Pintler Road Race This Morning

Good morning. It is out the door for this adventure hungary man. I am going to the Pintler Road Race this morning. It is part of a big stage race here in Missoula. I am hoping for some pictures. I also hope to approach it seriously and maybe impress someone enough to use my photos. The following is from the organizations website PINTLER ROAD RACE

Good morning. It is out the door for this adventure hungary man. I am going to the Pintler Road Race this morning. It is part of a big stage race here in Missoula. I am hoping for some pictures. I also hope to approach it seriously and maybe impress someone enough to use my photos. The following is from the organizations website PINTLER ROAD RACE

Friday, May 28, 2004: The Pintler Road Race stage is now in its second year at the Ecology Center Classic, though it has been the venue for a popular Montana Racing Series event for many years. The road race is held on remote country roads with very few cars, and features 7.5 miles of smooth unsurfaced road on each lap. Flats were common last year; we recommend heavier tires for this stage. All racers must check a pair of wheels for neutral support cars and wheel stations. The course will be challenging for all, with several excellent climbs per lap and another long climb to the finish line. Elite Men will do two laps plus the climb and lap around Georgetown Lake; Elite Women will do one lap plus the climb and lap around the lake. The Montana State Highway Patrol and the Granite County Sheriff”s Department will provide rolling enclosures for this race.

RACE START: Men Pro/1/2 will start at 11:00 am
Women Pro/1/2/3: will start at 11:10 a.m.

THE COURSE: The race starts in the town of Philipsburg. Registration, staging, and start of the race will be at the Phillipsburg Parks and Recreation ball fields area located about .25 of mile south of downtown Phillipsburg by the Granite County School and USFS office. There will be a neutral rolling start onto Highway 1 – racing will begin once riders reach the highway. Riders will head southeast towards Anaconda/Georgetown Lake for 6 miles, then turn right onto Highway 38 (aka Skalkaho Highway) for approximately 12 miles – then take a hard right turn (dangerous corner) onto Rock Creek Road. Rock Creek Road has an unpaved dirt surface that is fairly fast and smooth (for dirt, anyway). Racers will proceed for 7.5 miles on Rock Creek road until it turns into pavement at Highway 348. Then riders will proceed about 14 miles on Highway 348 to Phillipsburg where they will take a right turn onto Highway 1, go past the start and town of Phillipsburg. Men will proceed with another lap (one lap is approx. 40 miles). After their lap(s) are complete riders will pass Highway 38 intersection again but this time continue straight on Highway 1. Approximately one mile past the Highway 38 turnoff the riders will begin climbing roughly 4.5 miles up to Georgetown Lake. One lap around Georgetown Lake takes you to the finish. Total race distance is approximately 104 miles for the Elite Men, with 7200 feet of climbing. Elite Women do 64 miles with 5000 feet of climbing.

GETTING THERE: PLAN AHEAD; it takes about 75 minutes to drive to the starting line from Missoula!!! There will be race registration at the start line staring at 8:30 am.

From Missoula, take Interstate 90 to Highway 1 at Drummond. North on Highway 1 along Flint Creek to the town of Philipsburg and look for sign-in area south of the downtown by the US Forest Service office and the Granite County school.

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