added on May 10, 2017 by Guest
For the eighth year in a row, Aspen Snowmass presents the Audi Power of Four Mountain Bike Race scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 5. The unique 33-mile point-to-point mountain bike race combines single and double track trails across the four ski areas of Aspen Snowmass (Snowmass, Buttermilk, Aspen Highlands and Aspen Mountain). The course begins at the base of Snowmass and features 8,389 ft. of vertical gain and 8,897 ft. of vertical loss before ending at the base of Aspen Mountain. The diversity of the terrain and the challenge of tackling the four distinct mountains has placed this race in a category of its own.
Participants will also have the option to race a Power of Two that covers the first two mountains of the full route, Snowmass and Buttermilk. The shorter 17-mile course spans across Snowmass and Buttermilk, and entails riding the popular Snowmass Bike Park trail called Vapor, and the famed Government Trail.
Categories for the Power of Four Mountain Bike Race will be broken into male and female with prizes for the race consisting of a $2,500 prize purse divvied out amongst the top three men and women finishers for the full Power of Four course. All entries includes an exclusive Helly Hansen Power of Four technical shirt, post-race meal, free beer, chip timing with results at the finish line and a custom finisher gift. There will be a vendor village at the finish line in Gondola Plaza with live updates, awards and an after-race party at Ajax Tavern.
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