Monarch Crest Crank

Sun September 20, 2020 Salida, CO US 81201 Directions
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Monarch Crest Crank

$85 7:30AM MDT - 4:00PM MDT
98 spots left. Registration ends September 19, 2020 at 5:00pm MDT

Monarch Crest Crank Virtual Rider

$25 Registration ends September 19, 2020 at 11:59am MDT

Monarch Crest Crank - plus free raft trip!

$85 7:30AM MDT - 4:00PM MDT
13 spots left. Registration ends July 1, 2020 at 11:59pm MDT
Description

The Monarch Crest Crank is a mountain bike event along one of IMBA’s Epic mountain bike trails - The Monarch Crest. Join us on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020 in Salida for this historic fundraiser benefiting The Alliance, which helps victims of domestic and sexual abuse. Your entry fee ($85) will include the ride, on-course support, a shuttle to the Crest and back to downtown Salida, breakfast snacks, and an after party in Riverside Park , featuring live music, free lunch, libations, a goodie bag, and more! 

This year we have a "virtual rider" option too - so if you can't make it to Salida on Sept. 20, you can still help The Alliance and enjoy the vibe of this awesome ride from where ever you may be! 

While we are hopeful that we'll be able to have the Crest Crank on its amazing route as we have for the past 20+ years, we are working on plans for an awesome "virtual event" if we cannot hold the ride in person due to public health concerns.

Place
Riverside Park
Salida, CO US 81201
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Additional ride information can be found at http://monarchcrestcrank.com.

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More about the Route and Training

The Monarch Crest Crank is run under special permits by the San Isabel Forest Service District, the Bureau of Land Management and the City of Salida.

The Monarch Crest has been named as an IMBA EPIC route. This is a high-altitude mountain bike ride that follows the Continental Divide above treeline for several miles before dropping thousands of vertical feet into the valleys below.  You must be ready to ride 25 miles of trail that will take you 3-5 hours to complete.  The first 10 miles are the most challenging with some steep climbs, thin air and challenging singletrack.  Once you reach the top of Marshall Pass, you have two options for returning to the shuttle that will take you back to Salida.

The Silver Creek Singletrack descent is rutted, rocky and steep with some exposure/ledges– advanced singletrack.

The Marshall Pass Road is non-technical and very enjoyable – a 15 mile descent down a winding mountain road that was originally the railroad route for one of Otto Mear’s railway lines through the Rockies.

To get ready for these rides, you should build up gradually by doing longer and longer rides throughout the summer.  The mileage of this ride is not especially high, but it’s a tough ride due to the terrain and altitude.  By the time the ride starts, you should be able to ride comfortably on singletrack for 3+ hours.  It’s difficult to offer a specific fitness plan, but if you have any doubts, please consult a fitness trainer with experience in cycling and he or she will develop a specific plan to help you complete the ride and still have fun at the same time.

Cheers for our Sponsors!

Title Sponsor!

Platinum Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Waste Management

Monumental Expeditions

 

Bronze Sponsors

Salida Mountain Sports

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