Vail Valley bikers hold bash at Berry Creek Wednesday |

Vail Valley bikers hold bash at Berry Creek Wednesday

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado
Preston Utley/Vail Daily file photo

VAIL – The Berry Creek Bash takes racers ages eight and older on jeep roads and singletrack featuring distances ranging from 3.5 miles for youth racers to 11 miles for the pro and expert racers. The race, the third in the Vail and Beaver Creek mountain bike race series, takes place Wednesday in Edwards.

Day-of registration will end at 5:30 p.m. The race will begin at 5 p.m. with the youth series for riders ages 8 to 14, followed by junior, men and women beginner and sport, men’s and women’s vet sport, men’s masters sport 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 6:30 p.m. There is no never-ever category for the Berry Creek Bash. The never-ever category will return July 7 for the Davos Dash.

The Kind Cyclist is the official shop of the Berry Creek Bash and will 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.

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

Race costs are $25 for pre-registration or $35 on race-day. Visit for more information.

The next races in the series are the Davos Dash in Vail on July 7, the Mike Janelle Memorial Race on Vail Mountain on July 21, the Boneyard Brawl in Eagle on Aug. 4, and the Beaver Creek Blast on Aug. 25.

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