Battle the Bear

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2013 Battle the Bear Race Down Mt Carbon

Mt Carbon Descent

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Event Highlights:

The Start/Finish and Race Pavilion is at the Pelican Point Picnic Shelter on the south side of lake. This intimate venue and Pit Zone offers a fantastic setting for hot racing action. Bring your noise makers and join the party. There will be a sponsors  chalet with product sampling, and a Kidz Zone with jumpy house, games, and our free Warriors Kids Race. Celebrate spring racing in Colorado with the family at this annual ritual of off-road fun!  Note there is a $5/vehicle entrance fee at the gatehouse.

2013 Battle the Bear Afternoon Starts

The course will run clockwise again this year. See updated Course Map.

2013 Battle the Bear Expo

Tents, coolers, and supplies can be set up along the course in the Pit Zone.

2013 Battle the Bear Expo

Expo Area

Saturday, May 9th Schedule:

6:00-8:00 AM  Endurance Registration and check-in
8:00 AM  Endurance Race Start = 50 miles
10:30-12:30  XC, Appetizer and Junior Registration and check-in
12:00  Juniors Start. Distance varies by category
12:30  Free Warriors Kids Race 10 and under
1:00  XC & Appetizer Start. XC = 30 miles, Appetizer = 20
1:30  BBQ and Endurance Awards Ceremony
3:00  XC, Appetizer & Junior Awards

2013 Battle the Bear Expo

Saturday Start Times:

ENDURANCE RACERS 5 Laps

Endurance Men Pro/Open  8:00
Endurance Women Pro/Open & SS  8:01
Endurance Men Ages & SS
19-29, 30-39  8:03
40-49  8:06
Singlespeed  8:09
50-59, 60+  8:12
All Endurance Women Ages  8:15

Juniors 17-18 – 2 laps  12:00
Juniors 15-16 – 2 laps  12:01
Juniors 13-14 – 1 lap  12:02
Juniors 11-12 – half lap  12:15

XC RACERS 3 Laps
XC Men Pro/Open  1:00
XC Women Pro/Open, SS  1:01
XC Men Ages & Singlespeed
19-29, 30-39  1:03
40-49  1:05
Singlespeed  1:07
Clydesdale, 50-59, 60+  1:09
XC Women Ages  1:11

APPETIZER RACERS 2 Laps
Appetizer Men
19-29, 30-39  1:14
40-49  1:16
50-59, 60+  1:18
All Appetizer Women  1:20