PV Derby

PV Cycle Derby

PV Cycle Derby

Event Details:

Saturday – Sunday May 31st – June 1st.  On-site Registration is available Friday 5-6pm or Saturday 6-9am, or Sunday 7:00-8:30 Must check-in one hour prior to start. Cash or checks only, no credit cards.

2013 PV Cycle Derby

Course Inspection

For Pre-riding, park at camp Headquarters on the right hand side of road, across from flag poles – where registration was last year.  We’ve scheduled the pre-ride for Saturday May 24 after 10 am, and Sunday May 25th before 5pm,  and the course is marked for inspection pre-riding.  If you want to pre-ride on another day, the Ranger has said he doesn’t have a problem with it, but  YOU MUST close all gates that you pass through!!

Print off the Course Map and take with you on your pre-ride.  The course will be marked but it’s always good to have a map.

PV Cycle Derby Close the Gates

Close the gates!

IMPORTANT TO CLOSE GATES when you go through them on your pre-ride.  There are cattle and horses that need to stay in their fields!!!

  • Endurance Bike- 66 miles,
    3 laps.  Start 8:00 am
  • XC Bike- 44 miles, 2 laps.  Start 8:30 am
  • Appetizer Bike - 22 Miles,
    1 lap. Start 8:45
  • Half Marathon Run; Start 8:00 am
  • 10K Run -  Start 8:30 am
  • 5K Run - 9:00 am
  • Juniors Bike Races  - 5-20 miles depending on age. Start at 9:00 am
  • Free Warriors Kid’s Race Saturday (10 and under) – Start 1:00 pm

Start waves of 3 minute intervals between categories. Tents for support crews can be set up in the Pit Zone at the Start/Finish. Team Vehicles can park in Team Pit area by the Start/Finish and Aid Station.

Lake at Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch

Lake at Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch

Event Highlights:

Race #4 in The Series. Held outside the quaint village of Elbert on the Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch, this venue harkens back to a time of windmills and cowboys. Intimate camping at the venue offers a, well – peaceful – setting in which to relax with fam and friends. The 22 mile loop winds through low hills of Black Forest and Ponderosa Pine, which is sure to put a big ring grin on competitors faces as this private course is a real delight. The views of Pikes Peak and rolling prairie are memorable.

After the races, join us in the dining hall for post race spaghetti dinner on Saturday, and/or gourmet pancake breakfast on Sunday.

The quiet, back in time feeling at the Ranch makes it a great opportunity to bring the family and enjoy the solitude in the woods.

Racer pot-luck in Gillwell hall Friday evening at 7pm.  Bring a dish  to share (besides chips) and meet your competitors.

Video from Mark Serratoni Here
Photos here from: Yann Ropars
Photos from Mountain Moon Gallery Here

PV Cycle Derby Gillwell Hall

Gillwell Hall

Event Schedule:

Friday:  Ranch opens at 10am.
PV Cycle Derby Nighttime Crit

Nighttime Fat Tire Ride


Course open for pre-riding
5:00-6:00 pm   Check-in and on-site Registration
Friday evening: Meet your competitors at the racer pot-luck in Gilwell Hall at 7pm.  Bring a dish to share.

Evening camping:  Excellent free Camping at the Park with hot showers, first come first serve, plenty of room. No campfires due to fire ban.

Scout Tents & Camping Sites

Lovely camp sites & Scout tents with hot water showers!

Saturday – Fat Tires:

6:00-9:00  Check-in and on-site Registration
8:00 Endurance Start
8:30 XC Races
9:00 Appetizer and Juniors Race Start
1:00 Free Warriors Kids Race
1:30 Appetizer, XC and Juniors Awards
2:00-4:00 Spaghetti dinner
2:30 Endurance Awards

Saturday night, join us for some socializing and night riding mayhem and a preview of the 12-hour course in August.  Stay the night and join us for a Fat Tire Night Ride.  Bring your lights and have some fun under the stars with us!

2013 PV Cycle Derby

Sunday – Trail Shoes:

6:00-8:00  Registration and check-in
8:00 Half Marathon Start
8:30 10K Start
8:40 5K and Juniors 11-18 Start
10:30 Gourmet Pancake Breakfast, 5K, 10K,  Junior Awards
11:00 Half Marathon Awards