20 miles
Distance
6,507 ft
Climb
-6,462 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

Transfer 1 utilizes active roads, riders need to respect traffic laws and remain alert even on the dirt roads.

Everyone will head East on the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes and then take a right on Division Street. Riders will take a left where the gondola comes near the ground on Slaughterhouse Gulch road. The pavement gives way to gravel almost immediately. The first third of this climb can be rough and steep, but after that it eases up and wanders its way up to 5 Corners.

Stage 1 starts off with Spooky Woods, this is a classic rooty tech trail with some fantastic fall line sections. At the bottom of the woods riders will take a quick right and then left onto the old Wide Open Road. This is a very fast and loose section of trail, keep your speed under control for the sharp right that delivers you onto Wide Open trail. We'll run the whole length of Wide Open which features high speeds through smooth and rough sections, with a few table tops along the way. Once you pass through the bigger S-berms Man Child begins. This section features jumps throughout it's length, and timing is crucial here when you're trying to maintain your speed without over jumping. Stage 1 ends before you reach the Cemetery Road crossing

Transfer 2 sends riders down Cemetery Road and then down a short but fun section of trail that is not part of the Silver Mountain Bike Park Trail System. Please keep your speed under control as you enter the road at the bottom of this trail. You will merge onto the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes, continue to the Gondola Village, and upload the gondola.

Stage 2 starts to the left of Chair 3 and is the same course we use for Cat1/Pro for the NWCup. It starts off with Hot Beans, a fast, rocky, and rough section that features some rocks that love eating single wall tires. After the stump garden riders will get a very short break on Alhambra before they drop into Frankenbeans. From here on out line choice is critical, with options in almost every corner, and long rough sections that let you really open it up. Baby Swiss is an optional section that's faster, but requires hitting a mandatory 18'x10' step down straight into a sizable step up. Please practice this section if you plan on hitting it in your race run.

Transfer 3 sends racers up Alhambra and then a couple of roads to the mountain house. Riding the chairlift is not an option.

Stage 3 is a full top to bottom run featuring a solid mix of fun, fast, and flowy trails. We kick things off with the rough and fast start of Jackass, and then hook left onto El Burro Loco. This trail was built last year and is a bit nastier version of Jackass, and is built in some of the best dirt on the mountain. Racers will rejoin Jackass and then leave the Chair 3 Zone on Lower Jackass. Riders can relax their hands for a moment on Ridge Road and then its onto Corkscrew, a trail that's all about keeping speeds up through the corners. After a short jaunt on Highlife racers will ride another new trail for this year, lowlife, which will deliver them to 5 Corners. Here you can hit the hip jump and then back into the woods for a long, fast, berm fest on Afternoon delight. Pepsi Can throws some tighter turns and a few tricky lines into the mix, and then it's on to Wildcat. This trail features some wonderful flow, a few roots, and a white knuckle straight line that's good for a few flat tires. Snaggletooth is another optional trail that is significantly shorter, but features some difficult rock sections and is pretty committed, this is another area we recommend learning in practice. Either way you go, Wildcat delivers you to Cemetery Road, and then it's a sprint to the finish on Frog Trees.

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Route Sections

1 Stage 1
  • 2 miles distance
  • 0 ft climb
  • -1,480 ft descent
2 Stage 2
  • 4,251 ft distance
  • 34 ft climb
  • -786 ft descent
3 Stage 3
  • 6 miles distance
  • 233 ft climb
  • -3,544 ft descent

Trails in Route

Slaughter House Gulch Road3 miles
Spooky Woods2,858 ft
Wide Open Road1,335 ft
WideOpen3,369 ft
Man Child2,648 ft
Morning Woods810 ft
Hot Beans823 ft
Alhambra449 ft
Franknbeans1,401 ft
Baby Swiss203 ft
Franknbeans1,188 ft
Alhambra1 miles
Jackass1,266 ft
El Burro Loco1,581 ft
Jackass246 ft
Lower Jackass2,648 ft
Ridge Road1,332 ft
Corkscrew1,893 ft
High Life2,113 ft
Low Life1,873 ft
Afternoon Delight3,783 ft
Pepsi Can1,811 ft
Wildcat4,068 ft
Snaggletooth1,332 ft
Wildcat3,691 ft
Frog Trees2,664 ft

Details

  • Race Course
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for NAEC 2017 Day 1 mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    45 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,285 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,287 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,332 ft
  • Grade
    0.042%
  • Grade max
    -52.347%
  • Grade min
    38.503%
  • Distance climb
    10 miles
  • Distance down
    10 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,964 ft
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