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    Spring Dirt Pile Short Track Bike Races @ New Belgium Brewery

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    SPRING DIRT PILE SHORT TRACK BIKE RACES @ NEW BELGIUM BREWERY

    Presented by: SendTown Bike Club, a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to getting kids on bikes in Fort Collins, and New Belgium Brewing.

    With strider through adult categories, there’s no other event like this Tuesday night bike racing tradition in Northern Colorado! It's also our biggest fundraiser of the year, supporting our mission: Cultivating a lifelong passion for cycling through adventure and community!

    We're excited to welcome you and your family with new sponsors, fresh course designs, increased youth capacity, food trucks, beer garden, fun volunteer opportunities, and some surprises!

    • Online registration ONLY (closes at noon on race day)
    • Registration & signed waiver required to race and/or ride on the course
    • Strider, Kids-Beginner & Kids-Intermediate categories race for FREE!
      • Those 18 and under racing in full course categories (Junior-Advanced, Intermediate, Expert, Open) race for $5
    • Age 19 and over race for $15
      • Racers are eligible for end of series prizes, including a New Belgium Brewery cruiser bike!
    • Optional donations are welcomed in all categories, with all proceeds going directly to bike-related programming, including Wolfpack (elementary mountain bike skills), girls mountain bike skills, middle & high school mountain bike skills, mountain unicycle, and more!


    RACE DAY DETAILS

    • Parking is in the big empty lot on the New Belgium property, located on the North side of Buckingham, just west of Lemay
    • THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO PARKING ON THE NEIGHBORHOOD STREETS!
    • PLEASE, NO PUBLIC NUDITY WHEN CHANGING CLOTHES FOR YOUR RACE!


    RACE TIMES & CATEGORIES

    4:00pm - Event opens

    4:20pm - Striders: Strider-only course - presented by THE WOMEN'S CLINIC OF NORTHERN COLORADO

    4:30pm - Kids-Beginner (recommended ages 4 - 8): Beginner "water treatment plant" kids pedal bike course - presented by RECYCLED CYCLES

    4:50pm - Kids-Intermediate (recommended ages 6+): Intermediate kids course for those with more experience, featuring additional length and dogtown singletrack (no dirt pile) - presented by TRAILCRAFT CYCLES

    5:20pm - Beginner (adult/all ages): Full course, fewest laps

    5:25pm - Juniors-Advanced: Full dirt pile course for the most experienced young riders (this is a very difficult course and kids must be able to ride it unassisted!)

    6:10pm - Intermediate (adult/all ages): Full course, more laps - presented by SOUKUP BUSH & ASSOCIATES, CPAs

    6:55pm - Open, SS (adult/all ages): Full course, even more laps! - presented by ORTHOPAEDIC & SPINE CENTER OF THE ROCKIES

    6:56pm - Expert, Klunker & Uni-Cycle (adult/all ages): Full course, the most fun?! (note: Klunker & Uni will start immediately following expert wave)


    We look forward to seeing you at the event! Questions, issues or concerns, including on course? Please find a race coordinator or reach out to jason@sendtown.org.

    FAQ

    • Where do I park and how is the venue laid out?
    • What kind of racing is this?
      Our Spring events can be classified as short track XC mountain bike racing, which is a fast-paced mass-start format that takes place on a short, dirt circuit on which multiple laps are completed.
    • Which category should I register for?
      If it's your first time, start with Beginner and see how it goes!
    • The category I am trying to register is full, can I still race?
      Unfortunately, due to safety reasons, we cannot allow additional racers if a category is full.
    • What kind of bike do kids need to participate in the Kids & Junior races?
      These courses consist of a combination of gravel road and singletrack/dirt trail. A mountain bike is recommended, but any bike with tires that are not slick will do. Bikes with slick/road tires are not safe to race.
    • Which category should I register my kid for?
      If it's their first time, the Kids-Beginner category is the best place to start! More experienced kids tend to ride in the Kids-Intermediate category, and the most experienced kids race Juniors-Advanced (note: this is the full dirt pile course and they may be racing amongst adults-IT IS VERY CHALLENGING with steep climbs, descents, offer camber section, and more).
    • Why am I seeing "booking fees" when I checkout?
      We are a nonprofit and while we've historically absorbed processing fees, the cost to put on the races has continued to increase. The minimal fees in our new registration system are now required to be covered by those registering, allowing more event proceeds to go towards our programs and mission. Thanks for your support!


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