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Eagle’s Boneyard Brawl is Wednesday

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Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado – The Vail Recreation District’s sixth mountain bike race of the 2010 series will take place today in Eagle.

A new race in 2010, the Boneyard Brawl will have participants ages 8 and older race on 2.6 to 16.5 miles of Bureau of Land Management roads and singletrack trails in Eagle. Adult racers will ride up Bellyache Road and then down East Eagle Trail, while the youth racers will head up Bellyache Road and traverse down the lower portion of the Boneyard Trail.

Race costs are $35 on race day. The race will begin at 5 p.m. with the Larkburger Youth Series for riders ages 8 to 14, followed by all adult categories at 5:45 p.m. Racers should park at the Eagle Valley Elementary and Middle School parking lots and ride to the start of the course. No parking will be allowed in the adjacent neighborhoods. The Kind Bikes is the official shop of the Boneyard Brawl and will be onsite at the start to provide neutral support for racers with last-minute mechanical issues.

VRD race director Beth Pappas says she’s enthusiastic about the newest race, which will offer Vail mountain bike racers a new venue to challenge themselves.

“The Boneyard Brawl is the result of a collaboration between the VRD, the town of Eagle, the BLM and the Bluffs Neighborhood Association, and we’re all really excited to introduce it into the VRD bike series,” Pappas said. “This latest addition was created based on requests and feedback from last year’s participants, and we hope the racers enjoy the new course and the additional racing opportunity.”

Youth racers take to the trails during last summer’s series.

The Boneyard Brawl will include an after-party at the Back Bowl in Eagle and include two-for-one bowling, $2 appetizers and a free keg of beer in addition to a full menu. Prizes will be presented 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.

The race series continues Aug. 11 with the rescheduled Davos Dash for the adult racers. Then, on Aug. 25, racers will challenge themselves one last time this season during the Beaver Creek Blast in Beaver Creek.

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