Community Mountain Bike Biathlon Race

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Cameo Shooting and Education Complex, Palisade, Colorado (Get Directions)
Mountain Bike Biathlon in western Colorado

Registration for this event is currently closed. Sign-up to get notified when the event is open for registration.

 

We invite the community to come join us for a fun race and to learn about biathlon. No prior experience with biathlon is necessary. Use the Club's rifle and ammunition or your own. Safety training session will be held the morning of the race for those without the Club's safety certification or the USBA Red Book. Club coaches will be on hand to go over safety protocols and to sight the rifles. This is a great opportunity for the biathlon-curious to experience the sport!

This will be our first biathlon race at Cameo Shooting and Education Complex. This is a test run and we are putting on this race at cost. We will appreciate your patience and will be thankful for your constructive feedback. If the weather is wintry or very wet on the day of the race, the event will be cancelled and you will be given a full refund.

  • 2 km, non-technical mountain bike course. Trails and grade appropriate for off-road handcycles.
  • 4 shooting bouts (prone, prone, standing, standing) with 5 biking loops. Para athletes (sitting participants) shoot all bouts from a prone position.
  • Penalty loop: 75 meters
  • For ages 14 and up (future races will be for ages 8 and up)

We need help with this event. Please consider volunteering on the day of the race.

Volunteer Sign-Up

How to do well in shooting: BREATHE › RELAX › AIM › SIGHT › SQUEEZE

Schedule:
8:30:00 - 9:00: Bib pickup
9:00 - 10:00: Safety training (required for any competitors without the Red Book from the U.S. Biathlon)
10:00 - 10:30: zero period (competitors sight their rifles with assistance from the Club coaches)
roughly 11:00: race start, 30-second interval

Spectators are welcome and encouraged! Bring the cowbells, a lawn chair and come cheer the racers!

  • You will need to either be a Nordic Ski Pro Club member or purchase a day club membership (select Race + Day Membership for registration) in order to participate. You can join the Club now for $75 per year.  » Become a club member today.
  • $15 range fee is included in your race registration
  • $8 worth of ammunition is included in the registration with the club rifle (10 zeroing rounds and 20 competition rounds)
  • No race-day registration
Event Location
Cameo Shooting and Education Complex