STAGES CYCLING SILVER RUSH 15-MILE MTB

July 12, 2020

Returning in 2020, the Silver Rush weekend will be including a 15.5-mile MTB race on Sunday, July 12th 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.

FRIDAY, JULY 5th 

  • Location:  Base of Dutch Henri Hill (Start / Finish area)
  • Free Parking – available at Colorado Mountain College
  • 4:00pm – 8:00pm Registration / Packet Pickup / Expo
    Photo ID required. Packets must be picked up in person. They will not be mailed or given to others

SATURDAY, JULY 6th

  • Location:  Base of Dutch Henri Hill (Start / Finish area)
  • Free Parking – available at Colorado Mountain College
  • 6:00am50 Mile Run Start
  • 9:00am – 11:00am Registration / Packet Pickup / Expo
    Photo ID required. Packets must be picked up in person. They will not be mailed or given to others.
  • 12:00pm Silver Rush Kids Duathlon – New to 2019!
    2.5 mile course (bike 1 lap, run l lap) 5 miles total 

SUNDAY, JULY 7th

  • Location:  Base of Dutch Henri Hill (Start / Finish area)
  • Free Parking – available at Colorado Mountain College
  • 6:00am – 7:30am Registration / Packet Pickup / Expo
    Photo ID required. Packets must be picked up in person. They will not be mailed or given to others.
  • 8:00am – Wave 1 – 50 Mile MTB Race Start
    Athletes with estimated finish times sub 6.5 hours
  • 8:05am – Wave 2 – 50 Mile MTB Race Start
    Athletes with estimated finish times between 6.5 – 8 hours
  • 8:30am –  15.5-Mile MTB Race Start ~ NEW for 2019 ~
  • 12:00pm – Finish Festival ~NEW for 2019 ~ live music, a beer garden, food, and much more!
  • 4:30pm  – Awards Ceremony

Silver Rush 15 Mile MTB Pricing

Category

Price

1/14-1/20 $50
1/21-6/15 $60
6/16-7/5 $70

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

Course Map

Change up your Silver Rush experience by camping right on-site! We have partnered with Colorado Mountain College to add camping on-site for this year’s race. Each 20’x20′ spot is $40 for Friday and Saturday night (total) and will be a direct donation to CMC to support their first-ever cross country team. All funds raised through this initiative will be matched by Life Time. Sign up here: https://www.webscorer.com/register?pid=1&raceid=185626

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.

If you have registered for the 2019 race but are unable to participate, you may defer your registration to next year’s event for a fee. Please note that deferrals must be requested at least ONE WEEK PRIOR TO THE EVENT.

To sign up for a deferral, log into your Chronotrack account and follow the steps below:

  • Step 1: Once you are logged in, click on “Change Race” in the upper right corner.
  • Step 2: Click on “Defer my registration for another event.”
  • Step 3: Click “Continue”
  • Step 4: You will see the fee to change – click on “Proceed to Checkout”
  • Step 5: Enter in your payment information.

Please note: You will receive an email with your deferral code for the 2020 event. Please keep this in a safe place to register with when we open our 2020 event registration! Deferring from the 2019 race does not automatically register you for 2020’s race. You must re-register using the code sent from Athlete Services. If you have any questions about the deferral process, please contact Athlete Services.

Our races are 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.

VIEW RESULTS

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