Powder Mountain Hosts Inaugural "El Doce" Mountain Bike Race

Powder Mountain Hosts Inaugural "El Doce" Mountain Bike Race

Posted by Brandi Hammon on Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 at 10:07am.

El Doce at Pow Mow

They say good things come it threes, but whoever made up that saying hasn’t been to Powder Mountain Resort on a mountain bike. Up here, good things come it twelves. 

This year, the inaugural El Doce at Pow Mow premier mountain biking event claims 12 hours of amazing riding for you or a team, with about 1200 feet of ascent, and about 12 miles per lap. (See a patter here?) This race will be run on some of the most beautiful trails you’ll ever set your nobbies on.

El Doce, or twelve in Spanish, takes place on trails designed by the Intermountain Mountain Biking Association and offers views of the Ogden Valley and mountain peaks all around that are truly “bonita.” 

The event gives riders the chance to ride slices of every one of Powder Mountain’s spectacular mountain bike trails, like the ever popular Brim Trail. The trails are so gorgeous, it may be hard to remember there’s a competition going on.

The main idea of this event is to start as many laps as possible before the allotted time has expired. The pit area will be the hub of activity with vendor booths and music playing all day as team members mingle and wait for their turn on the course.

“We expect this race to attract elite riders and grow each year, but it’s designed for anyone to enjoy regardless of skill or riding experience,” said Mike McBride, race operations manager with GOAL Foundation. Each registration includes a meal, a mug and a frosty beverage of your choice. 

Teams of 1-4 are allowed to participate in the 12 hour division while the six hour race can be ridden by one or two riders. Each team can split the race up however they choose, by riding one, two, or three laps at a time. “We expect each lap to take between one and two hours, depending on the rider’s abilities,” said McBride. 

So round up all your amigos and come enjoy some of the best mountain biking Utah has to offer! Registration details can be found HERE.

Race divisions details are as follows:

12 Hour Division Details
August 19th, 2017
7am - 7pm
Solo Division: General Category M-F, El Maestro 50 and over M-F
2 Person Teams: U19 M-F-Mixed Gender, General Category M-F-Mixed Gender
3-4 Person Teams: U19 M-F-Mixed Gender, General Category M-F-Mixed Gender

6 Hour Division Details
August 19th, 2017
7:30 am - 1:30 pm
Solo Division: General Category M-F, El Maestro 50 and over M-F
2 Person Teams: U19 M-F-Mixed Gender, General Category M-F-Mixed Gender
No 3 or 4 person teams

 

 

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