Have questions about this weekend’s ride, here are some answers to help you have a great ride:
STILL ROOM TO REGISTER
We are still accepting registrations, and will not turn anyone away! Please come to register either on Friday from 4-8pm or on Saturday morning starting at 5:30am at Copper Mountains conference center in the main village. Click here for location
RIDE GUIDE – COMPLETE INFO ON THE RIDE
LOST OR MANGLED WRIST BANDS
If you lost your wrist band is lost or damaged, no worries, come up to Copper Mountain Resort and we can verify your registration and give you a new one! Please bring your conformation sheet and or mangled number.
In true cycling tradition, the i25 Kia Copper Triangle will take place regardless of weather; therefore NO refunds will be provided.
CAN MY FRIENDS PICK UP MY PACKET?
Yes, we do allow that. No ID required.
The i25 Kia Copper Triangle will hold the start and finish at the Burning Stones Plaza at Copper Mountain Resort.
Friday August 4
4 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Registration / Packet pick-up & Expo – Click here for location
Saturday August 5
5:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. – Registration / Packet pick-up – Click here for location
5:45 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. – Start times (all riders MUST start by 8 a.m.) Colorado State Patrol will not allow anyone to start prior to first light (5:45 am) without both front and back lights on your bike.
10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Alpine Celebration
JERSEY AND PACKET PICK UP
If you did not choose to have your packet mailed to you, you can pick up your packet at Kokopeli Trail in the Copper Conference Center at Copper Mountain at the following times:
Friday (4p.m. – 8 p.m.)
Saturday (5:30 a.m. – 8 a.m.)
See map for location – CLICK HERE
If your Jersey does not fit, you can, subject to availability, exchange it at the event at the merchandise booth. Please note that availability will be limited and so we can’t guarantee that all sizes will be available.
RIDE START TIME
Please plan to start your ride between 5:45 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. ALL riders MUST be on the road by 8:00a.m. We encourage riders to begin early to avoid the traditional afternoon mountain thunderstorms and highway traffic. Colorado State Patrol will not allow anyone to start prior to first light (5:45 am) without both front and back lights on your bike.
If you have your number you can either start from the official start in the main village at Copper Mountain, or head out from the parking lots at Copper, We will have signs directing where you will go.
BIKE NUMBERS AND WRIST BANDS
You must wear your event bike number and wrist bands at all times!! Your bike number must be attached to the top tube of your bicycle. The numbers are designed to stick to themselves and not to your bike. The Colorado State Patrol has the authority to remove anyone without a bike number from the course. Attendants will be monitoring all aid stations and you will need to show your wrist band in order to receive refreshments. Your wrist band will also allow you to enter the post-ride Alpine Celebration and lunch.
POST-RIDE ALPINE CELEBRATION & LUNCH
Stick around after your ride for the Alpine Celebration and Lunch. Check out the latest cycling gear, accessories and nutritional products. You can find great bargains on apparel, equipment and more. Tell your friends and family that the expo is also open during the event. So, while you are out on the course, they can enjoy the exhibits.
The lunch is FREE to all Copper Triangle participants. Your wrist band will act as your ticket for your lunch. Tickets to the lunch will also be available for friends and family for $20 each.
If you are staying at Copper Mountain, you will be given a parking pass when you check-in. That pass will give you access to the underground parking. For those of you who will be coming up for the day, there will be plenty of parking in the ski area parking lots. The “A” lot is the largest parking area and is about 1/2 mile ride to the Pavilion and Start line. – See Map – http://www.coppertriangle.com/ride-guide/
REST – AID STATIONS
There will be five aid/rest stations on the course. Each aid/rest station will be stocked with water, energy drink, energy bars/snacks, fruit, bagels, trail mix etc… Please note that not all items will be available at all aid/rest stations:
Aid 1 – Fremont Pass summit
Open 6:00am to 10:00am
Aid 2 – Tennessee Pass summit
Open 6:30am to 11:30am
Aid 3 –Little Beach Park (Minturn)
Open 7:00am to 12:30pm
Aid 4 – Base of Vail Pass
Open 8:00am to 2:00pm
Aid 5 – Vail Pass summit
Open 8:30am to 3:00pm
Riders must wear wristbands (supplied with registration) to obtain food.
Sag wagons will rove the course with water and road assistance to help riders experiencing mechanical trouble or those who become too fatigued to finish. Please be prepared to handle your own flats and minor repairs. There is a LAST SAG STOP at the east vail exit for those who want a ride up Vail Pass.
For the safety of all riders, private sag vehicles are NOT allowed on the course.
Expect temperatures to be in the upper 30’s to low 40’s at the start with normal daytime highs in the upper 60’s to low 70’s. Mountain weather is highly variable, so be prepared for thunderstorms or even rain.
There is NO RV or car camping available at Copper Mountain Resort the weekend of the event. However, there are several campsites near Frisco, and Lake Dillon, CO just a few miles down the road from the resort.
All photos taken at the Copper Triangle will be uploaded after the event! Please visit http://www.sundanceimages.com/ for all details!
Thanks again, and we hope enjoy your ride.