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Lewis & Clark Crusher - NE & IA Border Battle

July 8, 2017

Lewis & Clark Crusher - NE & IA Border Battle

Race Date: Jul 8, 2017 Race Location: 19962 Monument Rd, Council Bluffs, IA Race Host: Olympia Cycle/Omaha Velo & Joy Ride/Team Kaos Contact: Ryan Feagan 402-415-9071 or ryan.feagan@gmail.com

Border Battle Details - In an effort to get folks to try other races, we are introducing a friendly competition between our race series and Iowa's race series. Racers from both series will acquire points towards their own totals using their own points systems.

Comp racers will register as Comp but will be integrated into the Cat 1 field and race for age-group medals or overall cash.

Online Registration

Click that big red button to the right.

**SPECIAL NOTE** Due to usually heavy sign ups at the last minute, we strongly advise not registering using your phone after 6:45pm the night before. You've been warned. :)

YOUTH 18 & UNDER & Kiddie: All racers under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign the race waiver on site. There is no online registration for the kiddie races. Please fill out waiver at the registration table.

Day of Registration

Day of registration can only be done at the race venue and will add $10 on top of your entry fee. Cut off time for same day registration is 30 minutes prior to your event.

Race Day Schedule

8:00am Trail Run Race

9:00am Mountain Bike Races All Juniors

9:30am Trail Run Awards Presentation

10:00am Mountain Bike Races Marathon & Cat 3

10:15am Junior Awards Presentation

11:30am Awards Presentation All Cat 3

12:00pm Mountain Bike Races Cat 1 & Comp

12:05pm Mountain Bike Races Cat 2

2:30pm Kiddie Races – Parents need to sign kids up at the registration tent. Awards immediately following

2:45pm Awards Presentation Cat 1/2/Marathon

Race Distances - 1 lap = 5 miles

  1. Trail Run – 1 Lap
  2. Marathon – 3 hours
  3. Juniors - 1 Lap
  4. Cat 3 – 1 Lap
  5. Cat 2 – 2 Laps
  6. Cat 1/Comp – 3 Laps
  7. Kids – Due to space limitations, there will not be any kiddie races at this venue.

The Course

Lewis and Clark Monument trails (known locally as L&C) crisscross along a bluff on the edge of Loess Hills. Hills being the dominant feature, this trail system will test lungs and legs. Either you’ll be going up or going down. The start will be at the bottom of Monument Road with racers doing looped laps that will keep them in the trees.

Race loop is approximately 5 miles.

The Venue:

Lewis & Clark Monument extends to the edge of a bluff where you can see the Missouri River just as the famed explorers did so long ago. Omaha’s skyline can also be seen in full view. Due to construction during summer of 2017 the bathrooms are closed and running water is not available. There will be portable toilets at the venue.

Parking Restrictions:

Because this is a public attraction, parking at the monument is prohibited except for race organizers. Racers can park on the road on the north side of the main entrance. Please do not park in any of the private driveways.

Directions:

19962 Monument Rd, Council Bluffs, IA

Take I-29 to the north side of Council Bluffs. Take the north 25th St exit. Go south to lighted intersection. Take immediate left on Nash Blvd and head east across HWY 92. Road changes to Big Lake Rd. Follow it under a low train bridge (take note: be sure you can drive under low bridge if you have bikes on top of your car. If not, turn around and follow gravel road north and then take right on Monument Rd.) Follow road around Big Lake and go under second (but higher) train bridge. At the intersection turn left onto N. 8th St, which will turn into Mynster Springs Rd. Take the next left on Monument Road. Entrance will be at the top. Parking is not allowed in the park on race day, except for race organizers. See above for parking info.

Race Map