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The Power of Four Mountain Bike Race

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Are you a competitive biker that loves to push yourself to the limit? Do you have what it takes to conquer the Power of Four? This August 28th, put your mountain biking skills to the test, at the Power of Four Mountain Bike Race. As the follow up to the Power of Four winter ski race, the bike race will combine all four mountains of the Aspen/Snowmass area into one demanding race course, challenging even the fittest of bikers with its diverse terrain.

Snowmass - By Jeremy SwansonSnowmass - By Jeremy Swanson

The field will be comprised of multiple categories including solo racers and relay teams. Bikers will begin their trek at the base of Snowmass and race to the Sundeck at the top of Aspen Mountain. Along the way riders will overcome an estimated 11,000' vertical gain, 9,000' of vertical drop in 33 miles over four different mountain peaks.

Power of Four - Jeremy SwansonPower of Four - Jeremy Swanson

If these stats haven't scared you off, then you're ready to take on the Power of Four. Your next step is to decide which category you intend to race in. Solo categories include: male, female or singlespeed. Relay teams can be comprised of: male, female and co-ed, in either groups of two or four. Once you've decided which category sounds right for you, visit to register. Registration costs are $100 for solo racers; $175 for teams of two and $200 for teams of four.

If you're interested in participating but not riding, the race is looking for volunteers.Those interested in volunteering should contact Buck Erickson at For more information on the race check out, For more information please visit or call 970/925-1220.

Race Details:
Stage 1:  Snowmass
Start at 8 a.m. in Base Village (at the base of the Village Express lift in Snowmass)
Ride up Snowmass to the base of Big Burn/Ullrhof to Cross Mountain Trail
Cross Mountain trail over to Elk Camp Summer Road
Elk Camp Summer Road to top of Vapor Trail
Vapor trail to Government Trail, Government Trail to Buttermilk Tiehack
Relay at Tiehack for Teams of 4
Stage 2:  Buttermilk
Base of Tiehack to top of Buttermilk via Summer Roads
Top of Buttermilk to Government Trail
Government Trail to base of Tiehack
Relay at Tiehack for Teams of 2 & 4
Stage 3:  Aspen Highlands 
Tiehack parking lot to base of Highlands via the ARC bridge and up the bike path to the base of Aspen Highlands
Aspen Highlands Summer Road up to the Grand Traverse
Grand Traverse to the Congo Trail
Congo Trail down to Castle Creek Road
Relay for Teams of 4 at Castle Creek Road/Midnight Mine Road
Stage 4:  Aspen Mountain
Castle Creek Road to Midnight Mine Road
Midnight Mine road to Little Annie’s intersection
Little Annie’s to top of Richmond Ridge
Richmond Ridge to East Rim Singletrack
East Rim to Aspen Mountain Summer Road Crossing
Summer Road to top of Aspen Mountain
Finish line at the top of Aspen Mountain at the Sundeck