REGISTRATION OPENING FOR 2013 POINT 2 POINT!!!
The Park City Point 2 Point sold out in less than 4 minutes last year, it is safe to say that stage one of the 2013 Point 2 Point is going to be simply getting an entry to race.
REGISTRATION OPEN: February 15th, 7PM Sharp (Mountain Standard Time)
WHERE: Online Registration Only > http://pcpp.athlete360.com
HOW: Interested racers should visit athlete360.com and create or update their profiles to make sure they are prepared for the “mad-dash” to get a spot. You can never tell if the event will sell out as quickly as it has in past years, but if you are dead-set on racing, you should make plans to be at a computer with a fast internet connection at 7PM sharp February 15th.
The 5th Annual Park City Point 2 Point endurance mountain bike race will be held on Labor Day weekend (August 31st, 2013) in beautiful Park City, Utah. This mountain bike race is extremely unique in the fact that it is a true point to point, never crossing or using the same trail twice, and it’s over 90% singletrack! Racers are clamoring over one another to participate in this event. The race travels 75 miles and climbs 14,000’ as it winds through the Wasatch Mountains.
- • Event date: Labor Day weekend 2013, race is Saturday, August 31st, 2013 – 7AM Start Time
- • 350 Racer Cap
- • 75 miles & 14,000’ climbing | 90% singletrack
- • Legit Point to Point | Never on same trail twice
- • Event crosses through three world-class Park City area resorts (Deer Valley, Park City, The Canyons)
Past National Talent
Alex Grant (4 x winner), Josh Tostado (national 24 hour champ), Ben Sonntag, Amanda Carey (2x P2P wnnter),Tinker, Pua Mata, and Rebecca Rusch, just to name a few.
Who will we see in 2013?
A few things you racers should be thinking about…
> MANDATORY Waiver signing and number pick up – Friday, August 31st at Canyons Resort (3PM – 7PM). More info on in the Racer Handbook.
> How are you going to get to the start line – please remember, there is no parking at the start venue (this is a public park that will be in use all day after we leave the area). More in the Racer Handbook.
> Please, while you are out on the trails racing/riding the P2P, remember you are sharing the trails with the community. This is not a closed course and you will run into multiple public users. Slow down, say hello, and make the pass – you will not lose the race because you took the time to be kind. Thanks, this goes a long way towards the future of the race.
> Deer Valley resort will be running the lift from Snow Park (lower DV) to Silver Lake (upper DV). If you have someone that will be watching/supporting you at Silver Lake they must park at Snow Park and use one of the two lift tickets you’ll receive to ride up to Silver Lake. There is NO PARKING at Silver Lake, they will be towed.
> What is your food plan? We will have CarboRocket, NUUN, Elete and Water. We will also have Honeystinger and GU products, as well as some hard foods (PBJ’s, oranges, bananas, etc). If you have special needs, you need to make a plan for yourself.
It is looking to be more of the same in the weather department – hot, dry, dusty trails. Sorry, we tried to order a little rain last week, it just never fully materialized.
Happy, hot, summer to the P2P Racers. Here are some details for the 2012 Park City Point 2 Point.
> Entries Wanted! There are still tons of potential racers looking for entries…watch our Facebook page and the new P2P Corkboard if you are trying to get rid of one. Please transfer your Entries HERE, we will accept Transfers through Friday, August 24th, 2012.
> $75 off Drift POV’s – The code “pcityp2p” – Good on cameras and full packages, this is a good deal! Valid thru July 31st, 2012 Visit mypov360.com to purchase.
> Where are You Going to Stay? So many options…Canyons Resort is offering a rate staring at $115 (includes Breakfast), The Peaks has a value rate of $65 per night, and if you want a stay that’s a bit longer, try Park City Crash Pads, they’re offering a book 2 nights and get a 3rd FREE special. Additionally, there are a couple camping options in the area. Visit our “Where to Stay” page for details.
> Friday Night Mandatory Packet Pickup - August 31st, 3PM – 7PM in the forum at Canyons Resort. Racer Meeting will start at 6:30PM, if you have questions you should stick around for it. More Details on our Racer Handbook.
> $14,000 Cash Purse in 2012! - Scratch the $13,000 cash purse I mentioned last week…moving it to $14,000! Here’s how it will roll-out. Equal payout to men and women for starters!
OPEN CLASSES > >
New for 2012 > Winner of each AGE GROUP CLASS > $275
This Wednesday, February 15th at 7PM (Mountain Standard Time) registration will open for the 2012 Park City Point 2 Point, which we be held on Labor Day Weekend again here in PC (Sept 1, 2012).
Wondering what the course is all about – check out this killer map, created by our friends at SKID MAP > As of right now, the course will be exactly as it was last year!
For registration, if you are serious about trying to get a spot, here’s what I’d plan on.
- Log on to http://pcpp.athlete360.com/ a day prior to the registration launch
- Create a user profile if you don’t already have one
- Night of registration get on athlete 360.com and log in sometime before 7PM Mountain Standard Time
- At 7PM take a stab at registering
- Good Luck!
2011 was a great year for the Park City Point 2 Point. The event sold out back in February in under six minutes and we ended up with a stellar group of racers when we toed the line last September.
Alex Grant smoked the course in record time to take the Open Men division ($1,750 payday!). On the women’s side, Amanda Carey sealed her overall in the National Ultra Endurance Series (going undefeated in 2011 actually) by taking the win here.
1 1 Alex GRANT CANNONDALE 0 06:48:58.6
2 4 Tinker JUAREZ CANNONDALE 0 07:01:00.4
3 2 Josh TOSTADO BACH BUILDERS 0 07:02:26.4
4 23 Bryson PERRY LIFETIME FITNESS 0 07:08:16.4
5 72 Cary SMITH HAMMER 0 07:18:21.3
6 40 Stig SOMME Willas Wheel 0 07:20:58.9
7 49 Brandon FIRTH ROCKY MOUNTAIN BIKES 0 07:23:47.1
1 114 Amanda CAREY KENDA 0 08:17:33.2
2 115 Erica TINGEY WHITE PINE 0 08:31:35.7
3 102 Sonya LOONEY ERGON 0 08:36:28.2
4 110 Rebecca RUSCH SPECIALIZED 0 08:37:24.7
5 112 Jennifer SMITH ALPINE ORTHOPAEDICS/ SRAM/ BREEZER 0 08:46:43.7
6 103 Evelyn DONG BRIAN MAZZOLA 0 08:55:36.2
7 100 Kelly BONIFACE MOOTS 0 08:59:37.8
For 2012, we hope to have an equally successful event, I would assume entries will go fast again – how fast, nobody knows. If you want to increase you changes of getting into the race for 2012, make sure you log-in well before the launch to create a profile in the system.
2012 Registration Opens > February 15th, 2012 at 7PM sharp > www.athlete360.com (search “park city point 2 point”)
As of December 5th, 2012, the course will be very similar to last year. Of course, things can always change and we will be updating the course and details as we near the 2012 event date.
Thanks to everyone for your continued support of the Park City Point 2 Point.
Racers, here is a link to our 2011 PCP2P Roster > Look it over and if you have questions or tweaks, lets get them squared away now. Please email Shannon (at) mtbracenews (dot) com.
Questions about the event > RACER HANDBOOK
A few updates and reminders:
- The ability to make transfers will end Friday, August 26th at Midnight.
- Still need lodging? It’s not too late, at with the $65 rate the Peaks hotel is offering you can’t afford not to stay up here in beautiful Park City. Check the Lodging Page Out.
- Racer Handbook page – “nearly” everything you need to know about the race. If you have questions, please look here first.
- You MUST come to pickup you number and sign your life away on FRIDAY night – 2:30PM to 5:30PM (racer meeting at 5:45ish).
- We are doing a bag drop service to both the Silver Lake Support Station and the PCMR Support Station – more details on the Racer Handbook page.
That is it for tonight! More questions, that you can’t answer here on the site, email me at jay (at) thepcpp (dot) com
Can’t hardly believe we are two weeks away for race day! Wanted to make everyone aware of a few things for this year.
The biggest: There will be NO PARKING at the Deer Valley Silver Lake Lodge (upper Deer Valley). We have worked with Deer Valley to have Silver Lake Express lift running and will offer each racer 2 FREE lift tickets to give to friends/family. Please notify everyone to park at the Snow Park Lodge (lower Deer Valley) and ride Silver Lake Express lift to Silver Lake. This should be a very fun experience for everyone, the lift passes over some of the course and gives many more opportunities spectate the event. THANK YOU FOR ADHERING TO THIS REQUEST. There will still be the ability for someone to support you at Silver Lake, they just will simply need to ride the lift up.
Second thing – Please be certain you are in Park City on Friday (Sept. 2) at the Canyons (in the Forum) between 2:30PM and 5:30PM so you can pickup your number and sign waivers. There will be a racer meeting at 5:45 approximately if you’d like to know more about the race.
There’s information on the Racer Handbook page…you should read through it carefully. I’ll continue to add details to it if necessary. Questions are always welcome, on Facebook or via email: jay (at) thepcpp (dot) com
Lastly, There are a limited number of 2011 Custom PCP2P Jerseys and Pint glasses available, if you really want one > visit our page on athlete360.com and buy one now that you can pickup on Friday the 2nd. Whatever is left will be at the registration table, cash or check only.
See you Labor Day Weekend here in Park City.
Park City Point 2 Point 2011 > Intermountain Sports Medicine Specialty Group
The Intermountain Sports Medicine Specialty Group is a unique multi-site team of sports medicine physicians providing services in Bountiful, Salt Lake City, Murray and Riverton. They treat every patient as an athlete and help patients reach their active potential. The groups provides performance testing and analysis (VO2 Max, lactate assessments, bike fits, etc.) and promote injury prevention. Additionally they provide non-surgical musculoskeletal care and provide treatment for sports injuries and illnesses (concussion, fracture treatment, etc.).
My Personal Experience with SMSG (Sports Medicine Specialty Group)
The first thing you need to know is that I’d never had a professional bike fit done, nor any type of performance testing. I’ve always personally tinkered with my fit on the bike based off of feel and what I’ve learned talking to others and researching. As for fitness testing, I felt is was unnecessary, after years of off and on training and working with different coaches and philosophies my stance was I know how to get myself fit enough to race.
Here is what I feel after doing through SMSG’s bike fit, Lactate Threshold and VO2 Max testing.
The Bike Fit
After doing the bike fit with Dr. Testa I realized that my shoot-from-the-hip approach had a lot of holes in it. Certainly after all these year of riding I was in the window of a decent fit, but there were definitely tweaks that have made a difference in my comfort on my current bike.
Dr. Testa and the team did a great job, as you’ll notice in the video, breaking down each area. We spent a lot of time on my ankle angling (which I was getting a lot of). This was certainly an area I’d not focused on much and it has made a noticeable difference in efficiency on the bike.
I believe the one thing I walked away with from the testing I did, was a better understanding of training zones. It’s pretty easy to go out and know that you are doing an LSD (long steady distance) to work base, or working an interval day. But, it it nice to know when you are really in the zone to achieve maximum results. More importantly, for those of you wanting to take your training to the next level, to have the test results allows for creating a plan that will generate better profits.
Contact Sports Medicine Specialty Group
No matter you level, mid-week racer or P2P racer, the Health & Fitness Institute at LDS Hospital is here to help you reach your goal. The Health & Fitness Institute at LDS Hospital is the new home of the Sports Performance Clinic. We provide physiological and biomechanical assessments to maximize training and improve performance. Assessments include:
• Lactate threshold testing • VO2 max testing • Body composition testing • Biomechanical assessment
Sports Performance Clinic 440 D Street, Suite 206 Salt Lake City, Utah 84103 (801) 408-1396
FREE Training Lecture with Dr. Massimo Testa of Team BMC (Tour de France Team 2011)
Topic: The importance of Tapering (Training)
Reserve your spot today (Space is Limited): email@example.com
The 2011 Park City Point 2 Point race SOLD OUT IN JUST UNDER 6 MINUTES this year. We thank all of you that registered, and we also thank those of you that tried to register. Please mark your calendar for February 15th, 2012 7PM Mountain Standard Time, we will do it all over again. Safe racing to all in 2011!
A TON OF INQUIRIES ABOUT A WAITING LIST > THERE IS NOTONE. The race is sold out, if you want, keep you eyes open around our Facebook and Twitter presence, and you can always watch/post on the forums (MTBR.com is a good one). Wish we could accommodate everyone, we simply can’t. Good luck in your quest to race the PCP2P.
NOTE: There are no refunds and no transfers to the following year (rain checks) if you are the holder of a P2P race spot. However, you can sell your entry and that process happens through our registration partner at athlete360.com > Last year most racers wanting to sell an entry had a pretty easy time finding someone to take it (buy it!). If you are cool, you’d sell it at face value plus the transfer fees.
Please follow us on Twitter (@pcpoint2point) or the Facebook Fan Page (Park City Point 2 Point) > we will keep you updated.