The Missoula XC is fast approaching. It’s been a whirlwind month since we opened registration. I apologize for not providing an update for awhile. In many ways nothing has changed as we look forward to June 11th and 12th. That said, lot’s has happened. If you’d like an update, please stick with me and read below.
COVID Protocol Changes – Missoula County Health, the CDC and our team of doctors has allowed more spectators at the event. Parents, family, and friends are welcome, free of charge. For interactions within 6 feet we ask that you wear a mask. We will still strongly recommend riders to be vaccinated or provide a negative COVID test.
Marshall Mountain – Our race venue is Marshall Mountain. We built the course specifically for UCI XCO and it’s held up. The Doering Family had the property for sale and it’s scheduled to close sometime in June of 2021. We do not know who the new owner will be. We have permission from all parties to host the June 5th Locals Only and June 11/12th Missoula XC.
Field Size – I’ve upped the field size in UCI categories to 75 per field.
Camping and Team Space – I’ve secured camping for riders at the 10 Spoon Winery. It’s hard walled camping only. Click this link to reserve your spot. We are opening up limited team space as well. This will be at Marshall Mountain.
Fun Things – I’ve secured a live dj the short track and xc. All I will say is bucket hats and backpacks.
Courses – I’ve added parts of our dual slalom course to the short track. The XC course remains un-changed with the exception of the A line jump not being a part.
All Welcome – We authored a letter that was c0-signed by the Mayor of Missoula welcoming all riders to Missoula. We’ve also added more options for visiting to the website. Please support our local sponsors, especially the food ones.
Food – Grist Bakery and Milling is providing homemade sandwiches free of charge to all riders at the XC.
|5-7 PM||Number Pick up – MTCX||837 Woody street|
|7:00 PM||Athlete Meeting – MTCX||837 Woody street|
|10am – 1pm||Number Pick up – Marshall Mountain|
|9am – 1:30pm||XCC and XCO Course Open for Training|
|2:00 PM||UCI Men Elite XCC||30 min||Marshall Mountain||Local Glory|
|3:30 PM||UCI Women Elite XCC||30 min||Marshall Mountain||Local Glory|
|5:00 PM||UCI Jr Men XCC||25 min||Marshall Mountain||Local Glory|
|6:30 PM||UCI Jr Women XCC||25 min||Marshall Mountain||Local Glory|
|8am – 9:30am||Number Pick up – Marshall Mountain|
|8am – 9:30am||XCO Course Open for Training|
|10:00 AM||UCI Elite Men XCO||90 min||Marshall Mountain||Pro XC 2.0|
|1:00 PM||UCI Elite Women XCO||90 min||Marshall Mountain||Pro XC 2.0|
|4:00 PM||UCI Elite Jr Men XCO||60 min||Marshall Mountain||Pro XC 2.0|
|6:00 PM||UCI Elite Jr Women XCO||60 min||Marshall Mountain||Pro XC 2.0|
|All podiums will be directly after the race|