Race #2

Showdown in the boat

September 7-8, 2024  ||  SATURDAY: Platte  ||  SUNDAY: Yampa

Event  ||  race Schedule  ||  location  ||  Course  ||  VENUE

SCHEDULE OVERVIEW

SATURDAY: platte  ||  SUNDAY: yampa

FRIDAY

2:00 PM
Team Pit Zone Open
2:00 PM
Pre-Ride Open
5:30 PM
Pre-Ride Closed
6:30 PM
Venue Closed

SATURDAY + SUNDAY

7:00 AM
Pre-Ride Open
7:45 AM
Coach Meeting
8:00 AM
Pre-Ride Closed
8:05 AM
National Anthem
8:15 AM
Soph Boys XC Staging
9:40 AM
JV Boys XC Staging
11:05 AM
Varsity Boys/Girls XC Staging
12:45 PM
JV/Soph/Fresh Girls XC Staging
2:10 PM
Fresh Boys XC Staging
3:45 PM
Pre-Ride Open (Sat)
4:45 PM
Awards
5:30 PM
Pre-Ride Closed (Sat)
6:30 PM
Venue Closed (Both Days)

event info

REGISTRATION

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: $170
  • Purchase Series Race Pass $260 (Only Available Before Race #1 Registration Deadline, State Championship Not Included) 

OR

  • Purchase Individual Race Entry $75
  • Replacement Race Plate $10 (Issued Rider Plate Used All Season)

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 registration@coloradomtb.org.

 

Registered Rider + Call Up Lists

Registered Rider List will be posted no later than Friday, August 30th @ 5:00pm.

Call Up Lists will be posted no later than Thursday, September 5th  @ 5:00pm.

COACH MEETING

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.

 

WEEKEND CONTEST

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.

Team App

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.

ROCKSHOX NEUTRAL SUPPORT

RockShox Neutral support is available for any student-athlete having mechanical bike issues. Wheat Ridge Cyclery will have mechanics ready to help get your bike fixed and race-ready.

 

Feed Zone

Honey Stinger gels and water are available for all racers.

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.

Volunteer

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.

race schedule

pre-ride protocol

We encourage teams to pre-ride prior to the event weekend.

  1. Pre-ride is for registered coaches and athletes only.
  2. All coaches and athletes must have a number plate on their bikes during pre-ride.
  3. Family and friends may pre-ride the course after 5:30 pm on Friday and/or Saturday.
  4. EMS will not be available after 5:30 pm on Friday and Saturday.
  5. E-Bikes are NOT permitted.
  6. 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.

pre-ride schedule

Friday, Sept 6
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Saturday, Sept 7
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM / 3:45 PM - 5:30 PM
Sunday, Sept 8
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Wave 1 – Sophomore Boys – Staging 8:15 AM

Race Plate
Start Time
Cut-off Time
Laps
Mileage
Wave A (4001-4999)
8:30 AM
9:35 AM
2
11.0
Wave B (4001-4999)
8:35 AM
9:35 AM
2
11.0

Wave 2 – JV Boys – Staging 9:40 AM

Race Plate
Start Time
Cut-off Time
Laps
Mileage
Wave A (2001-2999)
9:55 AM
11:00 AM
2
11.0
Wave B (2001-2999)
10:00 AM
11:00 AM
2
11.0

Wave 3 – Varsity Boys/Girls – Staging 11:05 AM

Race Plate
Start Time
Cut-off Time
Laps
Mileage
Boys (0001-0999)
11:15 AM
12:40 PM
3
16.5
Girls (1001-1999)
11:20 AM
12:40 PM
3
16.5

Wave 4 – JV/Soph/Fresh girls – Staging 12:45 PM

Race Plate
Start Time
Cut-off Time
Laps
Mileage
JV (3001-3999)
12:55 PM
2:05 PM
2
11.0
Soph (5001-5999)
1:00 PM
2:05 PM
2
11.0
Fresh (7001-7999)
1:05 PM
2:05 PM
2
11.0

Wave 5 – Freshman Boys – Staging 2:10 PM

Race Plate
Start Time
Cut-off Time
Laps
Mileage
Wave A (6001-6999)
2:25 PM
3:30 PM
2
11.0
Wave B (6001-6999)
2:30 PM
3:30 PM
2
11.0

location

Howelsen Ski Area

Howelsen Pkwy.

Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Please check COtrip for the most up-to-date road conditions.

COURSE INFO

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.

venue info

Team Pit Zone Guidelines

Team Div
# trailers
# Athletes
Size
1
2
50 +
700 sq. ft.
1
2
30 - 49
600 sq. ft.
2
2
13 - 20
400 sq. ft.
3
1
12 or less
300 sq. ft
  1. Team Pit Zone opens at 2:00 PM each day.
  2. No RVs or generators are allowed in a team’s pit zone.
  3. Do not move team signs or adjust the amount of space allotted by the Pit Zone Manager.
  4. If grills are onsite and in a team’s pit zone, then a fire extinguisher with current tags must be present.
  5. 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.

Vendor Expo

Coming Soon

Food Service

Shreddies Food will provide a variety of breakfast and lunch items on Saturday and Sunday from 7:30am – 3:00pm.

Lodging

Rabbit Ears Motel

The Rabbit Ears Motel is offering Colorado League families and teams 2 queen bed rooms for $249.00 + Tax. Limited availability. Call 970.879.1150 and mention the Colorado High School Cycling League. 

Other Steamboat Springs Lodging Options

Camping

No camping is allowed at Howelsen Hill.

KOA Steamboat Springs

Located 3 miles from Howelsen Hill Ski Area, the KOA Steamboat Springs offers RV camping sites, cabin accommodations, and tent camping sites. A free public bus will transport you and your family from the KOA to downtown Steamboat Springs. Visit their website or call 970-879-0273 today to make your reservation!

Other Steamboat Springs Area Camping Options