SUNRISE-SUNSET WINTER PARK
Winter Park Sunrise to Sunset capitalizes on two well-established strengths: the Sunrise to Sunset model and Winter Park’s deep mountain-bike roots. Luscious singletrack trails crisscross the mountains of Winter Park. How good are they, you ask? Good enough that USA Cycling is hosting the National Championships on the WInter Park trails in 2019.
Ideal for a 12-hour relay format, the section of trails used in Sunrise to Sunset are just above town, making access and relaxation between laps super easy. Winter Park Sunrise to Sunset will be held in conjunction with Crooked Gravel, so at day’s end riders of both persuasions will be partying together at the bandshell and surrounding park.
The 12-hour format is all about balancing camaraderie and challenge. Sure, some folks race it solo, but most choose to race in teams, from two-person up to five-person squads. As one teammate is out on course, banging out a 9.4-mile hot lap, the others are kicking back at camp, enjoying the festival atmosphere in the cool, high-mountain air.
While some events cater specifically to beginners or experts, Sunrise to Sunset offers fun for all; the level of challenge is self selected by how fast you go!
Included with your entry:
- Great refreshments and entertainment
- Post race BBQ and party; complete with food, beer and live music
- Tons of great prize drawings
- Timing with live tracking
- Commemorative item
You may register as an INDIVIDUAL or CREATE A TEAM. If you are registering as a team, first appoint a Team Captain. The Team Captain will need to register first and when doing so, select “Create a Team”. He or she will then input the team name and complete their own registration. The Team Captain will need to inform their desired team members of the team name. When teammates go online to join, they will select “Join a Team” and click the appropriate name from the menu. The team name may also be found by entering the Team Captain’s last name in the search bar. Once the team name is found and selected, members will be prompted to complete their own registration.
Race Schedule (from 2019 — info for 2020 to be added soon)
FRIDAY, August 9
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm – Packet Pick-Up / Walk-On Registration at Rendezvous Event Center @ Hideaway Park 78841 US-40, Winter Park, CO 80482. Team Tent Space Reservations (first come first serve)
5-9 pm – Food Truck & Beer Garden
6-7 pm – Live Music
7-8 pm – Course Preview & Pre-Ride
Overnight camping available at Winter Park Ski Resort Parking Lot
SATURDAY, August 10
5-6:30 am – Packet Pick-Up & Walk-On Registration at Rendezvous Event Center @ Hideaway Park 78841 US-40, Winter Park, CO 80482
6:45 am – PreRace Briefing
7:00 am to 7:00 pm – The Race
8:00 am to 7:00 pm – Food Trucks, Expo, Post-Race Grub & Beer Garden
7:30 pm – Check Presentations, Awards Ceremony & Prize Drawings
8-10 pm – Live Music – Headliner TBD
Headwaters Trail Alliance
Headwaters Trails Alliance (HTA) is a nonprofit advocacy organization for trails in scenic Grand County, Colorado. Surrounded by mountain peaks and passes, Grand County streams are the headwaters of the Colorado River. Our primary goal is to provide high quality trails linking towns and recreational areas within Grand County, with secondary trail systems connecting historical, cultural and recreational sites near our communities.
Colorado High School Cycling League
A portion of all registration fees will go to this amazing organization, in an effort to further their mission of building strong minds, bodies and characters in an inclusive, egalitarian environment by engaging juniors in the challenging and exciting world of competitive cycling.
Established in 2009, the Colorado High School Cycling League is an independent 501(c)3 and an affiliate of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA), serving students in Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico.