Vin du Lac Winery Presents the Echo Valley 30/60 Mile MTB Race
June 8, 2013 | Sponsored by Vin du Lac of Chelan
NW Epic Series's 2nd stop will once again be at Echo Valley in Chelan. The feedback from the 2012 race was overwhelmingly positive and we are stoked to come back in 2013! The race will be held at the scenic and smooth flowing trails of Echo Ridge/Valley above beautiful Lake Chelan. The Echo Valley Ski Resort will have camping and facilities available, ideal for a weekend of racing and relaxing.
This race is sponsored by Vin du Lac of Chelan, one of the top Wineries in the region, and was named “Winery of the Year” in 2010. Check out the wine discount and dinner special offers for racers on the "Lodging" tab. We'll be raffling some of their vintages at this race as well!
The race will be limited to 400 riders. We provide a well marked course, awards, race swag, fully stocked aid stations (FRS, Clif Product, nuun, Fruit, PbnJ, Cookies, Crackers, etc) and a post race feast.
If you're thinking about taking a week-long vacation in Chelan, we're also hosting the Evergreen Trail Run's Echo Valley Run/Walk on June 15th so you can literally do two fun races in one week!
Registration is limited to 400 total riders and opens in January 2013.
Registration fees includes insurance, logo'ed swag, bibs, fully stocked aid stations, post race barbecue for racers to refuel and enjoy, live music, beer, awards, etc. Categories are Male Open, Male 40-49, Male 50+, Female Open, Female 40+ and Singlespeed.
- Super Early Bird Registration (Until April 7, 2013 11:59 PM): $60 for the 30 Miler and $80 for the 60 Miler
- Early Bird Registration (Until May 20, 2013 11:59 PM): $65 for the 30 Miler and $85 for the 60 Miler
- Regular Registration (Until June 6, 2013 11:59 PM): $70 for the 30 Miler and $90 for the 60 Miler
For policy/refund click here
Race start is at 1700 Cooper Gulch Road, Chelan WA, 98831.
From Chelan, head north of Chelan on Manson Highway 150 about 2 miles to Boyd Road. Turn right and follow Boyd Road approximately 7 miles to Cooper Gulch Road. Follow signs to the Ski area.
Lodging & Specials
There will be onsite camping at the Ski Resort at Start Finish for just $10/night/tent or car, directly made out to the Echo Ski Club. Sanicans and Indoor Washrooms are available, but no showers. No need to reserve, just show up, camping is available both Friday and Saturday night.
You can book lodging as well as find activity information on the Chelan Chamber of Commerce website. Vin du Lac winery, sponsor of this event, is providing our racers a dinner special offer for the Friday before the race and a honorary wine club membership for the weekend. For details see below.
HONORARY WINE-CLUB MEMBERSHIP AT VIN DU LAC for Race Weekend
Our presenting sponsor for this race, Vin du Lac Winery, is offering honorary wine club memberships for the race weekend to all registrants. You can pick up your honorary membership card on Friday at the winery or on Saturday at the race registration area. Your honorary membership will entitle you to special deals and discounts at Vin du Lac’s tasting room and restaurant, including 20 – 30% off all wine, and 15% off all food or non-wine merchandise.
VIN DU LAC WINERY HOSTS NW EPIC RACE DINNERS FRIDAY EVENING BEFORE THE RACES
Our presenting sponsor for this race, Vin du Lac Winery, is hosting a special dinner for all race registrants at its renowned French Bistro on Friday evening before the races. This is an opportunity to get together with your fellow competitors, and do some serious carb-loading in gourmet style. Vin du Lac will be offering a prix fixe menu at special wine-club pricing. The meal will include appetizers, entrée and dessert. Everyone will have a choice of surf, turf, or sod (veggie!) and there will be lots of race- friendly carbs. Price is $30, or $35 to include a glass of award-winning wine. The dinner seating is at 7:00pm, so everyone can jet over from the west side or wherever and make it in time. Seating is limited, so call early for reservations: (509) 682-2882
Friday June 7th
03:00pm, HQ, Camping Opens
05:00-09:00pm, packet pickup opportunity at Vin Du Lac, 105 Highway 150 Chelan, WA 98816
Saturday June 8th
07:30am Race Check in, Packet Pickup starts at HQ/Start at the Ski Area
09:30am: 60 Mile Start Men Open/Masters 40-49
09:40am: 60 Mile Start Men 50+, Men SS and Women Open/Masters 40+
10:00am: 30 Mile Start Men Open/Masters 40-49
10:10am: 30 Mile Start Men 50+, Men SS and Women Open/Masters 40+
Cutoff 30 Mile: 02:00pm for 2nd loop
Cutoff 60 Mile: 04:00pm for 4th loop
Course closes at 07:00pm
Sunday 01:00pm Camping Closes
Course map is posted below, Click on image to enlarge map for more details and printing. Start AND Finish will be at Echo Valley Ski Area.
30 Mile: Red to A1, two blue loops, on 2nd lap take green to Finish
60 Mile: Red to A1, four blue loops, on 4th lap take green to Finish
Below is the Garmin profile of Logan Wetzel's Echo Valley 60 miler race in 2012. Logan won the Open Men division.
Results & Photos
You can find both results and photos here.
Read about how we keep the races green here.
We are dedicated to the responsible enjoyment and active stewardship of the outdoors, and we encourage you to "leave no trace behind" by taking all trash with you. The park rangers always appreciate it when racers follow the marked course and keep the trails clean, and they are much more likely to grant permission for us to put on races at the same location if the trails are kept in good condition.
The trails will be open to other users during the event, hikers and cyclists. Please be courteous, you will unlikely encounter more than a few. Where the trails are narrow, please let other participants pass you if they want to get by.
During the event we will have volunteers staffing the aid stations and HQ. These volunteers are bikers, trail builders and friends and families of the bike community that have kindly offered a day out of their weekend to work the stations so you can enjoy a safe and fun race. A race like this simply cannot happen without volunteers. Please appreciate their efforts and be courteous and gracious when requesting for help, and please consider helping out at a future event to give back to the community.
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Full Speed Ahead
Full Speed Ahead is happy to be providing Neutral Support for all of the NW Epic series. Full Speed Ahead will be have a FSA NS mechanic and tent at each check point. So if that random root, tree or suicidal squirrel causes a crash. Seek out the FSA NS mechanic at the check points and they will do their best to get you back in the race.