Friday, June 28 • 5:30 pm
oPENING PARTY AND Super Enduro Race Registration pick up
Join us at the Sawtooth Brewery for the Wood River Bike Coalition Fundraiser Party and Sun Valley Shimano
Super Enduro Race Registration pick up. This party, which supports the Wood River Bike Coalition, Sun Valley’s IMBA Chapter, is open to the public and will feature live music and beers from Sun Valley’s own award-winning Microbrewery. Pick up your Super Enduro race registration packet, enjoy some great brew, and maybe win one of the raffle prizes.
Registration pick up will end at 8:00pm, but the party will last until they kick us out.
|The Sawtooth Brewery is located at 600 N. Main Street in Ketchum, next to the Clarion Inn. (208) 806-1368. - Reduce|
Friday, June 28th - Saturday, July 6th
REBA'S RIDE CAMP FOR WOMEN
Join Rebecca Rusch, one of the world's top endurance athletes, as she partners with the Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival to offer women’s-only “no-drop” ride clinics. With IMBA Epic Ride Center designation and more buttery-smooth single track than you can imagine, Sun Valley is the crown jewel of the Gold Rusch Tour list of stops. Rebecca will be riding the best single-track in the world, hosting rides for racers and non-competitors alike, and participants will enjoy soaks in the river, yoga and more. Space is limited and there is no cost.
For more information and a full SRAM Gold Rusch Tour schedule, click here.
Rebecca Rusch is among the world’s top endurance athletes. In August of 2012, Rusch cemented that position by winning her fourth straight Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike Race, setting a new course record in 7 hours, 28 minutes and six seconds.
Rusch is the driving force behind the SRAM Gold Rusch Tour, a rolling series of dynamic events aimed at growing female participation in bicycling. The nationwide program emphasizes female participation across bicycling disciplines, from cross-country to road and even downhill and freeride. Each event includes race and training clinics as well as social events aimed at drawing more women to sporting events. The SRAM Gold Rusch Tour has been at the Sea Otter Classic, Dirt Rag Magazine DirtFest, and Whistler Crankworx and at Levi’s GranFondo in California. And Rusch heads up media camps for women sports writers, and leads the Wheel Girls - an all girls MTB camp set in her hometown of Ketchum, Idaho.
See a recent interview with Rebecca here
Saturday, June 29 • 11:00 am
DAY ONE SUN VALLEY SUPER ENDURO AND APPLE'S PARTY
The first ever event of its kind in Sun Valley, this two day enduro stage race takes competitors on the four different, hair-on-fire downhill trails on Bald Mountain.
Racers will use a combination of lifts and good old pedal power to reach the start of each course. Decisions, Decisions! Expect the trails to be worthy of anything from a 29’er hardtail to a 6” travel all-mountain bike. Pedal power will be balanced with skillful cornering and flow on tracks which are suitable for all levels of technical skill. Like a lot of Sun Valley trails it is all a matter of how wide you can keep the throttle open. Same bike and configuration for all stages mandatory.
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June 29th is first day of lift service on Bald Mountain so there will be little to no time to pre run any of the courses. Additionally, to preserve trail quality, the Upper Bald Mountain Trail for Stage 2 and Stage 3 will be CLOSED to practice. Any riders found pre-riding the Upper Bald Mountain Trail will be disqualified. Don’t worry there are no hidden obstacles or technical moves which you need to see prior to racing. These trails are rarely ridden by locals in this direction so don’t worry about a locals advantage. Just keep the pedal to the metal!
You will ride the gondola and the Christmas Chair to the summit of Bald Mountain for Stages #1 and #2
Stage #1, 11:00am: Bald Mountain summit - Broadway Trail - Warm Springs - Finish at Apple’s (2012 Super Duper Downhill Course)
Stage #2, 2:00pm: Bald Mountain summit - Bald Mountain Trail - Warm Springs Traverse - Warm Springs - Finish at Apple’s Bar and Grill
Old School Skateboard Dual Slalom Contest, 3:30pm:Returning for its second year of glory, the Old School Skateboard Dual Slalom contest returns to the finish line of the Sun Valley Super Enduro. Bring your long board and your short shorts and compete for old school dual slalom skateboard glory while the Super Enduro score is tallied. Sign ups begin at 2:00, competition begins at 3:30.
Post Race: Apple’s street party
Pumping for Bonuses, 7:00pm. Gain back time you lost on the day or put some time between you and your rivals. This is a two lap race on the Ketchum Pump Track with riders receiving time bonuses for their finish. Riders taking a pedal stroke or putting a foot down will be automatically disqualified. Pump track bikes will be provided by Scott Sports if you do not have your own. Please plan on taking advantage of this to preserve bike park soil conditions.
1st: 30 seconds, 2nd: 25 seconds, 3rd: 20 seconds, 4th: 10 seconds, 5th: 5 seconds to all categories.
Ketchum Pump Park, 7th St and 2nd Ave.Registration Price: $100
Categories: Pro Men, Pro Women, Expert (19-39), Expert (40+), Expert Women (Open), Sport Men (19-39), Sport Men (40+), Sport Women (19-39), Sport Women (35+), Beginner Men (Open), Junior Men (13-19), Junior Women (13-19)
Riders must have a valid lift ticket. Racers may purchase special priced Super Enduro lift tickets at 2 days for $20 from River Run ticket window on morning of race. Race number plate required.
Format and Rules
• Scoring will be based on accumulated times from all 4 stages. Lowest accumulated time is declared Super Enduro Winner.
• Course length - 4 downhill sections that will run in approximately 20 - 45 minutes per section. These are real Super Enduro courses with fast flowing sections, primarily downhill pedaling and some quick punchy uphills.
• Climbs - Two climbs will be mandatory at approximately 60 muinutes and 10 minutes respectively. Not timed, but you must arrive in time for your start.
• Bike restriction - Riders will ride the same bike set up for all stages. Bike marking will be enforced to ensure same bike for entirety of event.
• Helmets - Helmets are mandatory during competition and warmup
• Seeding - Stage 1 will be based on order of registration by category. Stages 2-4 will be based off of overall placing with the race leader going first.
• Saturday Night Pump Track Bonus: Optional pump track race on Saturday night. Time bonuses of 30, 25, 20, 15, and 10 seconds will be given to first 5 placers.
Day-of registration (if still available) and bag pickup for those unable to make it to the Friday evening pick up will start at 8:00am at River Run.
Sunday, June 30th • 8:00 am
DAY TWO OF THE SUN VALLEY ENDURO
8:00am: Group Therapy Ride. Ride en masse from River Run base to Roundhouse via River Run - Bald Mountain Trail. Take Christmas Chair to summit of mountain.
Stage #3, 10:30am: Bald Mountain Summit - Bald Mountain Trail - River Run Trail - River Run Base
Stage #4, 1:00pm: Ride from Roundhouse to top of Frenchman’s chair via Roundhouse Lane. Start:Top Frenchman’s Chair - Bald Mountain Trail - River Run Trail - River Run Base (former Super Downhill National Champs course)
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Monday, July 1 • 3:00 pm
RIDE SUN VALLEY BIATHLON (RUNNING OR MOUNTAIN BIKING)
Come out and try your hand at the sport of Biathlon. With both running and mountain biking categories offered, this event features a short trail loop at River Run Base Area with a target range where racers will shoot an electronic target rifle at a target for points. Competitors are scored based on time and accuracy. Racers will complete four laps of the course with three shooting segments per race.
There is also a shooting clinic which racers are encouraged to attend.
Shooting Clinic: 3:00 pm
Race: 5:00 pm
Click here for more information.
| ||This is not a live fire arm event. A small entry will be requested and proceeds will benefit the Wood River Ability Program, the para-olympic partner/provider for the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation. - Reduce |
July 1st - 2nd • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
SUN VALLEY BIKE DEMO
Come out and demo the latest and greatest bikes and equipment from a number of the best brands in the sport, including Cannondale, GT, Mongoose, Ellsworth and Scott. Take the bikes for a spin on a portion of the 400 miles of singletrack right outside of town, accessible right from the demo site.
Located on Main Street between River and 1st across from the NexStage Theater.
Free to the public.
|Other products on display will include:|
• Bliz Active Eyewear. Eyewear that transforms to keep you focused on the trail. For Cycling, Trail Running, Nordic skiing or any activity where secure eyewear and perfect vision are vital.
• Strider Bikes. The No Pedal Balance Bike brought to you by the Toy Store.
• ASEA sports supplements. Learn how ASEA works to support an athlete’s health, and how it can be helpful for overall health and recovery.
• Core Concepts. Light, comfortable and renewable bamboo tees.
For information on getting a booth at the Bike Demo please call (208) 726-2777 or email email@example.com.
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LOCAL sTOKER RIDES
Sponsored by Clif Bar, Clif Shot, Smith Optics, SV Trekking and the WRBC
Ever get to a town and need good direction as to where the best rides are? Our local experts are here for you all week taking riders on FREE shuttled (when necessary) and guided rides on the creme de la creme of singletrack in the local area. This is a great opportunity to get out on some of Sun Valley’s best trails with the locals to get your stoke on!
These rides leave from the Sun Valley Visitor Center each morning from July 1-5. Strenuous and challenging but rewarding, these are the dirt-faced Mona Lisas of Idaho singletrack. These are not flip flop friendly bike path tours; riders should be fit, ready to ride, game to a good time and planning to leave all sniveling and whining at home. Bring your own food, water, and spare/repair equipment. Space is limited on a first come first served basis. + Expand
Monday, July 1 RIDE SUN VALLEY LOCAL STOKER
- RED WARRIOR TO GREENHORN GULCH
Departs Bike Demo (Main Street) at 8:30 a.m. Free to the public, space limited. 11 Miles, 1,500’ vertical, approx 3 hours. This is a classic shuttle taking riders out Warm Springs and dropping them off at Red Warrior Creek trailhead. Challenging climb brings riders to high saddle above Greenhorn Gulch. It’s Star Wars downhill time back to the GH trailhead! Shuttle back to Bike Demo at approximately 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 2 RIDE SUN VALLEY LOCAL STOKER - GREENHORN TO MAHONEY TO COW CREEK
Departs from the Bike Demo (Main Street) at 8:30 a.m. Free to public space limited. 14 miles, 2,700’ vertical, 3.5 hours. The greater Greenhorn drainage offers everything from 45 minute loops to a launching point for adventures involving hundreds of miles. We'll take Greenhorn to the high point of the drainage and then drop back down Mahoney before adding on the beautiful meadows of Cow Creek and one blazing fast descent back to the shuttle that will keep you on your toes! Shuttle back to Bike Demo at approximately 2:30 p.m.
RIDE SRAM GOLD RUSCH TOUR WOMEN'S LOCAL STOKER RIDE
Departs from the Bike Demo (Main Street) at 8:30 am; meet at 8:00 am to be prepared to ride with Rebecca Rusch and 20 other women. Enjoy an acclimatization ride on our spectacular Idaho singletrack, which will include training, skills and tech tips from Rebecca. Transportation and post-ride beer are included. Sign up for this ride here.
Wednesday, July 3
RIDE SUN VALLEY LOCAL STOKER - FOX PEAK
Departs Sun Valley Visitor Center 9:00 a.m. Free to public, space limited. Fox Peak to Ketchum via East Fork Baker Creek. 21 miles, 2,100’+ vertical, 4.5+ hours. This is the mother of all Local Stokers! Strenuous, technical, long, hard, super awesome. Ride from Baker Creek back to Ketchum on over 22 miles of railer singletrack. Pack extra energy food.
WOMEN’S RIDE SUN VALLEY LOCAL STOKER WITH REBECCA RUSCH - MARATHON COURSE PREVIEW
9:00 am: Marathon Course Preview. Pre-ride the USA Cycling Marathon Nationals course with Rebecca to get an edge on Saturday's race.
5:00 pm: Take part in the Gold Rusch Tour Relay Team at Ketchum's downtown Fat Tire Crit race. Don't forget costumes and goofball racing attitude.
Thursday, July 4
RIDE SUN VALLEY LOCAL STOKER - CURLY'S TRAIL (EASLEY HOT SPRINGS)
Departs Sun Valley Visitor Center at 9:00 a.m. Free to public, space limited. 11 miles, 1,500 feet, 2 hours. Break out your longer travel for one the valley’s classic brake warpers. Make two laps if you are feeling cheeky. Shuttle to and from Baker Creek, returns to Visitor Center at approximately 12:30 p.m.
Friday, July 5
RIDE SUN VALLEY LOCAL STOKER - EDGE OF THE WORLD: BAKER CREEK TO OREGON GULCH
Departs Sun Valley Visitor Center at 8:30 a.m. Free to public, space limited. 15 miles, 2,000’ vertical, 3.5 hours. Shuttle out to Baker Creek and climb to the edge of the world. Just prior to reaching the edge, you will be welcomed and nourished with brats & lemonade at the Tornak Hut compliments of the fine folk at Sun Valley Trekking. With your Jedi powers replenished, you will drop off the edge of the world into Oregon Gulch, where the shuttle bus will pick you up and return you to base at approximately 2:30 p.m.
For information on all the area trails and trail conditions click here.
Tuesday, July 2nd • 5:00 - 8:00 pm
FOURTH ANNUAL IDAHO PUMP TRACK STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Over a hundred kids and half as many big kids turn out to take each other down in this timed race on the Ketchum Bike Park’s buttery smooth track. Adults and kids pack the infield in a great family night of racing and fun.
All comers welcome, Strider bike category, age group kids categories and adult categories.
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The classes are divided into different age groups with boy’s and girl’s categories:
-Mini Racing (5 & Under)
-9 & Under
-13 & Under
Based on one run of two timed laps, competitors 'pump' their bikes to maintain speed around the course. Three second penalty for any pedal stroke (Open Class, and 13 and Under Class). The fastest two lap time wins.
Registration and Practice at 4:00 - 5:00pm. Mini Racing Class begins at 5:00pm, followed by 9 & Under Girls, 9 & Under Boys, 13 & Under Girls, 13 & Under Boys, Open Women, and Open Men. Start times for individual classes based on number of participants.
BIKE PARK DESCRIPTION
Built in October 2009 by Alpine Bike Parks, the Ketchum Bike Park is one of the nation’s premiere public pump track facilities. With an open layout similar to a skatepark, the Ketchum Bike Park features full irrigation for perfect dirt, native landscaping, and a large spectator area for families. The park is owned by the Blaine County School District and maintained by the Ketchum Parks and Recreation and a dedicated group of volunteers.
Location: 7th and 2nd Ave.
Wednesday, July 3rd • 3:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Packed along the sides of this twisting course through downtown Ketchum are literally thousands of screaming fans cheering on pros, amateurs, and goofball relay teams vying for cold hard cash. Beer gardens, course-side eats, the Ketchum Farmers’ Market, and unbridled enthusiasm make it a great night out on the town.
Ketchum Criterium was last year’s biggest party, marking the arrival of the Thunderdome to the streets of downtown Ketchum. Held on a fast, technical and spectator-stupefying course, this race kept the crowds pumping and athletes bumping.
Starting in front of the Sun Valley Visitor Center with races beginning at approximately 3:30 pm, the Ketchum Criterium is a multi-lap race with road categories in amateur and pro classes. Perhaps the highlight of the evening is the colorful Four-Rider Relay where costumes are mandatory and local bragging rights are on the line. Watch as fashion and aerodynamics clash.
For more information and to register for the Ketchum Criterium, click "Expand"
This race kept the crowds pumping and athletes bumping. Like Evel Knievel said, “Some folks just want to see a man die.”
Road bike and team relay categories. Prize money and cash primes for men’s and women’s road divisions.
Riders may register online here
. Online registration closes at 10:00 PM (PST) on Monday, July 1.
Riders may register day of but must be signed in no less than 30 minutes before their race.
Team relay registration: $40 per team. Registration is day of only.
Categories Distance Prizes Start Placing Entry Field
Juniors 20 Minutes Merch 3:30 3 Deep $10 50
Women 30 Minutes $100 4:00 5 Deep $30 75
CAT 3-4 Men 30 Minutes $100 4:40 5 Deep $30 75
4 Rider Relay 30 Minutes Merch 5:20 3 Deep $40 50
Men 40+ 40 Minutes $250 6:00 5 Deep $30 75
Open Women 40 Minutes $1000 6:40 5 Deep $30 75
Pro 1-2 Men 60 Minutes $2000 7:30 8 Deep $30 100
Note: Junior girls and boys will be run together and scored separately.
Categories must reach 50% of field limit for full prize payout.
Directions to Staging:
Take Highway 75 north to Ketchum. When you arrive in the middle of town take a right on Sun Valley Drive. Parking is limited so arrive early and enjoy the Farmers Market in the Ketchum Town Plaza.
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The music will be pumping as loud and exciting as the racing action. Stick around post race for the awards presentation and music. Prizes will be awarded in both cash and merchandise in all races.
Thursday, July 4th • 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Hailey 4th of July Criterium Bike Race
What is more patriotic than a 4th of July parade? How about a criterium on Main Street Hailey right after the final float has passed by? This flat and fast four corner course brings the excitement with categories for all men’s and women’s road racers. Prize money and cash primes! + Expand
Call Billy at Powerhouse 208-788-9184 for more information or Eric at 208-578-5454. - Reduce
Friday, July 5th and Saturday, July 6th • 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
massv music festival
Catch the hottest acts in the electronic dance music movement (EDM) at the second annual MASSV Music Festival. This festival rocked Sun Valley like never before in 2012 and is back bigger and badder in 2013. + Expand
July 5th • 6:00 p.m.
KIds MTB race
Down at River Run on the eve of the National Championships we lay out a course for kids of all ages and abilities allowing them the chance to race before the pros take over on Saturday. Free to all kids (12 and under) with medals for all finishers.
Registration for the event will be from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. next to the River Run bridge, and racing starts at 6:00 p.m. Courses will be formatted to appropriate age and skill levels with a mix of smooth trails and bike paths. Medals, race numbers and prizes on hand so that every kid is sure to go home with something. The event is free and open to the general public. - Reduce
Saturday, July 6th • 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
usa cycling marathon mountain bike national championships
The top marathon racers from all over the United States descend on Sun Valley for the glory of the stars and bars. A challenging course will take riders from the River Run base area down the Wood River Bike Path before tackling two laps of Cold Springs - Warm Springs Trail - Warm Springs Traverse - River Run Trail finishing at the River Run Base area. Approximate distance 45 miles and 5,000’ feet of climbing/descending.
Click here for additional information and to register.
Click here for a course map.
Women: race your hearts out and then stop by the Gold Rusch Women's Recovery Lounge at the Wood River Bike Coalition tent for goodies and high fives.
Requirements for participation:
1. Riders must be United States citizens or permanent resident. Proof of citizenship or residency may be required and riders may be asked to show proof at race registration (copy of birth certificate or passport).
2. Riders must have a current USA Cycling Mountain Bike annual license. Riders wishing to pre-register online must have a current license at the time of registration.
3. Riders shall compete in their 'official' racing age-group. A rider’s official racing age is December 31 of the current year.
Click herefor additional information and to register.
Saturday, July 6th • 9:00 am
sun valley bald juan xc
So, you don’t think marathon-level suffering is your bag? Make one lap of the Nationals course and get your beer drinking started in advance while your friends and family battle out a second lap.
Bald Juan XC racers will complete one circumnavigation of Bald Mountain, the region’s world famous ski area. Starting out at River Run base, racers will follow the Wood River Bike Trail corridor to climb the singlespeed-friendly Cold Springs Trail. From that point they will traverse the Warm Springs Trail before climbing back over the mountain to descend the River Run Trail where they will finish at River Run Base Area. This is last year’s Amateur Cross Country National Championships course.
On a course which is approximately 85% singletrack, Bald Juan racers will be kicking it in the sun sipping cold Ninkasi beer and enjoying the Ride Sun Valley Lawn-athon while their cohorts drive the final nail in the coffin on the US National Marathon National Championships Course. Expect a track of varying conditions from loose and dry to blue groove and fast that will leave you laughing and whooping between bouts of cross-eyed suffering brought on by lung-taxing elevation gain.
Approximately 30 miles and 4,000 feet of climbing.
Onsite registration and packet pickup is at River Run Lodge on Friday, July 5 from 1:00 - 7:00pm.
Saturday, July 6th • 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
(during the Nationals)
RIDE SUN VALLEY LAWN-ATHON
For the Marathon spectators there is the Ride Sun Valley Lawn-athon. A Ninkasi Beer Garden, delicious food, lawn games, and live music get added to a great day of bike racing!
Brought to you by Higher Ground Sun Valley, a local non-profit organization dedicated to therapeutic recreation, this is the perfect way to work on your sunburn. While US Marathon Mountain Bike National Championship Racers hammer their way around Baldy, enjoy amazing beers, delicious food, lawn games and live music. We are serving up a Ninkasi Beer Garden with a wide assortment of their award-winning ales to be enjoyed while competing in classic lawn games like volleyball, badminton, bocce, and cornhole. Teams of four will duke it out in a round robin style tournament with prizes from local businesses and event sponsors, with a $10 per person donation to compete. Sign ups at 12:00pm, games from 1:00-3:30.
Sun Valley’s gourmand kitchen will be preparing a wide variety of Caribbean and Mexican-styled tacos, salads, and grilled items for spectators to enjoy.
Live music entertainment will begin at 2:00 pm and run until we do awards at around 4:00. So bring the family out for an awesome day in Sun Valley!
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Saturday, July 6th • 3:00 pm
Jeff Crosby and the Refugees - free concert
Jeff Crosby and the Refugees will play a free show at River Run Base area on July 6th during the USA Cycling Marathon Mountain Bike National Championships event. Jeff Crosby is a highly acclaimed song writer and musician who has shared the stage with the likes of Jerry Joseph, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and Michael Franti and Spearhead. He will be bringing his flavor of inspired rock and roll to the fans of Ride Sun Valley highlighting an afternoon which includes the Ninkasi Beer Festival and Lawn-athon. + Expand
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The action at River Run base will include a wide sampling of Ninkasi’s award winning beers paired with delicious food offerings prepared by Sun Valley’s renowned chef, John Mercko, and his team. While you eat and drink your way through the afternoon, Higher Ground will be hosting an awesome lawn games tournament featuring volleyball, badminton, bocce, and more on the River Run lawn. There is no charge to attend the events at River Run, although a donation is requested to compete for prizes at the Lawn-athon.
Jeff Crosby and the Refugees will be playing again at Whiskey Jacques later that evening.
Sunday, July 7th • 10:00 am
women's only ride with juli furtado
Join one of the best women mountain bikers of all time, Juli Furtado, an elite World Champion, three time World Cup Champion, and five time National Champion on a women’s only ride on some of the mellower, local trails. Juli retired from racing in 1997 and has gone on to manage her own bike line, Juliana, as a sub-brand of Santa Cruz Bicycles. It’s an honor and a treat to have her here in Sun Valley!
This no-drop ride will last between 1.5 to 2 hours and be at an easy to medium pace from Ketchum Town Square.
Sorry guys, this ride is for the wives and girlfriends!
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Sunday, July 7th • 12:30 pm
Max is the two year old son of Liz and Sam Rogers. He has recently been diagnosed with a Desmoid tumor of the abdomen. Max is going to be facing many years of medical expenses. This benefit ride will raise money for his future financial needs.
For your $25 donation you join an excellent ride on Sun Valley singletrack, get a raffle ticket to win prizes, receive a beer at the Powerhouse and get an "I Ride for Max" helmet and bike decal.
The ride departs from the Sun Valley Visitors Center in Ketchum at 12:30pm. All skill levels are welcome. + Expand
| ||Raffle and Silent Auction at Powerhouse in Hailey at 5:00pm. - Reduce ||