*1518 Tower Road, Missoula, MT 59804 – Race HQ*

 

PHOTOS 2023 EVENT

REGISTER HERE

RESERVE TEAM SPACE

 

TEAM PARKING: Off Spurgin in the paved parking lot

SPECTATORS PARKING: Free admission.  Access from Big Sky High School side and walk over.  Also off of Spurgin and walk over.

ROAD CLOSURES: Tower Road between Spurgin and Mavs lane will be close Friday 4-7pm, Saturday 8-6, Sunday 8-6.  Mavs lane will still be open for DNRC traffic and racer/spectator parking

 

Important Racer Details (Please Read)

– Packet Pickup will be open 4-7pm on Thursday and Friday then all day Saturday and Sunday. Packet pick up closes 30 minutes before each race.

– All new registration closes  11:59pm, Tuesday October 29th.  No day of registration is available

– All Sunday Pan Am Championship racers (masters too) must have a current UCI ID & UCI License

– Racers holding a Canadian Cycling license will work for USA Cycling events you do not need a one day.

– UCI bike stickers not required for racing 24/25 season.

– Max tire size for all UCI and Pan Am Racing is 33 wide

– NO Max tire size for all USA Cycling Amateur races.

– UCI C2 call ups based on UCI points

– UCI Pan Am Masters Races, call ups based on: 1st row = Pan Am 23 results, 2-4 rows – Crossresults.com

– USA Cycling amateur call ups based on: 1-2 rows – Crossresults.com

 

Race Directors Message

Thanks for your interest in the Pan American Championships.  Missoula will play host in 2024.  We are a local events and bike shop community.  It’s a fun town and has a cyclocross and cycling niche.  We are supported by local folks, teams, and businesses.  By racing here, you support our community and the greater bike race community on the west coast and rocky mountains.  Welcome friend.

The race and events business is supported by local sponsors.  The Pan Am Champs is a way for pro and future pro riders to visit our town and also show support to our community.  For coffee please visit Black Coffee Roasters.  For drinks and fun visit Dram Shop, Grizzly Liquor, and Big Sky Brewery.  For food consider Wally & Buck.  If you are interested in properties or rentals talk with Jed at Zillastate.  If you need Subaru work or your car brakes down let us know and we can get Ed at Kent Brothers on it.  Our official race doctor and medical team is Rob Amrine, Missoula Bone and Joint.  We are also supported by a thriving bike shop community; MTCX, Hellgate Cyclery, and Missoula Bicycle Works should be your choice for last minute gear and service. Andrew Plant is our official race mechanic.  He owns and operates Wild Fox Bikes.  Please visit these locals businesses along the way.  We are going to try and support you as much as possible.  Whether it’s now or rooting for you at the Olympics.  I travel the circuit as a professional announcer and love following the kids.

Please come say hi to me at the race.  Welcome to Missoula and welcome to our community.

Shaun

 

 

Local Racing

6 Mile Cross, Rolling Thunder and Pan Am Champs are part of our larger cyclocross series called the MTCX Super Prestige.  The Missoula Cyclocross Series is 7 weeks and a clinic.  It also has a corresponding youth program called “Rangers.”  New for this year, we will be providing front row Rolling Thunder call ups to riders who are in the top 7 of the overall standings of the Missoula Cyclocross Series.  To learn more about the series click here

 

Motel/Hotel

Destination Missoula has helped us set up some great hotel blocks for racers and fan.  Besides the list below visit there site for more options.

City Center Motel, 338 East Broadway, Missoula 406 543 3193
The Wren downtown with Black Coffee inside is a unofficial race HQ with registration and coffee.
Fairbridge Inns – 3803 Brooks Street, Missoula 406 251 2665
Comfort Inn – 1021 East broadway St, Missoula. 406 317 7957 BOOK HERE
AC Marriott – 175 North Pattee St, Missoula. 406 549 0119
Best Western Grant Creek – 5280 Grant Creek Rd, Missoula. 406 543 0700
Holiday Inn Downtown – 200 South Pattee St, Missoula. 406 721 8550

 

CALL UPS

UCI racing – UCI points, call everyone up
Pan AM Masters – Pan Am Defending Champ, World Champ, Nat Champ, top 8 finish, cross results 9-32
USA Cycling Amateur – cross results 1-16

 

TIRE/BIKE RULES

UCI racing/Pan Am Masters/Elites – 33 wide measured (checker on site)
USA Cycling Amateur Races – No width requirement
UCI sticker not required for 23/24 cx season.

 

LICENSING

UCI racing/Pan Am Masters/Pan Am Elites – Current UCI License Required
USA Cycling Amateur Races – USA Cycling/Canadian Cycling annual license or one day license

 

Team Space

We will be reserving team space through online registration.  Tent space is available through reservation.  Event attendance is free.  Elite rider parking is free and reserved for just elites.  Please register for team space on the registration page. RESERVE HERE

 

Day & TimeEventLengthLocation
WednesdayOctober 30th  
4:15 PMMissoula Wednesday Series Finale – 13 & under2 lapsBig Sky Park
5:30 PMMissoula Wednesday Series Finale – adults6 lapsBig Sky Park
ThursdayOctober 31st  
9:00 AMCourse Open for Pre-Ride Big Sky Park
11:59 PMOnline Registration Closes – all races  
FridayNovember 1st  
8:23 AMSunrise Big Sky Park
7:00 AMPacket Pick up Opens – closes 30 minutes before each race Big Sky Park
8:30 AM9 and under race boys and girls2 lapsBig Sky Park
9:15 AM13-14 boys, 13-14 girls, 10-12 boys, 10-12 girls3 lapsBig Sky Park
10:00 AM17-18 girls, 15-16 girls30 minutesBig Sky Park
10:45 AM17-18 boys, 15-16 boys30 minutesBig Sky Park
11:30 AMMasters Women – 40-49, 50-59, 60+40 minutesBig Sky Park
12:30 PMMasters Men – 40-49, 50-59, 60+50 minutesBig Sky Park
1:30 PMWomen Cat 1/2/3/450 minutesBig Sky Park
2:30 PMMen Cat 1/2/3/455 minutesBig Sky Park
4:00 PMSingle Speed & MTB Race3 lapsBig Sky Park
5:00 PMCourse Open for Pre-Ride  
SaturdayNovember 2nd  
8:23 AMSunrise Big Sky Park
7:00 AMPacket Pick up Opens – closes 30 minutes before each race Big Sky Park
8:30 AM9 and under race boys and girls2 lapsBig Sky Park
9:15 AM13-14 boys, 13-14 girls, 10-12 boys, 10-12 girls3 lapsBig Sky Park
10:00 AM17-18 girls, 15-16 girls30 minutesBig Sky Park
10:45 AM17-18 boys, 15-16 boys30 minutesBig Sky Park
11:30 AMMasters Women – 40-49, 50-59, 60+40 minutesBig Sky Park
12:30 PMMasters Men – 40-49, 50-59, 60+50 minutesBig Sky Park
1:30 PMWomen Cat 1/2/3/450 minutesBig Sky Park
2:30 PMMen Cat 1/2/3/455 minutesBig Sky Park
2:40 PMCourse Open for Pre-Ride  
3:30 PMUCI Elite Junior Women 17-1840 minutesBig Sky Park
4:25 PMUCI Elite Junior Men 17-1840 minutesBig Sky Park
5:15 PMUCI Elite Women50 minutesBig Sky Park
6:15 PMUCI Elite Men60 minutesBig Sky Park
SundayNovember 3rd  
7:23 AMSunrise Big Sky Park
7:00 AMPacket Pick up Opens – closes 30 minutes before each race Big Sky Park
7:45 AMPan Am Master Men 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+50 minutesBig Sky Park
8:45 AMPan Am Master Women 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+50 minutesBig Sky Park
9:45 AMPan Am Master Men 45-49, 50-54, 55-5955 minutesBig Sky Park
10:50 AMPan Am Master Men 35-39, 40-4455 minutesBig Sky Park
11:45 AMCourse Open Pre Ride – Masters Podiums  
11:55 AMElite Women Pan Am Championship50 minutesBig Sky Park
1:00 PMElite Men Pan Am Championship60 minutesBig Sky Park
2:00 PMCourse Open Pre Ride – Elite Podiums  
2:10 PMU23 Women Pan Am Championship50 minutesBig Sky Park
3:10 PMU23 Men Pan Am Championship50 minutesBig Sky Park
4:00 PMJunior Womens Pan Am Championship40 minutesBig Sky Park
4:50 PMJunior Men Pan Am Champsionship40 minutesBig Sky Park
5:40 PMU23 & Junior Podiums  

 

COURSE MAPS

Interactive Map Click HERE

 

 

 

Destination Missoula

The Pan Am Cyclocross Race has been awarded Destination Missoula’s Tourism Business Improvement District Grant.  We are honored and fortunate to have received the Grant.