2011 MSC - Salida Mountain Stage Race

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The inaugural Riverside Rampage mountain bike race is set for May 20-22 in Salida, Colo. Two days of racing with three different stages are planned for the weekend. Registration and packet pick-up will be at the Boathouse Cantina located at 228 north “F” Street in historic downtown Salida, Colo.

The weekend’s events include a two-mile hill climb time trial up Tenderfoot Mountain (a.k.a. “S” Mountain) Saturday morning. Afterward we’ll be racing short track on Tenderfoot Mountain. Sunday will be the cross-country race on the Arkansas Valley Hill Trails on and behind Tenderfoot Mountain.

You may enter all the events or pick and choose the events that best suit your racing style. For riders who participate in all three events there will be an overall award for those riders including a fourth set of points towards their Mountain States Cup Series overall standings.

If you are interested in pre-riding the courses, please stop by Absolute Bikes in Salida for a course map. On Saturday, May 14 the local trails group “Salida Mountain Trails” is hosting a trail improvement day specifically for the trails that we will be racing on, including a free lunch afterward down at Absolute Bikes. These trails are new within the past two years and require a lot of maintenance so if you have the time and want to give back, we’d love to see you.

On another note, the singletrack involved in this race is very technical. It is highly recommended that you ride these trails before you race. The race schedule will be posted next week.
May 20-22, 2011
Salida, CO
Omnium (TT, STXC, XC)

See the MSC Website for full details


The best way to register for the Riverside Rampage is online here! Online registration deadline is Wednesday, May 18 at 11:59 p.m. There is no fee this year for registering online at Active.com. You can also download the Riverside Rampage Registration Form. On-site race entry fees and mail-in registration form entry fees are the same. Forms mailed in must be postmarked by Saturday, May 14 or received by email to info@racemsc.com no later than Wednesday, May 18 at 5 p.m. No faxes please (they just aren't reliable).

If you aren't able to pre-register by Wednesday at 11:59 p.m., you can still register on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Race entry fees are here. Registration/check-in for your wave will close one hour prior to its designated start time. This includes pre-registered riders. Map to Registration
FRIDAY MAY 20, 2011
Noon - 8 p.m. Registration at the Boathouse Cantina
12:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. All courses open for riding

7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Registration at the Boathouse Cantina
7:30 a.m. Time Trial Registration closes for all categories
8 a.m. - 11 a.m. Hill Climb Time Trial
CAT 1 Men 19-49, Singlespeed and Wildcat
CAT 1 Men 15-18
CAT 1 Men 50+
CAT 1 Women 19+, Singlespeed and Wildcat
Pro Men
Pro Women
CAT 2/3 Men 19-39
CAT 2/3 Men 15-18
CAT 2/3 Men 40+
CAT 2/3 Women 19+
CAT 2/3 Women 19+
Jr Men 14 & Under
Jr Women 14 & Under
Noon-4:40 p.m. Short Track
Noon CAT 1 Men 19-29, Singlespeed, Wildcat
12:25 p.m. CAT 1 Men 30-39 and 15-18
12:55 p.m. CAT 1 Men 40+
1:20 p.m. CAT 1 Women 19+
1:45 p.m. CAT 1 Women 15-18, Singlespeed, Wildcat
2:05 p.m. Pro Men
2:35 p.m. Pro Women
3:00 p.m. CAT 2/3 Men 19-39
3:25 p.m. CAT 2/3 Men 40+ and 15-18
3:50 p.m. CAT 2/3 Women 15-18 and 19+
4:15 p.m. Junior Men and Women 14 & Under
5:30 p.m. Awards at Riverside Park for Time Trial and Short Track
5-7 p.m. Colorado Native Social at the Boathouse

SUNDAY MAY 22, 2011
6:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Registration at the Boathouse Cantina
7:30 a.m. CAT 1 start wave 2 min gaps by age group
11 a.m. CAT 1 awards at Riverside Park
11:30 a.m. Shimano Youth Series Race
11:15 a.m. Pro Men and Pro Women start wave
1:45 p.m. Pro Awards
1:30 p.m. CAT 2 and CAT 1 15-18 start wave
3:30 p.m. CAT 3 and Junior 14 & Under start wave
3:45 p.m. CAT 2 and CAT 1 15-18 awards at Riverside Park
5:15 p.m. CAT 2 and Junior 14 & Under start wave awards at Riverside Park