BIG DESCENTS ON THE INFAMOUS TRESTLE BIKE PARK
The BME returns to Winter Park again in 2020. Taking place on July 25th (24th for Sport categories), this ever-popular event will blend high altitude racing mixed with rugged terrain and big descents. This gem of a place tucked deep in the Rockies boasts over 500 miles of singletrack and has one of the top bike parks in the country – Trestle Bike Park. With trails like that, it is no wonder that Winter Park has been dubbed Mountain Bike Capital USA. Whether you’re a novice or an expert downhiller, there are plenty of trails for you to experience, so plan to bring the entire family and friends.
Riders will be challenged to 1 day of racing that will push the athletes to the utmost and keep them on their toes at all times. Racers can expect 4 to 5 legitimate stages for the single day race and one hell of an after party to boot, presented by Upslope Brewing. Groms categories will race ALL stages and Sport categories will race on Friday evening. Again and very important to note, Sport categories will ONLY race on Friday evening, the 24th, all other categories will race on Saturday the 25th. Practice will be all day Friday for all categories, including Sport. The Big Mountain Demos will take place all day on the 24th and 25th.
No tech support will be offered while out on course (only in pit area). The BME sponsor and vendor village will be located in the base village, where the pre and post-race excitement will unfold. Here we will have full tech support provided by Maxxis, Shimano and FOX, as well as a deejay, food, beer, media buzz, massage services and the fun camaraderie that the BME is known for.
Winter Park Race Highlights
|Tier 1||Early Registration||Oct 7 - Nov 9||$135|
|Tier 2||Base Pricing||Nov 10 - Dec 31||$140|
|Tier 3||Base Pricing||Jan 1 - Mar 31||$145|
|Tier 4||Base Pricing||April 1 - May 8||$160|
|Tier 5||Late Registration||May 9 - July 24||$165|
In order to consistently produce world class events for our racers and maintain trail quality, the race capacity for each event has been capped at 420 racers.
Tiered Pricing is based on the quantity of entries available at each price level.
– Race entry for one race day
– BME T-Shirt
– Applicable lift ticket and/or shuttle for each day of racing
– Professionally marked courses
– Experienced checkpoint crew and marshals
– Fully stocked aid/ hydration stations
– Professional medical support on-course & at base area
– Post-race meal(s) w Arnie
– Tech/Expo and Demos within sponsor village
– Professional chip timing
– Final large awards presentation & raffle
– Donation to trail advocates in each BME community
NOTE: Once an event is SOLD OUT, we will not be able to accept any additional athletes.
NO REFUNDS: BME does not offer refunds under any circumstances. For more information, please visit our FAQ page.
Racing Age: Your racing age is determined by your age on December 31, 2019.
|Pro Men Open||Pro Women Open||U21 Men (17-20)|
|Expert Men Open||Amateur Women (21-39)||U21 Women (17-20)|
|Amateur Men (21-39)||Master Women (40+)||Youth "Groms" (10-16)|
|Master Men (40+)||Sport - Open Women|
|Master Men (50+)||E-Bike - Open Women NEW!|
|Sport - Open Men|
|E-Bike - Open Men NEW!|
Smart Cycling Service
Smart Cycling Service will be providing neutral support on-site at each BME event, with the ability to address all mechanical problems including wheel repair, brake bleeds, drivetrain problems, suspension issues, and get your bike tuned and race ready. Repairs are priced per job, with replacement parts at an additional cost. Racers who are interested in factory-level support with daily bike wash, race tune and repairs included, can contact SCS for pricing and availability.
There is more coming as race day approaches, so stay tuned to this page. Additional weekend activities and offerings will be listed here.