Fangdango Bike Race

Fangdango brings to Colorado a world class style XC course only a short drive from the Denver Metro area. You will be treated to a course with plenty of climbing, tricky technical descents, and fast flowy single-track. The spectating on this course is amazing and you will have the opportunity to watch your favorite racers pass by multiple times in just one lap.  Fangdango is a qualifier race for MTB nationals!

Thanks to the folks at BOERA for allowing this event to happen. We are proud to be working with them and the Platte Canyon School District for Fangdango. Another big thanks to COMBA, who were instrumental in making these trails.

Race Distance

Long course is 4.89 Miles
Short course is 4.17 miles
Elite Mini course is 0.65 miles


Online Registration only. Earlybird pricing ends at 10:00 PM on Thursday, May 6. Entries after early bird pricing will go up $10. Racers can enter online up to 1 hour prior to your race.
Adults: $50
Juniors (11-18): $40
Juniors (10 and under): $15
Elite Kids Mini Race: $Free (No sign up required)

What to Expect

World class style course a short drive away. At just under 5 miles and 500 feet vertical per lap, this challenging course will give you everything that should be in a mountain bike race. Sharp turns and cornering that will test your technical abilities, punchy climbs that will test your raw strength, fast descents that will test your guts, and multiple laps that will test your will! To say there are a few turns in this course in an understatement.

  • Post Race food (if available due to health concerns)
  • Medical support
  • Professional Timing
  • Post Race awards
  • Plenty o’ food and drink and provided by our sponsors
  • Custom swag

Course 411: The course will be marked at all critical intersections the night before the race. Pre-riding is allowed with an open course or a clear active course. Please do not track a racer too closely (minimum 200 feet).

Spectating: There are many ways to view this event. A short hike throughout the race offers new vantage points to watch your favorite riders.

Number Plates: This is a lap timed event. All racers will have a number plate with chip except for the Kids Race.

Results: Posted at the conclusion of your race and online the following day.

USAC: Fangdango will be a USAC sanctioned race. This is a great opportunity to earn points for Nationals! USAC Rules will apply and you must have a license. One day licenses available. Visit for info on how to purchase license.

COVID: We will make every effort to make Fangdango a safe event. This property allows for maximal distancing opportunities for spectating and moving about the area. We will have wave starts with separation in the staging area. We will defer to the State of Colorado Department of Health and Elbert County health officials to ensure we are complying with all the current health guidelines.

Cancellation Policy: If we are forced to cancel Fangdango due to a pandemic or other natural disasters, participants will be refunded 90% of the entry fee at any time prior to April 10, 2021. Within thirty days of the event, we will offer a 75% refund, OR a 100% deferral to the next scheduled date, valid until the end of 2022. If we are forced to cancel due to inclement weather, 100% deferrals will be offered.

Fangdango Results

Year Results
2021 View Results
2019 View Results
2018 View Results

Race Rules

  • Rule 1: You will smile no matter the pain.
  • Rule 2: Yes, you must wear a helmet and have adequate eye protection.
  • Rule 3: Be nice to the land, it never did anything to you.
    3B: Stick to the trail. Course cutting could be as simple as creating a new line on a switchback. Please don’t do it.
  • Rule 4: No headphones. Sing to yourself.
  • Rule 5: If you don’t thank a volunteer, you will be publicly shamed.
  • Rule 6: This is mountain biking. Please, please, please be considerate of other racers whether you are in front being a superhero, or in back getting ready to vomit. We all know this, but the occasional reminder never hurts.
  • Rule 7: Refunds: Full refund will be honored up to 30 days prior to the event, minus any registration costs. After that time, deferrals will be allowed.

Number of laps will be dependent on category and/or age group.  Awards ceremony will follow each race. Remember, age is your RACE AGE, which is the age you will be on 12/31/2021


Any age group needs a license, either one-day or annual.  All juniors with a racing age of 18 and under are able to get an annual membership at no charge in 2021.  Click here to view the junior license purchase guide so all parents know what to do to take advantage of this offer.  All other age groups would pay for an annual membership, or $5 for the one-day license.

The rule has been that Cat 2’s and 3’s can race on the one-day, and Cat 1 and Pro would require an annual membership.

The qualification requirement is to compete in one race.  This is spelled out in the document found here.


Category Start Laps Course
13/14 Boys 8:30am 2 Short
13/14 Girls 8:31am 2 Short
11/12 Boys 8:33am 2 Short
11/12 Girls 8:34am 2 Short
9/10 Boys 8:36am 1 Short
9/10 Girls 8:37am 1 Short
Fangdango Kids Race 9:40am 1 Elite Mini
CAT 1/2 15-18 Boys 10:00am 3 Short
CAT 1/2 15-18 Girls 10:01am 3 Short
CAT 3 15-18 Boys 10:04am 2 Short
CAT 3 15-18 Girls 10:05am 2 Short
Pro/Open / CAT 1 All Ages / SS Women 11:50am 3 Long
CAT 2 All age groups Women 11:51am 3 Long
CAT 3 All age groups Women 11:52am 2 Long
Pro/Open / CAT 1 19-29, SS Men 1:30pm 4 Long
CAT 1 30-39 Men 1:31pm 4 Long
CAT 1 40-49 Men 1:32pm 4 Long
CAT 1 50+ Men 1:33pm 4 Long
CAT 2 19-39 Men 1:35pm 3 Long
CAT 2 40-49 Men 1:36pm 3 Long
CAT 2 50-59, 60+, Clydesdale Men 1:37pm 3 Long
CAT 3 19-39 Men 1:38pm 2 Long
CAT 3 40-99 Men 1:39pm 2 Long
Course Map: Long
Course Map: Short
Course Map: Elite Mini


From C-470, take the 285 exit and head west.  After approximately 25 miles, take a left on Rosalie Road (Loaf n’ Jug on the right side).  Continue up Rosalie Road for about ½ mile.  Parking on the left.