High School Championship races under NICA-National Interscholastic Cycling Association
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, DURANGO - Qualification Required
2019 Course Description
This course is on PRIVATE PROPERTY.
The State Championship Race will take place on the Durango Mesa and will start near the Toyota Pit Zone. The half-mile start leads riders to a left turn onto the first section of singletrack. Riders will climb to the high-point of the course where the course turns onto the South Rim Trail which descends along the ridgeline. This fast section is then followed by 7 switchbacks offering riders a chance to test their technical skills before joining with the Carbon Junction Trail. Once on the Carbon Junction Trail, riders will return to the venue via a mix of singletrack and double track following the perimeter of the Durango Mesa.
Upon returning to the venue, riders will have completed the southern loop. Passing over a wooden flyover built by the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic crew, riders will begin the northern loop. The trails on the northern loop include fast and flowy singletrack mixed with sections of open double track to allow riders ample passing opportunities. As riders return to the venue, they descend a few berms which connect with the finish chute. It’s here that riders will climb slightly through the finish line and proceed onto their next lap.
Credit: FB event