Regional Mountain Bike Racing and Gravel Grinders (UT, ID, MT, NV, AZ, CO, WY, NM)

2020 Regional (ID, WY, MT, NV, CO, AZ ) Weekly MTB Race Series Bike Events Calendar (Regular Event Schedule is Below)

April 9-30, 2019Gallatin Valley Spring Series, Bozeman, MT, Weekly series that includes road races, with gravel and dirt possible, Alex Lussier, [email protected], Phil Rotherman, [email protected], Mollie McKiernan, [email protected], Patrick Wessel, [email protected], gallatinvalleybicycleclub.org

May 14-August 20, 2019Gallatin Valley Summer Series, Bozeman, MT, Weekly series that includes road races, time trials, criteriums, mountain bike races and more, Alex Lussier, [email protected], Phil Rotherman, [email protected], Mollie McKiernan, [email protected], Patrick Wessel, [email protected], gallatinvalleybicycleclub.org

June 18-July 23, 2019Laramie Mountain Bike Series, CANCELLED for 2020, Laramie, WY, Tuesdays. Local mountain bike series, great for riders of any age and ability. Starts at Happy Jack Trailhead at 6:00 p.m. Food and fun await at each finish line. Medicine Bow National Forest, Niesey Heckart, 307-761-1741, [email protected], laramieracing.com, laramiebikenet.org

July 10-August 7, 2019Ten Dollar Downhill, Whitefish, MT, Wednesday downhill, Josh Knight, 406-862-2900, [email protected], skiwhitefish.com/events

July 11-August 8, 2019Thursday Night Race Series, Whitefish, MT, cross country series, Josh Knight, 406-862-2900, [email protected], skiwhitefish.com/events

June 10-24, 2020Missoula Wednesday Night Race League, Western Montana Trail Series, Missoula, MT, Various courses. Wednesdays in June, Ben Horan, 312-502-5997, [email protected], mtbmissoula.org

2020 Regional (ID, WY, MT, NV, CO, AZ ) Mountain Bike Racing, Downhill Racing, Fat Bike Racing, Gravel Grinders Event Calendar

August 1, 2020Breck Bash , CANCELLED, RME, Breckenridge, CO, 4 distance options. This year we offer a revised course and shortened version of the Ultra, covering two amazing loops of high country bliss. So saddle up and get ready to get a fresh take on a kickass network of backcountry trails and roads that will delight and challenge., Thane Wright, 970-401-1422, [email protected], rockymountainendurance.com

August 2, 2020Race Montana Triathlon, Great Falls, MT, Sprint and Olympic Distance solo and team triathlon. Adult and youth events available. Beginner adults can sign up for “Try A Tri” Triathlon (100-meter swim, 3-mile bike, and 1-mile walk/run)., Ron Ray, 406-761-2222, [email protected], racemt.com/event/race-montana-triathlon, racemttri.com

August 7-9, 2020Emerald Mountain Epic, CANCELLED, Mountain Town Challenge Series, Steamboat Springs, CO, Beginning at 8:00am at the Howelsen Hill Ski Area in the heart of Steamboat Springs. The course takes a 50 mile singletrack detour into the beautiful backcountry of Routt County with a total of roughly 3,500ft elevation gain before returning to the transition/finish area. Solo and duo team options available, Nate Bird, 866-464-6639, [email protected], Jordan Edwards, 866-464-6639, [email protected], honeystinger.com/steamboatstinger.html

August 8, 2020Tamarack Twister, TENTATIVE, Knobby Tire Series, Donnelly, ID, Cross country and enduro race on Sunday at a beautiful venue. Cross County race, Fast and flowy, Alex Phipps, 208-841-4120, [email protected], knobbytireseries.com

August 8-9, 2020Steamboat Springs Enduro, Revolution Enduro Series, Steamboat Springs, CO, Saturday racing will start with a shuttle ride to access new never raced trails for 3-4 Stages in the back country. Sunday August 19, will be three Stages with lift and pedal transfers at the Steamboat Bike Park and Forest Service trail system, David Scully, 970-846-5012, [email protected], revolutionenduro.com

August 8, 2020Winter Park Sunrise to Sunset, CANCELLED, Roll Massif, Winter Park, CO, 12-hour relay format, the section of trails used in Sunrise to Sunset are just above town, making access and relaxation between laps super easy.Winter Park Sunrise to Sunset will be held in conjunction with Crooked Gravel., Tracy Powers, [email protected], rollmassif.com

August 8, 2020Crooked Gravel, CANCELLED, Roll Massif, Winter Park, CO, 65- and 93-mile routes get right down to business, taking riders from downtown Winter Park onto remote gravel roads and up into the mountains. Held in conjunction with Winter Park Sunrise to Sunset, Tracy Powers, [email protected], rollmassif.com

August 9, 2020Tamarack Enduro, TENTATIVE, Wild Rockies Series, Donelly, ID, 5 min Super D Enduro– XC on fast, flowing single track route and wooden bridges. On the 10 mile lap XC and run course, you'll find deep woods, single track and wide-open fire road. Qualifier for USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships., Alex Phipps, 208-841-4120, [email protected], twistedturtleracing.com

August 9, 2020Oak Flats MTB Race, New Mexico Off Road Series, Albequerque, NM, fast and flowy course, Jan Bear, 505-670-4665, [email protected], Par , 505-730-2615, [email protected], nmors.org, oakflatsmtb.com

August 15-16, 202012 and 24 Hours of Flathead, CANCELLED, Kalispell, MT, A non-profit race to provide awareness and adaptive equipment to individuals living with paralysis and other life altering disabilities. Race features both bicycle and hand cycle courses. Held in Herron Park., Tia Celentano, 406-261-1769, [email protected], 24hoursofflathead.org, facebook.com/24HoursOfFlathead

August 15, 2020Wente 8-Hour MTB, Willits, CA, The funnest 8-hour mountain bike race you'll ever do. 3 days of venue access including a private lake for swimming and boating. 8 Miles, 1,745' of climbing and bermy-berms for days. NOTE: Wente is on a private boy scout reservation. It is closed to the public on all days of the year except during race weekend. No trespassing!, Bike Monkey , 707-560-1122, [email protected], racewente.com

August 22-23, 2020Pierre's Hole MTB Race, National Ultra Endurance Series, Alta, WY, 12th Annual! Staging begins at the Grand Targhee Resort, ample lodging and amenities available. 100 consists of 33-mile loop, each lap features approx. 4,000 ft climbing on single and double-track trails. The race course is on an IMBA Epic trails at Grand Targhee. Total elevation for the 100 mile race is approx. 13,000 ft. 100 mile (3 laps), 100km (2 laps), 50km (1 lap) events. The 100 mile race is part of the NUE Series and the 100 k is a new NUE marathon series race., Andy Williams, 800-TARGHEE ext. 1309, [email protected], grandtarghee.com/pierres-hole-50-100-mountain-bike-race/

August 22, 2020York 38 Special, York, MT, Ride38 or 76 miles on single track, gravel, and Forest Service roads through breathtaking scenery in the Helena National Forest gaining 3000 vertical feet!, Rita Naylor, 406-475-3085, [email protected], york38special.org

August 22-23, 2020Big Mountain Enduro, Big Mountain Enduro Series, Big Sky, MT, BME Stop #2: 3 to 4 stages per day and upwards of 7,500 feet of descending, most of which will be lift accessed, but with some pedal transitions equalling roughly 3,000 feet of climbing over both days. Steep and technical., Brandon Ontiveros, [email protected], bigmountainenduro.com

August 23, 2020Three-Quarter Minus Cykeltur Gravel Grinder, Sandpoint, ID, Syringa Cyclery , 208-610-9990, [email protected],

August 29, 2020The Pony Xpress Gravel 160, Colorado Gravel Grinder Championships, Trinidad, CO, 160 km and 80 km options. Held on gravel roads northwest of Trinidad, CO. Working head and tail light and helmet are required. Maps will be adequate for 70 km but GPS is preferred for 160 km option. 6th Annual, ride through the picturesque Spanish Peaks. This event will also include an electric bicycle class with a start time 30 minutes after the event begins., Phil Schweizer, 877-743-3566, [email protected], coloradogravelgrinderchampionship.com/pony-xpress/the-race

August 29, 2020Rendezvous Enduro, CANCELLED for 2020, Montana Enduro Series, Teton Village, WY, Montana Enduro Series , [email protected], Christine Wike, [email protected], montanaenduro.com, montanabicycleguild.org

August 29, 2020La Tierra Torture Mountain Bike Race, New Mexico Off Road Series, Santa Fe, NM, fast and flowy course, Jan Bear, 505-670-4665, [email protected], nmors.org, core-crew.com

August 29, 2020Lake City Alpine 50, Lake City, CO, This lung-busting race will take you by the iconic Lake San Cristobal before climbing through the alpine tundra to the two of the highest passes in Colorado: Cinnamon Pass (12,640 feet) and Engineer Pass (12,800) feet. The race will feature over 7,500 feet of climbing through some of the most incredible sections of the San Juan Mountains. This is a USA Cycling sanctioned event. benefit the Town of Lake City and the Lake Fork Valley Conservancy., Michael Fleishman, [email protected], lakecityalpine50.com

August 29, 2020Royal Gorge Six and Twelve Hour MTB Races, Caon City, CO, Six and Twelve Hour MTB Races, Seth Bush, 505-554-0059, [email protected], ziarides.com

August 29, 2020Old-Fashioned Mountain Bike Race, Flagstaff, AZ, The MTB season re-starts in Flagstaff. Technical challenges await – 1-2-3 lap categories . Old school mountain bike racing in Fort Valley., Jeff Frost, 928-380-0633, [email protected], barnburnermtb.com, leadvilleraceseries.com

August 30, 2020Scratchgravels XC Cup, Montana Off-Road Series (MORS), Helena, MT, The course is approximately a 5.8 mile loop, comprised of 70% double-track and 30% single-track. Demo bikes after the race., Joe Hamilton, [email protected], Jason Steichen, [email protected], Sheli Thomas, [email protected], montanacyclinglab.org/sgxc/, montanacycling.net

September 3-6, 2020Rebecca's Private Idaho Gravel Grinder and Festival, Ketchum, ID, Lifestyle, mountain bike and outdoor festival staged in beautiful Sun Valley, Idaho over Labor Day Weekend. The cornerstone of the two-day event is a 100-mile Gravel Grinder(or 50-mile option) mountain bike race & ride in the scenic Pioneer Mountains of Central Idaho, with renown mountain bike champion and endurance athlete Rebecca Rusch. The weekend activities are centered around giving back to Rebecca's favorite local, national and global cycling charities. Join the Queen of Pain on this beautiful route that ends in a great down-home party with food, festivities, music, and libations., Colleen Quindlen, 254-541-9661, [email protected], rebeccasprivateidaho.com

September 5, 2020Truckee Dirt Fondo, Truckee, CA, Competitive off-road bicycle race featuring the incredible dirt and gravel roads in the Tahoe National Forest, best suited for a gravel/cross bike or a hardtail MTB. 3 course options: 65.1 mi (Long), 58.1 mi (Medium) and 26.2 (Rollout – non timed)+ Family Fun Route (4.6 mi). Benefits the Truckee-based non-profit Adventure Risk Challenge., Bike Monkey , 707-560-1122, [email protected], truckeedirtfondo.com, www.adventureriskchallenge.org

September 5, 2020Wild Horse Gravel, CANCELLED for 2020, Roll Massif, De Beque, CO, Our Wild West gravel goes deep into the backcountry, taking in the full gamut of conditions: smooth, rugged, rutty, rocky, sandy, steep. 45-mile loop. Ride once or twice., Tracy Powers, [email protected], rollmassif.com

September 6, 2020Signal Peak Challenge MTB Race, New Mexico Off Road Series, Silver City, NM, 12, 25, and 31 mile races, Jan Bear, 505-670-4665, [email protected], Martyn Pearson, 575-654-3966, [email protected], signalpeakchallenge.com, nmors.org

September 6, 2020Nevada City Dirt Classic Cross Country Race, TENTATIVE, California Dirt Mountain Bike Series, Nevada City, CA, Race 4 of the California Dirt Mountain Bike Series, Duane Strawser, 530.263.3388, 530.265.2187, [email protected], ncfattirefestival.com

September 6, 2020Powderhorn Enduro, Revolution Enduro Series, Powderhorn, CO, one day, lift service race, David Scully, 970-846-5012, [email protected], revolutionenduro.com

September 12-13, 2020Big Mountain Enduro, CANCELLED, Big Mountain Enduro Series, Santa Fe, NM, BME Stop #3: A two-day backcountry race entailing upwards of 6'000 feet of long rocky descents., Brandon Ontiveros, [email protected], bigmountainenduro.com

September 12, 2020The Angry Horse Gravel Grinder, Idaho Falls, ID, Come crush some gravel and Ride the Angry Horse. This fully supported ride offers three different routes. The Filly Run is a rolling 10 miles of all gravel fun, the Colt Run is 45 miles and 4200 vertical feet of climbing. Finally the Stud Run is 120 miles of epic suffering, rolling all the way down and around Blackfoot Reservoir and on through the Grays Lake National Wildlife Refuge, before turning up Horse Creek. Register at USACycling.com ALL of the proceeds will go to saving Wild Mustangs. Come out and ride the untamed., Brooke Jeffs, 208-528-0664, [email protected], cbibikes.com, ridetheangryhorse.com

September 12-13, 2020Big Mountain Enduro, Big Mountain Enduro Series, Winter Park, CO, BME Stop #1: The BME returns to Winter Park again in 2020. Taking place on July 25th (24th for Sport categories), this ever-popular event will blend high altitude racing mixed with rugged terrain and big descents., Brandon Ontiveros, [email protected], bigmountainenduro.com

September 12-13, 2020Flagstaff Enduro, Flagstaff, AZ, Two days of enduro racing in and around Flagstaff, Jeff Frost, 928-380-0633, [email protected], barnburnermtb.com, leadvilleraceseries.com

September 13, 2020Battle of the Gravel, Good Dirt Ride, Savery, WY, The Battle of the Gravel will host 3 distances a 21, 68 and 91 miles. The event will start and finish at the Boyer YL Ranch with a BBQ dinner to celebrate the finish. The ride is semi supported with three stops. Lodging and camping available at the Boyer YL Ranch and in the town of Baggs (20 miles). All proceeds go to support our work with Africa cyclists at teamafricarising.org, Kimberly Coats, 307-383-7778, 530-744-8773, [email protected], battleofthegravel.com

September 19, 2020Barn Burner 104, Leadville Race Series, Flagstaff, AZ, 104 mile mountain bike race, Solo, Duo, Teams, Kaibab and Coconino National Forest, Camping on private land. 26 and 52 mile options. Party afterwards with music, food, and beer, Jeff Frost, 928-380-0633, [email protected], barnburnermtb.com, leadvilleraceseries.com

September 19, 2020Fire on the Rim Mountain Bike Race, Pine, AZ, 15, 30, and 45 mile mtb races near Payson, AZ, Janet Brandt, [email protected], fireontherim.com

September 19, 202012 Hours of Penitence, Penitente Canyon, San Luis Valley, CO, A 12-hour endurance mountain bike race with a course so entertaining, you'll be asking yourself, “Can I do one more lap?”, Jerry Duran, 719-480-3885, [email protected], 12hoursofpenitence.com

September 19, 2020Gunni Grinder , Gunnison, CO, Two course options. Single loop-format. Although some paved roads are necessary, the vast majority (about 90%) of the course will be on gravel and dirt roads. Some of these roads receive little to no maintenance and can change drastically after heavy rains and/or snowfall. Riders are encouraged to be fully prepared for any and all conditions. The route is remote therefore will include signage to help prevent riders from getting off course., Joel Grimmett, 512-751-8940, [email protected], thegunnigrinder.com

September 20, 2020Yeti Beti Bike Bash p/b Stan's No Tubes, Beti Bike Bash, Lakewood, CO, Women's only mountain bike race and festival including: Little Bellas Girls Camp and VIDA MTB Series Clinic. All ages and abilities welcome., Amy Thomas, 720-878-7363, [email protected], Sarah Rowley, 503-805-0043, [email protected], betibikebash.com

September 24-27, 2020Mountains to Meadows, Grinduro, Quincy, CA, 62 miles of pavement, gravel, and singletrack with a TON of climbing and twisty descents. Most of the ride is casual, there are four timed sections that are designed to cater to specific strengths. Grinduro racers and spectators are treated to three days of camping, live music (including a late-night DJ), beer, awesome food, and campfires., Kurt Stockton, [email protected], grinduro.com

September 26, 2020Fears, Tears and Beers Enduro, Ely, NV, Enduro mountain bike event. Timed sections mostly downhill, combined time wins. Men's and women's events for all classes. Fun run, beginner, sport, and expert classes., Kent Robertson, 775-289-6042, 775-296-2162, [email protected], Kyle Horvath, 775-289-3720, [email protected], elynevada.net/fears-tears-and-beers/

September 26, 2020Chino Grinder p/b Lauf, Chino Valley, AZ, Endurance Cycling Event- Gravel road cycling adventure with 150, 115, 62, 44 and 25 mile options., AZ Gravel Rides , 480-452-9767, [email protected], azgravelrides.com, chinogrinder.azgravelrides.com

September 27, 2020Horny Toad Hustle MTB Race, New Mexico Off Road Series, Las Cruces, NM, Jan Bear, 505-670-4665, [email protected], Dave Halliburton, 575-312-5991, [email protected], hornytoadhustle.com, nmors.org

October 3, 2020Tour of the White Mountains, Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ, Arizona's longest standing mountain bike event. At 7,000 feet, The Tour is a grassroots event with laid back vibes among a gathering of bike-minded individuals., Dave Castro, 520-623-1584, [email protected], Dave Castro, [email protected], epicrides.com

October 3, 2020Road Apple Rally MTB Race, New Mexico Off Road Series, Farmington, NM, The Road Apple Rally began in 1981 as a competition between horses and bicycles. It has since become a bicycle only race and stands as the longest running annual mountain bike race in the United States. Bring the family for a day of fun and try the children's riding obstacle course. This celebrated mountain bike race features five divisions: Beginner, Pro, Expert, Sport, Single Speed. The Beginner course is a 15 mile loop, all others ride the full 30 mile Road Apple Rally course. Both courses feature the whoops, where you spend more time in the air then on the ground! Course terrain also includes short climbs, flats, sandy arroyos and sharp corners., Jan Bear, 505-670-4665, [email protected], Leslie Mueller, 505-599-1184, [email protected], fmtn.org/277/Road-Apple-Rally, nmors.org

October 4, 2020Great Trail Race, Truckee, CA, Ride or Run between Truckee and Tahoe City. The Great Trail Race follows roughly the same route as The Great Ski Race between Truckee and Tahoe City with one major difference: You choose to run or bike one of two course options, Elite or Classic. The Elite division course adds in more technically challenging terrain., Todd Jackson, 530-546-1019, [email protected], Kiley McInroy, [email protected], bigblueadventure.com, greattrailrace.com

October 10-11, 2020Big Mountain Enduro, Big Mountain Enduro Series, Angel Fire, NM, BME Stop #4: a two-day race entailing upwards of 12'000 feet of long technical descents throughout the weekend. Racers can expect 3 to 4 stages per day on some of the most legit trails in the country., Brandon Ontiveros, [email protected], bigmountainenduro.com

October 10, 2020Co2uT – Desert Gravel, Fruita, CO, The Co2uT chemical equation can be broken down as follows: Co=Colorado, 2=to, uT=Utah. This kick-ass gravel race will take you from Colorado to Utah…and back. Designed by a long-time western-slope local, each route offers mind-blowing, gravel-loving terrain, quad-busting hills, breathtaking views, wildlife cameos, epic adventure and of course, FUN., Jennifer Barbour, 303-503-4616, [email protected], Kim Nordquist, 303-249-6168, [email protected], desertgravel.com, teamevergreen.org

October 15-18, 2020USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships, Durango, CO, Collegiate National Championships and Montana High School Championships, Chuck Hodge, 719-434-4200, [email protected], Chad Sperry, [email protected], Ben Horan, 312-502-5997, [email protected], usacycling.org

October 16-18, 202012 Hours in the Wild West, Ruidoso, NM, 6 hour and 12 hour race, held at Grindstone Lake Trail system, Seth Bush, 505-554-0059, [email protected], ziarides.com

October 31, 2020Prescott 6er, Prescott, AZ, 6 hour and 12 hour mountain bike race on a 9 mile loop with solo, duo, junior, masters and singlespeed categories, Breanna Bissell, 480-734-0558, [email protected], prescott6er.com

November 14, 2020USA Cycling Marathon MTB National Championships, Palo Duro Canyon, TX, Chuck Hodge, 719-434-4200, [email protected], usacycling.org

November 21, 2020Prickly Pedal MTB Race, Peoria, AZ, Get in a heart-pumping, rip-roaring ride through the desert terrain of the Maricopa Trail beginning in Cave Creek, Arizona and finishing at Lake Pleasant Regional Park in Peoria, Arizona. All proceeds benefit the non-profit Maricopa Trail and Park Foundation, Jeff Frost, 928-380-0633, [email protected], pricklypedal.com

November 21, 202012 Hours of Fury, Fountain Hills, AZ, 12 Hours of Fury will test your body, mind and mountain biking skills. The race will begin and end at the Four Peaks Staging Area in McDowell Mountain Regional Park. The 15 mile loop is smooth, fast and fun. The most loops in 12 hours wins it!, Jeremy Graham, 623-330-0913, [email protected], 4peaksracing.com/events/12-hours-of-fury-2017

November 21, 2020Tinker Classic, NUE ( National Ultra endurance Series ), Beatty, NV, New date! MTB Race and Festival. Enjoy 60 + miles of singletrack and many more miles of gravel roads and pavement. 3 day Bike Expo with demos., Cimarron Chacon, 970-759-3048, [email protected], tinkerclassic.com

November 21, 20206 Hours of Fury, Fountain Hills, AZ, 6 Hours of Fury will test your body, mind and mountain biking skills. The race will begin and end at the Four Peaks Staging Area in McDowell Mountain Regional Park. The 15 mile loop is smooth, fast and fun. The most loops in 6 hours wins it!, Jeremy Graham, 623-330-0913, [email protected], 4peaksracing.com/events/12-hours-of-fury-2017

December 12, 2020Dawn to Dusk AZ, Fountain Hills, AZ, Endurance mountain bike relay. Compete as a solo, duo, or team on a fast, fun course in McDowell Mountain Regional Park. Family friendly camping and event expo promises a fun weekend! Space is limited to 125 solo riders, 100 two-person, 50 four-person, and 10 corporate entries, Seth Bush, 505-554-0059, [email protected], ziarides.com/event-register/dawn-dusk-arizona

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