Full Tilt returns to Mountain Village as part of the 2010 MSC Series.

Aug 17, 2010
by Tyler Maine  
Source: MSC Series

Cross-country. Hill Climb. Downhill. Super-D. That’s right, Full Tilt returns to Mountain Village as part of the Mountain States Cup Race Series, the largest full-discipline (endurance and gravity) race series in the United States. As its host, Mountain Village is amped to be stop number seven, August 20 through August 22. More details inside,To kickoff the weekend events, riders will compete in the Cross-Country and Super-D races. Then on Sunday, participants will vie for the win in two race disciplines: Hill Climb and Downhill. Both the Downhill and Cross-Country events are qualifiers for the 2011 USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships. The cost to compete ranges from $25 to $55 depending on the event, category and class.

As for the race course terrain, riders can expect some surprises in all disciplines. Over the past two years, the Town of Mountain has added new bike trails to its inventory, and most recently built the Mountain Village Bike Park which has caught the attention of gravity junkies alike.

“We are looking forward to featuring the newly constructed Mountain Village Bike Park to the dedicated athletes in this industry,” said Recreation Director Tony Forrest. “And to boot, we have mapped out cross-country courses that are brand new to Full Tilt and its participants. Without a doubt, every rider is in for a treat.”

For interested racers, the best way to register for the event is online at racemsc.com. The online registration deadline is Thursday, August 19 at 7 a.m. Printable forms are also available for download on the Mountain States Cup Web site; forms may be e-mailed to info@racemsc.com no later than Wednesday, August 18 at 5 p.m. No faxes, please. On-site registration will be available at the Hope Garden in Mountain Village beginning Friday, August 20. Again, for all registration details, visit Mountain States Cup Web site at racemsc.com.

Riders needing a comfortable place to stay, Cappella Telluride, the Inn at Lost Creek, The Peaks Resort & Spa, and the Mountain Lodge at Telluride are offering Full Tilt-only discounted lodging packages. And for a cool drink, Colorado Native will be pouring samples of its beer as a proud sponsor of Mountain States Cup. Redeem coupons for a free beer at the Hop Garden Saturday, August 21 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Riders must be 21 or over to participate in the Colorado Native sampling.

Those who can’t make the event, the Town of Mountain Village and LiveSauce will provide live race coverage via the Web Saturday and Sunday at townofmountainvillage.com/FullTiltLive; broadcast times will be noted. Spectators who want to not only watch all the action in person but also participate on foot, Yeti Cycles and the town are recruiting volunteer course marshals. Volunteer hours are Friday, August 20 from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, August 21 and Sunday, August 22 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Full or half-day shifts are available. For more information or to sign up to volunteer, call (970) 369-8236. Lunch and a Full Tilt T-shirt will be provided to those who volunteer at least four hours of service.

To make the Full Tilt event possible, Mountain Village has teamed up with the event’s production crew and organizer Bigfoot Productions and Yeti Cycles. Bigfoot was established in 2006 in conjunction with Yeti Cycles to expand and improve the Mountain States Cup Series and promote bike industry involvement in racing. In addition, this event is made possible with the support of local business sponsors including (in alphabetical order) BootDoctors & Paragon Sports, Capella Telluride, DAKINE, Diggity Doggs, Mountain Lodge at Telluride, Mountain Village Bike Park, San Miguel Bike Alliance, SUNRISE, Telluride Daily Planet, Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association, Telluride Ski & Golf Company, Telluride Sports, The Peaks Resort & Spa, and the Town of Mountain Village.

For more Full Tilt race information, visit www.racemsc.com.

Race Course Details

Downhill Race Course 1: Pro and Cat. 1 riders will begin the race on the No-Brainer Trail in the Mountain Village Bike Park, and from there they will continue to the World Cup Trail, the original 2002 World Cup downhill race course. 1.1 miles

Downhill Race Course 2: Cat. 2, 3 and Junior 14 and under riders will compete on the No-Brainer Trail, then merge onto Pan-Coaster Trail with the race finishing via the bottom portion of the World Cup Trail. 1.2 miles.

Super-D Race Course: Beginning with a Le Mans start – bicycles stationed at the top of Lift 4 with racers running to their bikes – riders will begin the competition on the No-Brainer Trail, merge onto T-Bone Trail then back to No-Brainer with a finish at the bottom the Bike Park. 2.2 miles

Hill Climb: Beginning at the Jurassic Trailhead, across from Big Billie’s Apartments, racers will ride up Jurassic Trail to Country Club Drive. From there, they will enter Mountain Village Center at Conference Center Plaza, heading towards Heritage Plaza to The Beach and up on the ski area via the lower Boomerang ski trail. This will then lead them to the upper portion of the summer Village Trail, and riders will cross the finish line near the entrance of the Mountain Village Bike Park. 5 miles, 1,500 foot vertical increase.

Cross-Country Short Loop: Beginning at The Beach, and following the various town plazas to Sunset Plaza, riders will head to Mountain Village Boulevard, pass Vischer Drive to the Boulevard Trail. From there, competitors will ride the lower portion of the Village Trail to the lower Boomerang ski trail, down to Mountain Village Center, and end where they began –The Beach. 2.3 miles

Cross-Country Long Loop: Beginning at The Beach, and following the various town plazas to Sunset Plaza, riders will head to Mountain Village Boulevard, pass Vischer Drive to the
Boulevard Trail. From there, competitors will take the lower portion of the Village Trail to Prospect Creek Drive then to San Joaquin Road and the Sundance ski trail. Joining with Prospect Trail, riders will head to the intersection of Prospect Trail and Village Trail, near the top of seven, to connect with upper Village Trail. The course continues down Village Trail to the lower Boomerang ski trail. Competitors will then head to Mountain Village Center and either finish the race at The Beach or continue for another loop. 12.5 mile loop.

Full Tilt Schedule

Friday, August 20
8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. Registration at Hop Garden
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. All courses open for practice

Saturday, August 21 – Endurance Schedule (Cross-Country)
6:45 a.m. – 6 p.m. Registration at Hop Garden
8 a.m. Pro, Cat.1 and S.S. Cross-Country Race
11:15 a.m. Pro, Cat. 1 and S.S. Cross-Country Awards
11:30 a.m. Cat. 2, Cat. 3 and Jr. 14 & under Cross-Country Race
11:45 a.m. Shimano Youth Series Race
2:30 p.m. Cat. 2, Cat. 3 and Jr. 14 & under Cross-Country Awards

Saturday, August 21 – Gravity Schedule (Super-D)
6:45 a.m. – 6 p.m. Registration at Hop Garden
8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Pro and Cat. 1 Downhill Practice
8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Super-D Practice
11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Cat. 2, Cat. 3, and Junior 14 & under Downhill Practice

Please note: the lift/gondola will be closed to bike traffic from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for a wedding.

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Super-D & Open Downhill Practice
6:30 p.m. Super-D Race
8 p.m. Super-D Awards

Sunday, August 22 – Endurance Schedule (Hill Climb)
7:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Registration at Hop Garden
9 a.m. All Categories Hill Climb Race
Pro, Cat.1, Cat. 2, Cat. 3 and Junior 14 & under
11:30 a.m. Hill Climb Awards

Sunday, August 22 – Gravity Schedule (Downhill)
7:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Registration at Hop Garden
8 a.m. – 9 a.m. Pro & Cat. 1 Downhill Practice
9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Cat. 2, Cat. 3 and Junior 14 & under Downhill Practice
10:15 a.m. Pro Downhill Seeding
12 p.m. Cat. 2 Cat. 3 and Junior 14 & under Downhill Race
1:45 p.m. Pro and Cat.1 Downhill Race
4 p.m. All Downhill Categories Awards

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Mountain Village, situated in the heart of the breathtaking San Juan Mountains, was incorporated in 1995 as a home rule municipality. Its founders envisioned a European-style ski-in/ski-out, pedestrian-friendly destination resort that would complement the historic mining town of Telluride. A three-stage gondola transportation system connects the Town of Mountain Village with the Town of Telluride. Situated at 9,500 feet, Mountain Village is comparably a world apart from other resorts: it is innately spectacular, beautifully orchestrated and planned, and overflowing with style, charm and sophistication. For more information, please visit us on the Web at www.townofmountainvillage.com.

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  • 1 1
 Nice!!! Im so stoked for this race. It's going to be my first MSC and I'm pumped. I finally get to use my 303R-DH for what its intended for, and thats racing!
  • 1 0
 Sweeeet.... will be there.

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