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WEBE racing returns to Powderhorn Mountain Resort

Brittany Markert
bmarkert@gjfreepress.com

Get your motors running for the third annual WEBE motorbike races, set for Powderhorn Mountain Resort on the Grand Mesa Saturday and Sunday, July 11-12. WEBE racing is an off-road motorcycle racing series that travels throughout Colorado and northern New Mexico.

More than 800 participants and fans are expected at the event. Only racers will be allowed to ride the course during the event.

"Our main focus is the mini races [children ages 4-6]," said Brett Craig, event organizer. "The best part of my day is watching the little kids with proud dads and families. It really is a family-friendly environment."

According to Craig, the event will host racers from ages 4 to 70, making it a "well-rounded group of athletes. … To be good at motorcycle racing, riders need to be fit in cardio, agility and weight training.

"We try to make sure that people who come to the events know what OHV [off-highway vehicle] use is and promote the races," he said. "It's more passion than anything for us."

Professionals will race a six- to eight-mile loop, lasting around two hours. Novice participants usually race for around an hour.

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Entrance to watch the races costs $10 per person, and children aged 10 and under get in free.

Racing starts around 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 11, with teams. Mini-races follow at 3:30 p.m. Professional racing on Sunday, July 12, starts at 10:45 a.m.

"It's a beautiful setting," Craig said of the Grand Mesa. "We couldn't ask for a better spot. It's high-elevation riding and the people at Powderhorn are professional and neat to work with."

The folks at Powderhorn are excited to host the event again this year, too.

"These races really help bring diversity to Grand Valley's events, and it is great for the large local motor sports community to come together," said Dusti Reimer, spokesperson for Powderhorn. "My favorite race is the little kids. There is nothing better than the smiles that are on their faces as they get ready to ride!"

For more information, visit http://www.weberacing.com.

GO&DO

WHAT: WEBE motorbike races

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, July 11-12

WHERE: Powderhorn Mountain Resort, 48338 Powderhorn Road, Mesa, Colo.

COST: $10 for ages 10 and older

INFO: http://www.weberacing.com