The Grizzly Peak
Turn Pedal and Burn
April 18, 2015
Welcome to The Grizzly Peak, Turn, Pedal and Burn! This is a new event for us at Headwaters Events, and coming from a events group who's trademark races usually involves a rather challenging course, we are proud to say that this one is all downhill!
Formally known as the Grizzly Peak Adventure Race, this event is in it's 5th year running. Expect the same carnival atmosphere, with good times, great people, from the past years with a few tweeks to the course.
The three part drag race into Red Lodge, Montana from the top of Red Lodge Mountain is one great way to kick off the spring race season. No training, no crazy diet, no expensive race equipment. All you'll need is the want to rip it, grip it and hold on tight for the run to the finish. The race kicks off with a 1.3 miles of fast turn downhill ski turns as you rip down Lazy M to the base area of Red Lodge Mountain. Click out of your boards and into your pedals and crank for town. It's 9 miles of twisting gavel roads, leg screaming pavement and the one and only hill on the course, but before you'll know it you be at the Carbon County Fairgrounds and ready to embark on your final leg. This is the burn, a 2.25 mile run around the Red Lodge Airport on the Rocky Fork Trail. Once you've made it back to the finish line at the Fairgrounds you can kick up your feet, enjoy a free beverage and know that you got the first race of the season out of the way, no sweat! Red Lodge Ales will be at the finish line serving up tasty cold beverages, and the first one is on us.
This race is open to solo racers, and three racer relay teams. COED, Male and Female Divisions with awards for all ages groups.
All racers must have helmets for the ski and bike ride. Modern ski or snow board equipment is required. No snowblades, snowboards with out leashes, or skis without brakes. All bikes must have brakes in working order. Note that if your equipment is deemed unsafe on the day of the event by Headwaters Events you will be pulled from the race prior to competing.
Note that bikers will continue past last year's transition zone at the Church. They will ride up White Ave (yes up the hill) to the Red Lodge Fairgrounds. This part of the race is still permit pending, so stay posted for changes.