The 2012 Growler Series will feature mountain biking and trail running races, mainly on Thursdays.
Thursday Pie-Zan’s Pizzeria Growler Series Mountain Biking Races - $15
$10 per MTB event for Gunnison Trails members.
NOTE: Western State College and Gunnison and Crested Butte High School Cycling Team members ride for free in team jerseys.
Thursday Growler Series Trail Running Races – $10
$5 per running event for Gunnison Trails members.
2012 GROWLER SERIES MTB/RUN SCHEDULE
Sat April 14 – SAGE GROUSE FESTIVAL – 5k, 10k Run RESULTS
Growler Series Mountain Bike #1 - RESULTS
April 19 – Growler Series Mountain Bike #2 RESULTS
April 26 – Growler Series Trail Run#1 RESULTS
May 3 – Growler Series Mountain Bike #3 RESULTS
May 10 – Growler Series Run #2 RESULTS
May 17 – Growler Series Mountain Bike #4 – Hartman Rocks Base Area – Spring Finals! Long Course: Jack’s, Rocky Ridge, Buddy Bear, Dirty Sock, Skyline, Broken Shovel, Joshos, Rattlensnake, Becks, Jacks. Short Course: Jack’s, Rocky Ridge, Broken Shovel, Joshos, Main Street, Jacks. RESULTS
May 26-27 – ORIGINAL GROWLER MOUNTAIN BIKE RACES – Volunteers Needed.
August 30 – Growler Series Mountain Bike #5 – Hartman Rocks Base Area
September 6 – Growler Series Trail Run #3 – Signal Peak Trail Run
September 13 – Growler Series Mountain Bike #6 – Hartman Rocks Base Area
September 29 – BIG SATURDAY! Pummeler’s Butt Trail Runs and Growler Series Mountain Bike Finals
REGISTRATION OPENS AT 430PM, RACING BEGINS AT 530PM. PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY TO AVOID THE LAST MINUTE CRUSH. YOU’LL GET A BETTER WARM-UP, TOO!
The 2012 Growler Series Mountain Bike Races offer the following categories:
- Short Course
- Long Course – Sport
- Long Course – Expert
- Little Kids Race – ages ? and up (kids race free)
There is not a beginner category because we cannot put together a true beginner’s course. Check out upper Jack’s Trail as it is fairly representative of most of the riding in the Growler Series courses. An important asset for less experienced riders is simply knowing when to get off of your bike and walk a difficult section. Walk today, Ride tomorrow! Typical trails in the Growler Series include Jack’s, Top ‘O the World, Gateway, Josies, Rocky Ridge, Skyline and Josho’s.
Season passes include Gunnison Trails annual membership and entry into either bike, run or all Thursday events:
Growler Series mountain biking season pass; 5 races and Gunnison Trails membership: $70
Growler Series running season pass; 3 races and Gunnison Trails membership: $35
Growler Series multi-sport (all events) season pass; 8 races and Gunnison Trails membership: $80