Indian Creek

 

Indian Creek From the Top

May 17th and 18th   Race #3

The USFS has strictly limited participation this year to 250, so register early as this will fill up.  We are offering only two distances for this race, and we are giving the endurance racers priority to participate in this event, so registration will open for Endurance distance only until April 1st, then the XC will open if space is available.

Check-in is available at the venue Friday 6-7 pm or Saturday 6-8am. Do NOT park at Indian Creek trail head or along the highway. Please park at Roundup Ranch, which is 1 mile down the road on the left. Parking is $5 – if the car stays on the property no charge for second day.

Location:

Roundup Ranch, 498 N Highway 67, Sedalia, CO 80135

From Denver, go south on Sante Fe Drive (US 85) to State Highway 67 West, or South on I-25 to Happy Canyon Road exit. Go west to US 85. North on 85 to Sedalia, then west on State Highway 67.

From Colorado Springs, go north on I-25 to Castle Rock. Take the US 85 exit north to Sedalia, then west on Sate Highway 67.

Roundup Ranch is located 12 miles west from Sedalia, CO on State Highway 67 (1 mile past Indian Creek trail head).

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Event Details:

Camping:

Excellent camping with electricity and water is available, no reservations required, first come first serve. Camping is $10 per tent per night. RVs & campers are $15 per night.  Electric hookup is $5 per campsite per night.

Lodging:

Several rustic style rooms and beds are available inside the lodge.  Showers and kitchen included. There are a couple double beds and the rest twins (2 or 4 beds per room).  Bring your own pillow sheets, blankets, or sleeping bag. Rooms/beds $15 per person per night. Email us if you want to reserve one of these.

Course Inspection:

Print off the Course Map and take with you on your pre-ride. Sunday’s Trail Run will be held on the private Ranch that the Juniors Bike Race is held on, and is a pristine course through the forest.  Map coming!
NOTE:  Start Times and distances are subject to change, so stay posted and remain flexible! (do yoga).

There is a time cut-off to start lap 3 for Endurance Racers.  You must pass through the Finish Aid Station by 1:00 pm to continue racing.

Start waves of 2 minute intervals between categories. Finish, Pit Zone and Aid Station will be at IC Trailhead. Tents for support crews can be set up in the Pit Zone at the Finish Line at the Indian Creek Trailhead.  Cars can drop Pit supplies, then park back at Ranch.

Indian Creek Single-Track

Indian Creek Last Pitch to Finish

Last Pitch to Finish

Event Highlights:

Race #3 in The Series. Held at Roundup Ranch 10 miles west of the small town of Sedalia on the southwestern edge of Denver.  Roundup Ranch offers lovely camping and a relaxed place to spend the weekend.  The demanding 18 mile loop winds through scenic singletrack and doubletrack of juniper, ponderosa, aspen and rolling hills.

Friday night, join us for some socializing and Racer pot-luck in the dining hall at 7pm.  Bring some food to share (besides chips) and meet your competitors.  There will be grills and kitchen to use for cooking and food prep.

We pushed the Juniors 11-16 race back to an afternoon start at 1:30 so hopefully more parents can finish with their race in the morning to watch them.

After the race on Saturday, join us in the dining hall for post race spaghetti dinner and  Awards Ceremony.

Event Schedule:

Friday:  Ranch opens at 10am.  Set up camp, pre-ride the course.
6-7:00 pm   On-site  check-in..

7:00 Racer pot-luck in Dining Hall.  Bring a dish to share, cook up some food and meet your competitors.

Distances and Start Times:
Saturday’s Bike Race

  • Endurance ~ 50 miles.  Starts 8:00 am
    There is a time cut-off to start lap 3.  You must pass through the Finish Aid Station by 2:00 to continue racing.
  • XC,  and Juniors 17-18~ 32 miles.  Starts 8:20 am
  • Juniors 11-16 - Circuit Races at the Ranch.  Start at 1:30
    A demanding 2 mile circuit at the Ranch.  11-12 ~ 6 miles, 13-14 ~12 miles, 15-16 ~ 20 miles

Saturday:

6:00-8:00  Check-in.
8:00 Endurance Start
8:20 XC Start
1:30 Juniors 11-16 Circuit Races at Ranch
2:00-4:00 Spaghetti dinner
3:00 Warriors Kids Race
3:30 Awards Ceremony

Sunday’s Trail Run:

6-8:00 am On-site registration and check-in.
Half Marathon – 8:00
10K, 5K and Juniors – 8:20
10:30 Tano’s gourmet pancake breakfast, 10K and 5K Awards
11:00 Half Marathon Awards

Indian Creek