Boulder Mountain Bike Festival

Compete, have fun, and help raise some $$ to support a great cause - Valmont Bike Park!

Coming Sunday, August 28th, the new Valmont Bike Park's first bike race, the Boulder Mountainbike Festival blends the best features of the park for a jam packed day of skills, racing and big air! BMA is partnering with the City of Boulder to create this special event as an annual fundraiser for the park. The day starts with mountain bike circuit racing for the Cross Country enthusiasts, we add a Dual Slalom clinic followed by informal head to head Dual Slalom racing, building to the Colorado Slopestyle State Championships and we top it off to crown the king and queen of the Pump Track Challenge. It's a full on festival, bike games, food, jumpy castle, and maybe even some libations. So mark your calendars now and prepare for mayhem!

We need your help! Volunteer at the Festival - email Botsy to sign up!

Events Scheduled - Sunday August 28

For the entire duration of the day, the following areas will remain open

  • Dirt Jumps
  • Creekside Pump Park
  • Skillz Loop
  • The Glades
  • The Hot Lap trail and The Sand Box

Event Descriptions

Boulder "Escape" Mountain Bike Race

Don't miss this race!  The course is 1.8 miles in length with 100 feet of elevation gain. We anticipate the fastest lap being about 8 minutes in length. Depending on ability, racers will race approximately 40-60 minutes.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The course is a mix of manicured, flowy single track (60%), two-track (30%) and dirt roads (10%). Expert races will include technical features on singletrack. There are two short climbs per lap totaling 100 vertical feet of climbing and the lap length is 1.8 miles. Racers will do multiple laps racing for 40min - 1 hour depending on the category. The fastest lap times will be about 8 minutes and there are plenty of passing opportunities.

PRIZES: Prizes for top three of each class. Cash for Open Men and Women classes


Start Categories
8:00 AM Cat 3 Women
8:01 AM Collegiate Women C
8:01 AM Citizen Women
8:02 AM Junior Women 9-18yrs, Junior Men 9-14yrs
9:00 AM Cat 3 Men, Collegiate Men C
9:01 AM Citizen Men
9:02 AM Junior Men 15-18yrs
10:00 AM Cat 2 Men, Collegiate Men B
11:00 AM Cat 1 Women
11:01 AM Cat 2 Women, Collegiate Women A & B
12:00 PM Open Men (Pro and Cat 1), Collegiate Men A
1:15 PM Kids Only Dirt Race 8>, 150 yards

REGISTRATION NOTES: Preregistration is preferred. Onsite race registration is available up until 20 minutes before the start. Registration opens at 7:00am. Only Cat 2 & 3 may race on a one day license for $5, Cat 1 and Pro must present their current annual license at registration - there will be NO annual licenses available for purchase on site. Renewals or new annuals are best done by going to Collegiate license holders can use collegiate license in Collegiate category. 2nd race is $10. Race will proceed rain or shine, no refunds. Juniors race FREE (<18yrs). All USA Cycling Mtb rules apply.


  • $25 for licensed racers
  • $30 without a license.
  • $20 Collegiate racers,
  • $3 late
  • Under 18 races for FREE!


Dual Slalom Clinics (DS) and Head to Head racing

DUAL SLALOM CLINICS: Clinics will be conducted by a number of experienced DS coaches/experts providing specific lectures on the course from 11:45pm until 1:30pm. Topics covered include 'the bike set up, intro to DS, the start gate, how ride doubles, etc" and experts will field Q & A. Participants can take in a lecture at will and proceed to another, then try those skills taking a run.

HEAD TO HEAD RACING: Head to Head Racing will start at 1:30 and go until 4pm. We'll have the start gate going and the timing setup and let competitors race against whom they like and timing will determine winners. Although we will not have a bracketed format, we'll have awards for Fastest Course times, men, women and juniors.

COST: Clinic and racing is $20 / $15 just for the head to head racing.
* No License is needed


Colorado Slope Style State Championships

Registered participants take individual runs on the Slope Style course and a team of peers/experts evaluates the runs and gives a score for each run.  Each rider will take two runs and a winner is selected from the point tabulations. Cool schwag will be awarded.

PRIZES: Cash Prizelist for Pro Men and Women

COST: $25 entry fee.  No license is needed.


2011/08/28 - 7:30am - 4:00pm
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