COURSE: 2016 El Dorado Benduro

Official race map coming soon. Course will be marked June 17th. We recommend picking up a super sweet topo map of the entire Northern El Dorado National Forest at the Georgetown Ranger Station. Don't forget to tell them you are in town for Benduro!

Course Description: Approx 12.2 miles total, 2,500 ft of descending, 2,116 ft of total climbing
Start Shuttle: All racers will board Shuttle Smith Adventures at Sweetbriar Farm (address will come with registration)

Warm Up Transfer: From Bald Mtn Staging Area, Trail 1 to Intersection of Trail 4-1
Stage 1: Trail 4-1, left on Trail 4 to creek crossing.

Mega Transfer: Trail 4, right on 12N72 to Trail 1. Remain on Trail 1 to the top of Mount Ballarat. This is a very punishing climb and/or hike-a-bike.

Stage 2: Top of Mount Ballarat down Trail 1 all the way to Rock Creek crossing. This stage begins very steep, loose and rocky, but wide with many line choices. The middle of this stage is a short recovery cruise/pedal on a fireroad. Then down the "Deep Water Descent" a pretty steep singletrack.

Cool Down Transfer: From Finish 2 racers will ride up Trail 1 to 12N81 and remain on this fireroad to shuttle pick up on Darling Ridge Road.

Finish Shuttle: Racers will board Shuttle Smith Adventures for a ride back to Sweetbriar Farm.

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