The Camp Hale Hup is the fifth race in the East West Hospitality Mountain Bike Race Series presented by Bloch & Chapleau Attorneys at Law and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Join us at this scenic and historic location!
All riders are welcome and racers do not need to be registered in the full series to participate in this race.
The official shop of the Camp Hale Hup is Pedal Power, who will be at the race to provide neutral support for racers with last-minute mechanical issues.
2020 mountain bike races will take place over two days with wave startsdue to gathering size limits while Eagle County is in the Black Diamond Phase of the transition trail map.
Social distancing guidelines of six feet between individuals will be strictly enforced for racers and spectators.
Masks are required when picking up your bib, prior to the race start and upon completion of the race. You do not need to wear a face covering when biking. Spectators are also required to wear a mask while at the race venue.
This race will be limited to no more than 175 racers.
The race will take place at Camp Hale off of Highway 24, and the race start and bib pickup will be at the intersection of East Fork and Resolution Creek Road, half a mile east of the Nova Guides lodge. New this year, the finish line will be at McAllister Gulch and Resolution Creek Road, approximately .5 miles from the start.
Due to social distancing requirements, there is no day-of registration for 2020 mountain bike races.
On-site bib pickup will take place at the race start/finish beginning at 4 p.m. on Tuesday and 5 p.m. on Wednesday. There will be water and restrooms available to racers at this location.
Costs: Individual races for adults are $26 preregistered or $175 for the series. Individual races for youth are $12 preregistered and the series cost for youth is $70. Registration is available online at vailrec.com/register and preregistration for individual races ends at 5 p.m. one day prior to each race day.
Please park along one side of Resolution Creek Road as directed by Vail Rec District race staff.
There is NO parking or race access via Nova Guides.
From I-70/Vail, take Exit 171 for Minturn/Leadville. Go south on US-24/US-6 towards Minturn. Drive approximately 20 miles past Red Cliff. The first entrance to Camp Hale is closed. Drive past Nova Guides to the second (campground) entrance.
According to wunderground.com, the forecast for Wednesday in Red Cliff predicts a temperature of around 74ºat the start of the races. Please dress appropriately for the conditions and be sure to drink plenty of water!
The course and start times may vary based on weather.
SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIRED
All race participants and spectators will be expected to follow social distancing guidelines and COVID-19 protocols; please review our Race Protocols and Mountain Bike FAQ'sbefore the races. It is important to follow these protocols to ensure that we can continue to put on races and events!
Please remember to bring and wear your face masks at the race start and finish, and do not participate if you are feeling ill or have been exposed to someone with illness.
PARTY, PRIZES & SWAG
AFTER-PARTY & PRIZES
At this time, races will not include an official after-party or award ceremony. However, you can visit the Minturn Saloon in the Town of Minturn for dine-in (space available) or carryout and get a free beer from New Belgium Brewing Company after the race!
Raffle winners will be drawn during the race and winners can pick up prizes upon completion of the race, before exiting the venue. Race results will be posted online and prizes for the top three finishers in each category will be mailed. Questions about results or protests should be sent to email@example.com 24 hours of the race.
VAIL HEALTH NUTRITION TIP
Protein for Recovery
By Lauren Larson
Vail Health - Registered Dietician Nutritionist
The protein we get from food provides the building blocks for repairing sore muscles after a long ride or workout. Protein plays a minor role in providing energy during exercise compared to carbs and fats. It is best consumed after exercise and throughout the day. You might be wondering if it is necessary to supplement with protein powders or not.
The answer is: not necessarily. Protein needs can easily be met with foods, even for athletes, but protein supplements can provide convenience and variety.
Food sources of protein include: eggs, meat, dairy products, soy products, pulses (beans/lentils), nuts and seeds. Animal sources of protein tend to provide more digestible and usable protein than plant sources.
Common protein supplements are made from whey, soy, pea and hemp. Whey is considered the highest quality (bang for buck!) but is sometimes not tolerated because of its milk base. Plant-based options like soy, pea and hemp may not provide as much muscle building effects, but they do provide a great post-workout option for vegans compared to carbohydrates alone.
The takeaway: consume protein primarily from foods after a ride in addition to throughout the day, using supplements if convenience or variety is desired.
If you’re looking for some fun folks to ride with between races, check out the Vail Valley Mountain Bike Club on Facebook for details on weekly rides! The club meets every Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the martini glass sculpture at Solaris in Vail. Group rides with Vail Valley MTB Club are sponsored by Howard Head Sports Medicine. If something isn’t feeling quite right, come and see us and we’ll make sure you are properly fit to get the most out of your biking.
Remember to bring your buff or mask for the pre-ride instruction and we’ll make sure to give each other space on the trail between riders. All levels welcome! We hope to see you out on the trails!
Interested in enhancing the East West Hospitality Mountain Bike Race Series? Contact Beth Pappas firstname.lastname@example.org volunteer opportunities and become a part of our race team!
The VRD's Mountain Bike Race Series is brought to you by title sponsor East West Hospitality and presenting sponsors Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Bloch & Chapleau Attorneys at Law and The Athletic Club at the Westin. Our title sponsor for the Youth Series is Yeti's Grind.
Thanks to our additional sponsors Yellowbelly, Howard Head Sports Medicine, Central Rockies Mortgage, Elevated Dental, Kirby Cosmo's BBQ, The Steadman Clinic, The Steadman Philippon Research Institute, The Boneyard, Outdoor Tech, 808 Distillery, Sweet Protection, New Belgium Brewing Company, Maxxis Tires, Altitude Bar & Grill, Vail Honeywagon, Optic Nerve, Avon Liquor, Town of Minturn and Town of Eagle.
MOUNTAIN BIKERS NEED COVERAGE TOO!
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is dedicated to bringing more affordable health care to you. Our Mountain Enhanced plans offer local solutions through partnerships with select area doctors and hospitals, so you can enjoy quality, low-cost care in the same place you work and play. Contact your broker for more information.
The Steadman Clinic/Steadman Philippon Research Institute provides sports medicine coverage for the VRD mountain bike and trail running series. Athletic trainers are at each race and provide injury prevention, first aid, injury evaluation and referrals in case you get hurt. They are located at the start/finish line in The Steadman Clinic tent. Please feel free to use these services. Your athletic trainer for this week's race is:
Kate is originally from Omaha, Nebraska and graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with her Bachelor of Science in athletic training.
While there, she worked with a variety of sports teams including women's gymnastics, women's basketball, football and wrestling.
She also had clinical rotations at a local high school in Lincoln, Nebraska as well as Concordia University, a smaller NAIA school. At Concordia University she worked with the men's and women's soccer, track and field and softball teams.
Kate then accepted a graduate assistant athletic training position at West Virginia University. There, she obtained her Master of Science in athletic training while working with the Mountaineer swimming and diving team as well as the cross country/track and field team.
She also served as a preceptor to undergraduate athletic training students.
In her free time, Kate enjoys running, cooking, hiking and pretty much anything outdoors. She's excited to live in Vail and can't wait to learn how to ski and snowboard!
Taylor is originally from Santa Claus, Indiana. He attended Indiana State University, where he received his Bachelor of Science in athletic training as well as a minor in massage therapy. While at Indiana State, he obtained his Graston IASTM M1 Certification.
His passion for learning continued at West Virginia University where he worked at Waynesburg Central High School providing athletic training services for all of the sporting teams and associated events.
After completing his Master of Science in 2016, he continued on to Canyon Ranch Health and Wellness Resort working in the musculoskeletal department. There, he performed clinical orthopedic care and conducted evaluations and assessments, as well as subsequent treatment and rehabilitation plans. Outside of his primary duties, he was able to collaborate with a host of health care professionals, gaining a wide perspective of health and wellness.
Professionally, Taylor has a strong interest in regenerative therapies in orthopedics and biomechanics as well as the integrative care model.
In his free time Taylor enjoys traveling out west, hiking, camping, fishing, gardening and baking. He is very excited to be part of the team at The Steadman Clinic and looks forward to the coming year!