18 Mar Lone Cone Challenge
January 13, 2018
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Norwood, Colorado – The start/finish will be at the snowmobile/XC ski parking lot, off of HWY 145, head south on 44Z Road (Lone Cone Road) towards Lone Cone Mountain- Miramonte Reservoir. You will go past Gurly Reservoir on the left-hand side and continue up the road. At this point Lone Cone mountain will be directly in front of you. The Parking lot will be on the right hand side just after entering the Uncompahgre National Forest. (Approximately 10 miles up the road.) You should be able to enter Miramonte Reservoir into your GPS and it will take you there. The reservoir is 3 miles up the road from the parking lot where the race starts so DON’T go all the way to Miramonte!
If you don’t want to race you can still come ride some of latest fat bikes. Free demos will be available Saturday from 9-3 at the start/finish parking lot.
Friday, January 12th from 5-7 at the Norwood Library
Saturday, January 13th
7am-8am: Packet Pickup (At Race Start- Main Parking lot)
8:30 am: Lone Cone Challenge Race Start
9am-3pm: Demo Bikes
4pm-9pm: Results/Finish Party/Food/Music at the Livery (Near Firehouse)
Lone Cone is located in gorgeous Norwood, Colorado just outside of Telluride in the San Juan Mountains. The Lone Cone Challenge is a self-supported backcountry endurance fat bike race. The route is 25 miles long with 2500 feet elevation gain on freshly groomed snowmobile trails. Don’t let the length and elevations fool you, it can still take up to 5 hours with fresh snow! This is not meant for beginner riders or someone looking to check out fat bikes for their first time. The route is on groomed trails but fresh deep soft snow can exist which will make for a challenging ride. Expect to walk on the infamous Hillary Step towards the top of the route at 10,500 feet. Be prepared, this will be an epic day on the fat bike!
Email Cullen.Barker1@gmail.com or call 678-488-6998