The last Park City race of the season, hosted at upper Deer Valley (Silver Lake Village), is all setup and ready to test your mashing skillz. It’s a loose, lung-testing grind from the base until the celebration zone, where the upper views of Road to Ruby & the loamy rooted Flagstaff single track will put a grin on anybody’s salty cheeks.
Read the Backcountry.com #PodiumTip of the week.
This is the 1st of 3 End’O’Venue raffles – Tuesday night White Pine Touring will be bringing a grand prize to put out on the raffle table — items not yet revealed. Utah Vacation Homes & Vacasa Rentals will also be raffling off a 2 night, 3 day stay at a Park City home. Ski Utah will be brining 3 lift tickets for the 2014-15 season.
Special DVR release waiver needed for the 2nd Deer Valley course – Download here - There will be underground parking to accommodate after the above ground is filled, free of charge. Note, DVR is also hosting Scott’s dealer camp Silver Lake, so look for Brooke and registration table setup under the chairlift, on the South end, past the lawn.
Register For Race #8 at Deer Valley, July 22
*Note - there will be no Mark Miller Subaru BBQ at Deer Valley
Course Map & Details -
Pro/Expert – 9.8 miles & 2,100′
Sport – 7.5 miles & 1,400′
Beginner – NOT a typical beginner course – tough course – 4 miles & 600′ (straight up) If a younger racer would like to participate, please have a parent accompany.
Kids Course – Awesome loops for the 12& under group – sorry, no Strider specific course for the real little ones.
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A great night for racing last Tuesday at Solitude Mountain Resort for race number 7 of the MidWeekMTB -race series-
Temps were in the low 70′s, a nice alpine breeze was blowing & a classic Wasatch climbing course was rally’d upon. As with any steep climb, there comes a rip’n downhill, watching the finish line, there was no doubt some were pushing the envelope, the dirt proof was painted all over them.
A big thanks to our volunteers to helping with registration, timing and trail marshalling.
Pic Pics PICTURES!: Angie from Selective Vision has a sweet gallery from Solitude up, check them [here]
Brooke’s set is available on Facebook [here]
And Cameron with Shuttercycle also have photos from Solitude up on Facebook [here]
Looking for a great ride this weekend for a great cause? Check out the Nami Utah road ride – Spanish Fork to Nephi, 3 distances available – proceeds go to help awareness of mental illness & suicide prevention – created in memory of an avid cyclist, Gary Ludlow. Register & More Details
Hungry and want to make your snacks… and have nut allergies? This recipe goes out to all the nut-sensitive Vega News fans out there! These delicious nut-free granola bars use dates and banana as the primary binding ingredient, instead of relying on nut butter! The results are moist and make a perfect afternoon snack! Enjoy! Read the Recipe
Ever wonder who the artists & athletes are that are involved with RAMP Sports? Ramp Team
Note our next race is at upper Deer Valley & Silver Lake Lodge – it’ll be our last Park City race of the season and is an End’O’Venue race, meaning there will be some even cooler prizes provided by White Pine Touring and a couple others. Deer Valley course details will be coming on Monday
Register for #8 at Deer Valley, Tues July 22
Race Results are Up – Check Em
The 8k’ starts will officially start tomorrow night up at Solitude Mountain Resort.
Our Solitude venue sponsor, Fezzari Bicycles, will have their 14′ lineup out for display, including their new carbon hardtail 29′r (model: Solitude). They will be offering the 29′r at 10% off Wholesale for MidWeekMTB racers through the month of July. Read Review from Switchback Magazine.
Mark Miller Subaru will have the grill blazing at the Moonbeam base, BBQ’n for all – only $5
Regsiter – Race #7 – July 15 – Solitude
Big thanks to all of those who helped out on Saturday up at Solitude for the hard work on the trail work. Under the Solitude trail crew guidance, we were able to help cut in a new piece trail and open it to public & rework several berms – Thanks Crew, you all get a 50pts bonus & that warm fuzzy feeling.
Note, next Tuesday, up at Deer Valley’s Silver Park Lodge, will be our last Park City race of the season. So we’re going out with a bang = the hardest course of the series – White Pine Touring will also be throwing down big-time as it’s our End’O’Venue race.
Our first course at Solitude below: Map On Google
The new long’er’est course – well received – [check √ ] repeat course next season.
Note the upcoming schedule, we’re in the flow – Our first Solitude race is Tues, then our last Park City race & upper Deer Valley for course dub’d “The Hardest Of The Season” It’s an End’O’Venue event where White Pine Touring will be throwing down with some big epic prizes (to be announced) along with some other big’ns provided by our sponsors (TBA) … and the 8k’ foot starts commence.
Last reminder – Tomorrow is our last scheduled trail day, and it’ll be up Solitude Resort – 9am at Moonbeam lot, working on Upper Kruzer trail, email us RSVP if you’re planning on attending- lunch will be provided and chairlift rides will follow the work at approx 1pm.
Have you seen the photographers on the courses? Check out what they’ve been shooting.
Buy an original from Selective Vision for $0.49 – Check out last Tuesday’s Round Valley race - here - Or view all the galleries.
A new photog, Cameron Hooyer with Shuttercycle Photographry was out as well, so see his shots up on Facebook - click here -
Busy next Monday at 11;30 am? SNOWBIRD is having their grand opening of their new trail down from the Tram – Details