Smith Mountain Rally

Delta, CO

When: April 26 – 27, 2019

Location: Bill Heddles Recreation Center in Delta, CO / Smith Mountain Road / Portion of Sidewinder Trail

What: 1st Annual Smith Mountain Rally consisting of a short evening race on Friday night, a tour ride of both the roads surrounding the Smith Mountain future mountain bike trails and a short taste of Sidewinder Trail within the provided tour coverage. 2019 version is to give you a taste of what we may bring to the area for a future gravel grinder race / mountain bike race in 2020!

Host(s): City of Delta Recreation

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* This event is authorized under a special recreation permit issued by Bureau of Land Management *


April 26, 2019 (Friday) – Bill Heddles Short Track Race

Details: Early packet pickup will get the chance to participate in the Friday night short track race around the Bill Heddles Recreation Center’s trails and park (1 lap of 1.5 miles for 18 & Under / 3 laps of 2.8 miles for anyone daring the pain cave). Then afterwards, participants will be given dinner, top 3 winners in each gender given prizes, and a presentation about the Smith Mountain trails coming to the Delta area soon and as well about the ride following the next day.

Friday Night Schedule (open to public unless stated otherwise):

  • 4:00pm – 6:00pm: Packet pickup / late registration / Short track course open for previewing
  • 6:00pm – 6:15pm: 1 lap Short Track Youth Race
  • 6:30pm – 7:30pm: Bill Heddles Short Track Race (Sunset @ 7:45pm, so no lights needed)
  • 7:30pm: Delta Rec Center closes. Come before for your shower!
  • 8:00pm – 9:00pm: Dinner & Saturday ride(s) review meeting / presentation *RECOMMENDED TO ATTEND FOR DETAILS*
    • Dinner will consist of pasta (spaghetti and salad – meat and veggie sauce options available)


April 27, 2019 (Saturday) – Smith Mountain Rally Ride & Sidewinder Short Loop

Details: Ride from Bill Heddles Recreation Center (approximately 11 miles) to the roads surrounding the Smith Mountain (approximately 14 miles loop) while being supplied a couple of aid stations for your comfort. Enjoy the views and the concept of new mountain bike trails coming to you soon within the Smith Mountain Roads triangle! Ride back to Bill Heddles or ride a portion of the Sidewinder Trail (see details below). Smith Mountain Rally cap at 80 riders.

For this year, riders are suggested to check out a portion of the Sidewinder Trail up 2.5 miles one way from the trailhead. If you want to keep riding it, you’re welcome to do so on your own support.

Take a shower, soak in their lazy river / hot tub afterwards. And wrap up the visit to Delta by stopping by some of the great local businesses and BRING YOUR BIKE PLATE TO SHOW YOUR PROOF YOU PARTICIPATED IN THE EVENT AND GET A DEAL from the list of involved businesses provided in the packet bags!

Saturday Schedule (open to public unless stated otherwise):

  • 7:00am – 8:00am: Last minute registration / packet pickup
  • 8:00am: Rollout from Bill Heddles / load up Smith Mountain trailhead shuttle(s)
  • 8:30am: Shuttle(s) to Smith Mountain trailhead roll out
  • 12:00pm: Shuttle from Smith Mountain to Rec Center starts
  • 2:00pm: Last shuttle from Smith Mountain trailhead leaves
  • 7:30pm: Delta Rec Center closes. Come before for your shower!



Early Prices:

After April 25 Prices:

Friday night Youth Race (NO CAP):

$10 (no shirt)

$10 (no shirt)

Friday night Short Track (CAP @ 80):



Saturday Smith Mtn Rally (CAP @ 80):



Friday Night Short Track and Rally:






Extra Friday Dinner Pass (for family or friend):



Extra Smith Mtn Rally T-Shirt



Camp at Bill Heddles Rec Center (includes day pass to BHRC!):




REGISTRATION INCLUDES (depends on your purchase):

  1. Friday Night Youth Race (1 lap @ 1.5 mi):
    1. Friday night dinner
    2. Chance to win prizes
    3. Pass to Bill Heddle Recreation Center
  2. Friday Night Short Track (3 laps @ 2.8 mi per lap):
    1. Friday night dinner
    2. Smith Mountain Rally t-shirt
    3. Chance to win prizes
    4. Pass to Bill Heddle Recreation Center
  3. Smith Mtn Rally:
    1. Friday night dinner (if packet picked up Friday night)
    2. Smith Mountain Rally t-shirt
    3. Stocked Aid Station & 3 H2O Locations on Smith Mtn loop / Sidewinder short loop
    4. Pass to Bill Heddle Recreation Center
  4. Bill Heddles Rec Center Camp:
    1. Spot to camp by BHRC
    2. One-Day Passes to Bill Heddle Recreation Center


  1. All courses are subject to change until the start of each race / ride.
  2. Short Track race can be completed on your gravel grinder bike or mountain bike – you pick! It’ll be more like a cyclocross race, so if it were me, I would pick my CX bike ;)
  3. 18 & Under are required to be accompanied by their parent or guardian on the Smith Mountain Rally!
  4. Bill Heddles STXC / Smith Mountain Rally are completely unsanctioned. If you are coming to race / ride, you are coming to celebrate the love of the sport!

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When & Where

Apr 26, 2019


6:30 PM

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