Race #4

Chalk Creek STampede

October 8-9, 2022  ||  SATURDAY: PlatTe  ||  SUNDAY: Piedra

Event  ||  race Schedule  ||  location  ||  Course  ||  VENUE

SCHEDULE OVERVIEW – REVISED 9/10/20222

SATURDAY: Platte  ||  SUNDAY: piedra

FRIDAY

2:00 PM
5:30 PM
6:30 PM
Team Pit Zone Open/Pre-Ride Open
Pre-Ride Closed
Venue Closed

SATURDAY + SUNDAY

7:00 AM
7:45 AM
8:00 AM
8:05 AM
8:15 AM
9:40 AM
11:05 AM
12:30 PM
1:00 PM
1:55 PM
2:00 PM
3:45 PM
4:30 PM
5:30 PM
6:30 PM
Pre-Ride Open
Coach Meeting
Pre-Ride Closed
National Anthem
JV Boys XC Staging
JV, Soph, Fresh Girls XC Staging
Fresh Boys XC Staging
Soph Boys XC Staging
Senior Singletrack Send Off Staging
Var Boys/Girls XC Staging
Team Pit Zone Opens for Sunday Teams
Pre-Ride Open (Sat)
Awards
Pre-Ride Closed (Sat)
Venue Closed (Both Days)

event info

REGISTRATION

ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY

Registration closes at 12:00 PM (noon) on the Monday before race weekend.

Student-athletes must be associated with a team:

  • Complete Colorado League Membership: $150
  • Purchase Series Race Pass $240 (Only Available Before Race #1 Registration Deadline, State Championship Not Included) 

OR

  • Purchase Individual Race Entry $70

Colorado League Membership Fees and Race Series Pass are non-refundable. Individual race entry fees are transferable within the same race season. Team fees may be in addition to the above.

Independent riders and for other registration questions, please contact registration@coloradomtb.org.

 

Registered Rider + Call Up Lists

Registered Rider List will be posted no later than September 30th @ 5:00pm.

Call Up Lists will be posted no later than October 6th @ 5:00pm.

COACH MEETING

A mandatory coach meeting will be held at 7:45 AM on Saturday and Sunday. Each team must have one (1) representative present at the meeting. Information about the race day, risk management, course conditions, and other considerations will be discussed.

 

WEEKEND CONTEST

Noise Makers – Bring the noise to the Regional Championships! Everyone is encouraged to bring, or better yet, handcraft a creative noise maker. Team winners will be judged on innovation and ingenuity!

Team App

The Colorado League partners with Team App to provide up-to-the-minute information. Important race weekend updates are sent via Team App. It is and includes news, race information, race results, schedules, and more. It can be quickly and easily accessed via the app. Sign up for Team App HERE.

ROCKSHOX NEUTRAL SUPPORT

RockShox Neutral support is available for any student-athlete having mechanical bike issues. Scots Bicycle Service will have mechanics ready to help get your bike fixed and race-ready.

 

Honey Stinger Feed Zone

Honey Stinger gels and water will be made available for all racers.

Yeti Skills Zone

Test and hone your skills on a maze of features sponsored by Yeti Cycles. Try the course many times throughout the weekend. The best male and female are recognized during the Awards Ceremony.

Volunteer

The Colorado League runs on the spirit and energy of our community. Each race weekend there are volunteer spots to fill. You can be a part of the race experience and there is no experience needed for any volunteer position. All you need is a willing heart and a smile! Please do not bring your pet to your volunteer shift.

race schedule – revised 9/10/2022

pre-ride protocol

The McMurry Ranch is private property. No pre-rides are permitted prior to race weekend.

Everyone must be off the McMurry Ranch race venue property by 6:30 PM.

Absolutely NO warm-up is allowed on CR 162, Chalk Creek Rd. A 1.4 mile warm-up area is available on-site.

 

  1. Pre-ride is for registered coaches and athletes only.
  2. All coaches and athletes must have a number plate on their bike during pre-ride.
    Family and friends may pre-ride the course after 5:30 pm on Friday and/or Saturday.
  3. EMS will not be available after 5:30 pm on Friday and Saturday.
  4. E-Bikes are permitted.
  5. If you are not a registered coach or rider with a number plate, we encourage you to explore other trails in the area. MTB Project Salida or MTB Project Buena Vista.

pre-ride schedule

Friday, October 7
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Saturday, October 8
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM / 3:45 PM - 5:30 PM
Sunday, October 9
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Wave 1 – JV Boys – Staging 8:15 AM

Race Plate

Wave A (2000-2999)

Start Time

8:30 AM

Cut-off Time

9:35 AM

Laps

2

Mileage

12.8

Race Plate

Wave B (2000-2999)

Start Time

8:35 AM

Cut-off Time

9:35 AM

Laps

2

Mileage

12.8

Wave 2 – JV, Sophomore, Freshman Girls – Staging 9:40 AM

Race Plate

JV (3000-3999)

Start Time

9:50 AM

Cut-off Time

11:00 AM

Laps

2

Mileage

12.8

Race Plate

Sophomore (5000-5999)

Start Time

9:55 AM

Cut-off Time

11:00 AM

Laps

2

Mileage

12.8

Race Plate

Freshman (7000-7999)

Start Time

10:00 AM

Cut-off Time

11:00 AM

Laps

2

Mileage

12.8

Wave 3 – Freshman Boys – Staging 11:05 AM

Race Plate

Wave A (6000-6999)

Start Time

11:20 AM

Cut-off Time

12:25 PM

Laps

2

Mileage

12.8

Race Plate

Wave B (6000-6999)

Start Time

11:25 AM

Cut-off Time

12:25 PM

Laps

2

Mileage

12.8

Wave 4 – Sophomore Boys – Staging 12:30 PM

Race Plate

Wave A (4000-4999)

Start Time

12:45 PM

Cut-off Time

1:50 PM

Laps

2

Mileage

12.8

Race Plate

Wave B (4000-4999)

Start Time

12:50 PM

Cut-off Time

1:50 PM

Laps

2

Mileage

12.8

Senior Singletrack Send Off @ 1:00 PM in Staging

Wave 5 – Varsity Boys + Girls – Staging 1:55 PM

Race Plate

Boys (0001-0999)

Start Time

2:05 PM

Cut-off Time

3:30 PM

Laps

3

Mileage

18.9

Race Plate

Girls (1000-1999)

Start Time

2:10 PM

Cut-off Time

3:30 PM

Laps

3

Mileage

18.9

location

22605 US Hwy 285

Buena Vista, CO 81211

The McMurry Ranch is private property. No pre-rides are permitted prior to race weekend. Following the race day, everyone must be off the McMurry Ranch race venue property by 6:30pm.

Please check COtrip for the most up-to-date road conditions.

 

COURSE INFO: PRIVATE PROPERTY NO PRE-RIDE ALLOWED UNTIL RACE WEEKEND

DESCRIPTION

The McMurry Ranch is private property. No pre-rides are permitted prior to race weekend. Following the race day, everyone must be off the McMurry Ranch race venue property by 6:30pm.

Absolutely NO warm-up is allowed on CR 162, Chalk Creek Rd. A 1.4 mile warm-up area is available on-site.

The Chalk Creek Stampede is located at the base of Mount Princeton on the McMurry Land & Livestock Co. The course is 6.3-mile loop with 466 feet of climbing per lap. Running counter-clockwise, the course includes an initial double-track climb from the ranch’s flat grazing area, singletrack along a picturesque plateau, and a rocky technical descent to Chalk Creek where singletrack trail meanders through aspen and cottonwood groves. The return to the venue is a fast double-track mixed with a few flowing singletrack sections. There is cactus that lines the course so please prepare accordingly. Special thanks to Buena Vista Coach Taf McMurry for her course and venue design and to the McMurry Ranch & Livestock Co.

venue info

Team Pit Zone Guidelines

Team Div

1

# trailers

2

# Athletes

50 +

Size

10 x 40

Team Div

1

# trailers

2

# Athletes

30 - 49

Size

10 x 30

Team Div

2

# trailers

2

# Athletes

13 - 20

Size

10 x 20

Team Div

3

# trailers

1

# Athletes

12 or less

Size

10 x 10
  1. No RVs or generators are not allowed in a team’s pit zone.
  2. Do not move team signs or adjust the amount of space allotted by the Pit Zone Manager.
  3. If grills are onsite and in a team’s pit zone, then a fire extinguisher with current tags must be present.
  4. Canopy Weight Guidelines. Be prepared prior to arriving at the venue.
  5. Team Pit Zone opens at 2:00 PM.
  6. Everyone must leave the private property by 6:30 PM.
  7. Recommend teams bring a rack or weed whacker to clear their assigned team pit area.

Parking + Drop-Off Location

Parking is available at the race venue. Please refer to the Venue Map for parking locations. Parking is first come first served. There are designated handicap spots near the start/finish area.

If a vehicle is parked illegally, it will be towed at the owner’s expense.

Please obey signs and directions from parking staff and volunteers. 

People and equipment may be dropped off at the race venue prior to parking your vehicle.

Food Service

Peaks N Pitas Mediterranean Cuisine will provide breakfast and lunch items on Saturday and Sunday from 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM.

Lodging

Best Western Buena Vista

Colorado League members receive a discount of 10% on their reservation. Limited Availability! Please call (719) 395-8009 today and ask for the “Colorado High School Cycling League Rate.”

Salida Gateway Inn & Suites

Colorado League rates include continental breakfast, hot tub, fitness/spa center, free WiFi, and onsite parking. NO Pets, NO Smoking. $129.99 + Tax 1 Queen Bedroom, $159.99 + Tax 2 Double Bedroom, $179.99 + Tax 2 Queen Bedroom. Limited Availability! Call (719) 539-2895 and ask for the “Colorado League Rate.”

Other Buena Vista Lodging Options

Other Salida Lodging Options

Camping

Chalk Creek Campground

Camping spots in the meadow have been reserved for the Colorado League. Coaches or parents must call to reserve sites. Please provide the names of students for check-in. $9.00 per person per night at tent sites in the meadow. RV and private tent sites will need to be reserved individually. Call (719) 395-8301 today!

KOA Campground Buena Vista

The Buena Vista KOA offers cabins that sleep 2-6 people. They also offer tent sites, RV sites, and group sites. Common shower and bathroom facilities are available. Reserve online today or call (800) 562-2672.

Other Buena Vista Camping Options

Other Salida Camping Options