Merckx Montana Stage Race – Revamped!

Jul 6, 2023 | Events

Merckx Montana Stage Race:

  • 8/12 – 9am Big Sky Time Trial, 2pm Big Sky Criterium
  • 8/13 – 10am Bearmouth Chalet Road Race

 

SCHEDULE

– 9-11am time trial – roughly 10 mile Butler Creek pavement

– 2pm C Criterium

– 3pm B/Womens A Criterium

– 4pm A Men Criterium

– 8/13 – Bearmouth RR – 10am start – peletons determined by rider turnout, self support

 

LOCATIONS

Time Trial and Criterium – Big Sky Brewery – 5417 Trumpeter Way, Missoula, MT 59808

Road Race – Bearmouth Chalet Campground – 1611 Drummond Frontage Rd, Clinton, MT 59825

 

DETAILS

It’s a stage race format based on a riders overall time.  Like the Tour de France.  There are 6 categories.  Loosely based on the Missoula Tuesday Night Hell Ride A, B, and C groups.  Register for the group you feel most comfortable in.  Sandbagging is allowed.  We’ll honor stage winners directly after the finish of each stage and then the overall at the conclusion of the road race.  Leaders jerseys will need to be worn in the stages for all 6 categories.  TT start order will be based off last year’s Merck’s results and then registration order.  Prizes and cash determined by rider turnout.  Thanks for the support.