PV Derby

Here are the racer photos by Mitch Kline from the PV Derby on May 31.

PV Cycle Derby

PV Cycle Derby

Event Details:

Saturday, May 31st.  On-site Registration is available Friday 4-6pm or Saturday 6-9am. Must check-in one hour prior to start.

How to Get to Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch

From Denver, take I-25 south to Exit 184 onto Founders Parkway near Castle Rock. Turn left at stop sign to Founders Parkway. Take Founders Parkway to traffic light (Highway 86 intersection). Turn left at stop light onto Highway 86 and follow Highway 86 through Franktown and traffic signal at Parker Road. Continue on Highway 86 through Elizabeth until you come to Elbert Highway on your right (just before the town of Kiowa). Turn on Elbert Highway and continue through the town of Elbert. Turn left (east) into Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch at the second entrance for Camp Cris Dobbins and Camp Dietler.  The address is 22799 North Elbert Road, Elbert, Colorado 80106.

2013 PV Cycle Derby

Course Inspection

The course is on private land and is off-limits and closed to the public.  We’ve rescheduled the pre-ride for Friday May 30th.

PV Cycle Derby Close the Gates

Close the gates!

FRIDAY, May 30th

Pre-riding, Camping and Pot-luck Dinner.

SATURDAY, May 31

  • 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 9:00
  • 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.

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

Oskar Blues Night 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:

6:00-9:00  Check-in and on-site Registration
8:00 Endurance Start
8:30 XC Race Start
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
3:30 Endurance Awards

2013 PV Cycle Derby