16 miles
Distance
3,993 ft
Climb
-4,035 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

*Segment 2 is showing on the Map as a weird nonexistent trail. This is a GLITCH, segment 2 is Family Guy from Billy Dog.
*Overall altitude gain is overestimated. We estimate the actual climbing on the short course to be about 900M.

Transition 1 (Sulfur Springs) - Don't burn yourself out on those climbs, save it for the timed sections.

Timed Segment 1 (Brakeless) - Loose and steep for the first 3 or 4 turns, then it moves to a much more gentle grade. It's not technical, but it also isn't smooth, it is a real test of your suspension. You will need to pedal, but also keep your head up for the turns and hidden roots. Longer than you expect.

Transition 2 (Highway 66, Sulfur Springs, Ninja Cow, Moose Road) - Please be careful on the short highway section, standard rules of the road apply. Stay single file on the shoulder. The entrance to Ninja Cow is a little tricky, but using it will save you about 80M of climbing over the day. When on Moose Road be aware that it remains open to traffic. Stay to the right and aware of traffic movements.

Timed Segment 2 (Family Guy from Billy Dog Entrance) - Smooth, fast and narrow. Those trees are really close. The turns near the end of the segment are tight and often loose, be ready to reduce your speed suddenly.

Transition 3 (Elbow Valley, Sulfur Springs, Ninja Cow, Moose Mountain Road) - The push up Elbow Valley is steep, but the most efficient route. Don't forget to make use of the Feed Station and Neutral Repair at the 2K parking lot.

Timed Segment 3 (Top of Race of Spades) - Such a fun trail, tight with all sorts of terrain. Stunts will be marked as gaps or not, or taped off, and there is always a ride-around option. Some of the stunts will present serious consequence if messed up, so be aware and make good decisions.

Transition 4 (CF Climb) - Push the old line, or ride/push the new one. Your choice, they both will be painful.

Timed Segment 4 (Bottom of Race of Spades) - The shortest stage but deserving of your full attention. A bit of pedaling through narrow trees that want to grab your bars. Then ribboned trail with many wooden features, either know the features or read the signs, you don't want to take an accidental 3M drop. Then a high speed section with poor sightlines to the finish.

Transition 5 (Tom Snow) - Please ensure the gate is closed after you pass through.

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Route Sections

1 Timed Segment 1 (Brakeless)
2 Timed Segment 2 (Family Guy from Billy D)
3 Timed Segment 3 (Race of Spades Upper)
4 Timed Segment 4 (Race of Spades Lower)

Details

  • Race Course
  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for MooseDuro 2017 (Short Course) mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    4,694 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,737 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,694 ft
  • Grade
    -0.05%
  • Grade max
    -51.259%
  • Grade min
    42.353%
  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,470 ft
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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Packed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Tree hugger
Tree hugger
0:23 | 425 | comments: 0 | favs:
May 17, 2018
Well, this happened yesterday. Front tire got a little squirrelly on me in the loose. Replaced the Bontragers with Aggressor/DHF combo today....
Moose Mountain - Family Guy
Moose Mountain - Family Guy
trail: Family Guy
7:34 | 113 | comments: 0 | favs:
Jan 18, 2018
Only my second time ever doing big mountain riding. First time at Moose mountain, first run of the day. High speed DH/AM trail.
Bragg Swag 2017 crash
Bragg Swag 2017 crash
trail: Family Guy
0:47 | 124 | comments: 0 | favs:
Nov 8, 2017
First run of the day on family guy and I tag a tree. Go figure

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
Race of Spades
Aug 8, 2018 @ 8:54am
Aug 8, 2018
In great shape, ride up the road was hot!!! Nice and cool in the trees.
Sulphur Springs
Aug 7, 2018 @ 7:22am
Aug 7, 2018
Trail has mild amounts of mud in the usual spots and is drying up fast. the rest of the trail is absolutely perfect with a good tack to it. Pivot Cycles Demo crew was out on Saturday. Great ride.
Elbow Valley
Aug 7, 2018 @ 7:16am
Aug 7, 2018
I did the sulfur springs /elbow valley loop. Trail from sulfur springs to sulfur springs is dry. dusty in a few places. Surprising considering all the rain.
Brakeless
Aug 6, 2018 @ 7:45pm
Aug 6, 2018
Trail is somewhat overgrown on the lower portion.
Ninja Cow
Jul 22, 2018 @ 9:24am
Jul 22, 2018
Getting pretty overgrown, trail is almost gone at the lower elevation turnoff
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