Mountain bike race series continues Wednesday |

Mountain bike race series continues Wednesday

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado – The Riverfront Club at the Westin Mountain Bike Race Series continues Wednesday with the Berry Creek Bash in Edwards.

The Berry Creek Bash will take racers ages 8 and older on jeep roads and single track featuring distances ranging from two miles for youth racers to 14.4 miles for the pro and expert racers. This is the third race of the seven-race series.

Individual race cost is $35 on race-day. Day-of registration will end at 5:30 p.m.

The races will begin at 5 p.m. with the Larkburger Youth Series for riders ages 8 to 14, followed by Juniors, Men and Women Beginner and Sport, Men’s and Women’s Vet Sport, Men’s Masters Sport, Legends 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 6:45 p.m. The is no Never Ever category for this race.

The Kind, the official shop of the Berry Creek Bash, will be onsite to provide neutral support for racers with last minute mechanical issues.

The race will include an after party at E-Town in Edwards with a free keg of beer. 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.

There is no parking at the race start. Racers are asked to either park at the east side of the Edwards Medical Pavilion parking lot on a first-come, first-served basis or park at E-Town and ride to the start of the course. Additional parking is available at the Edwards truck stop, Colorado Mountain College and Battle Mountain High School.

Parking is not allowed at the Shaw Cancer Center or adjacent neighborhoods and vehicles parked in these areas may be ticketed.

Additionally, the race after party will host the annual Mike Janelle Memorial Fundraiser to support the family of Mike Janelle, a Vail Valley resident and professional athlete who passed away in 2007. The fundraiser will include prize giveaways including a Long Board from Street Swell and a pair of Volkl skis, donated by Todd Rash. The infamous dunk tank will be on site as well.

The next race in the mountain bike series is the grinding uphill classic, the

Davos Dash, which will take place on July 6 in Vail.

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