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Banana Belt Mountain Bike Race

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Banana Belt Mountain Bike Race

Time: September 13, 2014 from 11am to 4pm
Location: Race begins and ends at Riverside Park in downtown Salida
Street: Sackett Avenue
City/Town: Salida
Phone: 719-539-6738
Event Type: mountain, bike, race
Organized By: Salida Pool and Recreation
Latest Activity: Jun 30, 2014

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Event Description

This 26 mile mountain bike race begins and ends in downtown Salida by Riverside Park, located on Sackett Avenue. After the race begins in downtown Salida, riders will cross over Hwy 50 and head up CR 101 to the Rainbow Trail. Riders then begin a rolling six mile stretch of single-track before descending via CR 108, the Little Rainbow Trail, and finally Race Track trail. Riders then head back to downtown Salida.

The race will begin with a mass start at 11am at the F Street bridge in downtown Salida. We expect riders to place themselves in a start position appropriate to their ability.

Please note: this is an approximately 26 mile mountain bike ride at elevations ranging from 7,000 feet to 9,000 feet. We will not enforce a strict time cut-off, but do expect participants to be able to complete the course in a reasonable time (under 4 hours).

This race is being held under permits from the United States Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management.

The Banana Belt Mountain Bike Race is organized by the Salida Recreation Department.  We will hold an awards ceremony following the race in Riverside Park in downtown Salida. Entry fee includes snacks and one drink ticket for the after party, which will be held at a location TBD after the race.

Paper registration forms are available to download at www.salidabikefest.com, or on-line registration is available at www.bikereg.com. If you download a paper form, please make sure to also print and fill out the attached waiver. Registration cost is $40 per person (pre-registration). All race day registrations will be charged an additional $10.

Please use your age on race day when signing up for your event category.

Entry fee includes a supported timed race, gender specific race t-shirt, lunch, one drink coupon for the after party, and a half-off coupon to the Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center for use at a later date.

Race day registration is available at Riverside Park in downtown Salida from 9:45-10:45am for $50.

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