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A classic Montana Road Race returns... The Bearmouth Road Race was a longtime favorite springtime race. The course offers opportunities and challenges for racers of various strengths. There are short punchy climbs, one long climb, a fun technical descent and probably some significant wind to contend with. The race will begin in Drummond, MT head west to the Bearmouth Chalet. There is a turn-around at the Bearmouth Chalet and racers will return to Drummond. The route passes through Drummond to Helmville road where racers will begin the climb up to Helmville. Men's and Women's Cat. 4/5 as well as Masters 40+ will turn around at the top of the climb and return to the finish line in Drummond. The Open Men and Open Women will continue to the turn-around in Helmville.
The Bearmouth Road Race will be the official Montana State Championship Road Race for 2019. The winners of the MEN'S OPEN, WOMEN'S OPEN, MASTER MEN AND MASTER WOMEN'S categories will be given the state champion jersey for Montana! They look really good in my humble opinion...
Men and Women 4/5 and Masters 40+ race 51miles. Open Men and Open Women race 71miles.
Neutral feed zone. There will be a table in Drummond along the side of the road which will have generic screw cap plastic water bottles. Riders may also have have their soigneur specifically hand them their particular feed. This is the only area where riders are allowed to receive handups.
Finish is located on the end of the Frontage Road about .2 miles east of the intersection of where the frontage road meets Sorensen lane, Front Street, and the east bound on ramp to i90. You will see banner flags and/or cones on the side of the road at the finish line.
This race will be a USAC sanctioned race. If you have a USAC Annual license please bring your license. I strongly encourage you to purchase your annual license prior to the event but annual licenses will also be available for purchase on-site. One-day licenses will also be available on-site free of charge. The OPEN category event for men and women is open to all racers who would like to race the 71 mile race. If you are a Cat 4/5 you can do either race. Cat. 4/5 racers will only be scored in the 4/5 race. One-day license holders can also choose to do either the OPEN event or the Cat. 4/5 race.
Registration / Check-in / Race Staging will be at the Park-n-Ride E Front St, Drummond, MT 59832 which is on the east end of town near the race finish line. The Drummond City Park is currently closed do to flooding from the River. Please Note E. Front street can be a busy thoroughfare through Drummond. Please well of the road or in the park and ride lot. Registration/check in will begin at 9:30am. We strongly recommend you pre-register online. Please bring your USAC license. If you do not have a USAC license they will be available for purchase on-site. We will provide one-day licenses for beginners at no additional charge.
Please use the frontage road east of Drummond for your warm up.
Important information regarding race categories: If you are a Category 1-2 or 3 you will race the OPEN category. Top 3 in open will be recognized regardless of category along with separate 1/2 and 3 podiums. Category 3 racers will be scored separately for upgrade points purposes. If you are a category 4 or 5 you may choose to enter either the OPEN category or the 4/5 category. 4/5's entered in the OPEN Category will not be scored separately with a podium. If you are hoping to earn upgrade points then enter the 4/5 category. Masters Women 40+ will start with the Women Cat. 4/5 but will be scored separately.
Junior Gear Restrictions will be in effect. Blocked gears will be allowed. Typical junior gearing is 52X14 or 45x12.
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Following the race there will be a burger buffet at Parkers Burgers. The folks from Parker's restaurant will have a BBQ and will be grilling up Montana angus burgers as well as home made black bean veggie burgers. Included with the burgers will be your choice of potato, cole slaw or macaroni salads as well as water and a soda of your choice. You can also purchase burgers for friends or family that will be joining you at the event. Here is a link to Parker's Restaurant menu page.
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