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Haymaker Hotlap Mountain Bike Time Trial

Intermediate
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Trail

5.8 mile 9.3 kilometer loop
95% Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 554' 169 m
Descent: -550' -168 m
High: 6,949' 2,118 m
Low: 6,717' 2,047 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)

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Trail shared by Jeremy Gross

Haymaker is a purpose-built race course that is looking to take you down. You vs. the clock and the course. Two laps. GO

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Overview

A race producer, a LBS owner, and a town series champion walk into a bar… Is this a bad joke or the start of something great?

The outcome of this Mensa meeting is the Haymaker Hotlap. Two laps on Haymaker time trial style. Fast lap and fastest two laps prizes. There will be prize money, prize packages, swag and more for each division. Equally divided men and women. $1,200 Cash Purse and over $3,000 in prizes are on the line!

What is Haymaker? A purpose-built cross country race course that you'll dream about for years to come. Over the last five years of hosting the Colorado High School Cycling League State Championships, we have fine tuned this course and polished it into a top notch race day experience!

It's fast. It's flowy. It's punchy. You'll love it, or you wont, but either way you'll remember it!

Need to Know

Pre-ride the course to find your passing areas and get familiar with how tight the first two turns on "The Berms" are.

Description

The course starts with a nice wide runout of 0.4 miles with a mellow climb to play some cat and mouse with your 30 second man. After the runout, you get onto singletrack where you'll stay for the remainder of the lap. The course is pretty flat on the way out to the far end of the course as it hugs the foot of the hillside. There are lots of fun twisty sections, flowy sections, and a few obstacles on your way (all have a bypass option but they are all small).

At the far end of the course, you'll take a turn onto extra credit where there are some more technical berms, small (roll-able) drops, and jump-able rises. Coming out of Extra Credit, you take a sharp right back on to the second loop of haymaker heading back to the start/finish. The second half of the course has a lot more climbing than the first as you weave your way in and out and up and down the hillside.

Towards the end of the ride, you'll encounter "The Berms"; a super fun, steep, and tight section of berms that will separate the women from the girls, and the men from the boys. Each rider will get to lap through the finish and do it all over again for an elapsed two lap time and individual hot lap times.

History & Background

This course was professionally purpose-built for the Colorado High School Mountain Bike League State Championships.

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Oct 22, 2018
Max Hauer
Super awesome trail! 5.8mi
Sep 1, 2018
Deanna Brubaker
5mi
Apr 23, 2018
Gosia Lieske
Last part on Pool & Ice Rink trail 6mi — 1h 00m
Jun 14, 2016
Gosia Lieske
Last part on Pool & Ice Rink trail 6mi — 1h 00m

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Photos

One of the final berms on Haymaker.
Jun 8, 2017 near Eagle, CO
Tackling roll-overs like it ain't no thang!
Jul 7, 2017 near Eagle, CO
2015 Colorado High School State Championships
Oct 29, 2015 near Eagle, CO
Awesome views of the mountains
May 21, 2018 near Eagle, CO
Perfect spot for a break.
May 13, 2018 near Eagle, CO
Letting it out on one of Haymaker's many quick, super fun descents on buff machine made singletrack. Photo: Jake Vickerman.
Nov 3, 2014 near Eagle, CO

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