The Crippler
Online Registration Closed If you wish to race, but missed online registration phase, come early and register at check-in. Window Rock on Shelf Road First Sight of Victor Colorado Adelaide Bridge; 1/3 up the climb One of 2 Train Tunnels on Phantom Canyon Approaching the Top Course:  Racers will begin in Canon City, Colorado. Racers […]

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If you wish to race, but missed online registration phase, come early and register at check-in.

Window Rock on Shelf Road

First Sight of Victor Colorado

Adelaide Bridge; 1/3 up the climb

One of 2 Train Tunnels on Phantom Canyon

Approaching the Top

Course
Racers will begin in Canon City, Colorado. Racers will then leave town and ascend the crippling climb up Phantom Canyon Road, to the scenic mountain towns of Victor and Cripple Creek. And then they'll turn downhill to descend the breathtaking and exhilarating Shelf Road back to the Finish in Canon City.

Total Mileage: 66 miles
Total Elevation Gain: 8,335 feet 

Race Categories


Womens Bicycle
​Men's Bicycle
Open Hand Cycle
Open Recumbent Cycle

Registration


Early Registration ($50) - September 1, 2016 - Feb. 28, 2017Normal Registration ($75) - March 1 - June 30, 2017

Late Registration ($95) - July 1 - September 22, 2017

What you'll receive for registering:  

Custom Crippler Wool Socks, Awards for Winners, Raffle Entry, Police Escort out of Town at Start, Marked Course, Aid Stations, Filled bottles at Aid Stations, and Personal Bottle Return at end of race if left at aid stations, vendors at race, bike mechanic before race, Post Race Beer, 8 Permits to race this beautiful course, professional race photos of the race, a finish at the Holy Cross Abbey Winery Harvest Fest and all associated events. 

Online Registration Closed
  • September 23rd, Racer Check-In at the Abbey - 3 PM - 8 PM
    • Racers are allowed to check in the evening prior to the race. Check-in will be open from 3 PM - 8 PM in the Abbey’s Field, at the race start/finish location. Racers will pull into Early check-in parking, walk over to the tent and table set up and sign all necessary waivers and get their race bibs and SWAG bags, then leave the area until the morning.
  • September 24, 2017 - Race Day
    • 6:00 AM - 8:45 AM - Racer Check-In
      • Racers who didn’t check in last night, can check in this morning. Please arrive earlier rather than later to avoid a start delay due to a bottleneck at the check-in table. 
    • ​​​​​7:00 AM - 9:00 AM - Course Volunteer Meeting
      • Volunteer Coordinator will ensure all volunteers who will be manning aid stations or pointing at turns are aware of their location, and have all necessary gear. 
    • 8:45 AM - Pre-race meeting and Line-Up
      • Sheriff and Staff ready for traffic holds and bike escort out of city.
      • Racers line up behind escort vehicle.
      • Racers are given safety reminders, instructions and time-cutoff reminders.
    • 9:00 AM - Rolling Race Start
      • Racers begin in a rolling start behind escort vehicle through town. Escort vehicle maintains speed around 10-15 mph. Once racers reach MacKenzie Ave, escort vehicle pulls off and racers are directed to begin racing up Fremont County 123. Once escort vehicle pulls over, the race is on!
    • 4:00 PM - Victor Cut-off
      • Racers who aren’t through this point by 4 PM must call for pick up or will be required to wait at TA until they can be taken down by race staff to race finish.
    • ​​Finish: Racers will be finishing from 1 PM - 7 PM September 24, 2017
    • Awards: Awards will be presented to winners at 3 PM on the steps of the Abbey
    • Wine and Harvest Festival: The Holy Cross Abbey Winery will be finishing up their Harvest Festival at 5PM on the 24th. Come early to enjoy on Saturday and hang out after your race finish on Sunday! https://abbeywinery.com/harvest-fest/
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  1. From the Abbey property, turn Left/South onto Reynolds Avenue
  2. Left/East onto Highway 50
  3. Turn Left/North at the MacKenzie Stop light
  4. Right/North East onto County Road 123
  5. Left/North onto County Road 67/Phantom Canyon Road
  6. Phantom Canyon Road changes from County Road 67 to County Road 86, continue up.
  7. Continue up Phantom Canyon Road for what feels like forever….but the you will eventually reach the top! We promise, it exists!
  8. Left/West on Diamond Avenue/Hwy 67 into the town of Victor
  9. Left/South on 2nd Street
  10. Right/West on Victor Avenue
  11. Continue West out of town on Victor Avenue/Hwy 67
  12. Left/South on Shelf Road before Cripple Creek.
  13. Shelf Road goes by several names along the way: Xenia Street/County Road 88/County Road 9/Garden Park Road/Red Canyon Road
  14. Left/South on Field Avenue next to the Timber Mill to go back into Canon City
  15. Left/East on Pear Street which turns Right/South to become Raynold’s Avenue
  16. Left back into Abbey property

Early Check-In on the 23rd

Race Day Set Up on the 24th

Escort out of Town

Race Route, Aid, Volunteer & Medical Locations

The Official Bike Shop of The Crippler