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MSC #2, Chalk Creek Stampede will see some of the top talent in domestic mountain bike racing this weekend in Nathrop, Colorado. We have tagged team this event with the promoters of the H2O Overdrive Triple Crown Series to bring big prize purses, high level competition, and more races to crown the best overall rider in cross country, short track and super d. The Mountain States Cup Gravity Series also kicks off at Chalk Creek with four cross and dual slalom.
"The 10th annual Chalk Creek Stampede is going to be a great weekend of racing. We are excited and proud to be a part of the Triple Crown Series," said Keith Darner, Bigfoot Productions race director. "For the XC racers we have taken out the hike a' bike and have added in a sweet switch back that is all rideable. Both of the 4X courses have had improvements made to the features which should make for better racing and more passing. The dual slalom is unchanged and rolling faster than ever, as is the STXC."
The new super d course will be raced at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. The course is 3.8 miles long and will run on an individual start time trial format. All riders are required to ride to the start of the super d which is 1.4 miles from the venue. Course descriptions are available at and as well as super d and cross country course profiles. 
"Even though the course is only 3.8 miles long, it is still a bit on the challenging side. We think the top times will be in the 12 to 15 minute mark depending on the wind that day. The first 2.8 miles is fun singletrack that is about 95% on a descending path with three short quick power climbs. The last .9 mile is a very gradual uphill," Darner said.
There are no conflicting World Cup race this weekend, so the turnout will be big. Sid Taberly (Sho-Air/Specialized) is considered the men's favorite, with the potential to win all three events for the Triple Crown. Other serious competition includes National Champion Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski (Subaru/Gary Fisher), Andy Schultz (Kenda-Felt), U23 Champion Colin Cares (Kenda / Tomac / Hayes) and Benn Sonntag (Cannondale Factory Racing) who stood on the podium twice at MSC #1, Rabbit Valley Rally.
The women's field is expected to be even deeper with Georgia Gould (Luna Pro Team), National Champion Heather Irmiger (Subaru/Gary Fisher), Kelli Emmett (Team Giant) and Katie Compton (Planet Bike) battling it out in all three events.
There is limited parking near the course. We will be able to park 75 to 100 cars near the venue. Parking pass is required for parking on-site at the venue and range in $5 - $12 depending on the number of days. Shuttles from the front gate will be provided for bags and spectators. All traffic, bicycle or otherwise will follow the prescribed route to the race venue. If you have a team trailer coming to the venue, it must be in by Friday evening. If you absolutely can't make it in Friday, then you will need to have it in no later than 6:45 a.m. on Saturday morning. Please contact Keith Darner at 719-221-1251 or to arrange.

Jay Henry at 2009 Chalk Creek Stampede XC
photo credit / VAST Action

Super d, short track and dual slalom will take place on Saturday, May 15 and cross country and 4X will proceed on Sunday, May 16. A detailed schedule can be found at
Bigfoot Productions 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. For further inquiries please contact or 720-407-6142.

Mountain States Cup 2010 Schedule

April 24-25 Rabbit Valley Rally Fruita, CO TT and XC
May 15-16 Chalk Creek Stampede Nathrop, CO XC, STXC, 4X, DS
June 5-6 Chile Challenge Angel Fire, NM XC, DH, 4X, SD
June 26-27 Wildflower Rush Crested Butte, CO XC, DH, 4X, SD
July 10-11 Blast the Mass Snowmass Village, CO XC, STXC, DH, DH, SD
August 7-8 Keystone Revival Keystone, CO XC, STXC, DH, SD
August 22-23 Full Tilt in Telluride Telluride, CO XC, HC, DH, SD
September 4-6 Winter Park Pursuit Winter Park, CO XC, STXC, DH, DS, SD
September 11-12
Fall Classic
Breckenridge, CO 

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