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Sarlacc Attack 50K

May 13, 2023

The Sarlacc Attack is a top 50K mountain bike race in Colorado. The Sarlacc Attack is a part of an amazing two-day trail run/mountain bike festival called Adventure Fest, operated by the experienced and wonderful event organizer Gemini Adventures!  The motto of the course is ‘Ride the Edge!’  This is not just the name of the trail but a description of the Sarlacc Attack 50K course. The loop combines The Edge and Sarlacc trails to make up an epic adventure. You’ll ride on the edge of cliffs and your limits. World-class singletrack, uphill grinds, and flowy descents are abundant on the Edge Loop. The Sarlacc trail section is some of the most fun singletracks on the course, and riders will be there on the season’s opening week!  This desert 50K course is an early season test of stamina and gives a reason to train through the winter. This event will push riders with many short ups and downs and the big climb up the mesa. Racers will have three aid stations and receive a finisher’s memento and age group awards.
Springtime in the Fruita area is the perfect time to rip in the desert; you can expect temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees with very little chance of rain. This race is part of the Adventure Fest at 18 Road!
Rock out at the apres ride! Food, beer, games, and live music at 5:30 pm at Colorado Backcountry Biker in Fruita. See old friends and make new ones. Family, friends, and crew are included; bring everyone! Mountain bike race awards will be handed out. Sponsored by Upslope Brewing, there will be free beer for rehydration. White Bison BBQ will be there with delicious eats. The Troy Douglas Band will be supplying folk-rock tunes to go with it. The Adventure Fest at 18 Road is a weekend celebrating everything we love about the outdoors, including our community.
Customized cowbell awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers in each category.  Men’s & Women’s winners will receive comp entries to next year’s races.  Customized finisher awards will be awarded to all as they cross the finish line.  Placer’s awards will be distributed at the awards ceremony Saturday night.  Awards and mementos will not be mailed after the event.


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