Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Montana Hell Ride

The Montana Hell Ride is September 27th starting at Red Barn Bicycles in Hamilton, MT.  It's 145 miles with 10,600 feet of climbing.  

Along the lines of the Butte 100, Rut 50k, and OSCR 50k, Montanans and Mountain Folks seem to be into high adventure and high amounts of suffering.  This ride will test your gear, your legs, and your heart.  While it's a timed event, we believe finishing will be an accomplishment in itself.  

So, the overall time competition is top 3 male/female in each age group (10 year increments).  Also, there are 4 timed KOM/QOM segments that will be scored using Strava.  We'll recognize the top 3 male/female up each climb.  Also, there will be a special prize given to anyone who breaks a set time (TBD), think Leadville 10hr belt buckle thing.

Registration opens May 19th, here.  It's $110 till July 1st, then it bumps to $135. More information visit here.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Rolling Thunder Cyclocross Race 2014

Rolling Thunder Cyclocross Race will be November 1st, 2014

The Women's Podium from 2013.  Photo by
The Men's Podium from 2013.  Photo by

Friday, January 10, 2014

Frank Gonzalez - A National Champion

Frank Gonzalez is the Masters 50-54 National Champion.  Most people who are in the cyclocross scene in Montana know about Frank.  He's always at the front of races and could fill a trophy case with all his podiums.  I think what most people don't know is the quality of masters talent in Montana.  The fact that Frank is 50+ and racing at the front of regular cat 1/2 races is inspiring.  He has been doing this for the last 10 years.

The other thing about Frank's fabulous result is that it's well deserved.  He has been so close in marathon nationals, cyclcoross nationals, and xc nationals.  It's been mechanicals, bad luck, ect.  The beauty of the sport is that if you continue to work hard things will happen for you.  Enjoy the off season Frank.  Super proud of you and all the work you've put in.  What a result!