THULE URBAN ASSAULT MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE

EXPERIENCE THE NATION'S
PREMIER OUTDOOR SPORTS
AND MUSIC FESTIVAL!

MAY 15-17  I  RICHMOND, VIRGINIA

SATURDAY, MAY 17 - 1:00 PM

Get ready to race your mountain bike on some of the best and toughest urban single track the East Coast has to offer. The James River Park trails will give local mountain bikers and visiting riders alike a chance to test their skills. The rock gardens, short steep climbs, creek crossings, fast downhills, and twisty single track are both technically challenging and physically demanding. The hard work and mostly volunteer effort that has gone into maintaining and developing these trails make the Urban Assault a race to remember. Even though we have a Beginner division, we wouldn't recommend this race for newbies.

THULE URBAN ASSAULT MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE

SATURDAY, MAY 17 - 1:00 PM

Get ready to race your mountain bike on some of the best and toughest urban single track the East Coast has to offer. The James River Park trails will give local mountain bikers and visiting riders alike a chance to test their skills. The rock gardens, short steep climbs, creek crossings, fast downhills, and twisty single track are both technically challenging and physically demanding. The hard work and mostly volunteer effort that has gone into maintaining and developing these trails make the Urban Assault a race to remember. Even though we have a Beginner division, we wouldn't recommend this race for newbies.

Results :

Click here for the 2014 Thule Urban Assault results.

Cost:

  Short Loop (10 miles) Long Loop (20 miles)
Through March 15
$30 $40
March 16 - April 30 $35 $45
May 1 - May 13 $40 $50
On Site May 15-17 $45 $55


Includes: a cool event t-shirt, post-race beer or soda, and a free concert.

REGISTRATION

Online through 11:59 p.m. on May 13.

On site registration is in the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar courtyard Island during the following times:
Thursday, May 15 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, May 16 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
Saturday, May 17 beginning at 10 a.m. 

Entries are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Packet Pick Up:

Packet Pick-up is in the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar courtyard during the following times:

Thursday, May 15 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, May 16 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 17 beginning at 11 a.m.

A photo ID is required for adults to pick up your packet (not required for minors without IDs).

COMPETITION SCHEDULE:

*Start times subject to change

Race CategoryDistanceStart Time*
Pro/Expert Men - Senior (19-29) 20 miles 1:00 p.m.
Pro/Expert Men - Master (30-39) 20 miles 1:00 p.m.
Pro/Expert Men - Master (40+) 20 miles 1:00 p.m.
Pro/Expert Women - Open (12-99) 20 miles 1:02 p.m.
Single Speed Open (12-99) 20 miles 1:04 p.m.
Sport Men - Senior (19-29) 20 miles 1:06 p.m.
Sport Men - Master (30-39) 20 miles 1:08 p.m.
Sport Men - Master (40+) 20 miles 1:10 p.m.
Junior Expert (12-18) 20 miles 1:12 p.m.
Sport Women - Open (12-99) 10 miles 2:10 p.m.
Beginner Men - Senior (19-29) 10 miles 2:11 p.m.
Beginner Men - Master (30-39) 10 miles 2:12 p.m.
Junior Beginner (12-18) 10 miles 2:13 p.m.
Beginner Men - Master (40+) 10 miles 2:14 p.m.
Beginner Women - Open (12-99) 10 miles 2:15 p.m.

 

Age Requirements:

Participants must be at least 12 years old to participate.

Rules:

  • Mountain bikes ONLY
  • All riders must wear a helmet
  • Please be aware that the trails used for this event are shared multi-use trails. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with the IMBA Rules of the Trail.
  • Any weather related decisions will be made as soon as possible.  We want the event to happen but will always put the safety of our participants first along with our responsibility to prevent deterioration of our awesome trail system.
  • Consumption of alcohol before the event is PROHIBITED

Awards:

Prize money will be awarded to the top Male and Female finishers in the Expert division*

1st $500
2nd $300
3rd $250
4th $175
5th $125

*There must be a minimum of 5 competitors in each class in order to qualify for the cash. With less than 10 competitors, only the top 3 will be awarded prize money.

Awards to the top three finishers in each race category will be mailed out after the event.

Course Description:

For a course preview, click here.

The course will start and finish in the Belle Isle parking lot adjacent to Tredegar Street.  The course will head west down the canal basin and continue straight onto the North Trail all the way to the parking lot on Texas Avenue.  Here the course turns right on Texas Avenue and an immediate left onto Kansas Avenue.  The course goes straight back onto the North Trail at the corner of Hampton Street and Kansas Avenue.  You descend the Stairway to heaven with caution and continue heading west on the North Trail.  When the trail ends turn a hard right on a trail leading to the Boulevard Bridge and cross the bridge. 

Once across the bridge make a right turn on the Buttermilk Heights Trail.  Continue east on the Buttermilk Trail all the way to Ready Creek.  Make a right turn through the culvert and access the Forest Hill Park trail.  Cross the concrete bridge and follow the Forest Hill loop trail around the perimeter of the park.  At the end of this trail make a hard left turn and go under the culverts back to the Buttermilk trail. 

Continue east on the Buttermilk trail until it ends.  Continue parallel to Riverside Drive to the Lee Bridge.  Cross the bridge on the coned off shoulder heading across the bridge on the left hand side.  You will go down the second street on ramp and make an immediate left turn down a gravel road. At the bottom of the hill you will make a hard left turn and follow the gravel road back to the Finish where you started.  (If you are doing the 20 mile course, you will go straight at the bottom of the hill and do the course a second time starting from this point.)

Past Results:

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

More Info:

Email the Sports Backers

Results :

Click here for the 2014 Thule Urban Assault results.

Cost:

  Short Loop (10 miles) Long Loop (20 miles)
Through March 15
$30 $40
March 16 - April 30 $35 $45
May 1 - May 13 $40 $50
On Site May 15-17 $45 $55


Includes: a cool event t-shirt, post-race beer or soda, and a free concert.

REGISTRATION

Online through 11:59 p.m. on May 13.

On site registration is in the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar courtyard Island during the following times:
Thursday, May 15 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, May 16 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
Saturday, May 17 beginning at 10 a.m. 

Entries are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Packet Pick Up:

Packet Pick-up is in the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar courtyard during the following times:

Thursday, May 15 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, May 16 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 17 beginning at 11 a.m.

A photo ID is required for adults to pick up your packet (not required for minors without IDs).

COMPETITION SCHEDULE:

*Start times subject to change

Race CategoryDistanceStart Time*
Pro/Expert Men - Senior (19-29) 20 miles 1:00 p.m.
Pro/Expert Men - Master (30-39) 20 miles 1:00 p.m.
Pro/Expert Men - Master (40+) 20 miles 1:00 p.m.
Pro/Expert Women - Open (12-99) 20 miles 1:02 p.m.
Single Speed Open (12-99) 20 miles 1:04 p.m.
Sport Men - Senior (19-29) 20 miles 1:06 p.m.
Sport Men - Master (30-39) 20 miles 1:08 p.m.
Sport Men - Master (40+) 20 miles 1:10 p.m.
Junior Expert (12-18) 20 miles 1:12 p.m.
Sport Women - Open (12-99) 10 miles 2:10 p.m.
Beginner Men - Senior (19-29) 10 miles 2:11 p.m.
Beginner Men - Master (30-39) 10 miles 2:12 p.m.
Junior Beginner (12-18) 10 miles 2:13 p.m.
Beginner Men - Master (40+) 10 miles 2:14 p.m.
Beginner Women - Open (12-99) 10 miles 2:15 p.m.

 

Age Requirements:

Participants must be at least 12 years old to participate.

Rules:

  • Mountain bikes ONLY
  • All riders must wear a helmet
  • Please be aware that the trails used for this event are shared multi-use trails. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with the IMBA Rules of the Trail.
  • Any weather related decisions will be made as soon as possible.  We want the event to happen but will always put the safety of our participants first along with our responsibility to prevent deterioration of our awesome trail system.
  • Consumption of alcohol before the event is PROHIBITED

Awards:

Prize money will be awarded to the top Male and Female finishers in the Expert division*

1st $500
2nd $300
3rd $250
4th $175
5th $125

*There must be a minimum of 5 competitors in each class in order to qualify for the cash. With less than 10 competitors, only the top 3 will be awarded prize money.

Awards to the top three finishers in each race category will be mailed out after the event.

Course Description:

For a course preview, click here.

The course will start and finish in the Belle Isle parking lot adjacent to Tredegar Street.  The course will head west down the canal basin and continue straight onto the North Trail all the way to the parking lot on Texas Avenue.  Here the course turns right on Texas Avenue and an immediate left onto Kansas Avenue.  The course goes straight back onto the North Trail at the corner of Hampton Street and Kansas Avenue.  You descend the Stairway to heaven with caution and continue heading west on the North Trail.  When the trail ends turn a hard right on a trail leading to the Boulevard Bridge and cross the bridge. 

Once across the bridge make a right turn on the Buttermilk Heights Trail.  Continue east on the Buttermilk Trail all the way to Ready Creek.  Make a right turn through the culvert and access the Forest Hill Park trail.  Cross the concrete bridge and follow the Forest Hill loop trail around the perimeter of the park.  At the end of this trail make a hard left turn and go under the culverts back to the Buttermilk trail. 

Continue east on the Buttermilk trail until it ends.  Continue parallel to Riverside Drive to the Lee Bridge.  Cross the bridge on the coned off shoulder heading across the bridge on the left hand side.  You will go down the second street on ramp and make an immediate left turn down a gravel road. At the bottom of the hill you will make a hard left turn and follow the gravel road back to the Finish where you started.  (If you are doing the 20 mile course, you will go straight at the bottom of the hill and do the course a second time starting from this point.)

Past Results:

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

More Info:

Email the Sports Backers

SPONSORS

ABOUT DOMINION RIVERROCK

Dominion Riverrock, organized by Venture Richmond and the Sports Backers, is the nation's premier outdoor lifestyle festival, bringing athletes, spectators, musicians, and even dogs to Brown’s Island for a three-day festival against the backdrop of downtown Richmond’s urban riverfront. The festival features a variety of outdoor sports including trail running, kayaking, biking, bouldering, slacklining, stand up paddleboarding, and dog jumping. The event was designed to promote Richmond’s unique riverfront, downtown trails and whitewater rapids to outdoor enthusiasts. As a result of the creation of Dominion Riverrock, there is a stronger appreciation for the value of outdoor recreation throughout the entire Richmond region.

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