Electric Mountain Bike Racing – Go Further- Faster
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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.
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.
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?
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.
Course Description, Sunday October 3rd 2021:
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.
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.
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.
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.
How does this relate to your EMTB ?
EMTB Club Trailride Oct 1-3 2021
LINKS TO PAGE INFO:
Continental Divide Trail. Right on the Continental Divide.
Top of Green Creek – Challenging Singletrack.
Awesome colors in October
Back when Men were Men