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Big Mountain AR @ America's Mountain, June 23rd 2012 and BMAR Adventure Expo

This is THE Colorado Adventure Race of 2012. Events will include trail running, mountain biking, orienteering, flat water kayaking, zip line, ascending, and special challenges. We have 1-2hr, 4-6hr, 9-12hr, and 18-24hr lengths to offer at this event. It is hosted out of the beautiful mountain town of Green Mountain Falls and will include fun and participation from family and spectators.
The Big Mountain Adventure is a Checkpoint Tracker Event The 18-24, 9-12 and 4-6hr lengths are Checkpoint Tracker Events!


Date:

6/22 - 6/23/2012
Venue: Pikes Peak, Green Mountain Falls, CO

Race Lengths:

Lil Big Mountain Adventure: 1-2hr introductory race aimed at families and beginners
4-6hr: Don't have a bike but still want to experience an adventure race?
9-12hr: A true adventure in true beauty
18-24hr: An Adventure and Endurance junkie's dream. With an average elevation of 9000 feet, this race is not for the faint of heart. Racers can expect incredible views, breath-taking summits, wild treks, fun and testing single and double track biking, lake kayaking in pristine waters, a kayak portage, a hair raising zip-line ride.
Race Distances: Lil BMA: 4-7 Total Miles
4-6hr: 11-18 Total Miles
9-12hr: 35-63 Total Miles
18-24hr: 52-108 Total Miles

Events:

See Details above for race breakdown: Mountain Biking, Running/Trekking, Orienteering, Flatwater Paddling (kayak and paddles are provided), Zipline, Special Challenges

Gear Format:

See Details for race breakdown
Divisions: Lil BMA: Any team composition
Others: 3-4 Coed, 2 Open, 2 Coed, Solo Male, Solo Female, Large Group and Family (3+ open and 5+ coed)

Check-In &
Pre-Race Meeting:

Lil BMA: 11AM-Noon - bike drop; 12-12:30PM - check-in; 12:30-1PM Pre race meeting
4-6hr: 6-7AM Saturday- Drop Boat Box; 7-7:30AM check-in; 7:30AM pre-race meeting
9-12hr: Friday 12-7PM - Pick up racer packets; 1-7PM bike drop; 7:30-10PM Boat box drop and check-in; Saturday 5-5:30AM team check-in; 5:30 Pre-race meeting
18-24hr: Friday 12-5PM Pick up racer packets; 1-5PM - bike drop; 6PM check-in; 6:30PM pre-race meeting
Post-Race Party & SWAG Raffle: Saturday Afternoon/Evening in Green Mountain Falls

BMARE:

A secondary competition to help clean the environment
Registration:

Now tiered by team size and registration date. See 'Fees' tab. No USARA membership fee this year.
REGISTER TODAY
Current Team Roster
Click Updates Tab for Race Update #1!

Venue
Race on and around Pikes Peak out of the beatiful mountain town of Green Mountain Falls. Join us for an adventure expo to learn more about the area and companies that support adventure racing. Activities for families, live music, and discounts to the town's restaurant.
More detailed info to come soon so keep checking back!

Discipline 24Hr 12Hr 6Hr Lil BMA

Trekking
24-43 miles with orienteering - single track, double track, bush whack, jeep road 15-25 miles with orienteering - single track, double track, bush whack 6-10 miles with minimal orienteering - single track, double track 2-3 miles with only introductory orienteering - paved trail, dirt trail

Mountain Biking
20-50 miles with orienteering - double track, single track, jeep roads, and some paved road 15-30 miles with minimal orienteering - double track, single track, jeep roads No Biking 2-4 miles with only introductory orienteering - paved trail and gravel trail

Lake Kayaking
8-15 miles flatwater (with portage). Inflatable Kayaks and Paddles provided. 5-8miles flatwater. Inflatable Kayaks and Paddles provided. 5-8 miles flatwater. Inflatable Kayaks and Paddles provided. Tiny paddle challenge on the pond at Green Mountain Falls

Zip Lining
700ft across a canyon with absolutely amazing views 700ft across a canyon with absolutely amazing views 700ft across a canyon with absolutely amazing views None

Rope Ascending
Ascending Challenge had to be cancelled. Sorry. None None None

Special Challenge
Yes Yes Yes Yes


Logistics
The format of this race will include gear/bike drops. No support crews are necessary. You will bring your labeled boxes / bikes either to a central location and BMA staff will drop your gear for you or you will drop your gear off to the designated Transition Area (see below). Your gear will be monitored. The start and finish of this race will be in the same location.

Check-in and Meetings
18-24hr: From 12-5PM Friday Pick up Racer Packets/Maps @ GMF town center
From 1-5PM Friday you can drop your bikes and TA boxes at the Catamount Institute Mountain Campus at the terminiation of Edlow Road outside of Woodland park.
From 1PM-6PM Friday you load your boating TA boxes in the trailer at the Green Mountain Falls Parking area (Joyland - 10605 Green Mountain Falls Road, Green Mountain Falls, CO 80819)
6PM Friday Racer Check-in at the Pond in Town Center
6:30PM Friday - Mandatory Pre-race meeting
7PM Friday - Race Start!
7PM Saturday 6/23 Race cutoff


9-12hr: From 12-7PM Friday Can pick up racer packets @GMF town center From 1-7PM Friday you can drop your bikes and TA boxes at the Catamount Institute Mountain Campus at the terminiation of Edlow Road outside of Woodland park.
From 7:30PM-10PM Friday you load your boating TA boxes in the trailer at the Green Mountain Falls Parking area (Joyland - 10605 Green Mountain Falls Road, Green Mountain Falls, CO 80819)
5-5:30AM Saturday - Team check-in at the Pond in Town Center
5:30AM Saturday - Mandatory Pre-race meeting
6AM Saturday - Race Start!
6PM Saturday - Race cutoff


4-6hr: From 6AM-7AM Saturday you load your boating TA boxes in the trailer at the Green Mountain Falls Parking area (Joyland - 10605 Green Mountain Falls Road, Green Mountain Falls, CO 80819)
7-7:30AM Saturday Racer Check-in and Map/Rules/Number distribution at the Pond in Town Center
7:30AM Saturday - Mandatory Pre-race meeting
8AM Saturday - Race Start!
2PM Saturday - Race cutoff


Lil Big Mountain Adventure: 11AM-Noon Saturday - Bike drop at Race Start at the Pond in Town Center
12-12:30PM Saturday - Racer Check-in and Map/Rules/Number distribution at the Pond in Town Center
12:30PM Saturday - Mandatory Pre-race meeting
1PM Saturday - Race Start!
3PM Saturday - Race cutoff



Parking
The main parking area for racers is at the Joyland Church - 10605 Green Mountain Falls Road, Green Mountain Falls, CO 80819. There may be parking options throughout Green Mountain Falls. More information on parking options will be shared in future race updates.

Race Rules
Specific race rules will be distributed at the pre-race meeting. These build on BMA's General Race Rules. Please note that race rules will be enforced for your safety and to keep the race fair to all participants.

BMARE Competition
Big Mountain Adventure Racing for the Environment (BMARE): We provide each team with a trashbag to have our participants collect trash at the race venue. There are two conditions for winning BMARE: amount and creativity. The team that collects the most amount of trash by weight wins first prize. The team that provides the most creative display of the trash collected within a 10 minute period wins second prize. Everyone has an equal chance to win this competition, but the environment is the real winner. The competition will be judged at the post race party.

Race Fees

Our race fees are now tiered by team size and registration date. Also note there is no USARA membership fee this year which will save you $8. If you don't know your exact team composition but know your size register and update the names later to save some cash!





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18-24hr

Mandatory Gear
GearRun 1RogaineBikeRun 2PaddleZipline/Run
Water Capacity 3L per person 3L per person 3L per person 1L per person 1L per person 2L per person
Sufficient food for the duration of leg per person per person per person per person per person per person
Water Purification Method per team per team per team per team
Emergency Blanket per person per person per person per person per person per person
Whistle per person per person per person per person per person per person
First Aid Kit per team per team per team per team per team per team
Cell Phone per team per team per team per team per team per team
Pen/Marker per team per team per team per team per team per team
UTM Grid 1:24000 per team per team
Map (provided) per team per team per team per team per team per team
Compass per team per team per team per team per team per team
Performance/Tech clothes (no cotton!) per person per person per person per person
Mountain Bike (no cyclocross!) per person
Bike Helmet per person per person
Headlamp per person per person per person
Bike Light per person
Rear Red Bike Light per person
Bike Tube per person
Bike tool, pump, and repair kit per team
PFD/Life Vest per person
Zipline Harness per person
Highly Recommended Gear
  • Rain Jacket
  • Beanie and Gloves
  • Bear Bell (Rogaine)
  • Bear Spray
  • Knife
  • Electrolytes
  • Extra Socks/Shoes
  • Dry Bags


9-12hr

Mandatory Gear
GearRun 1BikeRun 2PaddleZipline/Run
Water Capacity 2L per person 2L per person 1L per person 1L per person 2L per person
Sufficient food for the duration of leg per person per person per person per person per person
Water Purification Method per team per team per team
Emergency Blanket per person per person per person per person per person
Whistle per person per person per person per person per person
First Aid Kit per team per team per team per team per team
Cell Phone per team per team per team per team per team
Map (provided) per team per team per team per team per team
Compass per team per team per team per team per team
Mountain Bike (no cyclocross!) per person
Bike Helmet per person per person
Small, lite light source 1 per team (cave)
Bike Tube per person
Bike tool, pump, and repair kit per team
PFD/Life Vest per person
Zipline Harness per person
Highly Recommended Gear
  • Rain Jacket
  • Knife
  • Electrolytes
  • Extra Socks/Shoes
  • Dry Bags


4-6hr

Mandatory Gear
GearRun/Zipline/RunPaddleRun
Water Capacity 2L per person 1L per person 2L per person
Sufficient food for the duration of leg per person per person per person
Emergency Blanket per person per person per person
Whistle per person per person per person
First Aid Kit per team per team per team
Cell Phone per team per team per team
Map (provided) per team per team per team
Compass per team per team per team
PFD/Life Vest per person
Zipline Harness per person
Highly Recommended Gear
  • Rain Jacket
  • Knife
  • Electrolytes
  • Extra Socks/Shoes
  • Dry Bags


Lil Mountain Adventure Mandatory Gear

  • 1 Liter of water/person
  • Food or snack/person
  • Bike, if biking
  • Helmet, if biking

Race Winners Prizes

Race prize details coming soon!

BIG MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE EXPO

Green Mountain Falls, Colorado
8AM-7PM JUNE 23,2012


Let your family and friends enjoy one of Colorado's hidden treasures......while you race! Racers.......ever wish you could bring your family or invite your friends to one of your adventure races, but you were concerned that they would be bored? Now is your chance.....this will be an event for everyone to enjoy, so bring your families, invite your friends, and tell everyone you know to come and enjoy all that this expo/race has to offer. Around the lake in downtown Green Mountain Falls we will have activities including vendors, discounts at local businesses, music, things for the kids to do and much more.

When you cross that finish line....your family and friends will be there to cheer you on!

VENDORS: Want a spot at our adventure expo? Send an email to bmar@bigmountainar.com.

A Teaser

See our race reports from last year's adventure races to get an idea of this year's events:
Over the Edge 2011
Rampart Rage 2011
Rock2Rock 2011

For any questions regarding Big Mountain AR @ America's Mountain, please send an email to bmar@bigmountainar.com.



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September 17th, 2011

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