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Full Tilt in Telluride: Colorado State Championships

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July marks the return of Full Tilt in Telluride, part of the 2011 Mountain States Cup Series, the largest full-discipline (endurance and gravity) race series in the United States. Mountain Village is not only amped to be stop number six – July 8 through July 10 – but also host of the Colorado State Championships and double-points weekend. For this year’s Full Tilt weekend, the various race disciplines include cross-country, short track, downhill, super-D and mountain-cross. Free lift ticket for every competitor.

Kicking off the weekend, riders will compete Saturday in cross-country, mountain-cross and super-D. Then on Sunday, participants will vie for the win in two disciplines: short track and downhill. The aforementioned disciples are qualifiers for the 2011 USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships. The cost to compete in Full Tilt ranges from $30 to $70, depending on the event, category and class. Important to note, the multiple-race discount is back. Riders who sign up for two races receive $5 off. Sign up for three, take another $5 off the total.

For interested riders, the best way to register for Full Tilt is online at here. The online registration deadline is Wednesday, July 6 at 11:59 p.m. Printable forms are also available for download on the Mountain States Cup Web site. Forms may be e-mailed to info@racemsc.com no later than Wednesday, July 6 at 5 p.m. No faxes, please. On-site registration will be available at the Hop Garden in Mountain Village beginning Friday, July 8 at 8 a.m. and continuing Saturday and Sunday. Again, for all registration details, visit racemsc.com.

Schedule of events:

FRIDAYJULY 8, 2011 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. Registration at Hop Garden 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. XC and SD courses open for practice 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Pro and CAT 1 DH practice
CAT 2, 3, JR 4X practice 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. CAT 2, 3, JR DH practice
Pro and CAT 1 4X practice 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Open DH course for all categoriesSATURDAY DH SCHEDULE JULY 9, 2011 6:45 a.m. - 5 p.m. Registration at Hop Garden 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. Pro and CAT 1 DH practice 10 a.m. - NOON CAT 2, 3, JR DH practice NOON - 5 p.m. Open DH practice for all categoriesSATURDAY 4X SCHEDULE JULY 9, 2011 6:45 a.m. - 5 p.m. Registration at Hop Garden 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. CAT 2, 3, JR 4X practice 10 a.m. - NOON Pro and CAT 1 4X practice NOON - 2 p.m. Pro 4X Racing Through Finals 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. CAT 2, 3, JR 4X Racing through Finals Immediately follows Awards for all 4X Awards follows CAT 2, 4, JR 4X Finals in the plazaSATURDAY XC SCHEDULE JULY 9, 2011 6:45 a.m. - 5 p.m. Registration at the Hop Garden 8 a.m. CAT 1 15-18, CAT 2, CAT 3, Junior 14 & Under Race 11 a.m. Pro and CAT 1 19+ Race 12 p.m. Shimano Youth Series 11:45 p.m. CAT 1 15-18, CAT 2, CAT 3, Junior 14 & Under Awards in Heritage Plaza 2:30 p.m. Pro and CAT 1 19+ Awards in Heritage PlazaSATURDAY SD SCHEDULE JULY 9, 2011 2 a.m. - 5 p.m. Super D practice 6:30 p.m. Super D Race Immediately follows Super D Awards follows Super D Race in Heritage PlazaSUNDAY DH SCHEDULE JULY 10, 2011 7 a.m. - 11 a.m. Registration at Hop Garden 7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. Pro and CAT 1 DH practice 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. CAT 2, CAT 3 and Junior 14 & Under DH practice 10:45 a.m. Pro and CAT 1 15-18 DH Qualifying 11:15 a.m. CAT 1/2/3/JR DH Race 1:30 p.m. Pro  and CAT 1 15-18 DH Finals Immediately follows Awards for all DH Awards follows Pro Finals in Heritage PlazaNO DH RACE DAY REGISTRATIONSUNDAY STXC SCHEDULE JULY 10, 2011 7 a.m. - 10 a.m. Registration at Hop Garden 8 a.m. Pro STXC Race 9 a.m. CAT 1 STXC Race 10:30 a.m. CAT 2 STXC Race NOON CAT 3/JR 14 & Under Race

Volunteer course marshals also needed! Call 970.369.8236 for more information and to sign up! Free lunch and t-shirt provided, as well as raffle tickets and a change to win prizes.