The Beaver Creek Explosion 2022the fifth race in the Bloch & Chapleau mountain bike racing series is scheduled for Wednesday, July 20 starting at 4:30 p.m. on Mount Beaver Creek.
This event features one of the most beautiful courses in the series in the region – riders will traverse aspens and ski trails, while taking in views of the resort and valley below.
There are close races in series point totals, including team points. Every point counts; all the more reason for enthusiasts to head to Beaver Creek on Wednesday. Athletes love encouragement and motivation, and the Vail Recreation Department loves spectators too. Come watch these amazing athletes and cheer them on!
After the race, head to Beaver Creek for the after-party at Dusty Boot Roadhouse. Rewards and raffle prizes will be handed out, and runners aged 21 and over will receive a free Mountain Time Lager beer from the New Belgium Brewing Company.
Free parking will be available at Beaver Creek parking structures.
The official Beaver Creek Blast store is Pedal Powerwho will be present at the race to provide neutral support to riders with last minute mechanical issues.
The cost of the individual race is $29 pre-registered or $40 the day of. Registration is available online at vailrec.com/register, and pre-registration for individual races closes at 5 p.m. the day before each race. All runners are welcome to participate and runners do not need to be entered in the full series to participate in individual races.
The AC/DC (ascent/descent) award – powered by The Feed – combines riders’ times from the Davos Dash climb on June 22 with the downhill-only Son of Middle Creek Enduro on July 6. The runners with the fastest combined times will be recognized for each category at Beaver Creek Blast. All AC/DC winners will receive a gift package courtesy of The Feed.
The 2022 Bloch & Chapleau Town VRD Mountain Bike Race Series continues August 3 with Camp Hale Hup. Then it’s at the Berry Creek Bash in Edwards on August 17, before wrapping up with the new Vail Grind on August 31.