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New in 2011 is the Firecracker's inclusion in the brand new USA Cycling Pro Ultra Endurance Tour (UET). The Firecracker is stop #3 on the Tour and $2500 in Cash will be distributed to Pros in this event alone!
What started out as a gleam in our eye has grown into a staple on the Colorado mountain bike racing calendar. Why the 4th? Because absolutely nothing athletic was happening in our town. Sure Scott Yule, Mike Zobbe, Ellen Hollinshead, Monique Merrill, and a host of other local mountain goat legends were bagging a 14er, skiing 4th of July Bowl on Peak 10, or riding their favorite epic. But nothing organized was happening. Where I come from there is at least a dinky little July 4th 5k Run just about everywhere; and then people get with family and friends, BBQ, and relax for the rest of the day. On July 4, 2000, while watching the parade after a morning bike ride, Mike McCormack and I looked at each other, cut our palms with a rusty chain tool, high fived each other and made a blood pact. The Firecracker 50 was born!
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Entries will be received on a first come, first served basis until the 750 racer field limit is filled.
Upon reaching a full field, all racers that sign up will be put on a Wait List. In 2010 we ended up with 25 available spots on race day. So...even if you're way down the Wait List you have a good chance of getting in...at least based on last year!