Glassier – Buckhorn (MTB Race)

Date: June 23, 2021
Event Type: Mountain Bike
Start Time: 6:00pm, please be prepared for cold and possibly darker conditions at the finish.
Location: Hooks Spur Road, Basalt

Entry List: View/Download

Parking Information: Parking is limited at the start area, so plan to park in nearby Willits and ride to the start.

Check-In:  At the small dirt parking lot at Hook’s Lane trailhead

Course Description (updated June 19, 2021):

All racers start near Rock Bottom Ranch, ride up-valley on the Hooks Spur Road and take a right onto the Glassier Open Space trail. Riders will proceed to the Glassier Bike/Hike Trail (course marshals will open and close the trail gate) and climb to the top. Then:

Long course (Men’s A, Women’s A, Men’s B): From the top of Glassier, continue climbing up Vasten and follow the entire Vasten trail clockwise. Go left on Buckhorn Traverse, descend Buckhorn, then turn right on the Rio Grande Bike Path. Ride 500 meters on the path until it meets up with Hooks Spur Road, merge onto Hooks Spur, and continue to the start/finish area. Course distance: approx. 14 miles.

Short Course (All other categories): At the top of Glassier, turn right onto Buckhorn Traverse. Riders will follow the Buckhorn Traverse until a right turn onto Lower Buckhorn, which they will descend to the Rio Grande bike path. They will ride the Rio Grande for 500 meters until the path meets up with Hooks Spur Road, at which point riders will take a slight left onto Hooks Spur and proceed to the start/finish area. Course distance: approx. 10 miles.

Start Times and Course:
Wave 1, Short Course: 6:00pm – All categories except Men’s A Open, Women’s A Open, Men’s B Advanced
Wave 2, Long Course: 6:30 pm – Men’s A Open
Wave 3, Long Course: 6:33 pm – Women’s A Open, Men’s B Advanced


Parking Info: Limited parking is available at the Hooks Spur lot. Some riders may need to park in Willits.

COVID-19 Safety

  • Please check in and pick up your bib numbers at least 15 minutes before your starting time.
  • Please arrive in the start area no later than 30 seconds before your start time, but no earlier than 10 minutes before your start time. Do not congregate with other riders at the start or finish. Failure to meet this requirement will mean a forfeiture of start position and relegation to end of start list.
  • At the starting area, leave six feet of distance between yourself and all other riders. 
  • If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home.


Race Day Sign-In: Registration is all online in 2021. There will be no race-day registration. Sign in opens at 5:00pm at the Hooks Spur parking area.

Warm-Up: Please do not warm up on the race course after 6:00pm. After that time, ride on Hooks Spur Road. Be respectful of traffic and property during your warmup. Do not block cars, and do not urinate in public. If caught urinating, you will be disqualified from the evening’s race. Plan accordingly. 


All or part of this operation is conducted on Public Lands under special permit from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.