Fire 5 Downhill Race Series
Angel Fire Bike Park’s Fire 5 is the premier downhill race series in the Rocky Mountains presented by Schwalbe. This series consists of five unique downhill races held at Angel Fire Bike Park throughout the bike season. Amateurs and pros alike are invited to join us for one or all five races. $20,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded! The Labor Day race will be a two-day combined race with higher pay outs and prizes.
NEW this year Bike Park Lift Tickets will be available at half price for all racers on both Saturday and Sunday of race weekend! The special price lift tickets can be purchased in the Bike Shop only and you must be registered before you can purchase. Competitors 21 and over will receive two beer tickets per race to enjoy during the awards ceremony. Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd & 3rd places in all categories. Riders must be present to be eligible for awards. No awards will be mailed.
The new Lil’ Shredders category (12 & under) will have their own race course unique from the main race course and will race on Saturday. This category will have only one race on Labor Day weekend.
Fire 5 Race Weekends
September 1-2 *2-day combined race*
Online Registration (Per Race, Excludes Labor Day 2-Day Race):
PRO: $50 | AM: $30 | LIL’ SHREDDERS: $20
Same-Day Registration (Per Race):
PRO: $60 | AM: $40 | LIL’ SHREDDERS: $20
Note: Online registration will close Friday at noon before each race weekend. Same-day registration & packet pickup will be held in the Bike Shop Saturday 9am-12:30pm and Sunday from 8-9:30am.
Labor Day Weekend Pricing
Online Registration (Per Race)
PRO: $55 | AM: $35 | LIL’ SHREDDERS: $20
Online Registration (Both Races, remember you must race both to win prizes!)
PRO: $100 | AM: $60
Same-Day Registration (Per Race)
PRO: $60 | AM: $40 | LIL’ SHREDDERS: $20
Same-Day Registration (Both Races)
PRO: $110 | AM: $70
Masters Men (35 & Over)
Junior Women (13-15)
Junior Men (13-15)
Lil’ Shredders Girls (12 & Under)
Lil’ Shredders Boys (12 & Under)
Example Race Weekend Schedule
9am-12:30pm | Onsite Registration in Bike Shop (All Categories)
9am-1pm | Lil’ Shredders Practice Course Open*
9am-4pm | Main Practice Course Open*
1pm | Lil’ Shredders Start List Posted
2pm | Lil’ Shredders Race Begins
4pm |Lil’ Shredders Awards Ceremony
8-9:30am | Onsite Registration in Bike Shop
9-11am | Practice Course Open*
10:30am | Start List Posted
11:30am | Races Begin
3pm | Awards Ceremony with 2 Free Beer Tickets for Each Racer
*The race course will be announced 1 weekend prior to each race. Please check the specific race event listing for an accurate schedule.
THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS FOR HELPING US CREATE THIS RACE SERIES
None required. Registration takes care of everything. All racers must sign a race waiver.
Racer must have race plate on at all times to be on the course. Race plate must not be cut at any area around the sponsor or race number, and must be placed on front of handlebars.
Online registration will close Fridays at noon before the race weekend. Same-day registration will close at 9:30am race day and costs $10 more than online registration. Remember, lift tickets are not included in the cost of registration, but this year all races can purchase lift tickets for half price on Saturday and Sunday of all race weekend. Fridays
Start list will be posted at the Bike Shop. If a racer misses their start time, they will have to wait until the end to cycle through.
Individual Race Awards (Excludes Labor Day Races)
Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in all categories and 4th and 5th will be recognized on the podium.
Male Pro | $500, $250, $125
Female Pro | $500, $250, $125
Amateur prizes awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for all categories averaging $2,500 in retail prizes per race. Angel Fire Bike Park has the right to change the cash payout or combine classes if there are not 5 in a category. The top 3 in every category class will make the podium.
Labor Day Races Awards
Labor weekend races will have a higher payout! This is a two day race and the winner will be determined by the 2 race results combined. If there is a tie in points, Sunday’s results will be the tiebreaker. Racers must compete in both races (September 1 & 2) to be eligible for any cash and prizes during this weekend.
Male Pro | $1,000, $500, $250
Female Pro | $1,000, $500, $250
Amateur prizes awarded to 1st-5th place for all categories averaging $4,000 in retail prizes per race. Angel Fire Bike Park has the right to change the cash payout or combine classes if there are not 5 in a category. The top 5 in every category class will make the podium.
Labor Day Point Structure:
The racer with the least amount of points from 2-day combined race results will win. Your points earned will match the place you take in each race. So, the racer in first place gets 1 point, the racer in second gets 2 points, etc. If there is a tie in points earned, the results from Sundays race will be the tiebreaker.
We follow USA Cycling rules to define ages. A rider’s racing age is defined as his age on December 31st of the year that the race season ends. So, for the 2018 Fire 5 please select your category based on your age as of December 31, 2018.