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Mountain bikers will start at the base of Golden Peak and race up Vail Mountain on an epic course that will test bikers' pre-season endurance and tenacity. Just steps from the Village, this spectator friendly event has one of the largest cash purses in the mountain biking world. Don't want to hike up the hill to cheer on your friends? Don't worry, you won't need to.

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An Ultimate Mountain Challenge Event

Do you have what it takes to tackle four of the GoPro Mountain Games toughest events in two days?

2015 COURSE MAP

COMING SOON!

Please note that courses are always subject to change. Train hard, be prepared and have fun! We will post updates or changes as soon as they are available.

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Saturday
June 6, 2015

TIME & CATEGORIES:
10am - (Kids Race (12 and under))
10:15am - (Awards Ceremony - Kids Race)
11:45am - (PRO, Expert, Single Speed, UMC PRO)
3:30pm - (Awards Ceremony - Pro, Exp, SS)
3:45pm - (All Jrs Categories, Beginners, Sport, All Masters Categories, All Vet Categories, UMC Amateur & UMC Teams)
6:30pm - (Awards Ceremony - Citizen Categories)

LOCATION:
Golden Peak/Adventure Village

PRICE:

Pro / Expert / Single Speed:

2/17 - 3/16: $55
3/17 - 5/16: $60
5/17 - 6/03: $65
6/04 - 6/07: $70
Online registration closes at 9:45am on event day or earlier if the event sells out.

Beg / Sport / Vet / Masters:

2/17 - 3/16: $50
3/17 - 5/16: $55
5/17 - 6/03: $60
6/04 - 6/07: $65
Online registration closes at 1:45pm on event day or earlier if the event sells out.

Juniors:

2/17 - 3/16: $35
3/17 - 5/16: $40
5/17 - 6/03: $45
6/04 - 6/07: $50
Online registration closes at 1:45pm on event day or earlier if the event sells out.

Kids Race: 12 & Under (1 lap):

2/27 - 6/06: FREE!
Online registration closes at 8:00am on event day or earlier if the event sells out.

All events have a limited capacity and will fill up quickly.  Please register early to ensure you receive an athlete gift bag.  Late registrations may not receive SWAG.

DOCUMENTATION:

Part of the Ultimate Mountain Challenge

PRIZES:

Men/Women Pro:

1st - $3000
2nd - $2000
3rd - $1000
4th - $750
5th - $500
6th- $250

Men/Women SS:

1st - $500
2nd - $250
3rd - $100

Organizers reserve the right to change/alter these prizes

NOTES:

ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY

**Early Bird Pricing**

Register online before 3/17/15 for the lowest prices, and to reserve your athlete bag.

**Standard Pricing**

Register online between 3/17/15 - 5/16/15 and spend $5 more on your registration fee, and to reserve your athlete bag.

**Procrastination Pricing**

Register online between 5/17/15 - 6/03/15 and spend $10 more on your registration fee.

**Event Pricing**

Register online during the event window 6/04/15 - 6/07/15 and you'll spend $15 more on your registration fee. You may, or may not receive an athlete bag depending on availability.

ON-SITE ONLINE REGISTRATION

During Event Registration hours you may use one of our self-service kiosks to register ONLINE.  To avoid any registration delays we highly recommend registering in advance ONLINE.

ATHLETE CHECK-IN

All registrants must sign liability and release waivers when checking in to receive their bib.  We advise all athletes to check in for their event the day prior to competing or at least two (2) hours prior to the start of their competition.  Please see Event Registration hours.  All registrants must be present at check in to receive their bib.  Bibs will NOT be given to family, friends, or coaches.  Organizers will not be responsible for incomplete, lost, or misdirected registrations or for registrations not received for any reason, including, without limitation, failure or malfunction of any communications, network or equipment or computer software or hardware.

REGISTRATION MODIFICATIONS

Any modification to a registration must be completed by Sunday, May 31st.  All changes will be subject to a $20 change fee.  Please note that participants can NOT change their name, address or in any way transfer a registration to another individual.

EVENT REGISTRATION

Location: Golden Peak Lodge at Golden Peak
Wednesday, June 3rd 9am - 5pm
Thursday, June 4th 9am - 5pm
Friday, June 5th 9am - 7pm
Saturday, June 6th 6am - 6pm
Sunday, June 7th 6am - 2pm

All events have a limited capacity and will fill up quickly.  Please register early to ensure you receive an athlete gift bag.  Late registrations may not receive SWAG.

COMPETITION:

1) All racers will start and finish the race in the same location at the base of Golden Peak. Racers will be sent out within their division start time divided up by men and women. See schedule for race times of divisions. Start positions will not be pre-determined and it is up to the athlete to get into desired location.

2) Athletes will race on the course set up by race directors. Total length of the course will be approximately seven (7) miles and quantity of loops performed will be determined by race division. Along the course, athletes will have to ride on all types of terrain ranging from forest service access dirt roads to single track. This is a classic Colorado course with plenty of ascending and descending sections.

3) Quantity of loops to be performed:

Kids Race (12 and under) - Will race on a separate ¼ mile course and perform 1-2 loops

Junior Beginner - 1 loop

Junior Sport - 1 loop

Junior Expert - 2 loops

Beginner Mens / Womens - 1 loop

Sport, Men Vet Sport 35+, Men Vet Expert 35+, Women Vet 35+, Men Masters 45+ - 2 loops

Single Speed - 2 loops

Expert and Pro divisions - 3 loops

UMC Pro division - 3 loops (will race @11:45am)

UMC Amateur division (Individuals and Coed Teams race @ 3:45pm) - 2 loops

4) When performing a loop, athletes will be directed through a loop lane. When athletes come into the finish line, they must go through the finish lane. Athletes finishing in the "loop lane" will not be recognized as finished. Only when athletes cross over the finish line in the finish lane will their time be stopped and recorded

5) The course will be marked prior to the race and it is recommended to ride the course prior to race day. Signs will be set up to direct the course and marshals will be placed in tricky areas. It is the athlete's responsibility to follow the signs and stay on the course. If a rider goes off course, they will be disqualified.

6) No tripping, shoving or horseplay will be tolerated and any athlete participating in foul play will be pulled from the course and disqualified.

Additional Rules and Information

DIRECTIONS TO START 
Park in the Vail Village parking structure. Upon exiting the structure, take a left or head east to the eastern most exit of the structure on Vail Valley Drive (across the street from the Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa). Head south on Vail Valley Drive about ¼ mile. Start line will be on the right behind the Golden Peak Lodge / Children's Ski School building.

ATHLETE ELIGIBILITY:
The competition is open to all interested athletes regardless of state and/or country of residency. Competitors who are under the age of 18 must register with a parent or legal guardian. Competitors must be able to attend all scheduled events. Athletes will be required to provide all their own equipment. Further, athletes must abide by all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations during their participation in the Mountain Games®.

PARTICIPATION:
Athletes agree to be bound by these Official Rules and all decisions of Organizers. Organizers reserve the right to disqualify any persons found tampering with, or otherwise abusing, any aspect of the competition as solely determined by Organizers.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION:
Organizers will appoint judges and the decision of those judges will be final. There will be no review of scoring / timing even with the presence of TV cameras. Disputes with Organizers and/or appointed judges will result in disqualification of that athlete.

RESERVATION OF RIGHTS:
Organizers reserve the right to disqualify any athlete for any reason, including, without limitation, acting in an unsafe, unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner and/or with intent to intimidate, threaten or harass, or harm another person. All decisions with respect to the disqualification of an athlete shall be made by Organizers and/or appointed judges. Failure to comply with any term or condition of these Official Rules may result in an athlete's disqualification and the forfeiture of his/her interest in any prize. Organizers reserve the right to amend these Official Rules at any time in its sole discretion, and athletes shall have no recourse for any such changes or for any failure (whether inadvertent or otherwise) by Organizers to follow the stated rules. In the event that the competition is canceled prior to the completion of the final event, no prizes will be awarded. If the Tournament is cancelled prior to June 1st, for any reason, athletes will be reimbursed only for his/her entry fee. Athletes will not be otherwise compensated for any costs or expenses associated with their participation in the competition.

ORGANIZERS:
The Mountain Games® will be organized and produced by staff and contractors hired from and by the Vail Valley Foundation. The decisions of Organizers regarding the selection and elimination of athletes, the selection of finalists and winners, and the production and administration of Mountain Games® related events, and all other aspects of the event, shall be final and binding in all respects. Organizers will not be responsible for typographical, printing or other inadvertent errors in these Official Rules or in other materials relating to the event.

Due to above average snowpack in Vail course maps may not be available until the week of the event. Even if a course map is posted, please note that courses are always subject to change. Train hard, be prepared and have fun! We will post maps or updates as soon as they are available.


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PARTNERS
Event Schedule | Summer
AM EVENT
7:00 2 Fly X-Stream - Qualifier/Round 1
8:00 Disc Golf - Pool A: Accuracy Round
8:00 Disc Golf - Pool B: Putting Round
8:00 DockDogs Outdoor Big Air - Onsite Registration & Practice
8:00 Down River Kayak Sprint - Start
8:00 Outside Adventure Film School - Film School
8:00 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - Down River Sprint Start - Option #1
8:00 Ultimate River Challenge - Kayak Sprint - Start
8:00 Vail Pass Half Marathon - Start
8:30 Free Yoga - Yoga Time
9:00 DockDogs Outdoor Big Air - Wave 7
9:00 Gerber Gear Town - Opens
9:00 KIND Adventure Village - Opens
9:00 Native Eyewear Endurance Zone - Open
9:00 River Town - Opens
9:30 Slackline Invitational - Highline Demonstration at I-Bridge
9:30 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - SUP Surf Sprint Start - Option #2
9:30 Ultimate River Challenge - SUP Sprint - Start
10:00 Bouldering World Cup - Semi-Finals M+W
10:00 Disc Golf - Pool A: Putting Round
10:00 Disc Golf - Pool B: Accuracy Round
10:00 X-Country Mountain Bike - Kids Race (12 and under)
10:15 X-Country Mountain Bike - Awards Ceremony - Kids Race
10:30 River Town - SUP Yoga
10:30 River Town - Beginner SUP and Kayak
11:00 DockDogs Outdoor Big Air - Wave 8
11:00 Down River R2 Raft Sprint - Start
11:00 Ultimate River Challenge - R2 Sprint - Start
11:45 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - XC Start Pro Men/Women
11:45 X-Country Mountain Bike - PRO, Expert, Single Speed, UMC PRO
PM
12:00 Slackline Invitational - Semi Finals Round 1
12:30 S2 SUP Cross - Qualifier
1:00 Disc Golf - Pools A & B: Speed Round
1:00 DockDogs Outdoor Big Air - Wave 9
1:00 River Town - SUP and Kayak Clinics
1:30 Mountain Mud Run - Kids Wave 1 Start
1:30 S2 SUP Cross - Semi-Final & Finals
1:45 Mountain Mud Run - Kids Wave 2 Start
2:00 2 Fly X-Stream - Qualifier/Round 2
2:00 River Town - SUP Yoga
2:30 Mountain Mud Run - All Mountain Madness Division Start
2:30 Vail Pass Half Marathon - Awards Ceremony
3:30 DockDogs Extreme Vertical - Start
3:30 Slackline Invitational - Semi Finals Round 2
3:30 X-Country Mountain Bike - Awards Ceremony - Pro, Exp, SS
3:45 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - XC Start Amateur Men/Women & Teams
3:45 X-Country Mountain Bike - All Jrs Categories, Beginners, Sport, All Masters Categories, All Vet Categories, UMC Amateur & UMC Teams
4:00 Kayak Freestyle - Finals
4:30 Bouldering World Cup - Finals
5:00 Down River Kayak Sprint - Awards Ceremony
5:00 Kayak Freestyle - Awards Ceremony
6:00 Slackline Invitational - Highline Demonstration at I-Bridge
6:30 Bouldering World Cup - Awards Ceremony
6:30 The Silent Comedy - Showtime
6:30 X-Country Mountain Bike - Awards Ceremony - Citizen Categories
7:30 GoPro Original Productions - Showtime
7:45 G. Love & Special Sauce - Showtime
9:00 Altitude Bar and Grill - Party Time!
9:00 Cerro Torre - Showtime
AM EVENT
8:00 10K Spring Runoff - Start
8:00 2 Fly X-Stream - Finals
8:00 DockDogs Outdoor Big Air - Onsite Registration & Practice
8:00 Outside Adventure Film School - Film School
8:00 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - 10K Start
8:00 Youth Bouldering - Start
8:30 Free Yoga - Yoga Time
9:00 DockDogs Outdoor Big Air - Wave 10
9:00 Gerber Gear Town - Opens
9:00 KIND Adventure Village - Opens
9:00 Native Eyewear Endurance Zone - Open
9:00 River Town - Opens
9:00 Slackline Invitational - Highline Demonstration at I-Bridge
9:30 Road Bike Time Trial - Start
9:30 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - TT Start
10:00 Disc Golf - Finals
10:15 8 Ball Kayak Sprint - Qualifier
10:30 River Town - SUP Yoga
10:30 River Town - Beginner SUP and Kayak
11:00 Citizen Bouldering - Wave 1 & Paraclimbing
11:00 DockDogs Outdoor Big Air - Wave 11
11:00 Paraclimbing Bouldering - Start
11:30 Youth Bouldering - Awards Ceremony
PM
12:00 10K Spring Runoff - Awards Ceremony at Checkpoint Charlie
12:30 Slackline Invitational - Finals
1:00 River Town - SUP and Kayak Clinics
1:30 DockDogs Speed Retrieve - All in One Finals
2:00 Citizen Bouldering - Wave 2
2:00 River Town - SUP Yoga
2:30 Citizen Bouldering - Wave 1 Awards Ceremony
3:00 Ultimate Mountain Challenge - Awards Ceremony
3:30 Road Bike Time Trial - Awards Ceremony at Checkpoint Charlie
4:00 8 Ball Kayak Sprint - Finals
4:00 DockDogs Outdoor Big Air - Big Air Finals: Pro, Semi-Pro Contender & Amateur
4:45 8 Ball Kayak Sprint - Awards Ceremony
5:00 2 Fly X-Stream - Awards Ceremony - IBridge
5:30 Citizen Bouldering - Wave 2 Awards Ceremony
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