October 14, 2017
*** NO DOGS ALLOWED ***
THE PIT ZONE IS A BEAUTIFUL GRASSY EVENT AREA WITH TREES AND A LAKE
NO CARS ALLOWED IN THE PIT ZONE AT HIGH STAR RANCH – TEAMS MUST CARRY EVERYTHING A SHORT DISTANCE TO THEIR PIT. PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY
***No grills or camp stoves allowed in Pit Zone***
We are really excited for this brand new race venue! HIGH STAR RANCH, is nestled in the high mountain valley of Kamas, Utah. Just minutes from the world class ski Resorts of Park City, Utah. This 1,049 acre ranch community features homes and amazing outdoor and event amenities. Our course will be utilize just a small part of High Star Ranch’s 16 miles of professionally designed, single track, mountain bike trails which are open to the public. CLICK HERE for Trailforks map, and we hope you come up, pre-ride and take extra time to check out all the trails.
The award-winning State Road Restaurant will be open on race day for your dining needs. The renowned DeJoria Center provides an unrivaled concert and entertainment venue. High Star also has direct access to the 2.2 million acre Uinta National Forest, with equestrian facilities and an on-site Outfitter, Rhodes Valley Outfitters.
Course: 4.6 miles, 630 ft elevation gain
Course Description: (magenta line) A new race venue for the Utah League, the High Star Ranch course features smooth switchback climbs, plenty of double track for passing and a fun flow trail descent. Staging and start takes place at the main entrance to the DeJornia Center (green line). The start begins with a fast flat section of road that immediately hits a steep and short road climb. Racers then turn left (North), joining the course on a canal road for almost a mile, allowing time for separation before entering singletrack. Racers turn left, crossing over a bridge, to where the singletrack fun begins on a singletrack climbing trail called “HSR Mid Climb”. Several sweeping switchbacks lead riders up the the mountain. There is a slight traverse to the South once at top of the climb before heading downhill on the “HRS Climb” trail, a fun descent with some tight corners. From here, the riders will hit a double track traverse that meets up with a steep and loose leg-burner of a road climb. We saved the best for last as riders are rewarded at the end of the climb with a fun flow trail called “HR South Flow” that features smooth rollers and berms. At the bottom, riders take a short trail that leads to a dirt road sprint back to the finish.
Half-Lap: (straight at purple line) 3.4 miles with 377 elevation gain.
Course will be marked for pre-riding Friday, October 6th. Pre-riding will be open from October 6th through October 13th.
GATED BRIDGES: If pre-riding before October 6th, the north and south bridges are gated and locked – do not climb over these gates or fence. You must enter and exit the course through the main trail entrance. See photo on right.
SKILLS TIPS: There are several non-bermed downhill switchbacks that have rock obstacles in them on the “HRS Climb” Trail. Please don’t slam on brakes and skid into these switchbacks and create a brake divit.
GENERAL PARKING: (purple on map) includes purple lot and parking along road.
No cars may enter the Pit Zone (light blue) at High Star Ranch. The Pit Zone is a beautiful grassy area with trees and a lake, which you will greatly enjoy.
PIT ZONE DROP-OFF: (blue line on map): Vehicles with Pit Zone Hangtags are allowed to drop off in the Pit Zone drop off area, but will park in the main parking area (purple on map).
HEAD COACH PARKING: (yellow on map) only vehicles with Head Coach Parking hangtags. Vehicles with Head Coach hangtags may also drop off in the Pit Zone Drop-Off.
HANDICAPPED PARKING: (yellow on map) only vehicles with Handicapped hangtags.
Please CLICK HERE for the Google Maps location to route to High Star Ranch in Kamas, UT.
CAMPING & LODGING: There is no on-site camping. Lodging is available in Kamas and Park City (30 minutes away). Click CLICK HERE to view some camping options in the area. Click CLICK HERE to view other lodging options in the area.
On-line registration for this race closes Wednesday October 11th at 11:59 PM.
- Students must be “practice ready” in the Pit Zone by August 11 to participate in league races.
- On-site race registration opens Saturday, October 14th at 7:30 AM. You must register for your race at least 1 hour prior to your category start.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for any Pit Zone registration issues.
The EXPECTATION is that every parent/guardian will volunteer for the League at least ONCE per student per season. The great experience provided to student-athletes is only possible because of the contributions of over 200 volunteers at each race. Please learn more about the various volunteer positions on our website – most spots are about 4 hours.
- All volunteers receive free newly designed Hyperthreads volunteer t-shirt
- Paid parking positions
- Free races and tires for select Staging & Course Marshal positions (see website)
- Please CLICK HERE to volunteer for South Region Race 3.
We are tracking team volunteer sign up for AES promotional (details below)
AES Volunteering Promotional for Teams
Level 1 – 85% of parents affiliated within a specific team that volunteer throughout the race season will help the team receive two (2) double sided flags (12’ feather or teardrop), plus accessories, plus 5% off their next order. Retail value of $160
Level 2 – 70% of parents affiliated within a specific team that volunteer throughout the race season will help the team receive two (2) single sided flags (12’ feather or teardrop), plus accessories. Retail value of $110
Level 3 – 65% of parents affiliated within a specific team that volunteer throughout the race season will help the team receive a single sided flag (12’ feather or teardrop). Retail value of $60
- TOSH is providing physician coverage – please visit their tent for any non-emergency medical needs.
- 4 EMT’s at all races for emergency medical issues.
- Food service provided by State Road Restaurant at High Star Ranch.
- No Dogs Allowed!
- No open fires, grills or propane camp stoves in the team pit area.