MSC #3 Wildflower Rush, Fat Tire 40 and Crested Butte Bike Week


One of the best weekends of the summer is here! The weekend where racing, wildflowers, epic backcountry racing, mountain town parties and more all collide with MSC #3, Wildflower Rush, Fat Tire 40, and Crested Butte Bike Week. The race director and his crew have been in the Butte all week and say the trails are completely dry and holding up great! There is a bit of dust because of the early mountain bike season up high, so come prepared!

A few things to note to make your packet pick-up and on-site registration go as quickly and efficiently as possible:

  • Registration HQ has been moved to the Treasury Building (mid-level)
  • If you are a CAT 2 who intended to sign up as a Wildcat to race in the Fat Tire 40, please indicate that change before you sign off on the top page of your packet and we’ll get you switched into the right category.
  • If you signed up for Super D 1 and want to race in the Sunday a.m. Super D race, please indicate that change before you sign off on the top page of your packet, otherwise you will be placed on the start list for the Super D on Saturday evening.
  • Have your USAC license ready before you get to the front of the line!

Clif Bar Fat Tire 40 Race

This is a big race for everyone- the seasoned pro, the CAT 1, Singlespeed and Wildcat! We want everyone to have a great experience on course, so come prepared for 40 miles and 7,500 feet of some of the best singletrack you will ever get to race on!

There will be two aid stations on course, one after Strand and one after Deer Creek. There will be water, Aclimate and Clif Bar products available in the neutral feed. Please take a few moments to take a look at the map so you have a good idea of where you’ll be headed. There will be course marshalls and volunteers on course, but it is up to the racer to make sure you make the correct turns.

Pro Men and Pro Women will begin at 8 a.m. with CAT 1 19+, Singlespeed and Wildcat Men following at 8:03 a.m. and CAT 1 19+, Singlespeed and Wildcat Women finishing the train at 8:06 a.m.

Course Maps and GPS Files

The latest, greatest course map is here!
The course GPX file can be found right here (Right click and save as for best results. Your mileage may vary.)
The Google Earth file of the course can be downloaded here (Right click and save as for best results. Your mileage may vary.)
You can also view the course at Garmin Connect by clicking HERE.

Food for the Weekend

$9.50 All you can eat breakfast buffet at WoodStone Grill in the Grand Lodge Hotel, next to the main parking lot. Includes: eggs, bacon, sausage, cereals, fruit, yogurt, breads, juice, coffee, ….7AM – 10:30AM

AC Golden will be offering complimentary “Colorado Native” beer coupons at registration for redemption at 9380 with lunch or dinner on June 23.

Jefe’s, located in the Lodge at Mountaineer Square building, will be offering burritos, tacos, quesadilla, and other favorites for lunch as well.

Camping and Lodging

Crested Butte Mountain Resort will be offering camping during Wildflower Rush weekend. Overnight camping for any vehicle will be $25 per car/tent site and $45 per RV. These rates cover you for the whole weekend including Friday night. Port-o-potties and dumpsters will be provided. Day parking will also be available at $7/day. For more information call 970-349-4185. Please be respectful of zones designated for camping versus tech expo space.

Crested Butte Mountain Resort is special deals for racers! Save 15% when you book lodging through Crested Butte Vacations for Crested Butte’s biggest mountain bike race of the year and they’ll also throw in a free single ride lift ticket for every person on the reservation. Downhill and cross-country competitions make this the unofficial start of summer in Crested Butte! Call 1-800-810-7669 to book your lodging today!

Crested Butte Bike Week Festivities

The planet’s oldest mountain bike festival is taking place June 21-24 in Crested Butte! Expo, clinics, yoga classes, free concert Saturday night, chainless race, apre parties and more! Check out all the details at

Colorado Native Saturday Social at 9380

Saturday night is the place to be with the Colorado Native Saturday Social at 9380. Every racer 21 and older will receive a coupon to redeem one free Colorado Native beer from the 9380 all weekend long!! During that awards ceremony, we will be giving out prizes via raffle ticket numbers. Come join us for the evening, fuel up for Sunday’s race and win a prize!

Awards podium for all races will take place on the deck of 9380 all weekend long!

POC Speed Zone Award… Do you like to ride fast?

Armed with an on-course radar gun at each event, DH racers will be clocked at a designated POC Speed Zone area during each MSC contest. The top two speeds clocked (one amateur male and one amateur female) at each race will be awarded POC prizes, including VPD 2.0 body armor, full face Cortex Flow and enduro Trabec helmets, goggles or apparel. At the conclusion of the season, the rider with the single fastest recorded POC Speed Zone result will take home the grand prize POC package including body armor, gloves, helmet and apparel!

Win a Free MSC T-Shirt!

Start following the Mountain States Cup on Instagram @racemsc and have a chance to win a free Wildflower Rush T-Shirt. Once you have started following MSC, tag or e-mail david@racemsc a photo of you in your most loved, used or oldest MSC shirt and you will be entered to win!

2012 Mountain States Cup Series Schedule

May 18-20 – Riverside Rampage – Salida, CO – Omnium (TT, Circuit Race, XC), XC
Jun 8-10 – Chile Challenge – Angel Fire, NM – XC, DH, DS, SD
Jun 22-24 – Wildflower Rush – Crested Butte, CO

Source: RaceMSC

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