STAGES CYCLING SILVER RUSH 15-MILE MTB

July 11, 2021

Returning in 2021, the Silver Rush weekend will be including a 15.5-mile MTB race on Sunday at 8:30 a.m. This race will start and finish on the same course as the Stages Cycling Silver Rush 50 MTB, but will feature mostly single track for the 15.5 miles. This race provides an excellent entry option into mountain bike racing and will, of course, be accompanied by the tremendous Leadville views along the way.

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Field sizes have been set with Colorado Covid-19 guidelines in mind, and therefore may be smaller than they have been in the past. Our ultimate goal is to host our events this year and we are making changes where necessary. Because of this, events may sell out faster than normal. As we monitor Colorado’s state guidelines, more slots may become available. In this event, we will accept athletes in a rolling order from our waitlist, and then reopen to the public.

FRIDAY, JULY 9

  • 3:00pm – 8:00pm Packet Pickup
  • Location: Base of Dutch Henri Hill – US Highway 24 and McWethy Dr.
    • No onsite registration.
    • ID is required.
    • Packets must be picked up in person. They will not be mailed or given to others.

SATURDAY, JULY 10

  • 5:00am – 5:45am – Packet Pickup – 50 RUN ONLY
  • 5:00am – 5:45am – Drop Bag Drop Off (50 Run only)
    • Location:  Base of Dutch Henri Hill in Leadville Truck
  • 6:00am SILVER RUSH 50 RUN START
  • 8:30am SILVER RUSH 15 RUN START
  • 10:00am – 3:00pm – MTB (50 and 15) Packet Pick Up
  • 11:00am – 11:45am – Kids Duathlon Registration and Packet Pickup
  • 12:00pm – KIDS DUATHLON START
  • 12:00pm – 8:00pm Finish Festival 
  • 4:00pm – 50 Run – Drop bags will be returned to start/finish (base of Dutch Henri hill)
  • 8:00pm – 50 Run – Drop bags – all drop bags must be picked up!
  • 8:00pm – LT100 Run Lottery Coin Drawing

SUNDAY, JULY 11

  • 6:30am – 7:45am – Silver Rush MTB Packet Pickup
  • 8:00am – SILVER RUSH 50 MTB START
    • 8:00am – Wave 1 – self seeded
    • 8:05am – Wave 2 – self seeded
    • Location: Base of Dutch Henri Hill – US Highway 24 and McWethy Dr. (Directions from Retail to Dutch Henri)
    • Note:
      • Top of the hill – Qualifier coin will ONLY be at the top of the hill for wave 1 – first male and first female only
      • There are no drop bags allowed for the Silver Rush 50 MTB
  • 8:30am SILVER RUSH 15 MTB START
  • 12:00pm – 5:00pm Finish Festival
  • 4:30pm – Awards Ceremony and LT100 MTB Qualifier Selection
    • LT100 MTB Qualifying Spots will be awarded
    • Must be present to claim your LT100 MTB Qualifier Spot
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2021 Silver Rush 15 Miler Pricing: 

1/20-1/31
$50
2/01-6/20
$60
6/21-7/10
$70
   

 

The Silver Rush 15.5-Mile MTB will start and finish at the base of Dutch Henri Hill (US Highway 24 and, McWethy Dr.)

 

Route map for Silver Rush 15 Mile MTB/Run Course by Michael Melley on plotaroute.com

CAMPING AVAILABLE!

Colorado Mountain College is available!

  • Price: $40 for the weekend for a 20′ x 20′ space.
    • Note:  all proceeds benefit CMC Eagles Cross Country Running Team
  • Check in: July 9, 2021 4:00pm
  • Check out:  July 11, 2021 

Spots are limited – so get yours today!

CAMPSITE PLEASE!

DIRECTIONS TO THE START / FINISH DUTCH HENRI HILL

The Silver Rush 15-Mile MTB course starts and finishes at the base of Dutch Henri Hill, located just below Colorado Mountain College on Highway 24 South.

From the intersection of Harrison and 6th (stop light in the middle of town):

  • Go south for 1.2 miles on Harrison/Hwy 24
  • Pass USFS building on right, CMC sign on left
  • Arrive at start /finish

 

PARKING AT THE START / FINISH

Parking is located at the Colorado Mountain College. NO Parking is allowed on either side of Highway 24 or Lake County 41. If you park along these roads, you will be ticketed and towed. There are parking attendants on staff for the Silver Rush 50 and there is no charge to park. Overflow parking is located at the Community Park/Rodeo Grounds parking areas located just west of the Intersection of McWethy and West 6th Street. Please use the crossing located on the Mineral Belt Trail to cross Highway 24. Colorado State Patrol will be monitoring pedestrian travel for safety.

 

Bike Flights
If you will be handling your own bike assembly and packing and box or case storage, ship your bike with our official bike shipping partner, Bike Flights.

Click here for more information. 

Cycles of Life

Cycles of Life is a full service bike shop right in the town of Leadville, providing shipping services, all types of minor and major repair, tune-ups, custom wheel building, suspension and fork overhauls, bike fitting and more. To make things easy for you, have your bike shipped directly to the shop where Cycles of Life will unpack, assemble, inspect, fully tune and prepare your bike for race day. Post-race, simply drop off your ride and Cycles of Life will repack and ship to your destination.

Click here for Cycles of Life shipping package options and details.

Although we look forward to seeing  you at our events, we understand certain things may come up that prevent you from attending. Please make note of our deferral and refund policies here.

Our races aim to be Zero Waste events. Look for recycle and compost bins at every aid station and start/finish. Please discard any trash in an appropriate container. Intentional littering on the course will be grounds for disqualification. The course—on trails both public and private—travels past many historic sites and through areas of exceptional beauty. Help us keep them pristine.

We will be recycling all plastic, aluminum and cardboard during these races, and all our events. We’ll take care of this at the aid stations. At the start/finish, please ensure you place trash or recyclable materials in the appropriate containers, which will be well marked.

Visit the link below to view results from the Stages Cycling Silver Rush 15.5-Mile MTB.

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