This 12 mile loop runs clockwise this year with ~1,100′ of elevation gain per lap. The 4′-wide trail offers ample passing opportunities. Linking together a bit of the Phillip S Miller Trail and the Ridgeline Open Space Trail, this rollicking course offers panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains to the west and the town of Castle Rock below to the east. Fast punchy hills, green oak and pinyon pine provide an exciting landscape to race through.
Marathon competitors will complete four laps, XC competitors race one or two depending on their USAC category. Juniors ride 7-12 miles depending on age. Racers leave the start at the MAC and proceed over the new pedestrian bridge crossing Wolfsenberger Rd to the existing Ridgeline Course, then back again to the finish.
Pit Zone, Aid Station:
Two Aid Stations on course and Pit Zone area will be stocked with gels, energy bars, fruit, sandwiches, and coolers of Hammer Heed electrolyte and water. The course will lap through here where you can set up tents and stage supplies. Also great spectating areas.