Frisco Bay Invitational High School Mountain Bike Races Return to the Frisco Peninsula

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Members of the Summit Tigers school-aged mountain bike team cheer on a teammate during the Frisco Bay Invitational in August 2019 near Frisco Adventure Park. This year’s competition is scheduled for the Frisco Peninsula Recreation Area on Saturday August 28 and Sunday August 29.
Photo from the Summit Daily archives

Colorado High School Cycling League’s tradition of starting the season in Frisco will return next weekend after a cancellation in 2020 due to COVID-19.

The Frisco Bay Invitational – the annual home event of the Summit Tigers – is scheduled for the Frisco Peninsula Recreation Area on Saturday August 28 and Sunday August 29. The Tigers present a collection of the best local school aged mountains. cyclists.

This year’s Frisco Bay Invite will be an individual time trial competition for the “Yampa” division of the Colorado High School Cycling League. The Summit Tigers are scheduled to race on Sunday, along with Battle Mountain, Boulder, Compass Montessori, Eagle Valley, Nederland and Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy. Fourteen other teams, also from the Yampa region of the league, will face off on Saturday.



The Invitational course begins and ends at the Frisco Adventure Park Day Lodge, which, like the rest of the Frisco Adventure Park and Peninsula Recreation Area, will be open to the public for the duration of the event.

The 5.85 mile course will feature 600 feet of elevation gain per lap. The course will circle the peninsula in a clockwise direction. The first singletrack section includes Balfonz Buzz, Jody’s Loop, Treasure Vault and Riechl’s Retreat. After this first single track section, the course will change to a relatively steep and loose descent to Crown Point Road. Once on Crown Point Road, riders will begin returning to the Frisco Adventure Park Day Lodge on a unique trail dotted with short rocky climbs and descents.



Races are scheduled for August 28 and 29 from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm For more information, visit ColoradoMTBb.org/events.

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