Withless thanone week until racing begins, the 2015 Colorado Freeride Festivalat Winter Park Resort is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever, with over $45,000 of total prize money available, including nearly $5,000 just for amateur riders. Maps for all of the festivals races have also been released, giving riders an early glimpse at each of Colorado Freeride Festivals courses, including new additions like the Super Downhill and Green Horn-It! Challenge.
For the first time in the nine-year history of Colorado Freeride Festival, amateurs will have the opportunity to take home prize money, with cash being awarded for the top three finishers over five different classifications in gravity events. Meanwhile, the lucrative pro purses ensure that once again, the worlds best riders will be coming to Winter Park Resort and Trestle Bike Park to show off their skills.
The final course maps reveal that racers will again be challenged while also enjoying the unique and fun course designs for which Colorado Freeride Festival has long been known. Most notable is the Super Downhill, which tests riders skill and endurance by starting near Lunch Rock Restaurant at 11,000 feet and finishing at the base of Winter Park; the Super Downhill Prologue, an optional seeding race for the Super D that finds riders zooming down Green Horn-It! before finishing in the Village at Winter Park; and the Green Horn-It! Challenge, a race specifically designed for kids regardless of wheel size. All course maps are attached.
For more information on the Green Horn-It! Challenge, check out this introductory video: https://youtu.be/A5Z5MqcpXwo
For a complete schedule of all events, please visit: www.coloradofreeridefestival.com.