The Salida 720 - A Technical 12-hour Mountain Bike Race in the Heart of the Rockies!

Apr 17, 2018 at 6:01
by Keith Darner  

Mountains-Check. Technical Terrain-You betcha. Friends-Yes! Post-Race Cinco De Mayo Festivities-Definitely!

We are talking about the inaugural Salida 720 on May 5th, 2018. The charming, high elevation downtown of Salida, will be playing host to this spectacular first year event. Whether you are seeking to test your biking prowess or want to join the lively community entertainment and recreation, we have you covered!

The course is mostly single track then a mixture of pavement, dirt and two track road. The single track has some of the most sought after terrain in the valley, from challenging features to endless sections of fast and flowy trails, let's just say it’s smoother than your Grandma’s whipped butter. Not to mention the section called “Chicken Dinner,” it too is loaded with countless berms and pump flow rollers.

Race categories represent the full gamut, including solo women/men, 2, 3, 4 person teams. Team options are open and can be coed, all women, or all men. There is even a single speed solo category.

Hosted by the Boathouse Cantina, a vista-fueled restaurant on the riverfront, the Salida 720 will be taking over the town with the race and social gathering at its core. With a talented list of local musicians the entertainment will be plentiful throughout the 12 hours of racing and beyond.

Join our bustling celebration, showcasing mountain biking at its finest, gorgeous landscapes, and festivities for all to enjoy.

For more information about the event and registration, please visit: or email -

Local sponsors include Elevation Brewery, Soul Craft Brewery, Mo Burrito, Woods High Mountain Distillery, Brown Dog Coffee, and Absolute Bikes.

Salida 720 - is in conjunction and under permit of the Bureau Of Land Management Royal Gorge Field Office. (AOA) # CO-200-RG-RU-18-08


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