Course Description

 

2.5 km

Start at Pete’s Park, head east through the ball field and enter the Little Shred Ridinghood trail beside the bike park. Cross the ski hill road into the Beginner Loop, then cross the road again to hook onto the lower trail system. This is where the climbing begins! Take a left at the first intersection (RC2) and head straight at the second intersection (RC3) towards the ski jump. Follow the trail around, then heads-up for the quad trail that will take you back down to the gas line and over to the short, steep descent into the ISS field and the cheering crowds at the finish line!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 km

Start at Pete’s Park for a lap around the soccer field, then head east through the ball field and enter the Little Shred Ridinghood trail beside the bike park. At the ski hill road, head right along the road and hook back onto the trail (this is the beginning of the climb). Take a left at the first intersection (RC2) and a left at next intersection (RC3) onto Double Dirt-Spresso. This will take you up to the Water Tower, and coincidentally, the first water station!
After a quick drink, cross the ski hill road and hit the trails again. Take your first right onto Knotty Flow (RC4) and admire the nearby mountain bike flow trail (Berm-A-Grin) as you continue to climb. At the next major intersection, take a left onto Jiffy Pop and enjoy the downhill! At the bottom of Jiffy Pop (RC5), bid a fond farewell to any nearby 10km racers and take a left to get back onto Double Dirt-Spresso. Continue back to the Water Tower and the second water station (okay, it’s the same as the first water station, but you won’t notice because you’ll be delirious with joy after that sweet downhill).
Head up the ski hill road to the first corner (sorry about that part!) and onto the luge track. Follow the luge track down until you can take a left onto Little Shred Ridinghood. Follow the trail around, then heads-up for the quad trail that will take you back down to the pipeline and over to the short-but-steep descent into the ISS field and the cheering crowds at the finish line!

10 km

Start at Pete’s Park, head east through the ball field and enter the Little Shred Ridinghood trail beside the bike park. At the ski hill road, head right along the road and hook back onto the trail (this is the beginning of the climb). Take a left at the first intersection (RC2) and a left at next intersection (RC3) onto Double Dirt-Spresso. This will take you up to the Water Tower, and coincidentally, the first water station!
After a quick drink, cross the ski hill road and hit the trails again. Take your first right onto Knotty Flow (RC4) and admire the nearby mountain bike flow trail (Berm-A-Grin) as you continue to climb. At the next major intersection, take a left onto Jiffy Pop and enjoy the downhill! At the bottom of Jiffy Pop (RC5), bid a fond farewell to any nearby 5km racers and take a right to head out on Double Dirt-Spresso. Stay left at RC6 and continue climbing until the trail pops onto an OHV trail. Head west from here, across the top of the Bunny Hill and to the second water station.
Take a quick sip (or a leisurely drink – we won’t judge…), and continue heading west across the hill. If you haven’t been cursing already, you might start as you enter the trees and begin the steep ascent. But never fear, because once you take a right at the ‘Y’ in the trail, you’ll be cruising down to the finish on the Buck 50 trail. Enjoy this section – it will make all of that climbing worthwhile!
Follow the trail all the way back to the short-but-steep descent into the ISS field and the cheering crowds at the finish line!

 

 

 Courtesy of Hermit Crab Photography

Courtesy of Hermit Crab Photography