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CLUB ELECTRIC MTN. BIKE TRAILRIDE FROM THE PONDEROSA LODGE OCTOBER 1-3 2021. On the Continental Divide in the Heart of the Rockies on Monarch Pass – Hwy 50 west of Salida, Colorado.

‘Paved’ portion of Green Creek Trail
This website may be titled EMTB Racing, but this year we are going to do a Trailride. The Forest Service said no to a Enduro Race Permit this year. (COVID excuse), So we will do a Club EMTB Trialride instead.
King of Monarch Trailride

So the thinking this year is a EMTB Trailride as a fun test ride of the King of Monarch Enduro course on the Continental Divide, from the Ponderosa Lodge 12 miles west of Salida, Colorado on Hwy 50 . Show up on Friday for dinner and spend the night relaxing at the rustic Firefighting Camp Lodge Friday night.

Saturday October 2nd, 2021

Acclimate Saturday on a ride up a box canyon on a rough Jeep road to 2 Alpine Lakes, about 8 miles uphill and then, 8 miles back down. Or take a shuttle to the top of Monarch Pass and practice on the Continental Divide Trail and down Green Creek? Or ride Up challenging Green Creek to the Continental Divide and back down?

Billings Lake on the Continental Divide is in a box canyon.

Saturday night enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow enthusiast’s on the outdoor patio’s, take in the stunning views, and a campfire at the Ponderosa Lodge. The Lodge is BYOB.

Looking North at 14K foot Mt. Shavano from the Ponderosa Lodge in April 2021
Course Description, Sunday October 3rd 2021:
Course Map

Sunday go on a 38 mile Trailride Loop over some of Colorado’s iconic Mountain Bike Singletrack Trails. Don’t worry, their also little used OHV Trails. Ride 2 track to an old mining Gulch and an old Railroad Right-of-way to Hwy 50, past the Monarch Ski Resort to Old Monarch Pass.

View of 14k foot Mount Shavano from the Ponderosa Lodge in April. Flagpole from the World Trade Center.
Old Maysville School near the Finish of the Trailride Loop.

The ‘Old school Mtn. Bikers’ take a ‘Shuttle’ up to the Continental Divide Trail. You are going to Ride-Up to Old Monarch Pass. 7,300 feet of assents and and descents in 38 miles. Start at 8,500 feet above sea level, ride to the top of Taylor Gulch at 12,000 feet, descend to 10.5k on a dirt mine haulage road, ride up on paved Hwy 50 about 3 miles to Old Monarch Pass at 11,300 feet.

Old Monarch Pass is off of Hwy 50 above Monarch Ski Area

Ride iconic Colorado Singletrack on the Continental Divide Trail from Old Monarch Pass. But the first section of the Trailride the ‘Old School’ guys miss is the Epic Old 2 Track mine roads and Old Railroad right-of-ways to the paved section on Hwy 50.

The last 10 miles of the loop is downhill, seven miles of it on Green Creek, a classic & challenging Colorado Singletrack trail.

Course map & Description
Enduro Course Map, Elevation Profile & Description.

The Trailride will Stage and Finish from the Ponderosa, Lodge in Maysville, Colorado. 12 miles west of Salida on Hwy 50 in the Heart of the Rockies. On Monarch Pass. Below Mount Shavano.

The Ponderosa Lodge is in Maysville, Colorado 12 miles west of Salida off of Monarch Pass and Hwy 50.

How does this relate to your EMTB ?

EMTB’s are Cutting Edge
King of Monarch Trailride
EMTB Club Trailride Oct 1-3 2021
EMTB Trailride Oct 1-3 202

LINKS TO PAGE INFO:

Heart of the Rockies Map

CDT

Continental Divide Trail. Right on the Continental Divide.

Green Creek

Top of Green Creek – Challenging Singletrack.

Autumn Colors

Awesome colors in October

Monarch Pass

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