The Vail Grind tries it again
VAIL ” No word yet on whether Brian Doyon of the Vail Recreation District is doing his “good weather” dance.
One week after the VRD postponed the Vail Grind because of lightning, mountain bikers will give it a second go at 5:45 p.m., starting at Golden Peak.
“It’s a little bit of everything,” Doyon said. “Most of the climbing is on roads and a few singletrack sections. There are some really nice descents and some great technical sections. It’s a mix.”
Bikers will start from Golden Peak and head up before crossing over to Pepi’s Face. From there, its further west to Born Free and then back via Bad Simba. That makes for one lap of 7.5 miles.
Racers of varying ability will do different amounts and portions of this loop ranging from the men’s and women’s beginners at 7.5 miles to pro and men’s expert at 19 miles.
For those who started last week’s Vail Grind before it was called, just keep your bib number. If you hadn’t picked up your bib or were not registered, registration begins at 4:30 p.m. at Golden Peak.
Wednesday’s race is for adults only as the youth divisions got their rides in before the bad weather moved in last Wednesday.
After hitting the hills, there is a post party at Art’s Bar, where there will be food and prizes. The Grind is the second-to-last race of the series. Summer racing concludes with the Beaver Creek Blast next Wednesday.
For more information, call the VRD at 479-2280.