November 1st and 2nd

Rolling Thunder Cyclocross Race November 1st and 2nd

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Rolling Thunder Notes

Online registration for both days closes today at 10pm mst.  If you miss it and email me late night I'll honor the $5 off for you (I've done that a million times myself).  Your 2nd race of each day is $10.

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Rolling Thunder Extras:

*Prizes this year have been amazing, thank you to Kent Brothers Automotive The Cycling House Hellgate Cyclery Black Coffee Roasting Company Big Sky Bikes Le Petit Outre On X Maps Adventure Cycling Association Missoula Bicycle Works Caffe Dolce Missoula Bike Source Shimano Cycling Zillastate Big Sky Brewing Company Hammer Nutrition

*Instagram Competition ‪#‎rt14‬

* The Cycling Housee Cycling House Tent - Black Coffee Roasting Company then Big Sky Brewing Company managed by a Thunder Legend Ben Horan.

*The Zillastate fan zone and platform
*Dance Contest, 7:25pm, yes! show your moves in between the elite races

*Kid's race, 2pm, whoops and 8in barrier, Meng Dentistry- Dr. Vince, Joe and Graham Meng water bottle and treat for all entrants

*King and Queen of Thunder, based on winning the day the not the race

*Families, there will be food I promise, we've got some good stuff planned

Monday, October 27, 2014

Rolling Thunder Week

Rolling Thunder Week is here.  A couple friendly reminders.  Daylight savings is Sunday at 2am, so make sure you plan accordingly.  Pre-registration closes Thursday at 10pm MST.  Save $5 and register early.  Thunder is a USA Cycling Event, so you need an annual license or you can purchase a one day license (the easiest way to navigate this is through the online registration prior to the event).  If you race on a one day license you are limited to the entry level categories and masters.  Please don't park on Tower Street, park inside the big grass field we always park in.  You can enter from Tower, the gate will be open.

Enough of the junk....on to the fun stuff!

- Instagram contest is open now until the race, use #rt14

- Kid's race is going to be best yet, whoops, and 8 inch barrier, kid's course is open all week come by any time

- Big Sky and Cycling House are teaming up again to offer the free beer tent, any donations go to elite men and women cash prizes.  We'll have some sort of food vendor there, tbd

- Pre-riding is open all week minus inside the stadium.  We encourage folks to get out and ride to help pack things down.  Wednesday 5:30pm to dark complete course will be open for pre-riding.  Also all day Friday for complete course.

Kid's race is going to be awesome!  Chancellor and Lurgio will both be participating :).  Photo by Kim Wishcamper/Sugato Studio

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Bozeman Super-prestige and Rolling Thunder

The Bozeman Super-Prestige is coming this weekend.  Super good courses and lot's of fun.  It's your last chance to tune things up before Thunder.  Visit for more information.

Rolling Thunder registration will close next Thursday at 10pm MST.  You can save $5 by registering early, just click the registration link above.

Some of Kim Wishcamper/Sugato Studio's photos from Wednesday Cross are the best I've seen.  Here are my favorites with my best Tom Robertson wannabe captions.

Felix was a fixture at Wednesday CX this year.  It only took a could races for him to drop his dad and start riding solo.  

It's ironic how in cross you all start together and it feels like one massive snake but the next minute you can be all alone.


When you attack the traditionalists tell you not to look back, just put your head down and go for broke.

This is what makes Missoula CX cool.  Quickly becoming a Thunder Legend.

So fun to see all the teams starting to come together and bond.  Makes for competitive racing and a strong scene.

Fastest brother in law combo I've ever seen.

Racing with class and style.

Cool bike.

So jazzed to see some Open Road jerseys out on course.

Bechtold 3.0

The best battle for the overall we've seen in a couple seasons.  Sometimes I just wanted to be on the sideline to watch these guys go at it.
Speaking of battles, if you don't know the men's B was tremendous this year.  Nick, Cory, and Forrest all competed for top honors and pushed themselves and eachother to the limit.  See you in the A's next year boys.