Vail Rec’s Short Track Series returns in April
Vail, CO Colorado
VAIL, Colorado – The Vail Recreation District’s Spring MTB Short Track Series will kick off this year’s mountain bike race season in the Vail Valley beginning April 25. This is the second season for the short track series, which will feature four races leading up to the seven-race Athletic Club at the Westin Vail, Beaver Creek Mountain Bike Race SerieS.
The Spring MTB Short Track Serieswill begin April 25 at the Eagle County Fairgrounds, followed by a race on May 2 at 4 Eagle Ranch in Wolcott. The race series then continues May 9 at Maloit Park in Minturn and will conclude May 16 at the Beaver Creek base area. Races are held on Wednesdays and will begin at 5:30 p.m. featuring ages 6 to 9, then 5:45 p.m. for ages 10 to 14, 6 p.m. for beginners, 6:25 p.m. for sport racers and 6:50 p.m. for experts. Registration costs $12 per race or $40 for the entire series for adults and $5 per race or $15 for the entire series for youth. Following each race, racers can attend an after-party that will include a raffle prize drawing and free beer for adult racers. There will be no individual category prizes or series points for these events.
The races will feature a short, dirt loop, with racers completing as many laps as possible in 10 minutes for the youth riders and 20 minutes for adults, with an average lap taking approximately two minutes to complete.
The Spring MTB Short Track Series offers mountain bikers an opportunity to dust off their bikes and get ready for the regular race series, which will begin May 23.