Feel the grind on Vail Mountain tonight | VailDaily.com

Feel the grind on Vail Mountain tonight

Staff Report

A cross-country course will loop riders along the base of Vail Mountain, from Golden Peak to Lionshead, on an alpine single-track course. Although one of the most technical courses in the series, the Vail Grind gives racers a chance to see how far they’ve progressed during the 2002 season. The course consists of 5.8-mile laps, with the number of laps dependent upon the class.

Race winners and overall series winners will be awarded prizes at a post-race party at the Larkspur Restaurant at Golden Peak. The Larkspur is providing free burgers for the first 300 racers to get to the post-race party. A free keg of Bud Light will also be available for thirsty riders after the race.

Race start time is 5:30 p.m. and day-of-race registration closes at 5:15 p.m. Please pre-register or show up early.

If riders forget or lose their series number plate, they are required to check-in at the registration area for a new number.

Numberless riders will not be allowed to cross the finish line. For more information, call the Vail Recreation District Sports Department at (970) 479-2280. Sign up in person at your favorite local bike shop or register online at http://www.active.com.

Special thanks to our sponsors for supporting the 2002 Mountain Challenge: Beaver Creek Resort, Vail Resorts, Adventure Ridge, Vail Daily, Bud Light, Eagle Chamber, First Bank, Spy Optic, Mountain Pedaler, Orrison Distributing, Pedal Power, Primal Wear, The Kind Cyclist, Vail Mountain Coffee Roasters, VBS, Steadman Hawkins, Howard Head, Valbruna, Clif Bar, KTUN, KKCH, KSKE and Optic Nerve.

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