Mountain-bike race series continues Wednesday |

Mountain-bike race series continues Wednesday

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado – The Vail Recreation District’s Short Track MTB Race Series continues this week on Wednesday at 4 Eagle Ranch near Wolcott. Race-day activities begin at 5 p.m. with day-of registration, which will last until 6:30 p.m. The first race of the event begins at 5:30 p.m. for kids ages 8 to 10 years, followed by a race at 5:45 p.m. for kids ages 11 to 14 years. Adult races will begin at 6 p.m. with the beginner category and continue with the sport category at 6:25 p.m. The final race, for bicyclists in the expert category, will begin at 6:50 p.m.

Costs to participate in the races are $5 for kids and $12 for adults.

An after-party will be held at 4 Eagle Ranch following the race for all participants and spectators. All racers will have the chance to win raffle prizes, and adult racers will receive a free Bud Light.

Unlike the seven races the VRD has planned this summer for the Athletic Club at the Westin’s Vail, Beaver Creek Mountain Bike Race Series, the Spring MTB Short Track Series will not award prizes or points for individual racers or teams.

The short-track race will take place on a short, dirt loop on fields surrounding the working ranch. Adult participants will complete as many laps as possible in 20 minutes, with an average lap taking approximately two minutes to finish. The length of time for the child racers is 10 minutes. The Spring MTB Short Track race series will continue May 9 at Maloit Park in Minturn, with the final race taking place May 16 at Beaver Creek.

Preregistration for the MTB Short Track Race Series, as well as information about VRD’s lineup of spring and summer mountain-bike activities, is available by calling 970-479-2280.