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Power of Four Mountain Bike Race

Aug 28 2012 (All day)

The Power of Four Race Series in Aspen, CO Continues August 28, 2012


The brand new Power of Four Mountain Bike Race on Sunday, August 28 combines the four ski areas of Aspen/Snowmass – Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk – into one challenging course. The diversity of terrain and a requirement to ride four distinct mountains makes this event the only one of its kind. This event is a follow-up to the acclaimed launch of the Power of Four series, which began with a ski touring race in March 2011.

The field will consist of solo racers and relay teams (of two or four) from the avid bike community that exists in Aspen/Snowmass, Colo., regionally and beyond. Racers will start at the base of Snowmass and end at the Sundeck at the top of Aspen Mountain. With an estimated 11,000' vertical gain, 9,000' vertical drop over 33 miles on top rated single track, demanding double track ascents and coverage over four mountains this race will challenge even the fittest riders.

Race Course (subject to change)
Stage 1: Snowmass
Start at 8 a.m. in Base Village (at the base of the Village Express lift in Snowmass)
Ride up Snowmass to the base of Big Burn/Ullrhof to Cross Mountain Trail
Cross Mountain trail over to Elk Camp Summer Road
Elk Camp Summer Road to top of Vapor Trail
Vapor trail to Government Trail, Government Trail to Buttermilk Tiehack
Relay at Tiehack for Teams of 4

Stage 2: Buttermilk
Base of Tiehack to top of Buttermilk via Summer Roads
Top of Buttermilk to Government Trail
Government Trail to base of Tiehack
Relay at Tiehack for Teams of 2 & 4

Stage 3: Aspen Highlands
Tiehack parking lot to base of Highlands via the ARC bridge and up the bike path to the base of Aspen Highlands
Aspen Highlands Summer Road up to the Grand Traverse
Grand Traverse to the Congo Trail
Congo Trail down to Castle Creek Road
Relay for Teams of 4 at Castle Creek Road/Midnight Mine Road

Stage 4: Aspen Mountain
Castle Creek Road to Midnight Mine Road
Midnight Mine road to Little Annie’s intersection
Little Annie’s to top of Richmond Ridge
Richmond Ridge to East Rim Singletrack
East Rim to Aspen Mountain Summer Road Crossing
Summer Road to top of Aspen Mountain
Finish line at the top of Aspen Mountain at the Sundeck

Solo race categories
Male, Female, Singlespeed


Teams of two relay race categories
Male, Female, Co-ed: 
Team Member 1-Snowmass & Buttermilk, 
Team Member 2-Aspen Highlands & Aspen Mountain



Teams of four relay race categories
Male, Female Co-ed: 
Team Member 1-Snowmass (to Tiehack on Buttermilk), 
Team Member 2-Buttermilk, 
Team Member 3-Aspen Highlands, 
Team Member 4-Aspen Mountain

Registration is now open at www.aspensnowmass.com. Registration costs are $100 for solo racers; $175 for teams of two and $200 for teams of four