The Race Course

  12 Hours of Penitence features a 17.6-mile lap that gains 2,000ft in elevation per lap.

For now, racers please use this map as a practice lap – the actual lap will not be made public until the week of the race in accordance with the BLM Permit.

Thanks to the BLM and the Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, we are working to create new trails that will make our laps amazing, raise enough money for signage and open some otherwise impermissible trails to 12 Hours of Penitence racers (only on Race Day!).

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Map for informational-use only

  • Solo riders will achieve as many laps as they can within the 12 hour time limit.
  • Duo and Trio Team riders will ride the course as a relay, having only one team member on the course at any given time. Once one team member finishes a lap, the next team member will start a lap.
  • NEW DETAIL! The final lap, by all teams and solos, will have to start by 530pm. We HIGHLY recommend bringing riding lights and headlamps.

4 thoughts on “The Race Course

  1. How technical and/ or rocky is the course. I’m thinking about trying this race and not sure if I would use my geared hard tail or rigid single speed. What % is single track?

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    • The course, in general, is recommended for midlevel to advanced riders; it is a very diverse course, with rocky drops (up to 2ft) and sandy sections, technical climbing and beginner-level traversing. If you’ve ridden at Hartman Rocks in Gunnison, you’ll do fine as it is very similar to their 24 hour race lap (but, thank heavens, we’re only riding for 12!).

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    • For now, racers please use the map shown on the Course Route page as a practice lap – the actual lap map will not be made public until the week of the race in accordance with the BLM Permit. We are so grateful to the BLM and the Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado; because of them, we are working to create new trails that will make our lap amazing, raise enough money for signage and open some otherwise impermissible trails to 12 Hours of Penitence racers (only on Race Day!).

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