Montana Gravel Challenge

Fri April 29 - Sun May 1 Huson, MT 59846 US Directions
Events

Montana Gravel Challenge: 3-Day Series

Events: MGC Series - Elite/Open MGC Series - Recreation

Montana Gravel Challenge: Day 2 ONLY--Southside Road

Events: Southside Only - Elite/Open Southside Only - Recreation

Montana Gravel Challenge: Day 3 ONLY-- Rocky Mountain Roubaix

Events: Rocky Mountain Roubaix Only - Elite/Open Rocky Mountain Roubaix Only - Recreation
MGC Schedule
Thursday Packet Pick Up: 4/28

2:00-6:00 pm
@MTCX HQ, 837 Woody Street

Friday, TT Schedule:4/29

3:00 On-site Registration/Packet Pick Up 
4:00 First Rider Off
7:00 TT Podiums

Saturday, Southside Rd Schedule: 4/30

7:30 On-site Registration/Packet Pick Up, plus Coffee & Treats
9:00 First Wave (Elite/Open) Start
9:15 Second Wave (Recreation) Start
~3:00 Day 2 Podium 

Sunday, Rocky Mountain Roubaix Schedule: 5/1

7:30 On-site Registration/Packet Pick Up, plus Coffee & Treats
9:00 First Wave (Elite/Open) Start
9:15 Second Wave (Recreation) Start
~2:00 Day 3 Podium
~2:10 Omnium Podium

 

Description

The Montana Gravel Challenge returns again for 2022!

Competitive Timing and MTCX are happy to bring back the three-day, three-stage event, with mass starts and categories for all ages and abilities. 

Day 1: 9Mile Time Trial -- this route takes you on an out and back up NineMile road, ~15 miles total, with a gentle elevation gain on the way out, totaling around 859'. 

Day 2: Southside Road -- A classic Montana ride, the Southside Road loop-- Flat Mullan Road takes you out to the rolling gravel of Southside Road along the river, and back to our start in Huson. 57 miles, 2,200' of gain.  

Day 3: Rocky Mountain Roubaix Circuit -- Montana's famed RMR is the final stage of this 3-day race. These loops total 45.5 miles, gaining around 2k' of climbing. 

Courses

All courses will be fully marked with turns and mileage signs.

MGC 2022 - Stage 1: Time Trial - Friday - April 29th - First rider off at 4pm.  Out and back 9 mile TT - 15.6 miles - 859 feet of climbing - MAP LINK

MGC 2022 - Stage 2: Southside Road - Saturday - April 30th - First wave off at 9AM - Southside Road - 52.9 miles - 2,027 feet of climbing - MAP LINK

 

MGC 2022 - Stage 3: Rocky Mountain Roubaix - Sunday - May 1st - First Wave off 9am - Roubaix Circuit 4 laps - 41.7 miles - 1711 feet of climbing - MAP LINK

 

 

Prizes/Results/Schwag

All finishers of all three stages get an official Montana Gravel Challenge medal and hat. There will be one stocked aid station per stage with water and nutrition. 

Female - Open/Elite top 3 for the omnium get prizes, top 3 for Southside and Roubaix get prizes

Male - Open/Elite top 3 for the omnium get prizes, top 3 for Southside and Roubaix get prizes

Stage Scoring: 1st = 20, 2nd = 18, 3rd = 16, 4th = 14, 5th, 12, 6th = 10, 7th = 8, 8th = 6, 9th = 4, 10th = 2, all finishers get 1 point.

There won't be an omnium for the recreational category. The name of the game is to finish all three stages for the Montana Gravel Challenge finisher award. 

For all stages all riders will also be included in an individual list of results.

Place
18450 Six Mile Road
Huson, MT US 59846
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Where to Stay

City Center Motel, one of our beloved sponsors, has graciously blocked off rooms for Missoula XC Participants. If you’re looking for an indoor place to stay, the City Center Motel, the perfect place for cyclists 1. because of the fabulous accommodations and 2. along with the fact that you’ll likely see Keyvin at our races– he’s a wealth of knowledge about local roads and trails. City Center Motel is right in Downtown Missoula, where you’ll want to be when you’re not on your bike or in the mountains. You can call and ask to book one of the rooms for MTCX’s Missoula XC, or you can reserve online here and use the access code MTCX for one our special rate rooms.

We’ll also have rooms blocked off at the Motel 6 in Downtown Missoula, as well. Details to come.

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