41.4 miles
Distance
12,428 ft
Climb
-12,435 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

Be aware, all roads on transfers are live and will potentially have vehicle traffic. Pay attention, especially while riding around corners, and follow all traffic laws.

The Pro/Expert course uses Stages 1-5. Sport will race Stages 1-4. The Pro/Expert Course is roughly 35 miles of riding and pedaling, and 5,400' of climbing. Everyone: Keep your timing chip overnight.

Transfer 1 – Everyone - Riders will depart Race HQ in waves and begin pedaling East on the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes. You'll take a left onto E. Market Ave, right onto Alhambra Rd, and then left onto Presley Ave/Alhambra Rd. You'll climb a short hill and pass the Greenwood Cemetery, pay your respects. The road will narrow, turn to dirt, and wind its way to the bike trails. Wildcat is the first trail on your right, pedal up Wildcat until you see signs for the push trail to Stage 1 Start. Push, ride, portage your bike to the start of Stage 1.

Stage 1 - Everyone - Mission Accomplished/Man Child

Mission Accomplished was cut in just for this race and will close immediately after the race. Please do not return to this trail after the race, our land use in the future depends on respecting these agreements. Mission Accomplished is a fresh loamer that feeds into the bottom of Man Child. You'll catch the setup up/step down, a few more berms, and finish just after the last tabletop.

Transfer 2 - Everyone - Ride down Frog Trees and onto the Trail of the CDA's. Pedal towards Silver Mountain, but take a left onto Division St. Stay on Division St. until seeing signs pointing out a left turn onto Slaughterhouse Gulch Rd. The asphalt will turn to dirt, and you’ll ascend roughly 2000’ to 5 Corners. Once you reach the top of the transition you have up to five minutes to start the stage.

Stage 2- Everyone - Soup Kitchen/Mom Jeans/War Gerbil

Launch into the roots and off cambers of Soup Kitchen, navigate the high lines of Mom Jeans, and then gently sprint your way into War Gerbil. The Gerbil has really developed into a local favorite with some great line choices, and roots that have fully matured into a lottery-based system of deciding who gets through.

Transfer 3 - Everyone - Transfer down Frog Trees, hop on the Trail of the CDA's, pass through the neutral support area, and head up the gondola.

Stage 3 - Everyone - Hot Beans/Frankenbeans

Stage 3 is a full-on downhill track with an optional section called Baby Swiss. Baby Swiss is NOT rollable, please look before you leap.

Transfer 4 - Everyone - Hop on Chair 3. Don't blow it, people are watching. You had your whole life to get ready for this.

Stage 4 - Everyone - El Burro Loco/Carnage Asada/Daisy Downs/Daisy Dukes

El Burro Loco means The Burro Loco, and it's a fun and twisty blue tech trail that winds down to the bottom of Chair 5. As you cross the road at Chair 5 you'll notice an opening to a brand new Silver Mountain Bike Park trail that was finished this Thursday. Drop into it. Carnage Asada is mysterious new delicacy that was being finished by the SMBC Trail Crew so we could debut it for the NAEC. It has twists, turns, roots, and we believe there's a sprint in there too. You'll cross Ridge Rd, take the tiny piece of Picnic Rock trail, and dive into Daisy Downs. We moved a lot of dirt, branches, and trees this spring, but all the roots remain. In dry conditions this trail is a fast and fun series of high lines, in the wet it makes everyone question their ability to ride bikes. Daisy Dukes was a new trail last year, and we've beaten it into a fun and steep surf zone. Jay and Frankie moved a lot of dirt this year to keep people flowing in the right direction, enjoy, and tell them thanks when you see them.

Transfer 5 - Everyone - Pedal up the same road you climber earlier, but take the first left this time. Hop on Pepsi Can and transfer your way down the mountain on any open trails. Take the Trail of the CDAs back to the Neutral Support area. The Pro/Expert course moves on to Stage 5, but SPORT IS DONE FOR THE DAY.

Transfer 5 - Pro/Expert only - Hop back on the gondola. Exit the Gondola, walk out towards the start of Stage 3, and you'll see signs directing you to transfer down the first portion of Snake Pit. IMPORTANT: After you do the first high speed section of Snake Pit you will be in a big open saddle, slow down and look for signs directing you under the rope and onto a road on your left. Climb the road and follow the signs to Kellogg Peak. Take a good look, you can see MT, WA, and BC on a really nice day.

Stage 5- Pro/Expert only- Stix & Stones/Snake Pit

Stix & Stones got a full makeover, we cut out a bunch of trees, raked the whole thing top to bottom, and cut out some new line options. It's still steep, smells exactly like hot brakes, and sounds like carbon eating rocks. And sometimes rocks eating carbon. Once you make the turn onto Snake Pit, you'll notice that the smell of brakes intensifies, and there are somehow more rocks.

Transfer 6 - Pro/Expert only - Back to the Base.

If you're looking at Chair 3 from the bottom, pedal up the road to your left, then go up Moose Knuckle. At the top of Moose Knuckle we'll have a volunteer if the race is still going on Stage 4, they'll direct you to a safe way to transfer down to 5 Corners. From there you can transfer out any open trail. Be sure to catch the party at The Beanery from 6-9pm on Friday.

Detailed Description
Schwalbe NAEC 2023 Day 1 is a 41 mile moderately popular expert race route located near Kellogg Idaho. This mountain bike primary route and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 29 trails. This route climbs 12,428 ft with a max elevation of 6,300 ft then descends -12,435 ft.

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Route Sections

1 Stage 1
  • 1 mile distance
  • 3 ft climb
  • -731 ft descent
2 Stage 2
  • 3 miles distance
  • 50 ft climb
  • -1,657 ft descent
3 Stage 3
  • 3,921 ft distance
  • 0 ft climb
  • -664 ft descent
4 Stage 4
  • 3 miles distance
  • 5 ft climb
  • -2,204 ft descent
5 Stage 5
  • 1 mile distance
  • 7 ft climb
  • -1,420 ft descent

Trails in Route

Frog Trees2,674 ft
Soup Kitchen3,760 ft
Mom Jeans1,706 ft
Frog Trees2,520 ft
Silver Mountain Gondola3 miles
Hot Beans981 ft
Franknbeans2,493 ft
Chair Three1,916 ft
El Burro Loco3,015 ft
Pepsi Can2,356 ft
Pirate Trail13 miles
Wildcat2 miles
Frog Trees2,536 ft
Silver Mountain Gondola3 miles
Stix & Stones3,560 ft
Snake Pit3,307 ft
MooseKnuckle2 miles
Corkscrew1,926 ft
High Life1,903 ft
Low Life2,149 ft
Afternoon Delight3,488 ft
Pepsi Can1,818 ft
Wildcat187 ft
Pirate Trail338 ft
WideOpen2,060 ft
Tinkerbell502 ft
Secret Squirrel2,927 ft
Morning Woods1,053 ft

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  • Race Course
  • Race Date
    Saturday June 17, 2023
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • E-Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Schwalbe NAEC 2023 Day 1 mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -6 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,299 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,307 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,300 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -146.2%
  • Grade min
    196.3%
  • Distance climb
    16 miles
  • Distance down
    21 miles
  • Distance flat
    4 miles
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