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Mullet Classic

Fri June 2, 2023 Missoula, MT 59802 US Directions

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Place

5250 Marshall Canyon Rd
Missoula, MT US 59802

Description

Business in the front. Party in the back. The Mullet Classic is a two-rider team race where one racer handles the uphill "business," the other racer the downhill "party."  Stick around after the race for the Missoula mountain biking party of the summer!

Event Schedule

  • 3:45 - 5:30 PM: Racer check-in
  • 4:30: Little's Mullet (Free)
  • 5:00: Racing starts for categories- Junior Female, Junior Male, Junior/Senior, and all racers descending Hello Kitty
  • 6:00: Racing starts for categories- Female, Male, Co-ed, Bike Shops
  • 8:30: After party
Race Fee

$25 for MTB Missoula members, $35 per non-member

Registration & Format

  1. Form a two-racer team from the following categories:
     - Mens Team
     - Womens Team
     - Co-ed Team
     - Junior/Senior Team (any pairing of a junior and adult racer)
     - Junior Mens Team (Under 18)
     - Junior Womens Team (Under 18)
     - Bike Shops (Current staff of local bike shops)

  2. Register, pay entry fee, and either create a new team or join an existing team. Registration closes at 3 PM on race day; on-site registration will not be available. 

  3. Teammates can register separately and select an existing team from the drop down menu. Alternatively, one team member could register both racers at the same time.

The race begins with a Le Mans start in the base area. "Business riders" run to their bikes and ascend the course. They may encounter some limited descending and technical challenges, but let there be no mistake -- this stage is for the legs and the lungs.

Then, the "Party rider" completes the descending segment, their choice of either Hello Kitty (blue) or Bjorn Again (black). 

SAFETY WARNING: Bjorn Again is a black diamond rated downhill trail.  Please use extreme caution.  Highly advised that riders younger than 12 race Hello Kitty, not Bjorn Again.  Beginning to intermediate descenders will not be allowed on Bjorn Again.  Descenders must choose their trail at racer check-in.  

After Party

Food Trucks: River City Eats, Dreamy's Soft Serve Ice Cream
Cash Bar: Big Sky Brewing beer and hard seltzer, N/A bevs
Entertainment: Wild Prairie Smoke
Awards: race category winners, racer w/ best style 

Additional info 

Little's Mullet: 4:30 pm at the Base Area, register day of event. Free for all kids still growing out their mullet. This event will take place within the park base-area.

Race results: Results are based on a team's combined racing times. There is no "hand-off" or other timed exchange between teammates. 

Race starts: Race categories will be split between 5:00 and 6:00 start times to accommodate a wide-range of racer levels and to allow a clear downhill run. All Hello Kitty downhillers will start during the 5:00 wave series. Downhillers should begin climbing at least 40 minutes prior to their wave's start time. 

  • 5:00 pm
    • Uphill racer mass start for all Junior participant teams from base-area
    • Downhill racer starts begin at top of the mountain for all Junior participant teams and all descender riding Hello Kitty, regardless of age/category -- we want to avoid potential collisions on the race course!
    • Junior downhill racers who expect to finish in the top five should be at the starting line by 5:00 pm for the first wave. 
      • Wave 1 - 5:00 pm: Junior Bjorn Again racers
      • Wave 3 - 5:15 pm: Junior Hello Kitty racers
      • Wave 3 - 5:30 pm:  All Hello Kitty racers

  • 6:00 pm
    • Uphill racer mass start for all Men, Women, Co-ed and Bike Shop teams from base-area 
    • Downhill racer starts for all Men, Women, Co-ed and Bike Shop teams riding Bjorn Again at top of mountain. Top Five finishers from 2022 results should be at the starting line by 6:00 pm for the first wave. The start sequence is as follows:
      • Wave 1 - 6:00 pm: top five Men, top three Co-ed, top three Bike Shop, top five Women  
      • Wave 2 - 6:30 pm: Men Bjorn Again
      • Wave 3 - 7:30 pm: Co-ed, Bike Shop, Women Bjorn Again descenders

Uphill racers should descend the Easy-up route following their race to avoid downhill racers. 

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