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2020 Berry Creek Bash Race Details

July 7, 2020
The Berry Creek Bash is the third race in the East West Hospitality Mountain Bike Race Series presented by Bloch & Chapleau Attorneys at Law and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Bike up Berry Creek and be rewarded with amazing views of Beaver Creek, Edwards and beyond!
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 Berry Creek Bash is The Kind Bikes & Skis, 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 and with wave starts due 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.
Racers will begin at the Berry Creek trailhead and race along a combination of dirt road and single track with distances ranging from two miles for younger riders to 10.8 miles for adult riders.
The course will be marked for pre-riding by early afternoon on Monday, July 6.
Yeti's Grind Youth Series: Tuesday, July 7
4:45 p.m. Sport Boys 11-14, Beginner Boys 15-16: 1 Long Loop, 3.6 Miles
4:46 p.m. Sport Girls 11-14, Beginner Girls 15-16: 1 Long Loop, 3.6 Miles
4:47 p.m. Beginner Boys 11-14, Sport Boys 8-10: 1 Short Loop, 2 Miles
4:48 p.m. Beginner Girls 11-14, Sport Girls 8-10: 1 Short Loop, 2 Miles
4:49 p.m. Beginner Boys 8-10, Beginner Girls 8-10: 1 Short Loop, 2 Miles
5:45 p.m. Men's Beginner: 1 Short Loop, 3.6 Miles
5:47 p.m. Women's Beginner: 1 Short Loop, 3.6 Miles
East West Hospitality Adult Series: Wednesday, July 8
5:30 p.m. Men's Sport: 2 Long Loops, 7.2 Miles
5:31 p.m. Men's Vet Sport (30+): 2 Long Loops, 7.2 Miles
5:32 p.m. Men's Master Sport (40+), Clydesdales: 2 Long Loops, 7.2 Miles
5:33 p.m. Men's Grandmaster Sport (50+), Men's Super Grandmasters (60+): 2 Long Loops, 7.2 Miles
5:34 p.m. Women's Sport: 2 Long Loops, 7.2 Miles
5:35 p.m. Women's Vet Sport (30+), Women's Master Sport (40+): 2 Long Loops, 7.2 Miles
6:45 p.m. Men's Pro/Open, Men's Expert: 3 Long Loops, 10.8 Miles
6:46 p.m. Women's Pro/Open, Men's Vet Expert (30+), Men's Single Speed: 3 Long Loops, 10.8 Miles
6:47 p.m. Men's Master Expert (40+), Men's Grandmaster Expert (50+): 3 Long Loops, 10.8 Miles
6:48 p.m. Women's Expert, Women's Vet Expert (30+), Women's Master Expert (50+), Women's Single Speed: 1 Short Loop, 2 Long Loops, 9.2 Miles
Due to social distancing requirements, there is no day-of registration for 2020 mountain bike races.
On-site bib pickup begins at 3:45 p.m. and races start at 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday and 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
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. 
According to wunderground.com, the forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday in Edwards predicts a temperature of around 83º at the start of the races on Tuesday and around 84º at the start of the races on Wednesday. Please dress appropriately for the conditions and be sure to drink plenty of water!
The course and start times may vary based on weather.
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's before 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.
At this time, races will not include an official after-party or award ceremony. However, you can visit e|town in the Edwards Riverwalk 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 bpappas@vailrec.com within 24 hours of the race.
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 at bpappas@vailrec.com for 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.
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. 
August 11 & 12: Camp Hale Hup
Between Red Cliff and Leadville
August 18 & 19: Beaver Creek Blast
Beaver Creek Resort
September 1 & 2 : Davos Dash
The VRD is an equal opportunity service provider and operates under special permission from the White River National Forest and Bureau of Land Management.
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 trainers for this week's race are:
Meg Montjoy MS, ATC
Meg is originally from Vista, California. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology from California State University, San Marcos in 2015.
Meg went on to obtain her Master of Science degree in athletic training at Seton Hall University in 2017.
During her time at Seton Hall, she had her clinical rotations with the NY Red Bulls Academy, Union High School and Princeton University.
She took a position at Columbia Orthopedics as a physician extender and research assistant in 2017 and also was a guest lecturer for Seton Hall University for the fall of 2018 Orthopedic Clinical Medicine & Imaging course.
In her free time, Meg enjoys crossfit, yoga, mountain biking and hiking.
She looks forward to working and learning under the exceptional physicians at The Steadman Clinic and improving her skiing and snowboarding skills.
Erin Boggs MAT, ATC
Erin was born and raised in Syracuse, New York. She attended the University of Montana, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in health and human performance and her Master of Science degree in athletic training. She spent much of her time working with the University of Montana football team - Go Griz!
During graduate school, Erin served as the North West Athletic Training Association's Student Senate President and completed her graduate research working on a project with the United States Forest Service, analyzing injury data reporting practices in wildland firefighting. Erin spent a year contracted at a local high school in Pocatello, Idaho where she was able to serve the student athletes and the community around her.
During her free time, Erin can be found skiing or snowboarding, doing yoga, hiking with her dog Dakota or running. She is looking forward to the year ahead learning from esteemed medical professionals and enjoying mountain life!
The Vail Recreation District's mission is to offer diverse and exceptional recreation opportunities that enhance the physical, social and emotional well-being of all its residents and guests. The VRD aims to help Vail Valley residents and visitors pursue their recreational passions by providing the following outlets for competition in summer and winter via a running and a mountain bike race series, numerous tournaments and/or leagues for hockey, volleyball, lacrosse, softball, golf, tennis, pickleball, soccer, flag football and figure skating; venues like Dobson Ice Arena, Vail Golf Club, Vail Nordic Center, Vail Gymnastics Center, Vail Nature Center, Vail Skatepark, Vail Tennis Center, Golden Peak Pickleball Center, Community Programming, Vail's Imagination Station and use of additional gyms, playing fields and the surrounding White River National Forest via collaboration with local entities; sports classes and camps for youth, adults and families; and opportunities to learn about and appreciate our Rocky Mountain environment through guided activities, classes and camps. 

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