After the swim, racers transition to the mountain bike course. Ride out to pavement and get ready to climb for 2,200 feet or 3,600 feet of elevation gain. The off-road uphill climb goes along the trails of Bachelor Gulch, Arrowhead, and Beaver Creek:
Riders leave T1 via the bike path around the north side of the Lake.
Turn left onto paved West Beaver Creek Blvd (Intersection will be marshaled during race)
Continue over railroad tracks and across HWY 6 (Police controlled intersection during race)
Turn left at skier parking lot and pick up a paved bike path at the end of the lot
Cross over Prater Road and hit the dirt at the top of the Riverfront Gondola. Total pavement leaving lake is approximately 1 mile Great chance to get the legs cranking!
Follow trail at top of Gondola and cross under Lower BC Express chairlift. You are on the Elkhorn Trail (some steep climbs)
After you cross under the second lift, you'll intersect the Village to Village Trail. This is where you'll see the first Aid Station
Climb up the paved Strawberry Park road for .9 miles
After climbing the .9 miles, turn right onto Daybreak Ridge Trail
At the high point on the trail, turn right onto Primrose Trail/ gravel service Road
At the top of the Arrowhead Lift, you'll pass through descending to the West on askiway, just after you pass by the Arrowhead Yurt on the switchback, you'll make a SHARP LEFT TURN onto a winding downhill singletrack Arrowhead Mt. Trail
When you intersect the Village to Village Trail, head back across Arrowhead and Bachelor Gulch ski slopes, then back through the Aid Station