Royal 50 / Gorgeous 25 Mountain Bike Race and Point Alta Vista Trail Races

Royal 50 / Gorgeous 25 Mountain Bike Race and Point Alta Vista Trail Races

Saturday, August 31, 2019  to September 1, 2019   •  5k, Half marathon, 50 Mile and 25 Mile

Address:

1 Buckskin Joe Parkway, Royal Gorge Ranch & Resort, Canon City, CO    view map

Description:

Fremont Adventure Recreation is proud and excited to announce the Royal Gorge Region's premier mountain bike race - The Royal 50/ Gorgeous 25. This epic course, which will take place on the newest jewel in Cañon City's crown - the Royal Gorge Park Trails - takes you across singletrack trails that offer flowy fun and technical challenges. Choose a 25-mile course (Sport category) on Saturday or the 50-mile course (Expert category) on Sunday. Both events will be followed by live music, food, beer, and a campfire. 

 
New this year are the Point Alta Vista Trail Races, which will utilize much of the same course as the mountain bike races, including the incredible historic train trestles and Point Alta Vista - overlooking the Royal Gorge. Choose the 5K course or the challenging Half-Marathon. 

The Royal Gorge Park Trails are located just outside of the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park. The trails offer stunning panoramic views of the Royal Gorge, the Arkansas River Valley, and the distant Sangre de Cristo Mountains. We suggest you ride first and stare later. 

Your start and finish is located at the Royal Gorge Ranch & Resort - a sprawling 800-acre property that features direct access to the Royal Gorge Park Trails. You'll be treated to a post-ride festival within the ranch facility, including music, food, beer, and live music. Spectators, family members, and friends will be invited to attend. 

Interested in running AND riding? Register for more than one event and save 15% off your registration on all events. No code needed. Discount applied during chekcout. 

To add an additional event, click the 'Check this box to register additional people' box after you enter your information. Select the additional race, and your discount will be applied in the checkout step. 


Friday, August 30
12 pm - Course open for pre-riding
5-7 pm - Packet pickup 
and registration at Brews & Bikes in downtown Cañon City

Saturday, August 31
7:30 am - Point Alta Vista Half-Marathon Trail Run START
12:30 - 2:30 pm - Course open for pre-riding
2-7 pm - Packet pickup and race-day registration at Royal Gorge Ranch & Resort
2:30 pm - Kid's MTB Race START
3:00 pm - Gorgeous 25 MTB Race START
7-9 pm  - Music by Dillon Finn and campfire at Royal Gorge Ranch & Resort
7:30 pm - Course Closes for Gorgeous 25

Sunday, September 1

6:30 am - Packet pickup  and race-day registration at Royal Gorge Ranch & Resort
8:00 am - Royal 50 MTB Race START
12:00 pm - Food and drink sales begin
12:00 pm - Cutoff (Royal 50 racers must begin 2nd lap)
2:00 pm - Course closes for Royal 50
4:45 pm - Kid's Race START (.5 mile or Toddler Dash)
5:00 pm - Point Alta Vista 5K Trail Run START
6:15 pm - Point Alta Vista Grand Re-Opening Ceremonies
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm -  Live Music by Mystic 7 and campfire at Royal Gorge Ranch & Resort

Features:

 Goody Bag

 Event Timed

 Food and Drinks

 Beer

 Music

 Kids' Activities

 Awards

 

Course description:

This year's course begins and ends on singletrack trail, it does NOT include the Royal Gorge Bridge...but it does include over 9 miles of sweet new trail. You'll begin by entering the Royal Gorge Trail System through the Royal Gorge Ranch & Resort, heading out on a 25-mile loop course (one lap for the Gorgeous 25, two laps for the Royal 50). You'll find yourself on familiar favorites: Dreamweaver, FAR Out, Summit View, and the Canyon Rim Trail, but you'll also be introduced to new trails and - best of all - the historic Point Alta Vista Trestles. 

 
Trail runners will utilize the Gorgeous 25 course, which will offer incredible views, a challenging course, and the Point Alta Vista Trestles. The 5K course is primarily on double-track dirt road, which will not have any vehicular traffic. 
 
 

(Point Alta Vista trestles are currently under renovation. Decking to be completed in summer 2019.)

Course maps:

 Royal 50 Course Map  

Directions to start:

You’ll begin your ride / run on the new Royal Gorge Ranch & Resort - located on the historic Buckskin Joe property near Cañon City, CO. The course is essentially asphalt-free this year as it does NOT begin on the Royal Gorge Bridge. 

 
To reach the Royal Gorge Ranch & Resort, take Hwy 50 toward the Royal Gorge Bridge. Turn south on CR3A and travel approsimately 1 mile to the entrance to the facility. Parking will be on your right.

Parking:

Ample parking will be provided at the hosting location.

Awards info:

Mountain Bike Race age category awards - 1st-3rd - will be given in the following categories: 
 

Royal 50

Expert Category, Ages 15-20
Expert Category, Ages 21-30
Expert Category, Ages 31-40
Expert Category, Ages 41-50
Expert Category, Ages 51+ 

Gorgeous 25

Sport Category, Ages 15-20
Sport Category, Ages 21-30
Sport Category, Ages 31-40
Sport Category, Ages 41-50
Sport Category, Ages 51+

 

Trail Run Age category awards - 1st-3rd - will be given in the following categories: 
 

Point Alta Vista 5K

Age - Under 15
Ages 15-20
Ages 21-30
Ages 31-40
Ages 41-50
Ages 51+

Point Alta Vista Half-Marathon

Age - Under 15
Ages 15-20
Ages 21-30
Ages 31-40
Ages 41-50
Ages 51+

Additional info

This event is USAC sanctioned. Licenced riders will be able to earn points toward their totals for this event. If you are not a licence-holder, a one-day licence is included in your race fee, and you'll simply be asked to fill out a short form upon packet pickup.

Packet pickup:

Packet pickup will be on Friday, August 30th from 5:00-7:00 pm. at Cañon City Brews & Bikes in downtown Cañon City. Come down, enjoy a beer (or tacos) and pick up your packet and swag. Race-day registration will be available at this 

time. 
 
Packets pickup / registration will also be available before the start of events throughout the weekend. See schedule for more information. http://www.royal50.com/

Registration info:

All riders / runners will recieve chip timing, course support and aid stations, and a pair of commemorative socks. Also included is a lunch and beer voucher and entry to the post-ride entertainment festival.

 
Interested in running AND riding? Register for more than one event and save 15% off your registration on all events. No code needed. Discount applied during chekcout. 
 
Proceeds from this event benefit Fremont Adventure Recreation and Fremont County trails. 

Options:

• Royal 50 Mountain Bike Race (Expert Category) (8:00 am start)

$90.00    Expires 8/28/2019 11:59 PM

• Gorgeous 25 Mountain Bike Race (Sport Category) (3:00 pm start)

$90.00    Expires 8/28/2019 11:59 PM

• Point Alta Vista 5K Trail Run (5:00 pm start)

$35.00    Expires 8/28/2019 11:59 PM

• Point Alta Vista Half-Marathon Trail Run (7:30 am start)

$80.00    Expires 8/28/2019 11:59 PM

 

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