This is going to be a great high country enduro. Of the three Big Mountain Enduros this one is going to require and favor riders with better fitness. There are several short middle chain ring climbs that will test your lungs and legs! There is very little if any snow left on course and it will all most certainly be gone by race day. The flies and mosquito's are abundant so bring your bug spray! This race course will have between 4,600 and 4,900 feet of fun, fast descending. Due to specific regulations all riders will need to ride a shuttle provided by the race to the start on Buffalo Pass.
The race will be mass start by category. Start wave order:
(Women's classes may be combined based on final participant numbers)
Race will start at the very top of Buffalo Pass in the main parking area. From there the course will proceed to the overflow horse trailer parking lot, then on to trail 1101 (Colo/Wyoming Trail) for approximately 6 miles. At the four-way intersection the course turns right onto Trail 1102 (Fish Creek Falls Trail) and past Long Lake. Follow 1102 approx. 1/2 mile, then veer left onto 1132 (Mountain View Trail) and following single track to the top of the Steamboat Ski Area, culminating in a final 3400' descent on these specific trails: Pete's Wicked Trail, turning right on Cathy's Cuttoff, then veering right on Sunshine Trail. At the bottom of Sunshine Trail, take a left on the road and proceed to the top of the gondola. At the top of the gondola, veer left onto Upper Rustler's Ridge, descending to Valley View Trail, then back on to lower Rustler's Ridge, traversing to the top of Buckin Bronc (jump line trail), then to the finish line at the base of the ski area.
The course direction will be marked with black arrows on white coroplast signs, as well as pink surveying tape, every 1/2 mile.
|Friday July 20||1 - 7pm||Registration at Christy Sports Gondola Square location
(Steamboat Ski Area)
|Saturday July 21||1pm - 5pm||Registration at Christy Sports Gondola Square location
(Steamboat Ski Area)
|6pm||Mandatory Rider meeting at The Loft—BRING YOUR BIKE TO PRE-LOAD THE SHUTTLES FOR SUNDAY
(The Loft is right above registration at Christy Sports in Gondola Square)
|Sunday July 22||6am||Meet at Knoll Parking Lot at Steamboat Ski Area to load into shuttles (This is mandatory for all race participants. The Knoll Parking lot is located closest to Gondola Square to the left of the roundabout before you reach Gondola Square.)|
|8am||Race starts at top of Buffalo Pass
(4 start waves separated by 10 minutes each)
|Awards and party on the deck of Bear River Terrace in Gondola Square at Steamboat Ski Area
(Awards to start between noon and 1pm based on number of finishers)
Awards and post-race party are being held at Bear River Terrace restaurant, and will feature live music from local Steamboat favorites Jesse Christensen and Friends. There will also be 4 for $5 tacos and
$2 bud light available from Bear River.
Alpine Chiropractic, based in Durango, Colorado, will be providing complimentary chiropractic care and sports medicine to race participants and staff of the Big Mountain Enduro Race Series. Dr. Jon Qualls, DC and Dr. Ashley Qualls, DC are a husband and wife team experienced with many different sporting events and are committed to helping you feel and perform at your best. Alpine Chiropractic will be available to provide pre and post race treatment including: chiropractic care, taping, stretching, soft tissue therapy, Kinesio taping, muscle stimulation therapy, and cold laser therapy. Look for our tent at each event and stop by for an evaluation and treatment. Good Luck to all Participants! For additional information about our office visit our website at www.alpinechiroco.com
Mountain Resorts is pround to be the official lodging sponsor of The Buffalo Pass Enduro, click here to see all lodging specials or read below for more information:
Studio and One Bedroom Condos from $112/night
Stay 2 nights in a studio or one bedroom condominium at Ski Time Square, Ski Trial Condominiums or Storm Meadows at Christie Base for $112/night, or get your 3rd Night FREE.
Two & 3 Bedroom Condos from $179/night and $249/night
Stay for 2 nights at the Ranch at Steamboat in a 2 bedroom condominium for $179/night, or a 3 bedroom for $249/night. Or stay for 3 nights and get your 3rd Night FREE. Each Ranch Condominium features a private garage for the safe keeping of your precious ride.
Addition discounts available on a greater variety of properties
Mountain Resorts offers a wide variety of attractive, well-maintained accommodations at prime locations in Steamboat Springs, Colorado surrounding the Steamboat Ski Area, with rates ranging from affordable to indulgent. Click here to visit our main website to review, search availabilty, and book discounted lodging online.
USFS campsites are abundant in the Steamboat area, but we are discouraging camping up along Buffalo Pass Road.
Online registration has been extended until midnight on Thursday, July 19th!
**Buffalo Pass Enduro is Permit Pending with the USFS and BLM