Devo Days MTB Fest – 2024 – Event Details

Event Rules and Details for the 2024 Devo Days MTB Festival at Purgatory Resort
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Omnium Competition

Prove yourself as the best all-around rider by competing in at least 3 race events.

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The omnium competition will combine points from the best 3 of these 4 races:

  • STXC
  • XC
  • Enduro
  • DH

All riders who complete at least 3 of these 4 events will be scored in the omnium competition (no additional registration is necessary). For riders who wish to register for all 4 Omnium events, be sure to register using the Omnium Combo Package for a 25% discount. Riders who finish all 4 Omnium events will drop their lowest-scoring race from the overall points.

Each race is weighted equally, with 1st place receiving 100 points, 2nd place 99 points, 3rd place 98 points, and so on.  The tight points structure will keep Omnium competition close! Every position will count! 

Plus, all riders who participate in the Surprise Costume Race in a costume will earn bonus points in the Omnium competition (although the Costume Race is not required for Omnium competitors). A good costume could win you the Omnium! 

Junior Fun Race

For riders on pushbikes through 5th grade, this is a just-for-fun, all-inclusive event! Expect fun prizes, candy, and snow cones!

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The Junior Fun Race is a fun, untimed event for young riders on pushbikes through 5th grade, encouraging the youngest cyclists to ride in a safe and enjoyable environment. With parents cheering from the sidelines, the little riders navigate a specially designed and fun-filled course, receiving medals and goodies at the finish line.

Each race will last for roughly 10-15 minutes.

Parent supervision is required at this event!

Costume Surprise Race

A silly event for ages 8+ to kick off the weekend. Wear your costumes!

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Dress up and join a team of 4 riders for this fun, silly, and family-friendly event! The team with the best costumes will earn special in-race perks. The exact race format will be announced on the start line, so bring a balanced team of riders! Total race time will be around 20-30 minutes. 

The course will be best for riders ages 8+, but younger riders accompanied by an adult may still participate.

Come with your own team, or sign up as an individual and we’ll help create teams on the start line.

All omnium racers who compete in this event in a costume will earn bonus points in the Omnium competition (although the Costume Race is not required for omnium competitors).

Cross Country

A high altitude, resort-style XC race!

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Expect long climbs, fast descents, and spectacular views from the top!

8:00am – Men A (90-105 minutes)

8:05am – Women A (90-105 minutes)

8:10am – Men B (75-90 minutes)

8:15am – Women B (75-90 minutes)

8:20am – Junior Men (45-60 minutes)

8:25am – Junior Women (45-60 minutes)

This is a long-course, high-country MTB race! The only feed zone is at the start/finish area. Be prepared with food, liquids, and repair supplies.

The lap is roughly 4.7 miles with ~1,000 feet of climbing. The course will be similar to last year’s, though not exactly. Here is the Strava segment from last year’s race: https://www.strava.com/segments/35169501?filter=overall

A racers should expect 3 laps

B racers should expect 2 laps

Junior racers should expect 1 lap

*non-binary registrants may start with whichever wave they prefer

Short Track

A short, intense, 15-25 minute race.

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A classic, mass start, STXC event. Races range from 15-25 minutes. All riders finish on the lead lap. This race counts for XC omnium race points!

1:00pm – STXC Open Junior (U14 and younger) (Race lasts ~10 minutes)

1:30pm – STXC Open B (U18 and older) (Race lasts ~15 minutes)

2:00pm – STXC Open A (U18 and older) (Race lasts ~20 minutes)

Enduro

A lift-accessed, 3-stage, Strava-timed event best for Enduro/trail bikes.

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This is a multi-stage “Enduro,” timed by STRAVA! A racers will complete 3 stages. B and Junior racers will complete 2 stages.

*All racers must record their race runs to Strava using a GPS enabled device in order to be scored!*

Racers may record times on stages of the Enduro from 11am-3pm on Sunday, August 11th. Your fastest run recorded during that time will be used for scoring. Riders may utilize the lift for this Enduro.  Lift tickets are NOT included.

Stage 1: https://www.strava.com/segments/35164380

Stage 2: https://www.strava.com/segments/35164408

Stage 3 (A Racers Only): https://www.strava.com/segments/35164308

Important notes to ensure Strava times are recorded correctly:

  • All riders must have a Strava profile (free accounts will work), and must have their own GPS-enabled device for timing.
  • Ensure that your privacy settings allow you to show up on all public segment leaderboards!
  • Ensure that your entire map is visible for this ride under map visibility settings so your times will show up on all necessary Strava segment leaderboards.
  • You must complete ALL of every segment in order to be timed. Pay careful attention to course markings and segment route to be sure you complete the correct segments.
  • ONLY times recorded from 11am-3pm will be scored.
  • Yes, we know there is a margin for error when timing with Strava. Sometimes GPS lags and causes discrepancies in results. That said, we will NOT entertain results protests on the basis of GPS errors.

Downhill

A single-stage, Strava-timed, DH event best for Enduro or DH bikes.

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This is a 1 stage DH race timed by STRAVA!

*All racers must record their race runs to Strava using a GPS enabled device in order to be scored!*

Racers may record times on their corresponding DH segment on Sunday, August 11th from 11am to 3pm. Your fastest run recorded during that time will be used for scoring. Lift tickets are NOT included.

Each category will race their own segment/course:

As: https://www.strava.com/segments/29598638

Bs: https://www.strava.com/segments/35164308

Juniors: https://www.strava.com/segments/35164325

Important notes to ensure Strava times are correctly recorded:

  • All riders must have a Strava profile (free accounts will work), and must have their own GPS-enabled device for timing.
  • Ensure that your privacy settings allow you to show up on all public segment leaderboards!
  • Ensure that your entire map is visible for this ride under map visibility settings so your times will show up on all necessary Strava segment leaderboards.
  • You must complete ALL of every segment in order to be timed. Pay careful attention to course markings and segment route to be sure you complete the correct segments.
  • ONLY times recorded from 11am-3pm will be scored.
  • Yes, we know there is a margin for error when timing with Strava. Sometimes GPS lags and causes discrepancies in results. That said, we will NOT entertain results protests on the basis of GPS errors.

Lift Tickets

Lift tickets are not included. Tickets will be available for purchase both online and at the Durango Devo tent during registration hours.

Camping and Lodging

Camping is highly encouraged! Camping is available for $25 per night per vehicle at venue at Purgatory Resort. Be sure to reserve and pay online: https://shop.durangodevo.com/products/camping Porta-potties and potable water will be provided.

There are also many hotel, vrbo, and airbnb options near Purgatory Resort.

FREE Non-Race Activities

The Mountain Resort Bike Festival isn’t just about racing; it’s a true celebration of the biking community. The festival features various non-competitive activities suitable for riders and families alike.

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  • FREE Skills Clinics: Devo coaches offer skills clinics for riders looking to improve their techniques in a variety of ways which include bike handling skills, and trail knowledge for all skill levels. Be sure to register online for Skills Clinics so we know who will be attending: https://shop.durangodevo.com/products/free-skills-clinics
  • FREE Family Activities: The festival ensures the whole family has a great time. There are interactive games, a Pushbike park, off-the-bike competitions, and more to keep the little ones entertained throughout the weekend.
  • FREE Movie night  As the sun sets, the festival will have an outdoor bike film, food, and drinks by Purgatory Resort, providing the perfect ambiance for relaxing and socializing after biking adventures.