Smuggler Hunter Creek XC

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Date: July 21, 2021
Location: Smuggler Mountain Road, Aspen
Start Time: 6:00pm
Event Type: Mountain Bike

Long Course: Take Smuggler Mountain Road to Behind the Sign (BTS) Trail, turn left at Picnic Loop. Turn left onto Lollipop, stay right on Lollipop, turn left on Lollipop Cutoff, right onto Lollipop Cutoff and right back onto Lollipop. Follow Lollipop Extension to Iowa Shaft Cutoff and turn right, then follow Iowa Shaft Shortcut and turn right on Hunter Creek Valley South Trail. Continue onto Hunter Creek Valley Trail. Turn left onto Hummingbird and climb up Upper Hummingbird. Turn right onto Hunter Creek Road and continue up to 4 Corners. At 4 Corners turn left then turn onto Secret Trail and continue to new Upper Plunge Trail. Turn left and descend Upper Plunge Trail, cross Red Mountain Road, and descend Lower Plunge Trail. At the bottom of Plunge, keep right onto Hunter Valley North, and continue to the finish line at connector trail to Hunter Valley South.

Short Course: Take Smuggler Mountain Road to Behind the Sign (BTS) Trail, turn left at Picnic Loop. Turn left onto Lollipop, stay right on Lollipop, turn left on Lollipop Cutoff, right onto Lollipop Cutoff and right back onto Lollipop. Follow Lollipop Extension to Iowa Shaft Cutoff and turn right, then follow Iowa Shaft Shortcut and turn right on Hunter Creek Valley South Trail. Continue onto Hunter Creek Valley Trail. Turn left onto Hummingbird and climb up Upper Hummingbird. Turn left onto Lower Plunge Trail. At the bottom of Plunge, keep right onto Hunter Valley North, and continue to the finish line at connector trail to Hunter Valley South.

Course Map (Long & Short): https://caltopo.com/m/L64V


Start Times:
Wave 1: 6:00pm – Long Course – Men’s A
Wave 2: 6:05pm – Long Course – Women’s A, Men’s B
Wave 3: 6:10pm – Short Course – All other categories

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.

Volunteer: To sign up to marshal for this race or any race go to the Marshal Sign-Up

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. 

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. 

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