Monday, March 24, 2008

Mountain States Cup Revamps 2008 Schedule

Some major changes have occurred on the USA Cycling National Mountain Bike and the Mountain States Cup calendars over the past few weeks. Due to a gondola-building project at Keystone, CO and scheduling conflicts with the MSC event in Telluride, CO, Big Foot Productions, the promoters of the Mountain States Cup have made the following adjustments.
-The first major change is the elimination of the Full Tilt in Telluride event, which was originally slated for August 1-3, 2008. Apparently there has been some effort to reschedule the event, but it currently won't be part of the MSC or USAC schedules.
-The MSC has also eliminated the Keystone Climax event, which was to be held on August 15-16, 2008. This race was supposed to be the third race offering UCI gravity points in the US this summer.
-Big Foot noted the popularity of the G3-formatted Keystone event and added a G3 event in Snowmass, CO on August 8-10, 2008 to make up for Keystone's disappearance. Unfortunately this race won't be UCI-sanctioned. Anyone looking for points will have to do so at the Angel Fire Chile Challenge or the Blast the Mass event.
-The final scheduling revamp for the summer moves the Sol Vista Sol Survivor event from early June to early August (1-3, in to make up for the Telluride conflict). The cool thing about this move is that riders will easily be able to attend both the Sol Vista event and the Crankworx Colorado races.--they're just a few miles apart.

To view the entire new Mountain States Cup schedule, visit

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