Silver Creek Pedal and Plunge

1st Annual Silver Creek Pedal and Plunge Family Mountain Bike Weekend and Cross Country Mountain Bike Race

August 16-17, 2008


Silver Creek XC

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Course Descriptions
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2008 Results

USA Cycling
Permit #2008-1569

Part of the Alison Dunlap Junior Olympic Mountain Bike Series

The Silver Creek XC race is part of the Knobby Tire Series. You can either register online, at packet pickup, or at the race.

Race Registration and packet pickup
Early Reg. $25 (before 9:00 pm August 14th)
Late Reg. $35 (after August 14th)

Fri. (Aug 15th): 6 pm - 8 pm at start/finish
Sat. (Aug. 16th): 8 am - 9:45 am at start/finish

Race Start Times
Saturday (August 16th)
Pro/Semi Pro's: 10:00 am
All other categories follow in 1 minute increments

Other Information
There will be a cash payout for pros and prizes and medals for the top 3 finishers in each class.

A large group camping area is reserved for the racers and their families for Friday and Saturday night.  Camping per tent or RV is only $12 a night.

All registered racers receive a $5 gift certificate for Silver Creek Plunge to use that weekend at the resort.


August 18, 2008
Race results are posted.

August 7, 2008
Full course descriptions have been posted. Go to each category on the course descriptions page for all the information.

August 1, 2008
We re-rode the course Thursday to GPS the routes, figure out last minute trail work needs, and observe damage from last week severe thunderstorms.The course is in great shape in the lower elevations, but on the upper ridges and upper part of Devil's Slide last week's thunderstorms have caused significant erosion in a couple areas and a lot of loose sand/rock, and gullies in the trail tread, making a couple new, but short hike a bikes.  We will re-work several sections of the upper trail as much as we can, removeome small trees that have blown onto the trails, finalize removing brush from the trails, and mark the course with official race markings a few days before the race.  

When pre-riding the course remember that for the race the downhill has a couple of hike a bikes (short) so don't freak out that you need to ride them and all the significant downhills will be marked really well. The trail drops 2,000 feet in about 1 mile, and is actually over very quick.  It is in the trees and there is no exposure, just a bit intimidating. Again, the big loop is a mix of everything you ever wanted from a mountain bike ride. This is going to be an great adventure ride.

July 23, 2008
We have finished clearing the course and the big loop (Sport/Exper/Pro) is ready for pre-riding.  The Forest Service is doing trail work on the Peace Creek trail during the week of July 22-26 and will be replacing a few bridges on the Peace Creek Trail.  We haven’t finalized the specific details of finishing loops or the beginner course with the FS because of logistics and logging.  We will have that done in plenty of time to pre-ride.  This race will be a great adventure and this course is nothing like the ski resorts/groomed trails we race our other races on, and the big loop is considered technical in the decent.  The final course details and number of laps  ( we are thinking two big laps for Experts and above)  should be on the website by July 31 with GPS coordinates.  We worked all weekend brushing the steep parts of the course and didn’t have time to ride it to get coordinates. 

The big loop is classic central Idaho singletrack with long uphill climbs and crazy downhills.  We recommend parking at the Peace Creek Trailhead for pre-riding.  The trails climbs for about six miles and you will encounter, what we call, the vertical sand pit (obvious when you get there).  A few switchbacks above this the trail will split (a sign that marks the trail is there pointing to the left.  Once taking a left, you will come upon another junction and again you will take a left.  This trail is marked with a “no motorized vehicles” sign.  Follow the orange flags along the ridge (Orange flags mark the course on the ridge and down Devil’s Slide).  After a couple miles, the trail will wrap around the ridge to the left (be careful, a trail does continue on the ridge but isn’t cut out or brushed),  and that is the beginning of the Devil’s Slide trail.  The actual descent will begin in a half mile or so.  Please be careful on your first descent.  It is steep fast and loose, there are a couple of hike a bikes or be very careful exposed rock sections.  We will have everything marked the weekend before the race with race specific signage you are all familiar with.  This trail will descend for a couple miles and will be strenuous and fast.  Once you hit the forest canopy below, the trail moderates for 2 miles and it is a fun and fast romp to a creek crossing at Silver Creek.  Cross the creek (yep, you get wet).  Take a left on the main road and ride back to your car.

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