Gowdy Grinder - Race Info.

Date/Time:

Sunday, May 31st, 2015
Check-in opens at 8:30am, first race is at 9:30am

Location:

Check-in and Start/Finish will be at the Aspen Grove Trailhead in Curt Gowdy State Park.

Categories/Distances/Start Times:

Intermediate Men - 8 miles - 9:30am
Intermediate Women - 8 miles - 9:35am
Beginner Coed - 3.5 miles - 9:36am
Kids (2 lap) - 1 mile - 10:55am
Kids (1 lap) - .5 miles - 11:00am
Open Men - 19.5 miles - 11:25
Advanced Women - 12 miles - 11:26
Open Women - 15 miles - 1:10pm
Advanced Men - 15 miles - 1:20pm
Push bike races - 3:30pm
Kids Races are for under 13 and all other categories are for all ages.

The kids race course is .5 miles. Half road and half single track.

These distances may seem a bit short, but if you have ridden at Gowdy, you know it tends to be slow going. Don't let the short mileages fool you.
Please go pre-ride the courses and/or take a look at previous race results to figure out the right category for you.
Riders must start their last lap by 3pm.

Registration:

Opens on Monday, March 16th, at 1:00pm and closes on Saturday, May 30th, at 1:00pm.
Details are on the registration page.

Entry fee:

Kids and Push Bike - Free
All others - $20
Free lunch included!

Park fee:

State parks in Wyoming charge an entrance fee. $4 for Wyo. residents or $6 for non-residents. This is not covered by your race entry fee.

Trail Conditions:

We won't hesitate to cancel a race if trail conditions are bad. We ride up there too, and have no intention of ruining the trails. We also work closely with the park administration to make decisions about whether or not to hold the race. If we do have to cancel, we will post it here by 2pm the day before the race.

Weather/Safety:

NWS point forecast for the race. Your safety on the race course is your responsibility. We can't control hazards on the trail and we certainly don't control the weather. If weather conditions necessitate it, we will stop the race, however you may be a long way from shelter when a storm rolls in. Please use your own judgement as to whether or not you should be out there.

There will be one first-aid marshall on course and first-aid at the Start/Finish. If someone is hurt on the course please do what you can to help them. No sweep riders will be following the last rider, but we will clean the course at 3:00 from the Start.

Courses:

Same as last year. Maps are on the Race Courses page.

Race day amenities:

This is a bare bones race. Bring anything you think you might need with you! The park will most likely have drinking water turned on. The closest faucet is at the RV station near the park entrance.

Important:

Cycling can be dangerous. Really dangerous. Especially mountain biking. Because of this, racers must wear a helmet and sign a waiver.