Welcome to the 2021 and Sixth Edition!
August 28, 2021 6:15am (Saturday!)
Hosted by Logan Davis.
This is intended to be NON-COMMERCIAL, Recreational-Use Activities that are held on parts of USFS lands in compliance with USFS Special Use Rules and Regulations.
Please make sure to read all rules for this. This is fully unsupported and you will need to be self-sufficient in order to complete this. The rules are located HERE.
Earn your turns and ride 5 amazing descents in a day on this tour of the Monarch Crest area (Fooses, Crest, Silver Creek, Starvation & Greens). Don’t be afraid to ride your big bike with grippy tires and a dropper post to maximize the fun!
Start on Monarch Pass and ride Crest Trail to S. Fooses. ->Descend S. Fooses and climb back up N. Fooses dirt road to reconnect with the Crest Trail. Follow Crest Trail passing by Marshall Pass to Silver Creek. ->Descend Silver Creek and take Rainbow Trail to Hwy 285. Make an immediate left Climb back up Marshall Pass Rd back to the top of Marshall Pass. ->Descend Starvation (we might use the new trail entrance on the Crest but I need to go check it out) and climb back up Poncha Creek Rd back to Marshall Pass. Climb backwards up the Crest Trail to Greens. ->Descend Greens Creek Trail and stop your timer at HWY 50. Pedal out to the Poncha Springs Visitors Center, find the clip board and record your time/sign out.
86 miles, ~11k ft climbing, ~14,5k ft descending
Our aid van will drive from Monarch Pass to Marshall pass at the start of the race with whatever aid station goods you want. Do not count on getting a seat in this van.
Potluck sharing foods should be individually wrapped( ex. Mini Cokes, bananas, bars etc.).
We will have water jugs at the aid station and will be sanitizing between uses.
Please maintain social distancing.
Sign out sheet will be at the visitor center. Please sign out if you complete the route or bail!
Meet at Elevation Brewing after you’re done for a celebratory beverage!
Use the forum to share rides and help get everyone to the top. Car pool from the visitors center on the corner of 285 and 50. Before the ride please sign up before the start at the visitors center parking lot from 5:00 am to 5:30 am or at the start from 6:00 am till 6:15 am. When you get done with your ride (regardless of how far you got) please sign out on the registration sheet that will be left at the visitors center.
We will have a potluck aid station on top of Marshall Pass that you will pass by 3 times during your tour (mile 24, 57 & 68). Bring your potluck items to the start of the ride (at Monarch Pass) and we will transport them to the aid station.
AM Civil Twighlight 6:57am Sunrise 7:22am, Sunset 8:18pm PM Civil Twighlight 8:44pm
All riders should be passed the last aid station and headed backwards up the Crest Trail by 5:00pm. Unless you are carrying lights you are encouraged to bail down Marshall Pass Road back to Poncha Springs.
Register here. -Registration is open!
Route: click Here.