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By October 3, 2012 No Comments

October is the time of year when turning leaves signal cooler mountain air. It also means the end of a busy bike season in the San Juans.

For those who want to squeeze in one last event before the snow flies, Mountain Village has got your back. The fourth annual Fall Tilt in Telluride returns Friday, October 5 – Saturday, October 6. The cash purse totals $5,000.

“Every year the caliber of riders that come out to celebrate with Mountain Village is impressive,” said Mountain Village Community Relations Manager Nichole Zangara. “The town is invested in mountain biking and we look for every opportunity possible to share our passion for the sport with other like-minded riders.”

The Fall Tilt race course, all within the Mountain Village Bike Park, is comprised of five adjacent downhill trails that will be used simultaneously from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. It is up to the rider which trail he or she uses for each downhill lap.

“Riders can expect some new trails like Gold Rush, which will be a fun addition and help keep 12 hours of riding from getting too repetitive,” said Race Director Jon Tracy. “With the World Cup Trail being one of the faster courses in the park, if you want to be a top finisher you will want to ride this trail. Last year the top finishers completed 76 laps. That translated to 228 big jumps in the course of a day … pretty incredible.”

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