El Doce Mountain Bike Race Brings 6 and 12 Hour Racing in July to Powder Mountain

This Female Duo rocked it, won their category and Best Team Name 2018, The Menstrual Cycles. Photo by Sara Mejeur, GOAL Foundation

El Doce Mountain Bike Race is in its third year. The event sports 6- and 12-hour options with several ways to compete as an individual, as part of a duo or on a team relay. The race will we held at Powder Mountain on July 20, 2019. We caught up with Sara Mejeur of the Get Out and Live (GOAL) Foundation, event producers, for more details.

Cycling West: Tell us about El Doce. What are the features of the event?

GOAL: El Doce is a perfect balance of epic trails, party vibes, camping, tacos and frosty beverages!Powering through a combination of flowy scenic trails, switchbacks and epic climbs, this unique 12-hour mountain bike race feeds on endurance. Utilizing Powder Mountains stunning scenery and camping spaces, El Doce brings you a weekend of connecting with the mountain and then relaxing to what nature has to offer.  Great for riders that just want to ride and have fun and challenging enough for even the most seasoned competitor.  Included with each registration is a bottle opener, a plate of tacos, and a frosty beer or root beer of your choice.

CW: Tell us about 6- and 12-Hour racing. How can riders best enjoy the event?

GOAL: It’s up to the individual rider. More seasoned competitive riders might enjoy the 12-hour solo, where they can see how many 13-mile laps they can personally accomplish in 12 hours. Newer or more social / casual riders, might enjoy a four-person 12-hour team or 6-hour duo. This way there is more down time between laps. Either way, it’s your race and you can choose to ride El Doce how you want. Once you’ve had enough, kick back at your tent with your favorite snack and beverage and watch the others compete.

CW: For cyclists traveling to the race, where can they stay? Is there camping nearby?

GOAL: The best and closest option is just to camp right in the meadow at Powder Mountain where the race takes place. Camping is available Friday and Saturday night again this year. The camping is rustic (rough ground, no power or water), so keep that in mind, but the location can’t be beat. Once your camp site is set up your all set to stay right where you are and will have access all day to use as your home base. Check out our website for more camping details. https://www.getoutandlive.org/p/about/eldoce/camping-at-powder-mountain

If camping isn’t your style, there are some beautiful properties for rent:

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CW: What are some of the features of the course? How technical is it?

GOAL: The course is 13.3 miles of IMBA designed trails per lap with roughly 1400′ ascent. Powering through a combination of flowy scenic trails, switchbacks and epic climbs, this unique 12-hour mountain bike race feeds on endurance. The course views the High Uinta Mountains. Start out strong by conquering 13 switchbacks along Doctor's Dozen, then descend into a vast Aspen grove and cruise past Hidden Lake. The trails are rated green and blue. Check out the detailed course description: https://www.getoutandlive.org/p/other/410

CW: What is the mission of the GOAL Foundation? Tell us more about why you are promoting this event?

GOAL: The GOAL Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) Non-Profit and our mission is to inspire the Greater Ogden Community and its visitors to “Get Out And Live!” by participating, volunteering and spectating at recreational events, programs and activities. We envision a Greater Ogden community that thrives economically and is healthier in mind, body and spirit.

The GOAL Foundation wanted to create an event that brought together the Mountain Bike community for an epic party in our community. The goal is to attract riders from around the county to see what Ogden has to offer. The revenue from our events fund our Youth Programming such as Youth Summer Camps (Hiking, Mountain Biking, and Climbing) and our Young Runners Program.

CW: Is there anything else that you would like to add?

GOAL: We are excited to watch this event grow. We doubled from year one to year two, so we are hoping to keep building on the success year over year. It’s such an incredible vibe, one of our favorite quotes from one of our riders last year was, “GOAL through a party and a race broke out”. That’s exactly what we’re going for, we hope to see you all for 2019.

Event Details:

July 20 — El Doce at Pow Mow, Powder Mountain – Eden, UT, 12/6 Hour Mountain Bike Race at Powder Mountain, Utah. Solo, Duo and 3-4 Person Teams. 13 Mile lap, 1400’ vertical per lap, 12 hours. Limited to 400 riders., Jenny Scothern, 801-399-1773, [email protected], Clairesse Miljour, 801-399-1773,

[email protected], eldoceut.com

El Doce race boasts beautiful wildflower lined trails with views of the Uinta Mountains. Photo by Monique Beeley, Discover Utah Magazine
Camping party vibes, when you’re not out racing, kick back and enjoy the views. Photo by Sara Mejeur, GOAL Foundation

 

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