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XTERRA Mountain Championship

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The bike course for the XTERRA Mountain Championship off-road triathlon.


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15.7

Miles

25.2

KM

50%

Singletrack

9,430' 2,874 m

High

7,396' 2,254 m

Low

3,118' 951 m

Up

2,444' 745 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

34%

Max Grade (19°)

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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.
  1. Turn left onto paved West Beaver Creek Blvd (Intersection will be marshaled during race)
  2. Continue over railroad tracks and across HWY 6 (Police controlled intersection during race)
  3. Turn left at skier parking lot and pick up a paved bike path at the end of the lot
  4. 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!
  5. Follow trail at top of Gondola and cross under Lower BC Express chairlift. You are on the Elkhorn Trail (some steep climbs)
  6. 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
  7. Climb up the paved Strawberry Park road for .9 miles
  8. After climbing the .9 miles, turn right onto Daybreak Ridge Trail
  9. At the high point on the trail, turn right onto Primrose Trail/ gravel service Road
  10. 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
  11. When you intersect the Village to Village Trail, head back across Arrowhead and Bachelor Gulch ski slopes, then back through the Aid Station
  12. Cross over Strawberry Park paved road and follow signs on Village to Village Trail
  13. Turn hard LEFT onto Beaver Lake Trail and connect to Alleys Way.
  14. Turn right at the gravel service road Cinch for a short, approx. .2 miles up to the Cork Screw Trail
  15. Turn left off Cinch service road and descend into Corkscrew singletrack switchbacks with small root drops
  16. Continue on Lower Corkscrew singletrack / service roads into T2

History & Background

XTERRA Mountain Championship 1-mile swim / 25km mountain bike / 9.3 km trail run

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Wendy Sweet

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in Beaver Creek

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Photos

Junction of Village to Village and the Stack It Trail. Right before my OTB fiasco from a hidden stump, Stack It switchback.
Jul 21, 2019 near Avon, CO
Great views from the top of Arrowhead.
Nov 13, 2016 near Avon, CO
Nice flowers on Allie's Way
Aug 22, 2013 near Avon, CO
Aspen cruisin'
Aug 22, 2013 near Avon, CO
New bridge over Beaver Creek
Aug 22, 2013 near Avon, CO
Beaver Creek and the Gore Range in the background
Aug 22, 2013 near Avon, CO

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