Battle the Bear

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2013 Battle the Bear Race Down Mt Carbon

Mt Carbon Descent

Complimentary High-res Downloadable Race Photos Here!

Event Highlights:

Due to the flooding last fall, and the need to allow a chance for the grass to grow back,  we’ve moved the Start/Finish and Race Pavilion for the Bike Race to the Pelican Point Picnic Shelter on the south side of lake. This intimate new 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.

Note the Start/Finish Venue for the Trail Run on Sunday will be at Coyote Crossing Picnic Shelter on north side of Park.

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 3 Event Schedule for Bike Race:

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

Runners – Please see Sunday’s schedule on Trail Running Page.