Honey Stinger, the leading manufacturer of honey-based nutritional products, is proud to announce that registration is now open for the Steamboat Stinger mountain bike and trail running races on Aug. 11-12, 2018. Back for its 8th year, the Steamboat Stinger showcases some of Steamboat’s finest singletrack on Emerald Mountain in the heart of town.
Starting at the base of Howelsen Hill Ski Area, the Saturday, Aug. 11, race will feature a 50+-mile mountain bike race composed of two 26.2-mile loops, and the race on Sunday, Aug. 12, will feature a full and half trail marathon. The course explores Routt County’s scenic backcountry of open meadows, aspen forests and wild sage gardens before returning to the transition and finish area. A course map is available online here.
“We love that the Steamboat Stinger brings together some of the state’s top mountain bikers and runners each August for a fun and challenging event,” said Honey Stinger marketing director and Steamboat Stinger founder, Len Zanni. “This year, we are especially excited to give participants more racing options with the addition of the Bumble Bee category.”
Participants can compete in both races, or racers looking for an extra challenge can race in both the 50+-mile solo mountain bike race as well as the 26.2-mile trail marathon. The fastest combined time for both bike and run will take home the title of King Sting or Queen Bee. For participants who aren’t ready to take on the full Queen Bee or King Sting, the Steamboat Stinger includes a new category for 2018. The “Bumble Bee” combines one lap of the 50+-mile duo mountain bike race with the half marathon. There will be awards following the races honoring the finishers in first, second, and third place for each category, listed below.
To register, please visit: https://www.bikereg.com/stinger . Spaces for both mountain bike and trail running races are limited. For more information about the races, please visit: https://www.honeystinger.com/steamboat-stinger.