Event Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014
This event is a 7-mile mountain bike climb from City Park, to the top of Guardsman Pass with a 2,700′ elevation gain. Participants are urged to don ‘festive’ costumes and celebrate the beginning of the fall mountain bike season in a spirited manner!! Crazy costumes, crazy bikes is the concept!
Time & Place: Start is located in City Park, 1354 Park Ave, Park City, UT 84060. Race starts at 10:00 AM. Pre-registered riders can pick up race number at City Park starting at 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM.
Course & Distance: A mass start from City Park to the top of Guardsman Pass. The distance is a 7-mile hill climb on single and double track trail, with a 2,700′ elevation gain. From City Park we ride up Park Avenue turning left on Heber Ave then Right on Main Street and continue up Daly, by the water tank. Left at intersection uphill on Service Rd. (Ontario Bypass), turn right at next intersection and stay to the far right where the single track skirts the dirt pile, follow Ontario Bypass/Tour Des Suds signage to the Guard Rd. Cross the Guard Rd and continue on Ontario Bypass/Tour Des Suds to intersection with Mid Mt Trail. Turn right on Mid Mt and continue on it until you reach the Tour Des Suds intersection. Go left on Tour Des Suds and continue up to the service rd. Turn left on the service rd and continue to the next intersection. Go left(short downhill) on service rd until it runs into the Team Big Bear single track where you will veer right. Stay on Team Big Bear until the Flagstaff loop intersection. Take the right most single track and follow it a short distance to a service rd. Veer left onto single track once more. Turn right at next intersection and continue uphill until it spits you out on a street. Turn left(uphill) on the street and continue downhill, veering left in between boulders on gravel road to the finish.
Additional Information: The first 200 registered will receive custom Tour des Suds socks and lunch.
After event/prizes, food and beverages will be available for all participants. The post race festivities will take place, on the Town Lift Deck, located on Lower Main Street. Prizes for best costumes will be awarded. Awards will also be given to the overall top three finishers for both men/women.
RACE PHOTOGRAPHY: Zazoosh Media is a premiere event photography company based in Salt Lake City, and will be on site taking event photos, which will be posted, on their site for your preview and purchase. www.zazoosh.com