Vail, Colo. – Picturesque and remote Lost Lake in Vail is the venue for the fourth race in the East West Hospitality Mountain Bike Race Series presented by Bloch & Chapleau Attorneys at Law and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Join us for one of the most scenic and forested races in the series! This race is just for adults; all-ages racing will pick back up on Aug. 11.
The race will start on Red Sandstone Road where the pavement ends at Potato Patch Drive. There is no parking at the race start. Participants are asked to please park in the Lionshead Parking Structure or at Red Sandstone Elementary School and ride to the start. Race waves will start at 5:30 p.m.
The race finishes at the Lost Lake Trailhead (west side) near Red & White Road. Depending on their category, racers will either ride a Short Course, Medium Course or Long Course. Racers should note that there is no cell service for most of the race or at the finish. This is a point-to-point race, so riders should either have someone shuttle them or plan to ride back down Red Sandstone Road after the race. The Vail Recreation District will provide a gear shuttle for riders who would like gear waiting for them at the finish. View a course map here and view race categories and times here.
All racers must be preregistered; individual race cost for adults is $26. Registration is available online at vailrec.com/register and preregistration for individual races ends at 5 p.m. the day before each race. All riders are welcome to participate and racers do not need to be registered in the full series to participate in individual races!
Pedal Power, the official bike shop of Lost Lake, will be on-site to provide neutral support for racers with last-minute mechanical issues.
At this time, races will not include an official after-party or award ceremony. However, you can visit the Altitude Bar & Grill in Vail for dine-in (space available) or carryout and get a free beer from New Belgium Brewing Company after the race! Raffle winners will be drawn during the race and winners can pick up prizes upon completion of the race, before exiting the venue. Race results will be posted online and prizes for the top three finishers in each category will be mailed.
The East West Hospitality Mountain Bike Race Series will continue at historic Camp Hale on Aug. 11-12 with the Camp Hale Hup before moving to the scenic Beaver Creek Resort trails with the Beaver Creek Blast. Race season will wrap up with the Davos Dash on Sept. 1-2, where racers can celebrate the finish with stunning views of the Eagle Valley at the top of the ride.
Please take note of important race format changes to preserve the health and safety of our participants and staff and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by reviewing the Mountain Bike Race COVID-19 Protocols and Frequently Asked Questions before you register.
The VRD’s Mountain Bike Race Series is brought to you by title sponsor East West Hospitality and presenting sponsors Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Bloch & Chapleau Attorneys at Law and The Athletic Club at the Westin. Our title sponsor for the Youth Series is Yeti’s Grind. Thanks to our additional sponsors Yellowbelly, Howard Head Sports Medicine, Central Rockies Mortgage, Elevated Dental, Kirby Cosmo’s BBQ, The Steadman Clinic, The Steadman Philippon Research Institute, Outdoor Tech, Avon Liquor, Sweet Protection, Maxxis Tires, 808 Distillery, Altitude Bar & Grill, Vail Honeywagon, New Belgium Brewing Company, Optic Nerve and the Town of Minturn and the Town of Eagle.
About the Vail Recreation District
The Vail Recreation District’s mission is to offer diverse and exceptional recreation opportunities that enhance the physical, social and emotional well-being of all its residents and guests. The VRD aims to help Vail Valley residents and visitors pursue their recreational passions by providing the following outlets for competition in summer and winter via a running and a mountain bike race series, numerous tournaments and/or leagues for hockey, volleyball, lacrosse, softball, golf, tennis, pickleball, soccer, flag football and figure skating; venues like Dobson Ice Arena, Vail Golf Club, Vail Nordic Center, Vail Gymnastics Center, Golden Peak Pickleball Center, Vail Skatepark, Vail Tennis Center, Community Programming, Vail’s Imagination Station and use of additional gyms, playing fields and the surrounding White River National Forest via collaboration with local entities; sports classes and camps for youth, adults and families; and opportunities to learn about and appreciate our Rocky Mountain environment through guided activities, classes and camps.