Allaire Solitude Cup

Allaire Solitude Cup

Solitude, UT
July 29, 2017

For those who came before us

On July 8, 1996, outdoorsman Chris Allaire lost his battle against Signet Ring Colon Cancer, at the age of 43. The Public Relations Director of Solitude Ski Resort at the time of his death, Chris was instrumental in the development and expansion of this gem of the Wasatch. As plans were being laid for the first annual Cannonade Cup race in 1995, Chris began to show the symptoms of his rare genetic condition. Within days of the first planned Solitude Mountain Bike Race, Chris succumbed to the deadly disease. As a tribute to this wonderful man, former Intermountain Cup Promoter, Ed Chauner, DEDICATED THIS ANNUAL RACE TO CHRIS and we will continue to do the same.

Thank you Chris for bringing us this great event 19 years ago!

Course Description

The Chris Allaire Solitude Cup course is another I-Cup classic that hits all the marks for a great XC course. Featuring a 5.2 mile lap with approximately 800′ of climbing per lap as well as a separate short start loop that leaves from the parking lot of the Moonbeam Lodge. After this .6mile start loop to spread things out, the proper mountain biking begins with a rolling traverse and climb up the Queen Bess trail to Raptor road where things widen up again and climb to the courses high point before turning and heading into a grin-inducing descent of almost all singletrack first on Kruzer and then on Serenity, one of the best descents around. The loamy dirt and rooty sections will keep you focused and having a blast before returning to the finish where you will either cross the line, or head left for another lap.

Venue: Solitude Mountain Resort
Address: 12000 Big Cottonwood Canyon, Solitude, UT 84121

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Race Info



Before July 15 at 11:00pm: Registration Gift + Discounted Price
July 16-July 27 before 11pm: Discounted Price
Elite Men and Women - $50
Other Adult - $45
Junior Men and Women - $35
Shredders & Lil Shredders - $10

Day of Registration:

Elite Men and Women - $60
Other Adult - $55
Junior Men and Women - $45
Shredders & Lil Shredders - $20

Saturday ONLY

**If you have raced an I-CUP race in 2017, please BRING your 2017 race plate to check-in. If you lost it, replacement plates are $10.**

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Race Start Line, Solitude Resort, Salt Lake City, Utah

7:00-8:30 a.m. - Day of Registration - Wave 1
9:30-10:45 a.m. - Day of Registration - Wave 2

If you have raced an I-Cup race in 2017, remember to bring your race plate to avoid the $10 replacement plate charge.

Packet pick-up on race morning will be right next to the starting line.

Start Time / Distance

Wave 1

Start Time Category Lap(s) Distance
8:45 a.m. Lil' Shredders (9 and Under) 1 (small) Mini Course
9:00 a.m. Shredder Boys (10-12) 1 (small) ~1 mile
9:01 a.m. Shredder Girls (10-12) 1 (small) ~1 mile
9:30 a.m. JV Boys 3 15 miles
9:31 a.m. JH Boys 2 10 miles
9:32 a.m. Clydesdale (220 lbs. +) 3 15 miles
9:33 a.m. Varsity Girls 3 15 miles
9:34 a.m. Sport Women 3 15 miles
9:35 a.m. JV Girls 2 10 miles
9:36 a.m. Novice Men 2 10 miles
9:37 a.m. Novice Women 1 5 miles
9:38 a.m. JH Girls 1 5 miles

Wave 2

Start Time Category Lap(s) Distance
11:15 a.m. Elite Men 5 25 miles
11:16 a.m. Varsity Boys 4 20 miles
11:17 a.m. Expert Men (19-39)* 4 20 miles
11:18 a.m. Expert Men (40-49) 4 20 miles
11:19 a.m. Elite Women 4 20 miles
11:20 a.m. Expert Men (50+) 4 20 miles
11:21 a.m. Expert Men (60+) 3 15 miles
11:22 a.m. Expert Women 3 15 miles
11:23 a.m. Sport Men (19-39)* 3 15 miles
11:24 a.m. Sport Men (40-49) 3 15 miles
11:25 a.m. Sport Men (50+) 3 15 miles
*If there are more than 10 racers in each category, categories may be subdivided.

Race Day

Race Day Schedule

Time Event
7:00-8:30 a.m. Day of Registration - Wave 1
8:45 a.m. Lil' Shredder Start
9:00 a.m. Wave 1 Start
9:30-10:45 a.m. Day of Registration - Wave 2
11:15 a.m. Wave 2 Start
11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Wave 1 Podiums/Awards
1:30-2:00 p.m. Wave 2 Podiums/Awards

Race Start Location

Solitude Ski Resort
Big Cottonwood Canyon, Salt Lake City, Utah


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