URBAN ASSAULT MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE

EXPERIENCE THE NATION'S
PREMIER OUTDOOR SPORTS
AND MUSIC FESTIVAL!

MAY 19-21  I  RICHMOND, VIRGINIA

SATURDAY, MAY 20 - 1:00 PM

Get ready to race your mountain bike on some of the best and toughest urban single track the East Coast has to offer. The James River Park trails will give local mountain bikers and visiting riders alike a chance to test their skills. The rock gardens, short steep climbs, creek crossings, fast downhills, and twisty single track are both technically challenging and physically demanding. The hard work and mostly volunteer effort that has gone into maintaining and developing these trails make the Urban Assault a race to remember. Even though we have a Beginner division, we wouldn't recommend this race for newbies.

URBAN ASSAULT MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE

SATURDAY, MAY 20 - 1:00 PM

Get ready to race your mountain bike on some of the best and toughest urban single track the East Coast has to offer. The James River Park trails will give local mountain bikers and visiting riders alike a chance to test their skills. The rock gardens, short steep climbs, creek crossings, fast downhills, and twisty single track are both technically challenging and physically demanding. The hard work and mostly volunteer effort that has gone into maintaining and developing these trails make the Urban Assault a race to remember. Even though we have a Beginner division, we wouldn't recommend this race for newbies.

RESULTS
Results for the 2017 Urban Assault can be found here.

Cost:

  Short Loop (10 miles) Long Loop (20 miles)
Through March 31
$30 $40
April 1 - April 30 $35 $45
May 1 - May 17 $40 $50
On Site May 19-20 $45 $55


Includes: a cool event t-shirt, post-race beer or soda, and a free concert.

REGISTRATION

SIGN UP ONLINE through 11:59 p.m. on May 17.

On site registration is in the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar courtyard Island during the following times:

Friday, May 19 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
Saturday, May 20 beginning at 10 a.m. 

Entries are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Packet Pick Up:

Packet Pick-up is in the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar courtyard during the following times:

Friday, May 19 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 20 beginning at 10 a.m.

A photo ID is required for adults to pick up your packet (not required for minors without IDs).

COMPETITION SCHEDULE:

*Start times subject to change

Race Category

Distance

Start Time*

Pro/Expert Men - Senior (19-29)

20 miles

1:00 p.m.

Pro/Expert Men - Master (30-39)

20 miles

1:00 p.m.

Pro/Expert Men - Master (40+)

20 miles

1:00 p.m.

Pro/Expert Women - Open (12-99)

20 miles

1:02 p.m.

Single Speed Open (12-99)

20 miles

1:04 p.m.

Sport Men - Senior (19-29)

20 miles

1:06 p.m.

Sport Men - Master (30-39)

20 miles

1:08 p.m.

Sport Men - Master (40+)

20 miles

1:10 p.m.

Junior Expert (12-18)

20 miles

1:12 p.m.

Sport Women - Open (12-99)

10 miles

2:10 p.m.

Beginner Men - Senior (19-29)

10 miles

2:11 p.m.

Beginner Men - Master (30-39)

10 miles

2:12 p.m.

Beginner Men - Master (40+)

10 miles

2:13 p.m.

Junior Beginner (12-18)

10 miles

2:14 p.m.

Beginner Women - Open (12-99)

10 miles

2:15 p.m.

Age Requirements:

Participants must be at least 12 years old to participate.

Rules:

  • Mountain bikes ONLY
  • All riders must wear a helmet
  • Please be aware that the trails used for this event are shared multi-use trails. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with the IMBA Rules of the Trail.
  • Any weather related decisions will be made as soon as possible.  We want the event to happen but will always put the safety of our participants first along with our responsibility to prevent deterioration of our awesome trail system.
  • Consumption of alcohol before the event is PROHIBITED

Awards:

Prize money will be awarded to the top Male and Female finishers in the Expert division*

1st $500
2nd $300
3rd $250
4th $175
5th $125

*There must be a minimum of 5 competitors in each class in order to qualify for the cash. With less than 10 competitors, only the top 3 will be awarded prize money.

Awards to the top three finishers in each race category will be mailed out after the event.

Course Description:

PLEASE NOTE: The Urban Assault course will be marked in the customary BLUE arrows.

NEW this year, we will be following the course in the opposite direction than we have in the past.  We have followed the James River Park trails counter-clockwise, but this year the race will go in the other direction. The course will continue to start and finish in the Belle Isle parking lot adjacent to Tredegar Street. Racers then will ride up the gravel road and take a hard right up to the Lee Bridge. Cross the bridge, veer right and follow the course parallel to Riverside Drive and onto the Buttermilk Trail. Continue west on Buttermilk to Reedy Creek.

Head down through the far left “chunnel” or culvert, up the rocks and then make a clockwise lap of Forest Hill Park. Cross the concrete bridge before heading back through the culvert. Continue west on Buttermilk and descend carefully down the rocks below the Boulevard Bridge. Cross the Boulevard Bridge and turn left to access the North Bank Trail. Follow North Bank up the wooden ramp and the Stairway to Heaven climb.

DETOUR this year: Pop out onto Kansas Avenue, with an immediate left onto Hampton Street.  This will be followed by a right onto New York Avenue, a right onto Georgia Street and then a left back onto Kansas.  Head east on Kansas and take a right on Texas Avenue. Follow the North Bank Trail back to the finish at the Belle Isle parking lot. (If you are doing the 20-mile course, you will head left and back up to the Lee Bridge and do another lap.)

To get an idea of what the course is like, click here. (This is last year's course, you will be going the opposite direction in 2017)

More Info:

Email the Sports Backers
RESULTS
Results for the 2017 Urban Assault can be found here.

Cost:

  Short Loop (10 miles) Long Loop (20 miles)
Through March 31
$30 $40
April 1 - April 30 $35 $45
May 1 - May 17 $40 $50
On Site May 19-20 $45 $55


Includes: a cool event t-shirt, post-race beer or soda, and a free concert.

REGISTRATION

SIGN UP ONLINE through 11:59 p.m. on May 17.

On site registration is in the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar courtyard Island during the following times:

Friday, May 19 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
Saturday, May 20 beginning at 10 a.m. 

Entries are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Packet Pick Up:

Packet Pick-up is in the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar courtyard during the following times:

Friday, May 19 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 20 beginning at 10 a.m.

A photo ID is required for adults to pick up your packet (not required for minors without IDs).

COMPETITION SCHEDULE:

*Start times subject to change

Race Category

Distance

Start Time*

Pro/Expert Men - Senior (19-29)

20 miles

1:00 p.m.

Pro/Expert Men - Master (30-39)

20 miles

1:00 p.m.

Pro/Expert Men - Master (40+)

20 miles

1:00 p.m.

Pro/Expert Women - Open (12-99)

20 miles

1:02 p.m.

Single Speed Open (12-99)

20 miles

1:04 p.m.

Sport Men - Senior (19-29)

20 miles

1:06 p.m.

Sport Men - Master (30-39)

20 miles

1:08 p.m.

Sport Men - Master (40+)

20 miles

1:10 p.m.

Junior Expert (12-18)

20 miles

1:12 p.m.

Sport Women - Open (12-99)

10 miles

2:10 p.m.

Beginner Men - Senior (19-29)

10 miles

2:11 p.m.

Beginner Men - Master (30-39)

10 miles

2:12 p.m.

Beginner Men - Master (40+)

10 miles

2:13 p.m.

Junior Beginner (12-18)

10 miles

2:14 p.m.

Beginner Women - Open (12-99)

10 miles

2:15 p.m.

Age Requirements:

Participants must be at least 12 years old to participate.

Rules:

  • Mountain bikes ONLY
  • All riders must wear a helmet
  • Please be aware that the trails used for this event are shared multi-use trails. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with the IMBA Rules of the Trail.
  • Any weather related decisions will be made as soon as possible.  We want the event to happen but will always put the safety of our participants first along with our responsibility to prevent deterioration of our awesome trail system.
  • Consumption of alcohol before the event is PROHIBITED

Awards:

Prize money will be awarded to the top Male and Female finishers in the Expert division*

1st $500
2nd $300
3rd $250
4th $175
5th $125

*There must be a minimum of 5 competitors in each class in order to qualify for the cash. With less than 10 competitors, only the top 3 will be awarded prize money.

Awards to the top three finishers in each race category will be mailed out after the event.

Course Description:

PLEASE NOTE: The Urban Assault course will be marked in the customary BLUE arrows.

NEW this year, we will be following the course in the opposite direction than we have in the past.  We have followed the James River Park trails counter-clockwise, but this year the race will go in the other direction. The course will continue to start and finish in the Belle Isle parking lot adjacent to Tredegar Street. Racers then will ride up the gravel road and take a hard right up to the Lee Bridge. Cross the bridge, veer right and follow the course parallel to Riverside Drive and onto the Buttermilk Trail. Continue west on Buttermilk to Reedy Creek.

Head down through the far left “chunnel” or culvert, up the rocks and then make a clockwise lap of Forest Hill Park. Cross the concrete bridge before heading back through the culvert. Continue west on Buttermilk and descend carefully down the rocks below the Boulevard Bridge. Cross the Boulevard Bridge and turn left to access the North Bank Trail. Follow North Bank up the wooden ramp and the Stairway to Heaven climb.

DETOUR this year: Pop out onto Kansas Avenue, with an immediate left onto Hampton Street.  This will be followed by a right onto New York Avenue, a right onto Georgia Street and then a left back onto Kansas.  Head east on Kansas and take a right on Texas Avenue. Follow the North Bank Trail back to the finish at the Belle Isle parking lot. (If you are doing the 20-mile course, you will head left and back up to the Lee Bridge and do another lap.)

To get an idea of what the course is like, click here. (This is last year's course, you will be going the opposite direction in 2017)

More Info:

Email the Sports Backers

SPONSORS

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