In total, 550 mountain bikers from across Colorado and the country will take to their mountain bikes this coming weekend to compete in 2019 Original Growler races at Hartman Rocks Recreation Area south of Gunnison. Yet, that figure is only expected to increase leading up to the start of racing.
The 32-mile Half Growler is scheduled for Saturday morning with a 9 a.m. start, while the 64-mile Full Growler and Sunday Half Growler are scheduled to start at 7 a.m. Both days of racing start in downtown Gunnison with shotgun blasts.
Saturday’s Half Growler is sold out, and Sunday’s races currently have 200 riders registered — with 131 signed up for the Full Growler. Each day of racing at the 2019 Original Growler is capped at 350 riders, meaning there are still spots available on Sunday.
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