Missoula XC Update 5.23.21

May 24, 2021 | Uncategorized

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.

Current Schedule:

Thursday 6/10
5-7 PMNumber Pick up – MTCX837 Woody street
7:00 PMAthlete Meeting – MTCX837 Woody street
Friday 6/11
10am – 1pmNumber Pick up – Marshall Mountain
9am – 1:30pmXCC and XCO Course Open for Training
2:00 PMUCI Men Elite XCC30 minMarshall MountainLocal Glory
3:30 PMUCI Women Elite XCC30 minMarshall MountainLocal Glory
5:00 PMUCI Jr Men XCC25 minMarshall MountainLocal Glory
6:30 PMUCI Jr Women XCC25 minMarshall MountainLocal Glory
Saturday 6/12
8am – 9:30amNumber Pick up – Marshall Mountain
8am – 9:30amXCO Course Open for Training
10:00 AMUCI Elite Men XCO90 minMarshall MountainPro XC 2.0
1:00 PMUCI Elite Women XCO90 minMarshall MountainPro XC 2.0
4:00 PMUCI Elite Jr Men XCO60 minMarshall MountainPro XC 2.0
6:00 PMUCI Elite Jr Women XCO60 minMarshall MountainPro XC 2.0
All podiums will be directly after the race