RACE #4 - AUGUST 11 - Buff Pass Burner (Hill Climb)

REGISTRATION

  • Registration for the Buff Pass Burner will open online Wednesday, August 4 at 8:00 AM. 

  • Registration for the Buff Pass Burner will close at 11:30 PM on Tuesday, August 10. 

  • As a reminder, race day registration WILL NOT be available this season, so make sure to register in advance. 

RACE DETAILS​​

  • CHECK-IN/START LOCATION: Check-in and the race start will be located at the Buffalo Pass parking lot near Dry Lake Campground (CLICK HERE FOR MAP). 

  • PARKING: Parking on Buffalo Pass is limited. Please look for our parking attendants when you arrive and they will help guide you to an available parking spot. If possible, please try to carpool to help limit the number of vehicles on race day. 

Buff Pass Burner Start Times - COMING SOON!

POST-RACE

We hope that you will join us back at the Buffalo Pass parking area post race for food and refreshments. We will be providing some basic post-race grub for all of our racers along with cold beverages. Stay tuned for additional details! 

 

Don't forget to swing by the raffle table to see if you've won one of the awesome prizes from our Town Challenge series sponsors. Raffle items will be on a table with the winning racer's name/bib number written/attached to the item. 

 

Don't forget to show your Buff Pass Burner race receipt at Storm Peak Brewery post race through August 17 to receive a $1 OFF any pint. Storm Peak will be offering $1 OFF pints throughout the season, so make sure to save those race receipts!

RACE #3 - JULY 14 - SUNSHINE LOOP XC

REGISTRATION

  • Registration for the Sunshine Loop XC will open online Wednesday, July 7 at 8:00 AM. 

  • Registration for the Sunshine Loop XC will close at 11:30 PM on Tuesday, July 13. 

  • As a reminder, race day registration WILL NOT be available this season, so make sure to register in advance. 

RACE DETAILS​​

  • START/ FINISH LOCATION: Check-in for the Sunshine Loop XC will be located on the east side of Slopeside Grill with races starting/finish on the dirt road in front of the T-Bar Restaurant/Bar. 

  • PARKING: Please utilize any available free parking spots along Ski Time Square Drive or the Upper/Lower Knoll Lot. Paid parking is also available in most of the Steamboat Grand, Sheraton and Torian Plum parking structures. 

POST-RACE

While we unfortunately can't have a formal after party at this race, we hope that you will stick around and help cheer on other racers at the start/finish area. Hang out along the creek or grab a pizza and cold drink at Slopeside Grill post-race. 

 

Don't forget to swing by the raffle table to see if you've won one of the awesome prizes from our Town Challenge series sponsors. Raffle items will be on a table with the winning racer's name/bib number written/attached to the item. 

 

Don't forget to show your Sunshine Loop XC race receipt at Storm Peak Brewery post race through August 10 to receive a $1 OFF any pint. Storm Peak will be offering $1 OFF pints throughout the season, so make sure to save those race receipts!

RACE #2 - JUNE 16 - EMERALD ENDURANCE

REGISTRATION

  • Registration for the Emerald Endurance will open online Wednesday, June 9 at 8:00 AM. 

  • Registration for the Emerald Endurance will close at 11:30 PM on Tuesday, June 15. 

  • As a reminder, race day registration WILL NOT be available this season, so make sure to register in advance. 

RACE DETAILS​​

  • START/ FINISH LOCATION: Due to a number of construction projects taking place at Howelsen Hill this summer, this race will start/finish on the dirt chariot track located behind the Howelsen Ice Arena. 

  • PARKING: Please utilize the Howelsen Hill, Sombrero Stables and Parks & Recreation Office parking lots to park for this race. Please DO NOT park at the Howelsen Ice Arena. 

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POST-RACE

While we unfortunately can't have a formal after party at this race, we hope that you will stick around and help cheer on other racers at the start/finish area. The grass areas in front of the Parks & Recreation Office and Howelsen Ice Arena will be available for post race hangouts. We hope to have drinks and food for everyone at our next race in July. 

 

Swing by the raffle table to see if you've won one of the awesome prizes from our Town Challenge series sponsors. Raffle items will be located on a table near the check-in tent starting at 6:30 PM and will have the winners name/plate number attached.

 

Don't forget to show your Emerald Endurance race receipt at Storm Peak Brewery post race through July 12 to receive $1 OFF any pint. Storm Peak will be offering $1 OFF pints throughout the season, so make sure to save those race receipts!

RACE #1 - JUNE 2 - MARABOU XC

COURSE PRE-RIDES

  • Marabou Ranch will be open to the public for course pre-rides on the following days: 

    • Monday, May 31 (Memorial Day) | 12 PM to 6 PM​

    • Tuesday, June 1 | 12 PM to 6 PM

  • Pre-ride opportunities are for mountain biking only, please no road biking on ranch property during this time. 

  • Any riders arriving early/late will be asked to return at another time.

  • Riders are required to fill out and sign the Marabou Waiver & Release prior to course pre-rides. Waivers will be available outside of the main lodge (River House Lodge) during the pre-ride periods. You can also download the waiver via the button below and turn it in when you arrive onsite. Please make sure this is complete prior to hitting the trails. 

  • Please use caution when riding as the trails will be open to horseback riders and other users during the pre-ride days and on ride day. Many of the gates will be closed during the pre-ride period, so please make sure to close and latch any gate that you pass through and do your best not to disturb the livestock. 

  • Riders are NOT ALLOWED to bring their dogs to Marabou Ranch during the pre-ride days or on race day. 

  • Please be respectful of property owners and their homes...no peeping toms! 

  • Race officials will begin setting course signage on Thursday, May 28, and will continue with course set-up on Tuesday, June 1. Due to weather, trail users, and animals, course signage does have a tendency to fall down throughout the pre-ride period. If you are riding and see downed signs, there is no need to report them. Staff always inspects the course on race day and will secure or replace any signs that have fallen or have been damaged. Also, not all of the course signage will be up during the pre-ride period, so make sure to print/bring a map with you.

IMPORTANT RACE DAY DETAILS / VENUE INFORMATION

  • Additional race day details will be sent via e-mail to registered racers. 

  • Click on the buttons below to view course maps for each division.

 

 

 

DIRECTIONS TO MARABOU RANCH

When driving from downtown Steamboat Springs to Marabou Ranch, travel WEST on Highway 40 for approximately 3.8 miles. 

Turn RIGHT on CR 42 and travel NORTH. After 2.5 miles, the Marabou Ranch Main Entry will be on the right side of the road. 

Turn RIGHT and enter Marabou Ranch. 

Once inside, EVENT signs will help guide you to the River House Lodge where the race start/finish will be located. 

POST RACE

At this time, we are unable to host a formal post-race party. Racers are however encourage to BYO food/beverage and enjoy a little down time after the race. The back patio will not be available this year, so bring a camp chair and help cheer on folks at the finish line. Since we won't be hosting a formal post-race gathering, the raffle will look a little different this season. Raffle winners will be selected pre-race, so swing by the registration tent after your race and look for a bag with your name/plate # to see if you've won! 

 

We are currently working on some additional post-race options, so stay tuned for additional details.