Heels on Wheels • July 14, 2018
Start Time - 9:00am
A Women’s Enduro-Style Mountain Bike Event
THIS IS A FREE EVENT! BUT SPACE IS LIMITED AND PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER ONLINE!
The Ride – Getting Sweaty
What do we mean by ‘enduro-style mountain bike event’? Heels on Wheels is not a race. Enduro-style means there are timed segments throughout the course. There will be four timed descents and one optional timed uphill challenge. The result? You get to cruise the uphills at your own pace, get to know some of the other riders, and then push yourself on the timed downhill sections. In short, we’ve structured the event the way we usually ride – fun and relaxed on the uphills and fast on the downhills.
The After-Party – Getting Fancy
Immediately after the ride, we are hosting the 'Heels' part of the event at the Stagecoach. This is when we put on our party dresses (seriously, bring a dress and some heels! Or hang in your sweaty spandex, that works too!) and talk about the fun we had on our bikes all day. Fitzgerald's Bikes has provided us with some great prizes to give out.
The Course - Getting Detailed
The course will start and end at the Stagecoach at the bottom of Teton Pass. There is an optional starting point at Phillips Ridge Trailhead for those who would prefer to shuttle up the Pass. You will need to organize your own shuttle. The course is 22 miles with 3,698 feet of climbing and descending.
From the Stagecoach, riders will pedal up the pathway to the base of the Old Pass Road. They will then either continue up the Old Pass Road or ascend the Crater Trail for the optional timed uphill challenge. From there, they will take the Phillips Connector and cross over Hwy 22 to the Phillips Ridge trail network. The course will include the Snotel, Arrow, and Phillips Ridge Road trails, and conclude with a final descent down the Phillips Ridge trail. The course concludes at the Stagecoach, though participants are welcome to arrange pickups at the bottom of Phillips Ridge trail.
Timed Segments - Going Fast
The riders with the smallest cumulative time on the 4 timed descents will be the winners of the Enduro.
The optional timed uphill challenge will be scored separately.
Click on the segments below to view
The below steps MUST be taken for you to be scored in the Enduro and the Climb.
1) You MUST carry a smartphone during the race
2) Download the free Strava app to your phone
3) On your Strava app, start recording an activity before the race start
4) End the Activity after you finish the race
5) Upload and Sync your Activity
We will have feed stations on course to help keep you fueled for the ride.
However, please ensure you are prepared for a full day out and do not rely on the feed stations.
We are looking for volunteers! We are looking for feed station volunteers, rider check-in, and sweeps. If you’re stoked about getting ladies out on bikes, this is your gig. Contact [email protected] if you want to help out.