June 10-11, 2017
The Missoula XC is the flagship event of the Western Montana Trail Series. Founded in 2010, the race sought to highlight the very best that Missoula has to offer, and between its challenging course, world class fans, and unparalleled racer experience, we like to think it’s working.
Come for your race, stay for the pros, and don’t forget to stick around for the Lanterne Rouge Single Speed Race at sunset!
Cross Country (XC)
The UCI Elite and Elite Junior races will feature the same course that set the bar for domestic mountain bike racing in 2011. Amateur and age group racers will have the opportunity to experience the new, bike-optimized singletrack that we at MTB Missoula have been hard at work to develop over the last two years.
The UCI Course covers 5k and features nearly 1,000 feet of climbing per lap. The base area is located 3,500 feet above sea level, and frequent grade reversals insist that riders stay focused. Intermittent road sections allow for ample passing on climbing segments, while the fast, steep descent only provides a couple of opportunities to overtake other racers.
The Amateur and Age Group course features portions of the UCI Elite course, as well as several miles of new, purpose-built singletrack. This course is approximately 6 miles and is almost entirely fun, flowy singletrack.
Short Track Cross Country (STXC)
The Short Track Cross Country course is unchanged from 2016. It features plenty of passing, ripping singletrack, and just enough climbing to keep everyone honest. Expect lap times to be between 2 and 2.5 minutes.
|10am-4pm||Course Open for Training||Marshall Mountain|
|10am-4pm||Packet Pick-Up/Registration||Marshall Mountain|
|4pm||Elite/Manager Meeting||Marshall Mountain|
|8am||Packet Pick-Up/Registration||Marshall Mountain|
|9am||Men Cat 3||1 Lap||Long Course|
|Clydesdale||1 Lap||Long Course|
|Junior 10-14 Cat 1/2/3||1 Lap||Long Course|
|Junior 15-18 Cat 2/3||1 Lap||Long Course|
|Women Cat 3||1 Lap||Long Course|
|Women Cat 2||1 Lap||Long Course|
|10:45am||Men Cat 2 – 40-49||2 Laps||Long Course|
|Men Cat 2 – 50+||2 Laps||Long Course|
|Women Cat 1 – 15-16||2 Laps||Long Course|
|Women Cat 1 – 17-18||2 Laps||Long Course|
|Women Cat 1/2 – 50+||2 Laps||Long Course|
|12:30 pm||Men Cat 1 – 40-49||3 Laps||Long Course|
|Men Cat 1 – 50+||3 Laps||Long Course|
|Men Cat 1||3 Laps||Long Course|
|Men Cat 1 – 15-16||3 Laps||Long Course|
|Men Cat 1 – 17-18||3 Laps||Long Course|
|2:30 pm||UCI Elite Jr Men||TBD||Short Course|
|UCI Elite Jr Women||TBD||Short Course|
|4:30 pm||UCI Elite Women||75-90 Minutes||Short Course|
|6:30 pm||Kids’ Race||1 Lap||Local Glory|
|7 pm||UCI Elite Men||90-105 Minutes||Short Course|
|9 pm||Men SS||1 Flare||Cripple Creek|
|Women SS||1 Flare||Cripple Creek|
|9am||Course Open for Training||Marshall Mountain|
|9am||Rider Check-In/Registration||Marshall Mountain|
|10am||Women 1/2/3 STXC||25 min||Short Track|
|10:45am||Men 1/2/3 STXC||30 min||Short Track|
|11:45am||Women Elite STXC||30 min||Short Track|
|12:45pm||Men Elite STXC||30 min||Short Track|
Podiums will be held immediately after each event.
UCI Elite Junior riders and coaches should familiarize themselves with new UCI policies regarding event registration. Promoter cannot be held responsible for confusion stemming from UCI policies.
Tent and RV camping is available at every Western Montana Trail Series event, and the Missoula XC is no different. Primitive camping is available at the race venue, and porta potties are supplied. Please plan on bringing your own water, and haul out your trash! You can reach out to Ben (email@example.com) for more information.
Missoula has no shortage of great hotels right downtown, close to bike shops, restaurants, and breweries. We’re finalizing details on a preferred hotel, and we’ll let you know the details once they’re ready!
That’s right. Every Western Montana Trail Series event offers childcare so that mom and dad can both race. No excuses here! The professional childcare is run through our friends at Missoula Parks and Recreation. You can reach out to Meg (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.