Prince Creek MTB

Date: June 2, 2021
Event Type: Mountain Bike
Start Time: 6:00pm

Entry List: View Entry List Here

Location: Prince Creek Trail System in Carbondale. Parking will be at Roaring Fork High School and registration will be near the start line. Allow time to ride ~3 miles to the start.

Course Description:

NOTE: Course description updated May 30, 2021. See bolded/underlined elements for changes.

Short course riders will do one lap, and long course riders will do two laps.

  • All riders will start at the new parking area, the “Bull Pen”. Riders will start on the road for a bit and get on the single track at Tybar Ranch Gate (left off road).
  • Climb on the Prince Creek trail and continue climbing Monte Carlo trail.
  • Riders will rejoin the Monte Carlo trail at the new BLM campground.
  • Climb single track to BLM 8320/Porcupine Traverse, then turn left onto BLM 8320 and follow it to Highline Trail.
  • Turn right on to Highline Trail, follow Highline to BLM 8320, turn right and climb BLM 8320 to Trough. Descend Trough to South Porcupine. Turn left on South Porcupine and then turn right onto Ginormous.
  • Descend Ginormous.
  • Turn left after Ginormous onto Monte Carlo and climb Monte Carlo through to BLM 8320/Porcupine Traverse again.
  • Turn left towards Highline again.
  • Short Course (5.8 miles total race distance):
    • Finish next to Highline gate at base of Highline.
  • Long Course (8.5 miles total race distance):
    • Climb through Highline again then continue up BLM 8320 to Trough and descend Trough.
    • Turn left on South Procupine, then descend Ginormous.
    • Turn left on Monte Carlo, left on BLM Road 8320, and finish next to the Highline Gate at base of Highline.

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

Waves / Start Times / Laps:

Wave 1: Time 6:00PM – Short Course – All categories except Men’s A, Men’s B, and Women’s A

Wave 2: Time 7:00PM – Long Course – Men’s A

Wave 3: Time 7:03PM – Long Course – Women’s A, Men’s B

Parking Info: Very limited parking is available at the Prince Creek Trails. Please park at Roaring Fork High School and ride to the start line (about 25 minutes at an easy pace).

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. 
  • Please wear a mask until 60 seconds before your start. 
  • Individuals at high risk for COVID-19 are asked to stay home.
  • 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 START LINE. From parking at the Roaring Fork High School to start line on Prince Creek Road is about 25 minutes at an easy riding pace. 

Warm-Up: Please do not warm up on the race course after 6:00pm. After that time, ride on Prince Creek Road below the start area. 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.