Golden, Colo.- Bigfoot Productions unveiled the 2010 Mountain States Cup Schedule today, with three new venue additions including Keystone, Telluride and Winter Park, CO. The season will consist of nine weekends and 35 events across all disciplines including cross country, downhill, four cross, dual slalom, super d, short track, hill climbs and time trials.
“We are committed to bringing fresh tracks each season,” said Sarah Rawley, Bigfoot Productions public relations. “We are fortunate to have world class terrain in our backyard, and strive to use our region’s diversity and challenging features to give our racers the best all-around experience.”
The series will kick off in Fruita, Colorado April 24-25 with an early season off-road time trial prologue and epic backcountry cross country race at Rabbit Valley Rally. Then the gravity season kicks in gear alongside the endurance events with the classic Chalk Creek Stampede in Nathrop, CO (May 15-16); Chile Challenge in Angel Fire, NM (June 5-6); Wildflower Rush in Crested Butte, CO (June 26-27); and Blast the Mass in Snowmass Village, CO (July 10-11).
After USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships at SolVista in Granby Ranch, CO (July 15-18) conclude, the Mountain States Cup takes a turn for new venues including Keystone Revival in Keystone, CO (August 7-8); Full Tilt in Telluride in Telluride, CO (August 22-23); the Winter Park Pursuit in Winter Park, CO (September 4-6); and the Fall Classic in Breckenridge, CO (September 11-12).
“We’re excited to add more events for all disciplines to the 2010 season,” said Keith Darner, Mountain States Cup race director. “Our series is the foundation for many regional riders who move on to the National and World Cup levels. We want to provide the courses and competition to make it possible to produce National and World Champions.”
All Mountain States Cup events will be qualifiers for USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships. For detailed information on all events, visit www.racemsc.com.
Bigfoot Productions was established in 2006 in conjunction with Yeti Cycles to expand and improve the Mountain States Cup Series and promote bike industry involvement in racing. For further inquiries please contact [email protected] or 720-407-6142.
2010 Mountain States Cup Series Schedule
|April 24-25||Rabbit Valley Rally||Fruita, CO||TT and XC|
|May 15-16||Chalk Creek Stampede||Nathrop, CO||XC, STXC, 4X, DS|
|June 5-6||Chile Challenge||Angel Fire, NM||XC, DH, 4X, SD|
|June 26-27||Wildflower Rush||Crested Butte, CO||XC, DH, 4X, SD|
|July 10-11||Blast the Mass||Snowmass Village, CO||XC, STXC, DH, DH, SD|
|August 7-8||Keystone Revival||Keystone, CO||XC, STXC, DH, SD|
|August 22-23||Full Tilt in Telluride||Telluride, CO||XC, HC, DH, 4X|
|September 4-6||Winter Park Pursuit||Winter Park, CO||XC, STXC, DH, 4X, SD|
STXC, TT, XC
source: Sarah Rawley