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Countdown to the Tour:

The Tour de Bozeman’s first event will be a 70 mile road race in Bridger Canyon. Beginning at the base of Bridger Bowl Ski Area, the course features stunning mountain views and plenty of climbing, with over 4,000 feet of elevation gain for the elite men and women’s fields.

COURSE: WOMEN’S 1-2-3/MEN’S 1-2, Men’s 3, Master A – 70 MILES

The elite fields plus the Master A/Cat 3 men’s field, head south from the Bridger Bowl parking lot on Highway 86. The race will be neutral for the first half mile. After a six mile gradual descent, the course turns left onto Jackson Creek Road. Riders will head up and over Jackson Creek. At the bottom of Jackson Creek, riders will turn left on Buena Vista Drive into a rural subdivision, where it will climb a succession of
short steep hills before rejoining Jackson Creek Road. Riders will turn right onto Jackson Creek Road, head back up and over Jackson Creek.

At the junction with Bridger Canyon/Highway 86, riders will turn north – back towards the start area. The elite fields will pass the start area and continue north on Highway 86, up a three-mile climb to the top of Battle Ridge, and then down the other side. A neutral feed zone with water is located toward the top of Battle Ridge on the south side as riders ascend. Please note that the descent off of Battle Ridge to the south is steep and technical, with fast corners with guard rails.
Please use caution and do not cross the center line. The course then follows a 10 mile gradual descent to the turnaround just before the junction of Highway 86 and Highway 89. Riders will retrace their steps, heading back up and over Battle
Ridge.

After a relatively short and gradual climb, the course turns right into the Ross Peak Ranch subdivision for a gradual climb to the finish. Riders will not have both sides of the road at the finish, so please observe the center line. Upon finishing, riders will double back the way they came, turning right on Highway 86 to return to the start area at the Bridger Bowl parking lot. When existing the finishing area, please use caution and watch for other riders approaching the finishing line.

COURSE: WOMEN’S 4/MEN’S, 4, MEN’S 5/MASTER B – 43 MILES

All other categories will head north from the Bridger Bowl Parking lot, up and over Battle Ridge to the turnaround, and then back, finishing in the Ross Peak Ranch Subdivision (see above description).

RR distances by categories:

men/women 1-3 = 70 miles
men/women 4/5 and masters = 43.5 miles

Directions to Battle Ridge Road Race

From East Main St in Bozeman turn north onto Rouse Avenue or from North 7th street turn east onto Griffin Drive.  Rouse Avenue becomes Bridger Canyon Road and Griffin Avenue will intersect with Rouse/Bridger Drive.  Follow Bridger Canyon Road 15 miles to Bridger Bowl Ski Area. Turn left on to the Bridger Bowl Access Road, follow to registration area.

Battle Ridge RR Start Times

9:00 a.m. – Women’s Category 1/2/3
9:05 a.m. – Men Category 4
9:15 a.m. – Men Category 5/Master B
9:20 a.m. – Men Category 3/Master A
9:25 a.m. – Women Category 4
9:30 a.m. – Men Category 1-2

AWARDS

Awards for the Springhill Time Trial, Battle for Battle Ridge and overall General Classification winners will be announced following the criterium on Sunday at the Beall Center in Bozeman. The anticipated award ceremony start-time is 2:30 PM. Snacks and refreshments will be available after road race.