Regional Mountain Bike Racing and Gravel Grinders (Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico)

2018 Regional (ID, WY, MT, NV, CO, AZ ) Weekly MTB Race Series Bike Events Calendar (Regular Event Schedule is Below)

May 8-August 28, 2018Colin Craig Memorial 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], ccms.gallatinvalleybicycleclub.org

June 6-27, 2018Wednesday Night Race League, Western Montana Trail Series, Missoula, MT, Various courses. Wednesdays in June, Ben Horan, 312-502-5997, [email protected], mtbmissoula.org

June 19-July 17, 2018Laramie Mountain Bike Series, Medicine Bow National Forest, 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., Evan O'Toole, [email protected], Niesey Heckart, 307-761-1741, [email protected], laramiemtbseries.com, laramiebikenet.org

June 20-August 1, 2018Ten Dollar Downhill, Whitefish, MT, Wednesday downhill, Josh Knight, 406-862-2900, [email protected], skiwhitefish.com/events

July 12-August 16, 2018Thursday Night Race Series, Whitefish, MT, Josh Knight, 406-862-2900, [email protected], skiwhitefish.com/events

2018 Regional (ID, WY, MT, NV, CO, AZ ) Mountain Bike Racing, Downhill Racing, Fat Bike Racing, Gravel Grinders Event Calendar

August 2-5, 2018Downieville 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, Greg Williams, [email protected], downievilleclassic.com

August 3-5, 2018Rocky Mountain Race Series Powderhorn, Mesa, CO, Keith Darner, 719-221-1251, [email protected], chocolatebunnyproductions.com

August 4, 2018Pierre's Hole MTB Race, National Ultra Endurance Series, Alta, WY, 10th 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/the-resort/news-events/1863/2014PierresHole50100.php

August 4-5, 2018Big Mountain Enduro/Enduro World Series Aspen Snowmass, Big Mountain Enduro Series, Aspen Snowmass, CO, Aspen Snowmass will host the BME Finals for 2018. The two-day event will blend high altitude riding adventures mixed with some of the biggest descents and best riding in the area. Also part of the Enduro World Series, Brandon Ontiveros, [email protected], bigmountainenduro.com

August 4, 2018South Boundary Big Ride, Angel Fire, NM, 40 mile singletrack race and ride, Seth Bush, 505-554-0059, [email protected], ziarides.com

August 4, 2018Sun Valley Enduro, Idaho Enduro Series, Sun Valley, ID, New venue. Partial lift-served. Tons of fast flow. Pro payout., James Lang, 208-571-1853, 208-344-9182, [email protected], idahoenduroseries.com

August 5, 2018Race Montana Triathlon, Great Falls, MT, Electric City Water Park, Olympic and Sprint distances, Ron Ray, [email protected], racemt.com/event/race-montana-triathlon, racemttri.com

August 11, 2018Leadville Trail 100, Leadville Race Series, Leadville, CO, Leadville Trail 100 is 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 11, 2018Steamboat 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 11-12, 2018Scott Enduro Cup at Durango, Scott Enduro Cup Series, Durango, CO, New date! Athletes can expect climbs at altitude, abundant wildlife and technical descents from Round 3 in Durango, CO. This stop will feature one day of backcountry riding and one day of lift-accessed racing at Purgatory Resort., Jessica Kunzer, 801-349-4612, [email protected], Sara Valerious, 847-946-4182, [email protected], endurocupmtb.com

August 11, 2018Powderhorn 100k Gravel Grinder, Tour of Colorado Series, Leadville, CO, The last event in our 2018 Series, the Powderhorn 100k is a scenic road & gravel tour of the Western Colorado region featuring high altitude lakes, alpine climbs, and epic views along the Grand Mesa Scenic Byway. 63 miles, Andy Bohlmann, 719-428-5807, 719-651-1677, [email protected], tourofcolorado.com

August 17-19, 2018Rocky Mountain Race Series Purgatory, Durango, CO, Keith Darner, 719-221-1251, [email protected], chocolatebunnyproductions.com

August 18, 2018Wright Brothers – The Building Company – Enduro, Idaho Enduro Series, McCall, ID, Enduro Sunday. Courses divided by ability. No license required. Hotel McCall is available right on the lake, plus plenty of camping nearby. Held at Jug Mountain. Pro payout, James Lang, 208-571-1853, 208-344-9182, [email protected], idahoenduroseries.com, jugmountainranch.com

August 18-19, 201812 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 18-19, 2018Enduro X Race, Revolution Enduro Series, Steamboat Springs, CO, David Scully, 970-846-5012, [email protected], revolutionenduro.com

August 18, 2018Togwotee Gravel Fondo, Jackson , WY, 60 and 105 mile options, held at Togwotee Pass, a mountain pass located on the Continental Divide in the Absaroka Mountains of Wyoming, between the towns of Dubois and Moran Junction in the Jackson Hole valley. All participants must carry accesible bear spray!, Forest Dramis, [email protected], jhcycling.org

August 18-19, 2018Rendezvous Enduro, Montana Enduro Series, Teton Village, WY, Montana Enduro Series , [email protected], Christine Wike, [email protected], montanaenduro.com, montanabicycleguild.org

August 18-19, 2018Steamboat 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 19, 2018Tamarack Twister, Knobby Tire Series, Donnelly, ID, Cross country and enduro race on Sunday at a beautiful venue., Alex Phipps, 208-841-4120, [email protected], knobbytireseries.com

August 24-26, 2018NW Cup Series #7, Northwest Cup Downhill Series, Whitefish, MT, Downhill race. Held at Whitefish 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], www.nwcup.com

August 25-26, 2018Grand Targhee Enduro, Montana Enduro Series, Grand Targhee, WY, There's some seriously fun trails at Wyoming's Grand Targhee Resort, so we're going to race 'em. It's going to be a weekend long celebration of the Tetons., Andy Williams, 800-TARGHEE ext. 1309, [email protected], Montana Enduro Series , [email protected], Christine Wike, [email protected], montanaenduro.com, grandtargheel.com

August 25, 2018Idaho High School Cycling League Race, Magic Mountain, ID, Dylan Gradhandt, 208-340-5200, [email protected], idahomtb.org

August 25, 2018Ruby Mountain Relay, Wells, NV, 184 mile relay gravel grinder., Robert Johnson, 775-340-5943, 801-718-0557, [email protected], rubymountainrelay.com

August 25-26, 2018Big Sky Biggie, Big Sky, MT, 30 and 50 Mile races on Saturday, Short Track on Sunday, 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, Natalie Osborn, 907-223-0858, [email protected], bigskybiggie.com

August 25, 2018Battle of the Gravel, Wyoming Gravel Grinder Series, Savery, WY, South of Rawlings, WY, The race will start and finish at the Little Snake River Museum. Riders will start between 7 and 9 am and return to a BBQ, band and brews on the grounds of the Museum. 95 miles, Adam Leiferman, 307-462-6038, [email protected], Kimberly Coats, 307-383-7778, 530-744-8773, [email protected], wyominggravel.com, battleofthegravel.com

August 31-September 2, 2018Rebecca's Private Idaho, Ketchum, ID, 50mi or 100mi gravel grinder put on by professional racer Rebecca Rusch in her hometown of Ketchum, Idaho. The route can be done as a challenging ride or a lung busting, thigh screaming race up into the mountains surrounding Ketchum and Sun Valley. It is a beautiful route and it all ends in a great down-home party with food, festivities, music, and libations, Colleen Quindlen, 254-541-9661, [email protected], rebeccasprivateidaho.com

September 1-3, 2018Purgatory's Revenge Pro XCT and GRT, Purgartory, CO, Pro cross country and gravity tour races, Chuck Hodge, 719-434-4200, [email protected], purgatoryresort.com

September 1, 2018Joe Cosley Pancake Ride Gravel Grinder, Whitefish, MT, 140 miles, 15000 feet of climbing, gravel grinder, Brad Lamson, 406-250-9827, , pancakeride.com

September 2, 2018Signal 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 8, 2018Barn 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 8, 2018Idaho High School Cycling League Race, Targhee, ID, Dylan Gradhandt, 208-340-5200, [email protected], idahomtb.org

September 8, 2018Crosscut Crush, Montana Off-Road Series (MORS), Bozeman, MT, This cross-country mountain bike race is on a mostly singletrack loop in the beautiful Bridger Mountains near Bozeman (formerly Bohart Bash), Alex Lussier, [email protected], Megan Lawson, 406-570-7475, [email protected], gallatinvalleybicycleclub.org, gascyclingteam.com

September 8-9, 2018Vapor Trail 125, Salida, CO, 125 miles, 20,000 feet of climbing, 10 pm start, singletrack, Earl Walker, 719-539-9295, [email protected], Tom , 719-539-9295, [email protected], vaportrail125.com

September 8, 2018Wyo 131 Gravel Grinder, Wyoming Gravel Grinder Series, Lander, WY, 51 or 106 miles, gravel grinders around and through the Snowy Range Mountains in southeast Wyoming, landercycling.org, Tony Ferlisi, [email protected], Mike Dicken, 307-332-2926, [email protected], Adam Leiferman, 307-462-6038, [email protected], wyominggravel.com, wyo131.com

September 8, 2018Race the Rails, Ely, NV, Race the train in Ely! Fun for the whole family! Race a coal fired steam engine that is over 100 years old. The event will accommodate both road and mountain bike riders of all ages., Meg Rhoades, 775-289-3720, 800-496-9350, [email protected], www.elynevada.net

September 14-16, 2018Tinker Classic, Beatty, NV, MTB Race and Festival, 60k race, Guided rides, demo bikes and industry vendors. Enjoy 60+ miles of single track or gravel roads and pavement., Cimarron Chacon, 970-759-3048, [email protected], tinkerclassic.com

September 15, 2018Fire 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 15, 2018Idaho High School Cycling League Race, Galena Lodge, ID, Dylan Gradhandt, 208-340-5200, [email protected], idahomtb.org

September 15-16, 2018Two Moon 24, Glendo, WY, 24 hour race on the trails of Glendo State Park in eastern Wyoming. 9.5 mile loop; approximately 10 laps possible. Fun time all night with hot breakfast served Sunday morning!, Evan O'Toole, [email protected], Niesey Heckart, 307-761-1741, [email protected], twomoon24.com

September 15, 2018Double Dip Downhill, Whitefish, MT, Josh Knight, 406-862-2900, [email protected], skiwhitefish.com/events

September 15, 2018Scott Junior Enduro Cup at Gunnison, Scott Enduro Cup Series, Gunnison, CO, Junior riders ages 9-17 will put it all on the line at this one-day enduro race at the storied Hartman Rocks Recreation Area. A local favorite, Hartman Rocks offers playful and challenging trails in the high desert for a variety of skill levels, not part of the series, Jessica Kunzer, 801-349-4612, [email protected], Sara Valerious, 847-946-4182, [email protected], endurocupmtb.com

September 15, 2018Squash Blossam Screamer MTB Race, New Mexico Off Road Series, Gallup, NM, Takes place on the High Desert Trail System, a series of loops on the pristine mesas overlooking Gallup. The course is primarily single-track, hard packed clay interspersed with slick rock, small climbs and technical sections., Jan Bear, 505-670-4665, [email protected], Andy Stravers, 505-862-2442, [email protected], squashblossomclassic.com, nmors.org

September 16, 2018Sunrise Ski Resort Enduro, Sunrise Ski Resort, AZ, MBAA , 480-442-4229, [email protected], mbaa.net

September 22, 2018Royal 50 Mountain Bike Race, Canon City, CO, mtb race, 20 or 50 miles, Gordon Eckstrom, [email protected], Ashlee Sack, 719-248-6376, [email protected], bikesandbrews.org, royal50.com

September 22, 2018Roan Cliff Chaos, Rifle, CO, Start west end of Town of Rifle on W 3rd St. Bike race leads to Hubbard Mesa trail network and finish there. Run race stays around town and finishes same location as start. Bike: Various distances up to 22 miles, depending on category and course. Run: 5k with various course challenges and features., John Klish, 970-744-4450, [email protected], madracingcolorado.com

September 23, 2018Horny 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

September 26-30, 2018The San Juan Mountain Bike Festival, Durango, CO, Held at Purgatory Ski Resort, three days of mountain bike riding via chair lift and shuttled high country rides (permit pending), live music and numerous craft beer and spirits. This event will also include a demo program. We have invited many industry leaders in the world of mountain bikes to have product at this event, so come on out and throw your leg over a bike or two and try a few accessories from the best of the industry. This event happens in September to maximize the viewing pleasure of the fall color change in the southwest corner of the state and to showcase all the trails that Purgatory Ski Area has been building for the past couple of years., Keith Darner, 719-221-1251, [email protected], chocolatebunnyproductions.com

September 29, 2018Idaho High School Cycling League Race, McCall, ID, Jug Mountain Ranch, Dylan Gradhandt, 208-340-5200, [email protected], idahomtb.org

September 29, 2018JayP's Backyard Gravel Pursuit, JayP's Backyard Series, Island Park/West Yellowstone, ID, 60 or 120 miles near Yellowstone National Park on Forest Service roads. It's an incredible time of year to be in this area and visit YNP!, Jay Petervary, 307-413-2248, [email protected], gravelpursuit.com

September 29, 2018Grinduro, Lost Sierra Triple Crown, 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., Greg Williams, [email protected], grinduro.com

September 29-30, 201812 Hour of Albuquerque Race and MTB Festival, Albuquerque, NM, The weekend will be full of activities with the anchor event being the 12 Hours of Albuquerque from 7am to 7pm on Saturday. The course for the 12 Hours of Albuquerque is 11+ miles of fast, fun, occasionally technical, but mostly flowy singletrack in the beautiful pine forests above Albuquerque, Seth Bush, 505-554-0059, [email protected], ziarides.com

September 30, 2018Kingman Enduro, Kingman, AZ, MBAA , 480-442-4229, [email protected], mbaa.net

October 6, 2018Road 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 6, 20186 Hours of Disco, Anaconda, MT, Held at Discovery Ski Area, A lap format race lasting 6 hours plus one lap. It will start and end in front of Discovery Ski Lodge. Finishers with the most laps wins, Finishers with the same number of laps will then go by time (or first over the start finish line)., Brian Cyr, 406-563-5538 ext. 15, [email protected], anacondatrailsociety.com, anacondatrailsociety.com/6-hours-of-disco/

October 7, 2018Great 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 13, 2018Tour 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., Zoe Loffreda, 520-623-1584, [email protected], Dave Castro, [email protected], epicrides.com

October 13, 2018Idaho High School Cycling League Race, Boise, ID, Bogus Basin, Dylan Gradhandt, 208-340-5200, [email protected], idahomtb.org

October 14, 2018Prescott Enduro, Prescott, AZ, MBAA , 480-442-4229, [email protected], mbaa.net

October 19-21, 2018USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships, Missoula, MT, 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 27, 2018Prescott 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

October 27, 2018Mount Lemmon Gravel Grinder, Oracle, AZ, 3rd Annual, 40, 50, 60 mile options on the back gravel roads of Mt. Lemmon with elevation gains ranging from 3,000 to 8,000ft. Begins at 7 a.m. at the YMCA – Triangle Y Ranch just north of Tucson on the “backside” of the Santa Catalina Mountains., John McCarrell, 615-636-4828, [email protected], mtlemmongravelgrinder.com

October 27-28, 2018Glorieta Cyclocross, Glorieta, NM, New Mexico-El Paso Regional XC Championship, Jan Bear, 505-670-4665, [email protected], core-crew.com

November 3, 2018Showdown at Usery Pass, Phoenix, AZ, 8 hour cross country race on an 11 mile loop, solo, duo, quad, and relay options, free kids races, Two Wheel Jones , [email protected], mesabikerace.net

November 10, 2018Cave Creek Cactus Classic, Cave Creek, AZ, The race passes through one of two county parks. Spur Cross Conservation Area will be the first, which includes multi-track trails to single track trails, between the 2 parks, you'll hit Maricopa Regional Trail. This will take you right into Cave Creek Regional Park, where incredible views of the Sonoran desert will be seen on every turn. There will be a Kids Kross at 2:30pm., MBAA , 480-442-4229, [email protected], dfmba.org

November 17, 201812 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

December 8, 2018Frosty the Fat Bike series – Race #1 Grand Targhee , Grand Targhee, WY, The series opener of the Frosty the Fat Bike series will be held at Grand Targhee Resort. The course will be mostly groomed single track course of 8-9 miles long. There will also be fat bike demos for the race day. race details will be posted in November., Andy Williams, 800-TARGHEE ext. 1309, [email protected], frostythefatbike.com/2018/, grandtarghee.com

December 8, 2018Dawn to Dusk, 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

December 15, 2018JayP's Backyard Fat Bike Pursuit 60k, JayP's Backyard Series, Island Park/West Yellowstone, ID, 60k snow bike race on groomed snow machine trails in Island Park, ID near Yellowstone National Park., Jay Petervary, 307-413-2248, [email protected], fatpursuit.com

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