20th annual race at Mackay - August 7 & 8, 2004

Intermountain Orthopaedics White Knob
Challenge & Mountain Bike Stage Race


A Knobby Tire Series Race

The 20th Annual White Knob Challenge in Mackay, Idaho (the longest-running mountain bike race in the Northwest and a NORBA Classic) is being sponsored by Intermountain Orthopaedics. It will be better than ever. In addition to the cross-country race, riders will also compete in a 2-day stage race for six overall points championships.

The White Knob Challenge Cross Country Race

The cross country race will start at 10 am on Saturday Aug. 7, as racers take off from Main Street on a 9-mile ascent that features 2,300 feet in elevation gain. NEW FOR 2004 - Pro and Expert racers will add a second climb

Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in the more than 30 race categories. Points towards overall championships will be awarded to the top 6 in each category. Cross Country racers get points towards the Knobby Tire Series Championship

The White Knob Challenge Head to Head Sprints

Saturday evening the Head to Head Sprints at the Tourist Park are back. Family and spectator friendly, this is the wildest mountain biking event of the year. Racers are placed in brackets based on their results in the cross-country race--men and women, beginners, sports and expert/pro/semi-pro--and face off in a double elimination head to head mountain bike out-and-back sprint tournament. Points towards overall championships will again be awarded to the top 6 finishers in each group. These races are be fast and furious. Racing starts about 4 pm August 7.

The White Knob Challenge Short Track Races

Sunday August 8 at 9:30 am the racing fun continues with a series of mountain bike short track races. Racers will again be in their brackets for a morning of non-stop dirt racing action. Beginner races will be 15 minutes, Sport class races will be 20 minutes and the expert/semi-pro/pro races will be 25 minutes long. Points towards overall WHite Knob championships will again be awarded to the top 6 finishers in each group.

All awards ceremonies follow the short-track race.

Entry Fee and Information

Cyclists may send their entry fee of $35 for pros and $30 for all others to: LRC, 960 Broadway Suite 420, Boise, ID 83706 or contact Kurt Holzer (208) 890-3118 or by email at lrc_board@lycos.com ($5 late fee for day of race sign-up)

Free camping is available in the Tourist park.
Race fee includes a free meal ticket for BBQ on Saturday.
Spaghetti feed at Lion's Den Friday - Pancake breakfast at Lion's Den Saturday morning.
Sunday morning feature breakfast in the park with an all-you-can-eat feast at the Tourist Park gazebo.

The Intermountain Orthopaedics White Knob Challenge supports and the White Knob Historical Preservation Society

USA Cycling/NORBA 2004-292

Knobby tire Series information is available at www.knobbytireseries.com

Lost River Cycling information is available at www.lostrivercycling.org