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Montana Gravel Challenge

Montana Gravel Challenge

April 13 - April 15 2018
Missoula, Montana, USA

The Montana Gravel Challenge is a coming together of The Cycling House and Competitive Timing.  We think what’s best for the Montana Hell Ride and Rocky Mountain Roubaix is to have them be on one big gravel weekend.  Stage 2 will be the Montana Hell Ride with a new format and course. Stage 3 will be the Rocky Mountain Roubaix with a new longer course. We’ve added a stage 1 time trial as an extra piece to offer a zero barrier event for beginners and recreational riders, while also offering racers an early separation before stage 2 and 3.  We’d like riders of all abilities to try the challenge.  It’s setup in a grand fondo style format, so everyone gets a time and folks can go for racing the event, riding the event, or just going for a completion.  Stage 2 and 3 will have a recreation wave that starts 1 minute later then the first wave perfect for those riding with friends or trying to stay out of a larger group.  The hardest part about this event will be finishing all three stages, not being fast at all three stages.  Best of all we will be offering a separate Junior Race option for 10-18 yr olds on Stage 1 and 2.

The Montana Gravel Challenge is a USA Cycling Gravel Event.  You do not need a license to participate, but we are using USA Cycling Insurance.

Stage 1 six time trial is all dirt roads.  It’s climbs just over 600 feet in 4 miles.  It’s more gentle terrain then straight uphill.  First 1.5 miles is low 1% grade offering a great warmup for the last 2.5 miles. You get in to really pretty forests and some super small/cool dirt roads that don’t see much life.

Stage 2 is the Montana Hell Ride.  It’s actually three 15 miles laps on a new circuit in the 9 mile area.  Each lap is a tale of two sides.  Half the lap is wide, smooth, and fast dirt roads.  The other half is hilly, rough, narrow, and adventurous.  Race or ride with your buds, should be a memorable day.  There will also be a Strava KOM every time of the climb.

Stage 3 is the Rocky Mountain Roubaix.  Longer than last year with new course for 2018 but with all the beloved Roubaix aspects still about equal parts road and dirt, moderate climbing, and a whole lotta grit.  It’s straight up your favorite Petty Creek Road and then out the 9 mile drainage with a lollipop loop and then back the way you came.

Montana Gravel Challenge

 
Routes: 3 stages
Difficulty of Greatest Route: D - Difficult terrain with longer, steeper hills
Entry Limit: 250
 
Costs

$55 early reg for all three events

Prize / Race Categories

Male and Female in all below categories. Recreational start will be included in categories with everyone else

Each Stage

Top 3 Overall
18 & Under
19-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
60-69
70+
Montana Gravel Challenge

Top 3 Overall

Features
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Electronic Start/Finish Hill Timing
Strava KOM
Results Within 24 Hours
Kids Fondo
Fundraising
 
Nutrition
Feed / Aid Stations
 
Number of Timed Hill Climbs
Three Hill Climbs
 
Event Size
Less Than 500 Riders
 
Start Address: 18450 Six Mile Road Huson, MT 59846
 
 
 
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