Race Plate Pick-Up

Saturday, September 9, 2017
3pm-6pm at New Terrain Brewing
16401 Table Mountain Pkwy, Golden, CO 80403

There will be two mandatory racer meetings, at 4:30 pm and 6:00 pm but the good news is, you don’t have to go to both! One or the other will do just fine, but you must attend at least one.

Race Day Expo & Parking

All race day activities will take place at Lions Park is located in downtown Golden at 1300 10th St., 80401.

All races will start and finish there and this is also the location of the Giddyup Get-Down, where your friends and family can hang out while you race and enjoy food trucks, live music from Rapid Grass, the Avid for Adventure Kid’s Bike Park, the REI Mini-Fat Bike Rodeo, and a can of Giddyhop Ale, the Golden Giddyup official beer.

We encourage you to bike or carpool to the event. Parking is available first come, first serve at the CoorsTek lot located off of Jackson Street between 9th and 10th Streets. If the lot is full, there are public lots downtown, easily accessible to Lions Park. Please do not park in front of local businesses or homes near the park. Also, please give yourself plenty of time to park and check in. There is NO overnight camping at the park. Please keep in mind that this park is in a neighborhood and we want to limit the impact on our neighbors early on a Sunday morning.

Start wave times are subject to change. If your start time is delayed, please keep in mind it’s for your safety. Please be prepared to be at the park at least one hour prior to your start. Please be in your start wave 5 minutes before your start time below. We will be announcing the category starts near the start line. If you have any last minute mechanical issues, we have several local bikes shops that will be there to help in the expo and several places along the race route so bring your credit card and an ID because while the service is free for a smile and a thank you, parts ain’t.



ALL riders will depart Lions Park in your pre-assigned start wave. Should you miss your start wave, you will start in the last wave for your race.

You will head West and up the Chimney Gulch Trail for Stage 1.

You will head West then North on the bike path towards NTM for Stage 3.

You will head West and up the Chimney Gulch Trail for Stage 1.

You MUST be wearing your TIMING CHIP at the start and all day on your RIGHT WRIST. You will pick up your timing chip at the racer meeting on Saturday. A timing official will check your chip prior to your wave’s departure to ensure it’s working. You must return the chip at the finish line in Lions Park. Any lost/unreturned chip is a $100.00 fee.

Once you depart Lions Park, you will ride to the start of Stage 1 (Classic/Chimpex Lite) or Stage 3 (NTM Lite). Once at the Stage start, riders will depart every :20 seconds for each CLIMBING stage, and :30 seconds for each DESCENDING stage. After each stage, riders will transfer untimed to the next stage. Because of the size of the event, you have 2.5 hours from your departure time at Lions Park to reach the top of Stage 2. Anyone not back to Lions Park after Stage 2 more than 3 hours after starting, will not be able to continue to the NTM stages. Stage 6 will be open until 3:30pm.


You will be riding on several trails and roads throughout the City of Golden and Jefferson County Parks. While the dirt trails of JeffCo Parks will be closed to other trail users, once you are on city/county bike paths and roadways, ALL RACERS MUST FOLLOW THE RULES OF THE ROAD. When you come to intersections in Golden, you must obey all traffic signs/lights. Of note, the intersection of 19th and Illinois, you must cross with the traffic light AND cross when safe from other vehicles. Please ride single file while riding on Golden Streets. Do not obstruct traffic and do not assume cars will stop for you. Please use common sense when riding at all times.  

While we are all very excited to get an opportunity to ride fast on closed trails, please ride in control and stay on trail. Most of you ride these trails daily and will continue to ride these trails after the event. We will be making repairs to the trails after the event, but try to make your impact as minimal as possible: no skidding, hard braking, or excessively riding off trail.

Should you encounter an injured rider while you are racing, if necessary, stop to help that racer. Have the next racer notify the closest course marshal. We have several course marshals on Stage 2 (APEX TRAIL) with 3 medical stations on the top, middle, and bottom of Apex. Should an injured rider need to be evacuated, the course will be closed to racing until that injured rider is safely off course. Medical support for NTM is located at the top of Mesa Top Trail.

Aid Stations – Come prepared, but local bike shops will be serving up fun, food, and hydration at Windy Saddle, the bottom of Apex and two on top of North Table Mountain.
Weather – Should we have any concern about inclement weather, we will post updates on Facebook the morning of the race.


Once you return from Apex Park back to Lions Park, you will check in with your chip to the timing station at the Start/Finish Corral. After you have checked in, depart for Stages 3-6 at North Table Mountain. All RACERS MUST START STAGE 6 no later than 3:30pm.


Check in with your timing chip to the timing station at the Start/Finish Corral. After you have checked in with your chip, please return your timing chip. Grab your finisher’s prize and enjoy the rest of your day in beautiful Lions Park and Downtown Golden.  

Please check http://goldengiddyup.com/the-event/the-expo/ for details.


Awards will be held at the main stage beginning at 3pm or shortly thereafter.  Stay for a beer, have some food, check out the expo and cheer on your pals that made their way to the podium.


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