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Ride in Eagle Ranch Classic Wednesday

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

EAGLE, Colorado – The second mountain bike race of the Vail and Beaver Creek Mountain Bike Race Series will take place Wednesday in Eagle Ranch. The Eagle Ranch Classic will take racers ages eight and older through the jeep roads and single track surrounding the 4th of July trailhead in Eagle Ranch, with distances ranging from 3.5 miles for youth racers to 12 miles for the pro and expert racers.

The race will begin at 5 p.m. with the Larkburger Youth Series for riders ages 8 to 14, followed by Never Ever, Junior, Men and Women Beginner and Sport, Men’s and Women’s Vet Sport, Men’s Masters Sport and Clydesdales at 5:45 p.m.

The Men and Women Pro and Expert, as well as Masters Expert, Single Speed and Vet Experts will race at 6:30 p.m. Registration ends sat 5:30 p.m., Wednesday.

Mountain Pedaler, the official shop of the Eagle Ranch Classic will be at the race to provide neutral support for racers with last minute mechanical problems.

The race will include an after party at The Dusty Boot in Eagle Ranch with a free keg of beer provided Michelob Ultra. Prizes also will be presented after the race to the top three finishers of each category, as well as a raffle prize drawing featuring products from race sponsors, area merchants and national companies.

Individual series registration costs $165 and individual race costs are $25 for pre-registration or $35 on race-day.

On June 16, racers will compete in the Berry Creek Bash in Edwards and then head to Vail for the Davos Dash on July 7. The next race, the annual Mike Janelle Memorial Race, will take place in conjunction with the Vail Grind on Vail Mountain on July 21. A new race, the Boneyard Brawl, will debut Aug. 4 in Eagle. Then on Aug. 25, racers will end the series with the Beaver Creek Blast in Beaver Creek.

For more information, visit http://www.vailrec.com.

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