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City of Steamboat Springs NEWS

Posted on: May 30, 2019

Town Challenge Mountain Bike Race Series Kicks Off

Town Challenge NewsFlash

The Town Challenge, put on by Parks & Recreation along with a number of community partners, is gearing up to hit the dirt for a season of community competition next week.

The Town Challenge MTB Race Series leaves the starting line Wednesday, June 5 with the Marabou XC at Marabou Ranch. Youth races begin at approximately 5:15 PM, with adult racing around approximately 6:00 PM. Racers are encouraged to arrive at least one hour prior to their designated start time. After the race, stick around for the post-race party, presented by Steamboat Radio, New Belgium and Arctic Liquors.

Marabou course pre-rides are available Sunday, June 2 through Tuesday, June 4 from 8 AM to 6 PM. When pre-riding the course, remember dogs are not permitted, a waiver is required and horseback riders and other users can be encountered at any time.

After the initial Marabou race, this year's series features five additional races, plus a FREE community ride, BBQ and end-of-season celebration with awards. The races span courses that incorporate cross-country, hill climbs and endurance skills for all ability levels. The following outlines the remaining races of the summer:

  • JUNE 19 - Mt. Werner Madness | Mount Werner
  • JULY 10 - Emerald Endurance | Emerald Mountain
  • JULY 17 - Buff Pass Hill Climb (Permit Pending) | Buffalo Pass
  • JULY 31 - Howelsen Howler | Emerald Mountain
  • AUGUST 14 - Sunshine Loop | Mount Werner
  • AUGUST 21 - FREE Community Ride - BBQ - Awards | Howelsen Hill

Registration for the 2019 Town Challenge MTB Race Series opened on May 23. Season Pass sales will end after the first race of the season. Online registration for individual races will close at 11:30 PM the night prior to each race. Race-day registration will take place onsite at the race location and will close promptly at 5:45 PM.

The Town Challenge MTB Race Series is made possible each summer by a great group of volunteers. From marking the course, to helping with racer check-in and timing, the Town Challenge event strives to provide a fun and involved experience for all volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering this season, contact Emily Hines via email or 970.871.7031 for more information and to sign up.

For the full series schedule, registration, and additional information, visit townchallenge.com.

-WeServeTheCity-

Contact
Emily Hines, Marketing & Special Events Coordinator, 970.871.7031 or email

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