(Vail)--The Vail Recreation District's final Short Track MTB race is tomorrow (5/22) at the base of Beaver Creek. Race-day activities begin at 4:30 p.m. with day-of registration, which will last until 6:30 p.m. The first race of the event begins at 5:15 p.m. for kids ages six to nine years, followed by a race at 5:30 p.m. for kids ages 10 to 14 years. Adult races will begin at 5:45 p.m. with the Beginner Category and continue with the Sport Category at 6:15 p.m. The final race, for cyclists in the Expert Category, will begin at 6:45 p.m. Costs to participate in the races are $7 for kids and $15 for adults. Registration information for the VRD's Spring MTB Short Track Race Series races is available by clicking here.  

An after party will be held at the Met, located below the Dusty Boot in Beaver Creek following the race for all participants and spectators. All racers will have the chance to win raffle prizes and adult racers will receive a free Bud Light. Unlike the seven races the VRD has planned this summer for the Athletic Club at the Westin's Vail, Beaver Creek Mountain Bike Race Series, the Spring MTB Short Track Series will not award prizes or points for individual racers or teams.   
The short track race will take place on a short dirt loop that will take riders around the base of Beaver Creek Mountain. Adult participants will complete as many laps as possible in 20 minutes with an average lap taking approximately two minutes to finish. The length of time for the youth racers is 10 minutes. 

In addition, the Athletic Club at the Westin Vail Mountain Bike Race Series kicks off its season next week on Wednesday, May 29. Racers can register for the entire race series for $150 by May 24. Individual adult race costs are $25 for preregistration or $35 on race-day. Teams of up to 25 riders can compete for the overall series title as well. Larkburger Youth Series (ages 8 -14) costs are $60 for the entire series by May 24 or $10 for individual races ahead of time and $15 on race-day. Registration is available by clicking here.

Sponsors of the 2013 Spring MTB Short Track Series include the Athletic Club at the Westin, East West Resorts, Vail Valley Medical Center, The Dusty Boot, Beaver Creek Resort, Summit Ford, Bud Light, Apex Dental, New York Life/Ryan Van Ness, Central Rockies Mortgage, Primal Cycling Apparel, Drift Innovation, Honey Stinger, Vail Honeywagon, Steadman Philippon Research Institute and The Steadman Clinic.
Preregistration for the MTB Short Track Race Series and Athletic Club at the Westin Mountain Bike Series, as well as information about VRD's action-packed lineup of spring and summer mountain bike activities is available by calling 970-479-2280 or clicking here. For details on all other VRD programs, click here.
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Contact:  Beth Pappas, VRD Sports Event & Sponsorship Manager, 970.479.2280 ext. 7009                    

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