Last night the Vail Rec District hosted the Vail Grind. The Grind is 5th leg of the 2011 Mountain Bike Race series and had a fantastic turnout on a beautiful evening. The course, a 4.7 mile loop that includes 1200′ of climbing, is situated on the Lionshead side of Vail Mountain. From the kids to the Pros everyone seemed to have a suffering good time.
On a breezy, sometimes snowy, April evening a group of brave souls competed in the first Vail Rec District Short-track MTB race of the 2011 season. The turn-out featured juniors, beginners, sport & expert classes racing around a track at the Eagle County Fairgrounds. The efforts were impressive. After the races, competitors were treated to an after-party at the Dusty Boot. Good work to everyone who braved the early season conditions and congratulations to the winners. Here are a couple of the cooler shots from the event.
And our big winner with her biggest fan…..