Riders with scheduled practice times will be given preferred access at the botton of the chair. All other riders will be allowed o nthe chair, but will be asked to defer to whomever has access to either the Super D or Downhill rrace courses at that time.
Dave Weins put it best when he said, "I love that XC course at Angel Fire- you spend all that time climbing your way up, then you turn around and climb the whole way back down." What Dave was referring to was the rugged nature of Angel Fire's terrain. It's a true mountain biker's course that'll call on every skill you have as a rider. The guys and girls with the best all around game are going to find themselves on the podium here.
Check out the schedule above for the main waves and check in on-site for each race's individual start waves. There's a mandatory riders meeting in the start/finish area before the start of each wave. The course consists of 60% technical singletrack and 30% fire roads. The long loop is approximately 9 miles and climbs to 10,500 feet each lap with about 2,000 feet of elevation gain. The short loop (the old World Cup loop) is 5.5 miles and climbs to 9,600 feet each lap with 1200 feet of elevation gain. You can check out a course profile at Trailcentral.com (the race info posted there is from 2006, but if still current for the race courses we will be using).
This is a Super D course that is heavy on the "D". Most of the SUper D uses the old Beta course that we've run in the past, but with a few of the super-techy sections removed. Your lift ($15 per day, available at registration) ticket is also good for the rest of the day and the whole mountain is open, so feel free to get your runs in.
Details to be posted next week (June 1-3).
SHIMANO KID'S RACE
A fun, safe event for kids 9 and under. Every kid gets a prize and an award. The SKR will take place at 11 a.m. at the cross country start. Everything you need to get your child registered will be waiting for you there.