SWIM WAVES: You'll be ranked by swim and mountain bike ability to help group you will similar ability levels out on the course!
This bike course offers every terrain imaginable! After leaving the transition area you'll head down the road for .75 miles before hitting the single-track. For the next 13.5 miles you'll wind your way through the parks network of "Green - beginner, Blue - Intermediate, and Red - advanced" trails. The best part of the trail design is that every short red section requiring some advanced skills only requires a 10sec jaunt to move past, no hike-a-bikes, every trail flows exceptionally well. We've designed a course that rolls with the terrain so you'll never face a monster ascent, but a series of 3-4 climbs spread throughout the first 10 miles. The last 4 miles you'll fly through open meadows as you hug the edge of the lake, very similar to XTERRA Lory. We'll have 1x aid station at the half way point of the bike to re-stock you with Gatorade, Water, and GU. Due to the extremely well designed, flowing, and maintained trail system we classify this course as intermediate, but one that will challenge all levels from beginners to experts in various ways. For the mountain biking lover this is a can't miss event! Pre-riding is encouraged for all levels.
IMBA EPIC Trail System: The International Mountain Bike Association awarded the Curt Gowdy trail system an Epic designation in 2009. This is currently the first and only Epic designation by IMBA in the state of Wyoming. According to IMBA, an Epic designation means the trail system provides a quality ride and quality experience for the user.
Run: The 5.3m run will leave transition just like the mountain bike portion, but instead of cruising down the road you'll immediately hit single-track. The first half of the run will take you on the mountain bike trails system before diverting down Stone Temple Circuit. We'll have 3x aid stations along the way to keep you fueled up with water, gatorade, and GU. Expect flat terrain for the first mile, then a series of rolling climbs as you enter the evergreen forests. The entire run takes place under shaded trees. The varied terrain and changing scenery makes this 5.3 mile run very entertaining!