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

March 13-15, 2020DVO Reaper Madness DH ~ DS ~ Enduro, DVO Winter Gravity Series at Bootleg Canyon, Boulder City, NV, Open practiceon Friday,Saturday, andSunday. Trails hand built by the late Brent Thompson, gnarly on the top half and fast open ridge tops for the 2nd half. Free on-site camping with bathroom/shower facility. Cash purse for the pros and prizes from our sponsors for all amateur categories and age brackets for placing 1st, 2nd, and 3rd., Downhill Mike, 518-524-9805, [email protected], downhillmike.com

March 13-15, 2020The Drift Fat Bike, Pinedale, WY, 13 or 28 miles, and 100 mile run, bike, or ski, Upper Green River Valley, held on a groomed trail in the Wind River Range in the area of the Continental Divide Trail, Keri Hull, 907-306-9806, [email protected], thedrift100.com

March 13-15, 2020Cactus Cup, Fountain Hills, AZ, Arizona's Original Mountain Bike Stage race, itshistory dates back to 1991. This is 3 days of racing to crack open the season featuring a Short Track, XC and Enduro event.To chase the Cactus Cup and capture the overall title, all 3 days of the stage race must be completed. STXC, Enduro, XC40, kids race. Held at McDowell Mountain Regional Park, Monique Pua, [email protected],

March 21, 2020White Tank Whirlwind, Waddell, AZ, White Tank Regional Park is a fun course, mixed with a smidge of technical riding., MBAA , 480-442-4229, [email protected], mbaa.net

March 21, 2020Echo Red 2 Red XC MTB Race, Pendleton, OR, 12, 24, 32 miles, sponsored by Echo Bike & Board, Stephanie Myers, 541-289-2444, 541-376-8500, [email protected], echored2red.com

March 22, 2020Bosque MTB Race, New Mexico Off Road Series, Las Lunes, NM, Jan Bear, 505-670-4665, [email protected], nmors.org, bcdracing.com/2020bosquemtb.html

March 28-29, 2020The Javelina Chase Gravel Grinder, POSTPONED, Duncan, AZ, Event draws competitive and non-competitive cyclists each year to Duncan, Arizona, and Lordsburg, New Mexico historic small towns that straddle the Arizona-New Mexico border. Saturday: Ghost Mine Rumble Mountain Bike Races Kids' Bike Rodeo. Sunday: Butterfield/Overland Gravel Fun Ride 5K Trail Run and Half-Marathon, Daniel Carver, 575-649-9142, [email protected], javelinachase.com

April 5, 20206 Hours in the Basin for Commonweal, CANCELLED, New Mexico Off Road Series, Santa Fe, NM, The CORE Crew in conjunction with Commonweal Conservancy is excited to promote this 6-hour endurance race over a 9.3mile course with varying terrain. Due to the fragile nature of the area the event will be limited to 100 entries., Jan Bear, 505-670-4665, [email protected], nmors.org

April 11, 2020Prescott Punisher, CANCELLED, Prescott, AZ, Prescott is a great place for mountain biking. The Whiskey 50 will be 2 weeks later so consider racing and staying for a pre-ride the following day., MBAA , 480-442-4229, [email protected], mbaa.net

April 18-19, 2020Smith Mountain Rally, CANCELLED, Delta, CO, 1st Annual Smith Mountain Rally consisting of a short evening race on Friday night, a tour ride of both the roads surrounding the Smith Mountain future mountain bike trails and a shuttle provided for those braving the Sidewinder Trail from Delta to Montrose. 2019 version is to give you a taste of what we may bring to the area for a future gravel grinder race / mountain bike race in 2020!, John Klish, 970-744-4450, 573-366-3681, [email protected], madracingcolorado.com

April 24-26, 2020Whiskey Off-Road, CANCELLED, Epic Rides Off-Road Series, Prescott, AZ, Starting on Prescott's historical (and lively) Whiskey Row and climbing into the beautifully distracting views of Prescott National Forest, riders will connect some of the area's most exhilarating (and challenging) pieces of singletrack, double track, gravel roads and the occasional paved segment., Dave Castro, 520-623-1584, [email protected], Dave Castro, [email protected], epicrides.com

April 25, 2020Buena Vista 720, CANCELLED, Buena Vista, CO, 12 hour race. We've changed the course for 2020 with a bit more single track and no two way traffic at the bridge. So you can expect more fun single track that with connect to the county road is several places. Also note that we are offering a 6 hour race as well this year!, Keith Darner, 719-221-1251, [email protected], chocolatebunnyproductions.com

April 26, 2020Buena Vista Funduro, CANCELLED
, Buena Vista, CO, Enduro race for all!, Keith Darner, 719-221-1251, [email protected], chocolatebunnyproductions.com

May 2, 2020Ridgeline Rampage, CANCELLED, RME, Castle Rock, CO, 16-mile loop runs clockwise this year with ~1,700? of elevation gain per lap. Distances for all levels, free junior and kids races. Distances: Endurance-48 miles, XC-32 miles, Appetizer-16 miles, Jr 15-18 16 miles, Jr 13-14 10 miles, Jr 11-12 5 miles., Thane Wright, 970-401-1422, [email protected], rockymountainendurance.com

May 3, 2020High Altitude Classic MTB Race, CANCELLED, New Mexico Off Road Series, Cloudcroft, NM, Jan Bear, 505-670-4665, [email protected], nmors.org, www.chubbytire.com

May 9, 2020Flagstaff Frenzy, CANCELLED, Flagstaff, AZ, The 2019 MBAA finals, Anthony Quintile, 928-779-5969, [email protected], MBAA , 480-442-4229, [email protected], Denise Barron, 928-530-0868, , mbaa.net, absolutebikes.net

May 9, 2020Desert Rats Classic, CANCELLED, Fruita, CO, The 2020 race will be a single 50K loop at 18 RoadRace on the beautiful flowy singletrack and dirt roads at 18 Road. This single loop course combines the Edge Loop and Sarlacc Trails to bring you some difficult climbs, fast descents, dirt roads, flowy singletrack and maybe some hike-a-bike.This fun 50K course is an early season test of stamina and gives a reason to train through the winter. With the combination of many short ups and downs and a couple climbs up the mesa, this event will definitely test your fitness. Racers will have three aid stations and will receive a finisher's memento and age group awards., Reid Delman, 303-249-1112, [email protected], Kyla Claudell, 303-249-1112, [email protected], geminiadventures.com

May 9, 2020Colorado Junior Cup, POSTPONED, Bailey, CO, Colorado Junior Cup returns for its 3rd year on May 9, 2020 in Bailey, Colorado. Come on out all junior mountain bike racers!, Dave Muscianisi, 303-817-6523, [email protected], rattlerracing.com

May 16-17, 202012 and 24 Hours of Disco, CANCELLED, Disco/Flathead 12-24 hour series, Salmon, ID, 11ish mile laps, single-track with 1700'ish of climbing per lap, at the foot of the mighty Beaverhead Mountains. Race Solo, or teams of 2 or 4. 12 hours starts and ends on May 18 and 24 hour ends on May 19., Max Lohmeyer, 208-357-9109, 208-756-7613, max[email protected], ridesalmon.com

May 16, 2020Battle the Bear, CANCELLED, RME, Lakewood, CO, Distances for all abilities and ages, including the 3-person Relay Team discipline, fast 11.5 mile loop that encircles Bear Creek Lake Park favors a taste for speed, with five short punchy climbs and rolling big ring single-track, sponsor expo village with product sampling, Kidz Zone with jumpy house, and free Warriors Kidz race, Thane Wright, 970-401-1422, [email protected], rockymountainendurance.com

May 16, 2020Rattlesnake Rally Gravel Grinder, Wyoming Gravel Grinder Series, Casper, WY, 120, 60 37, 16 mile options, Explore the lesser known side of Central Wyoming on the historic Oregon Trail. Experience the wild and unforgiving west that has been nearly untouched since the first settlers passed through this area over 160 years ago., Adam Leiferman, 307-462-6038, [email protected], wyominggravel.com, rattlesnakerally.weebly.com

May 16, 2020Salida 720, CANCELLED, Salida, CO, 12 hour race. Several beer sponsors with 3 free beer coupons with entry. Options for 4, 3, and 2 group racers as well as solo racers., Keith Darner, 719-221-1251, [email protected], chocolatebunnyproductions.com

May 16, 2020Gem Grit Grinder, Emmett, ID, Gravel Grinder, Gem Grit Grinder is an all-gravel bicycle race on county gravel roads. The race is open to everyone. Benefits the Emmett Valley Friendship Coalition and Food Bank, 21.4 and 44 mile options, Kelsey Spiegel, [email protected], Nadine Carter, [email protected], Boise Velo Women , [email protected], boisevelowomen.com, facebook.com/boisevelowomen

May 16, 2020Arizona State MTB Championships, CANCELLED, Prescott, AZ, Arizona State MTB Championships (USAC Sanctioned) at Emmanuel Pines, MBAA , 480-442-4229, [email protected], mbaa.net

May 17, 2020Salida Mountain Funduro, CANCELLED, Salida, CO, Enduro race for all!, Keith Darner, 719-221-1251, [email protected], chocolatebunnyproductions.com

May 22-24, 2020Iron Horse Bicycle Classic, POSTPONED, Durango, CO, 49th Annual, Road Race and Tour from Durango to Silverton. Both are on Saturday 25th and are a50 mile ride from Durango to Silverton. Take off with the train, traveling over two 10,000ft mountain passes enroute to the historical mining town of Silverton. Sunday 26th we have aKids Race and Kids Village, Mountain Bike Race, Gravel Grinder,Cruiser Crit, BMX event and vendors., Gaige Sippy, 970-259-4621, [email protected], ironhorsebicycleclassic.com

May 23, 2020City Creek Pocatello Pedalfest, POSTPONED, Pocatello, ID, Cross Country Races. Beginner, Sport, Expert & Open Classes (12, 17, 27 miles). Awards, prizes, raffle, music, food & fun. $2000 cash prizes, $500 to fastest riders, Alex Phipps, 208-841-4120, [email protected], pocatellopedalfest.com, twistedturtleracing.com

May 24, 2020Helena Enduro, Montana Enduro Series, Helena, MT, Montana Enduro Series , [email protected], Christine Wike, [email protected], montanaenduro.com, montanabicycleguild.org

May 29-31, 2020Grand Junction Off-Road, CANCELLED, Epic Rides Off-Road Series, Grand Junction, CO, Participants will climb their way out of downtown Grand Junction onto the Uncompahgre Plateau (the world's largest mesa), while connecting some of the area's favorite technically challenging singletrack, double track, gravel roads and the occasional paved segment in the world famous Lunch Loops trail system and beyond., Dave Castro, 520-623-1584, [email protected], Dave Castro, [email protected], epicrides.com

May 30, 2020Spirit Bear Classic, Montana Off-Road Series (MORS), Kalispell, MT, XC race held at Herron Park, start 10 am, Sheli Thomas, [email protected], Matt Butterfield, [email protected], montanacycling.net

May 31, 2020Granby Ranch Enduro, CANCELLED, Revolution Enduro Series, Granby Ranch, CO, This event is a one day race a short drive from the Denver area. This bike park is small but mighty, offering fun technical trails. Race day will offer a mix backcountry and lift access racing., David Scully, 970-846-5012, [email protected], revolutionenduro.com

June 1-7, 2020The Virtual Angry Horse Gravel Grinder, Idaho Falls, ID, This doesn't mean you still can't ride the course during this time! We will be hosting a virtual ride during the first week of June 1 – 7. You can ride the courses any time during this time and compete and share with fellow riders socially distanced and virtually. This works by riding the 45-mile Chestnut Mare or 82-mile Stud Run, tracking or submitting your track to Strava, joining the Idaho Untamed Cycling Club and competing in The Angry Horse Challenge. Rewards and prizes will be given to first place men's and women's for each route and in virtual drawings and contests. You can further participate by sharing photos to social media and tagging #FitzgeraldsBicycles and #RideTheAngryHorse., Brooke Jeffs, 208-528-0664, [email protected], cbibikes.com, ridetheangryhorse.com

June 5, 2020Mullet Cycling Classic, Missoula, MT, Business in the front. Party in the back. There's no better way to kick off the racing season than to play to our strengths. That's why in 2020 we're starting things off with a two-rider relay race: one person goes up, the other person comes down., Ben Horan, 312-502-5997, [email protected], mtbmissoula.org

June 6-8, 2020MSLA PRO XCT at Marshall Mountain, US Pro XCT, Western Montana Trail Series, Montana Off-Road Series (MORS), Missoula, MT, Steep, technical climbs and descents will alternate between single track, double track, and infrequent dirt road sections. The course features over 850ft of relief per lap; while it is not at extremely high altitude, multiple long, steep climbs per lap will test racers' fitness limits. Pro XCT plus UCI Juniors 17-18. Homesteader 6 hour on Saturday, Ben Horan, 312-502-5997, [email protected], wmtrail.org, usacycling.org

June 6, 2020The Dead Swede Gravel Grinder, Wyoming Gravel Grinder Series, Sheridan, WY, 40 or 100 miles, Adam Leiferman, 307-462-6038, [email protected], Sheridan Bicycle Company , 307-763-4481, , wyominggravel.com, thedeadswede.com

June 6-7, 2020Missoula XC, Missoula, MT, solo, duo, quad, Ben Horan, 312-502-5997, [email protected], mtbmissoula.org

June 6, 2020Elephant Rock Sunrise to Sunset, Roll Massif, Castle Rock, CO, 12 hour endurance race on a moderately technical off-road course. Register as an individual or form a team that loves to shred for a memorable day of racing, camaraderie and laughs., Tracy Powers, [email protected], rollmassif.com

June 12-14, 2020NW Cup Downhill Series – PRO GRT at Tamarack, Northwest Cup Downhill Series, Donnelly , ID, Downhill race. Held at Tamarack Bike Park. Friday will be open practice. Saturday will be split practice by category. Pro/JuniorX seeding Saturday evening. Sunday racing all categories, PRO GRT too, Scott Tucker, 360-797-4288, [email protected], nwcup.com

June 13, 2020Knobby 9 to 5, POSTPONED, Knobby Tire Series, McCall, ID, High speed rolling double-track. Tight, technical sagebrush single-track, water crossings, quick steep drops, nasty little granny gear climbs. Single speeders' dream., Alex Phipps, 208-841-4120, [email protected], knobbytireseries.com

June 13-14, 202024 Hours in the Enchanted Forest, N24, Albuquerque, NM, Everything that you want from a 24 Hour Race. We have an amazing course with epic singletrack winding through meadows, pines and aspens. The Zuni Mountains outside of Gallup, NM are a great place to ride. We have an awesome venue in the ponderosa pines with plenty of space to hang out with friends and family and hang your hammock, great party atmosphere with vendors, movies, food, kids activities, and fun for everyone., Seth Bush, 505-554-0059, [email protected], ziarides.com

June 20, 2020Lake Tahoe Mountain Bike Race, Postponed, Tahoe City, CA, Race in the cross country race, 4 hour or 8 hour race as a solo or on a team of 2, 3 or 4 (teams of 3 and 4 apply to the 8hr race only). The course is approximately 12.8 miles. Fast lap times are around 50 minutes. Cross country race is two laps. The course is a mix of single track and fire-road. It is a fast and smooth course with few technical sections.The most laps wins. Approximately 1350 feet ascending and descending per lap., Todd Jackson, 530-546-1019, [email protected], Kiley McInroy, [email protected], bigblueadventure.com

June 20, 2020The Bailey Hundo, Cancelled for 2020, Palmer Lake, CO, 10th year for the race. The HUNDO is 100 miles with 10,000 vertical feet, the HUNDitO is 50 miles with 6,000 vertical feet, in the Buffalo Creek trail system permitted by the USFS., Bob Campbell, 303.526.3000, [email protected], baileyhundo.org

June 21, 2020The Encierro Velo Gravel Grinder, Colorado Gravel Grinder Championships, Monument, CO, Gravel grinder with 100 km and 50 km options Start/finish location is moved to Spring Valley Cemetery and adding Class 1 Ebike for 50K with later start time (no age or gender classes).Working head and tail light and helmet are required. Maps will be adequate for 50 km but GPS is preferred for 100 km option., Phil Schweizer, 877-743-3566, [email protected], coloradogravelgrinderchampionship.com/encierro-velo/the-race

June 25-27, 2020G3 (Grand Gear Grind), Winter Park, CO, G3 hosts its second annual 3-day mountain bike stage race in Winter Park, Colorado on June 25-27, 2020. Use this race to qualify for mountain bike nationals., Dave Muscianisi, 303-817-6523, [email protected], www.g3race.com

June 26-28, 2020Carson City Off-Road, Epic Rides Off-Road Series, Carson City, NV, At the Carson City Off-Road, riders of all skill levels will enjoy big climbs, long singletrack descents and expansive views of Lake Tahoe, the Eastern Sierra Nevadas, and the historic Washoe Valley while being immersed in 3-days of mountain bike culture accented by free live music., Dave Castro, 520-623-1584, [email protected], Dave Castro, [email protected], epicrides.com

June 27, 2020Coal Country Gravel Grinder, Wyoming Gravel Grinder Series, Gillette, WY, 25, 55, and 135 mile options with start times at 6 a.m. for 135 miles, 7 a.m. for 55 miles, and 8 a.m. for 25 mile option. For intermediate to experienced cyclists but doable for most. Cash purse. Festival with live music, street dancing, games, and a bike raffle., Adam Leiferman, 307-462-6038, [email protected], David Bauer, 307-660-1570, [email protected], wyominggravel.com, energyaddicts.net

July 7-12, 2020USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships, POSTPONED, Winter Park, CO, Chuck Hodge, 719-434-4200, [email protected], usacycling.org

July 11, 2020Tahoe Trail 100, Leadville Race Series, Northstar, CA, Ride 50K or 100K of rocky summits, breathtaking pine forests and beautiful Lake Tahoe views. 100K riders can qualify for the Leadville Trail 100 MTB, Josh Colley, 719-219-9357, [email protected], Todd Jackson, 530-546-1019, [email protected], tahoetrailmtb.com, youphoriaproductions.com

July 11, 2020Enduro Pescado Whitefish Enduro, Montana Enduro Series, Whitefish, MT, Montana Enduro Series , [email protected], Christine Wike, [email protected], montanaenduro.com

July 11, 2020Brundage Mountain Cross Country, Tentative date, Knobby Tire Series, McCall, ID, Cross country and endurance mtb race on Sunday, Alex Phipps, 208-841-4120, [email protected], knobbytireseries.com

July 11, 2020Joe Cosley Pancake Ride Gravel Grinder, Whitefish, MT, The Uff da 184 rolls out to about 184 miles with 18k of climbing and descending. The route is a loop, with an aid station at about mile 40, 100, 150, and a convenience store at mile 60. The route rolls over mixed surfaces. 90% dirt and 10% chipseal/pavement. Roads are a combination of Forest Service, Montana Dept. of Resources, BLM and County. Dirt roads are improved and suitable for 2 wheel drive vehicles. Paved roads are, well paved. All roads are open to general vehicle traffic, Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29517384, Brad Lamson, [email protected], pancakeride.com

July 11, 2020Tahoe Trail, Leadville Race Series, Northstar Village, CA, Leadville Qualifier. The Tahoe Trail 100 offers athletes a 2-loop, 50 kilometer course filled with beautiful views of Lake Tahoe., Paul Anderson, 719-219-9364, [email protected], leadvilleraceseries.com

July 12, 2020Silver Rush 50, Leadville Race Series, Leadville, CO, At 10,000-12,500 feet above sea level, this challenging 50 mile out-and-back course takes racers through the historic mining district on Leadville's East side. This race is known for its long, lung-burning climbs and rocky, steep terrain. Solo or Tandem 50m. Leadville Trail 100 Qualifier., Paul Anderson, 719-219-9364, [email protected], leadvilleraceseries.com

July 12, 2020Eagle Enduro, Revolution Enduro Series, Eagle, CO, This venue for the series will be a big one day backcountry race venturing up into the high country with both technical and high speed courses!, David Scully, 970-846-5012, [email protected], revolutionenduro.com

July 17-19, 2020NW Cup Downhill Series, Northwest Cup Downhill Series, Kellogg, ID, Downhill race. Held at Silver Mountain Bike Park. Friday will be open practice. Saturday will be split practice by category. Pro/JuniorX seeding Saturday evening. Sunday racing all categories, Scott Tucker, 360-797-4288, [email protected], nwcup.com

July 24-25, 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

July 25, 2020Butte 100 Races, Butte, MT, Continental Divide Trail, Single Track, Big Sky Country, 100 and 50 mile options, and a Sorini 25 mile option. 13th Annual, Stephanie Sorini, 406-490-7632, [email protected], butte100.com

July 25, 2020Galena Grinder 4.0, tentative, Knobby Tire Series, Galena Lodge, ID, XC/Marathon, 22.5 mile loop with 50% single track, start/finish at 7,000 feet with total gain of 3200 in one loop, open category (for racers who choose not to purchase a license) held for the marathon, which is 22.5 mile loops., Alex Phipps, 208-841-4120, [email protected], knobbytireseries.com

July 25, 2020Up the Creek (UTC) Cascade Gravel Grinder, Cascade, ID, Cyclists will enjoy some of Idaho's beautiful back country. We will offer two routes; 1) a 60-mile route thatwill include a race feature until mile marker 45and 2) a 40-mile route that features a scenic loop through Round Valley. Most of these routes will be on dirt roads thus the gravel grinder name. We are also adding a race feature for the longer route, please go to the website, Mary , 513-382-3938, [email protected], 4summitchallenge.com

July 25-26, 2020Pomerelle Pounder DH, Go-Ride Gravity Series, Albion, ID, Two USAC sanctioned downhill races in two days., Ron Lindley, 801-375-3231, [email protected], Darren Lightfield, 208-608-6444, [email protected], go-ride.com, utahdh.org

July 25, 2020Lone Peak's Revenge Big Sky Enduro, Montana Enduro Series, Big Sky, MT, Montana Enduro Series , [email protected], Christine Wike, [email protected], montanaenduro.com, montanabicycleguild.org

July 25, 2020The Rift Gravel Race Iceland, CANCELLED, Hvolsvllur, Iceland, The Rift is a 200 km (125 miles) off-road bike race through the dark lava fields in the highlands of Iceland. It traverses the continental rift between North America and Eurasia – a rift that grows one inch every year. The growth is evident with vast lava fields all around creating a surreal landscape. A landscape that is remote, rugged and unpredictable!, The Rift , 011-354-626-3332, [email protected], https://www.therift.bike

July 30-August 2, 2020Downieville Classic, Lost Sierra Triple Crown, Downieville, CA, All mountain, cross country, and downhill races, Live music, premium beer, food vendors and an all-weekend mainstreet industry expo top off the event, mountain bike festival, Kurt Stockton, [email protected], downievilleclassic.com

July 31-August 2, 2020Leadville Stage Race, Leadville Race Series, Leadville, CO, 100M (100 miles over three days), Team Option. Experience the legendary Leadville Trail 100 course over three days. Push the pace to see what you're made of, or use the stages to prepare or qualify for the Leadville Trail 100 in August. This is one amazing party, with daily stage prizes, raffles, unmatched swag, food, beer and live music., Paul Anderson, 719-219-9364, [email protected], leadvilleraceseries.com

August 1, 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 1, 2020Breck Bash , 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, 2020Steamboat Stinger, 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, 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, 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, 2020Leadville Trail 100, Leadville Race Series, Leadville, CO, One of the most notorious and challenging bike races in the world. 100 mile out-and-back., Paul Anderson, 719-219-9364, [email protected], leadvilleraceseries.com

August 15-16, 202012 and 24 Hours of Flathead, 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, 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, 2020Big Sky Biggie, Big Sky, MT, 30 and 50 Mile races on Saturday. Starting in Big Sky's Town Center (Meadow Village) and climbing into the scenic views from Lone Peak and Buck Ridge, riders will ride some of the area's most exhilarating (and challenging) pieces of single-track, double-track, gravel roads and the occasional paved segment, Short-Track event on August 23, the Friday night before offering a family-friendly venue and fun race for children and adults., Natalie Osborne, 907-223-0858, [email protected], bigskybiggie.com

August 29, 2020Rendezvous Enduro, 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 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, 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, 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 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 16-18, 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 17-18, 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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