Merckx Road Series

Sun July 9 - Sun August 13, 2023 Clinton, MT 59825 US Directions


Individual Criteriums

Events: Merckx Criterium Experienced Men: 7/23 Merckx Criterium Experienced Women: 7/23 Merckx Criterium Beginner Men: 7/23 Merckx Criterium Beginner Women: 7/23 Merckx Criterium Experienced Men: 7/30 Merckx Criterium Experienced Women: 7/30 Merckx Criterium Beginner Men: 7/30 Merckx Criterium Beginner Women: 7/30

Road Race Only

Events: Merckx Road Race Experienced Men: 8/13 Merckx Road Race Experienced Women: 8/13 Merckx Road Race Beginner Men: 8/13 Merckx Road Race Beginner Women: 8/13

Merckx 4-Race Series

Events: Experienced Riders Men Experienced Riders Women Beginner Riders Men Beginner Riders Women

Criterium Only Series

Events: Criterium Only Series: Experienced Men Criterium Only Series: Experienced Women Criterium Only Series: Beginner Men Criterium Only Series: Beginner Women

Time Trial Only

Events: Merckx Time Trial Experienced Men Merckx Time Trial Beginner Men Merckx Time Trial Experienced Women Merckx Time Trial Beginner Women


2023 Merckx Road Series:

  • 7/9 - Time Trial (location TBD)
  • 7/23 - Big Sky Brewery Criterium #1
  • 7/30 - Big Sky Brewery Criterium #2
  • 8/13 - Bearmouth Chalet Road Race

The Merckx Road Series is back for 2023 with a little bit of something for every style of rider. Throw down your fastest time in the "race of truth", a Merckx style time trial. Channel your inner sprinter during two criteriums around Big Sky Brewery, and save your legs for the beautifully rolling course at the Bearmouth Chalet road race. 

The Merckx Road Series is intended to provide local road racing opportunities for all ability levels - from first time racers to seasoned roadies. As in 2022, we will hold racing clinics for beginners learning the sport, and experienced riders looking to sharpen their craft before both criterium races. Clinics will be led by a cadre of the most elite level road racers in Western Montana. 


Series Scoring:

We will be scoring all 4 events for a series top-three women's and men's podium. Prizes will be schwag from local businesses. Medals for individual events in the series.

Stage Scoring: 1st = 20, 2nd = 18, 3rd = 16, 4th = 14, 5th, 12, 6th = 10, 7th = 8, 8th = 6, 9th = 4, 10th = 2, all finishing participants get 1 point.

All riders will also be included in an individual list of results for each stage. 



Merckx Time Trial

The 2023 Merckx Time Trial location is TBD. MTCX is currently working with the local municipalities to finalize the course for this event. Check back here for updates early spring 2023.

Merckx Criterium

Much more than just your quintessential 4-corner crit, the Merckx Criterium course features elevation changes and a sweeping turn for added excitement. Taking place around the iconic Big Sky Brewery in Missoula, MT., the Merckx Criterium course is full of primetime spectating vantage points.  

Merckx Road Race

Buckle up for a fast and rolling 30 mile out and back course starting at the Bearmouth Chalet and Campground. Racers will test their legs on the Drummond Frontage Road rollers and cross the finish line after a slight downhill and flat finishing straight. Centerline rule strictly enforced. There will be one follow car for each peloton of experience levels. 



Time Trial - schedule TBD

Criterium #1 - schedule TBD

Criterium #2 - schedule TBD

Road Race - schedule TBD


In the event a spot becomes available, we will fill it from the waitlist. We will go down the waitlist in order first come, first served by when you signed up for the waitlist. 


1611 Drummond Frontage Rd
Clinton, MT US 59825

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