Blueprint for Athletes Barn Burner

Crowley Tank
Coconino County, AZ 86001

Cycling > Century, Mountain Biking

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Cycling > Century, Mountain Biking

Event Description

 

Follow our wagon train up north to Flagstaff for the Blueprint for Athletes Barn Burner! Come and get out of the heat, ride through the beautiful Coconino and Kaibab National Forest, bring the whole family; we have something for everyone!

EVENT SCHEDULE

We're looking forward to another fun event! Join us Friday evening for packet pickup and rad tunes. Saturday morning, while parents are out riding, kids can participate in planned events including short track races by age, frisbee and bean bag toss games and other activities. Post–race athlete food from the local legendary Big Foot BBQ will be available for sale. The awards ceremony will take place Saturday afternoon, beverages provided by our favorite local brewery, Four Peaks — first two are free, and $4 per beer or two for $7 thereafter. 100% of proceeds benefit local trails.

Thursday, September 7
• 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Optional packet pickup and onsite registration at Absolute Bikes
You MUST bring your ID and you will not be able to pick up a packet for a family member or friend.

Friday, September 8
• 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Optional packet pickup and onsite registration at Crowley Tank
You MUST bring your ID and you will not be able to pick up a packet for a family member or friend.

Saturday, September 9 (Race Day)
• 5:30 a.m. – 6:30 a.m. Last minute registration and packet pickup at race site, Crowley Tank
• 7:00 a.m. Start time. Riders will start Lemans style, running to your trusty steed and heading out on a wild west adventure! All riders will check in at the start/finish at the completion of each loop to change riders or simply check in before continuing onward.
• 8:30 a.m. Kids bike race check-in
• 9:00 a.m. Kids bike race (small looped course)
• 11:00 a.m. Kids sack race
• 4:00 p.m. Last rider allowed out on last lap
• 6:00 p.m. Awards ceremony

*Schedule subject to change.
**Pending fire restrictions.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Endurance mountain bike racing at its Western best. This is an endurance mountain bike event with 25-mile (one loop), 50-mile (two loops) and 100-mile (four loops) distance options. The course is a 25-mile loop on Forest Service roads. The course is not technically challenging, and is considered a "roadie" mountain bike course, meaning it is beginner friendly(ish) and fast for those with more experience. There are a few sketchy spots to keep you honest and climbs to make your lungs hurt a bit. All in all you are riding at altitude, in cooler weather, with cool people and camping out — what more can you ask for?

Elevation Info
Start Elevation: 7913 ft
Max Elevation: 8154 ft
Elevation Gain (per loop): 2004 ft
Elevation Gain (total for four loops): 8016 ft

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