + SUNDAY
ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY
Registration closes at 12:00 PM (noon) on the Monday before race weekend.
Student-athletes must be associated with a team:
- Complete Colorado League Membership: $160
- Purchase Series Race Pass $260 (Only Available Before Race #1 Registration Deadline, State Championship Not Included)
- Purchase Individual Race Entry $75
- Replacement Race Plate $10
Colorado League Membership Fees and Race Series Pass are non-refundable. Individual race entry fees are transferable within the same race season. Team fees may be in addition to the above.
Independent riders and for other registration questions, please contact email@example.com.
Registered Rider + Call Up Lists
Registered Rider List will be posted no later than, Friday, August 18th @ 5:00pm.
Call Up Lists will be posted no later than Thursday, August 24th @ 5:00pm.
A mandatory coach meeting is held at 7:45 AM on Saturday and Sunday.
Each team must have one (1) representative present at the meeting. Information about the race day, risk management, course conditions, and other considerations are discussed.
Socks, Socks, Socks…It’s the season opener and what better way to celebrate than by showing off your “Sock Game!” Prospective team winners will get to break out their loudest, craziest, most unique socks to show off on race day.
The most creative team with high participation is recognized during the Awards Ceremony.
The Colorado League partners with Team App to provide up-to-the-minute information. Important race weekend updates are sent via Team App. It includes news, race information, race results, schedules, and more. It can be quickly and easily accessed via the app.
Sign up for Team App HERE.
Yeti Skills Zone
Test and hone your skills on a maze of features sponsored by Yeti Cycles. Try the course many times throughout the weekend.
The best male and female are recognized during the Awards Ceremony.
The Colorado League runs on the spirit and energy of our community. Each race weekend there are volunteer spots to fill. You can be a part of the race experience and there is no experience needed for any volunteer position. All you need is a willing heart and a smile! Please do not bring your pet to your volunteer shift.
We encourage teams to pre-ride prior to the event weekend.
- Pre-ride is for registered coaches and athletes only.
- All coaches and athletes must have a number plate on their bikes during pre-ride.
- Family and friends may pre-ride the course after 5:30 pm on Friday and/or Saturday.
- EMS will not be available after 5:30 pm on Friday and Saturday.
- E-Bikes are permitted.
- If you are not a registered coach or rider with a number plate, we encourage you to explore other trails in the area. MTB Project Leadville.
Wave 1 – sophomore Boys – Staging 8:15 AM
Wave 2 – varsity Boys/Girls – Staging 9:40 AM
Wave 3 – JV Boys – Staging 11:20 AM
Wave 4 – JV, Sophomore, Girls – Staging 12:45 PM
Wave 5 – Freshman Boys / Girls – Staging 2:05 PM – ITT
This high-altitude course includes a mix of singletrack, doubletrack, and dirt roads that include portions of the Colorado Mountain College Leadville cross-country trail system and Lake County trails maintained by the Cloud City Wheelers. The course is a 6.2 mile loop with 620 feet of climbing per lap. Running clockwise, the course starts and finishes at Colorado Mountain College Leadville. We are extremely grateful to Leadville Coach Bruce Kelly and to Sterling Mudge of the Cloud City Wheelers for their course design and consultation.
Team Pit Zone Guidelines
- Team Pit Zone opens at 2:00 PM each day.
- No RVs or generators are not allowed in a team’s pit zone.
- Do not move team signs or adjust the amount of space allotted by the Pit Zone Manager.
- If grills are onsite and in a team’s pit zone, then a fire extinguisher with current tags must be present.
- Canopy Weight Guidelines. Be prepared prior to arriving at the venue.
Parking + Drop-Off Location
Parking is extremely limited at the race venue. Please arrive early if you want to park close. Parking is first come first served. There are designated handicap spots close to the start/finish area.
Off-site parking is available at Dutch Henri and the Community Park Field. All locations have walk/bike paths to and from the venue.
No parking is allowed on CR41, in front of any business, or residences. If a vehicle is parked illegally, it will be towed at the owner’s expense.
Please obey signs and directions from parking staff and volunteers.
People and equipment may be dropped off at the race venue prior to parking your vehicle.
Peaks ‘n Pitas will be providing a variety of breakfast and lunch items on Saturday and Sunday from 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM.
Located in downtown Leadville, the Silver King Inn & Suites offers Colorado League members 10% off standard rates. Continental breakfast included. Limited availability! Call 719.486.2610 and reserve your room today. Mention you are with the Colorado High School Cycling League. If you book online, enter Colorado High School Cycling League in the “Notes” and the room rate will be adjusted at check-in.
Colorado League members will receive a 15% discount on all Sugar Loafin’ reservations. Tent sites are available with or without electricity along with RV sites. The Sugar Loafin’ Campground boasts a general store and well-lit shower facilities. Call (719) 486-1031 to make your reservation and be sure to ask for the “Colorado League Rate.”
No camping is allowed at Colorado Mountain College, Leadville.