Showdown in the boat
September 9-10, 2023 || SATURDAY: Yampa || SUNDAY: Platte
SATURDAY: Yampa || SUNDAY: Platte
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 September 1st @ 5:00pm.
Call Up Lists will be posted no later than September 7th @ 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.
Temporary Tattoos – Bicep, Tricep, Forearm, Leg, Face. Come to the races with your most creative temporary tattoo. These tattoos can be stuck on or drawn on.
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 not 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 Steamboat Springs.
Wave 1 – Freshman Boys – Staging 8:15 AM
Wave 2 – JV, Sophomore, Freshman Girls – Staging 9:40 AM
Wave 3 – Varsity Boys/Girls – Staging 11:05 AM
Wave 4 – Sophomore Boys – Staging 12:45 PM
Wave 5 – JV Boys – Staging 2:10 PM
This scenic course includes a mix of singletrack, doubletrack, and dirt roads that include portions of the Emerald Mountain Trail Network. The course is a 5.5 mile loop with 684 feet of climbing per lap. Running clockwise, the course starts at the Steamboat Springs Rodeo Grounds and finishes at the base of Howelsen Hill. We are extremely grateful to Steamboat Coach Blair Seymour for her course and venue consultation.
Team Pit Zone Guidelines
- Team Pit Zone opens at 2:00 PM each day.
- No RVs or generators are 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 will be available at Howelsen Hill and the Steamboat Springs Rodeo Grounds. 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 throughout the City of Steamboat Springs. 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.
The Steamboat Howler Alpine Slide is right at the base of the racecourse, and the racers ride past the top of the chairlift on course. This year the chairlift and alpine slide are open during the race, and we’re offering a special deal for the racers and spectators.
Local’s rate for racers and their families – $17 adult/$15 athlete & sibling for a ride on the alpine slide, re-rides are $10 each
Discounted rate for scenic chairlift ride (ride up, watch the race, then ride the chairlift back down) – $10
Tickets can be purchased at the yurt at the base of the chairlift.
If an athlete is planning to ride the slide and their parent or guardian is not at the race, please have them sign the waiver in advance.
There will not be any food service on Saturday or Sunday.
These three property management companies are the official lodging partners of the Colorado League. They are offering VIP Lodging Discounts for our community!!
Colorado League community members will save an additional 10% off Steamboat Lodging when you book your vacation rental with Mountain Resorts, Pioneer Ridge, and Simply Steamboat. Use promo code “CHSCL23” at checkout.
Call to speak with an agent for more information and advice on which vacation rentals will meet your needs.
Mountain Resorts: 866.299.5496
Pioneer Ridge: 888.672.6938
Simply Steamboat: 866.335.3798
Located 3 miles from Howelsen Hill Ski Area, the KOA Steamboat Springs offers RV camping sites, cabin accommodations, and tent camping sites. Colorado League members will receive a 10% discount per night. A free public bus will transport you and your family from the KOA to downtown Steamboat Springs. Call 970-879-0273 today to make your reservation! Remember to mention that you are with the “Colorado High School Cycling League”.
No camping is allowed at Howelsen Hill.