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.

General overview of the weekend. Times subject to change:

Saturday

9am-11am Packet Pickup 

Sunday

6am-7:30am Packet Pickup

8:30am Silver Rush 15 Race Start

12pm-8pm Finisher Fest

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 Run will start and finish at the base of Dutch Henri Hill (US Highway 24 and, McWethy Dr.)

Course Map

Camping info coming soon!

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:

Athlete Deferral Policy

  • 90 Days prior to the event- Free Deferral
  • Up to 2 weeks prior: Flat deferral fee
  • Less than 2 weeks – Increased flat deferral fee
  • Do not repay following year
  • Deferrals are only eligible for the following year.
  • No refunds, no transfers, no exceptions.

If the Leadville Race Series Cancels Event

If we have to cancel due to a series of reasons, including pandemic, natural disaster, etc.

Athlete Option 1: Deferral 

  • Complimentary, guaranteed entry into the following year’s event

Athlete Option 2: Refund 

  • 90+ days out – 70% refund
  • 60-89 days out – 50% refund
  • 30-59 days out – 40% refund

*No refunds on service fees or donations

 

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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