Utah Mountain Bike Racing Calendar

2016 Utah Weekly MTB Race Series Bike Events Calendar (Regular Event Schedule is Below)

April 1-August 31, 2016 — Mid-Week Mountain Bike Race Series, Park City, Heber, Deer Valley, Snowbird, Solitude, UT, Races are on Tuesday evenings. Registration begins at 5:00, kids races at 6:00 and main event at 6:30. April to August. Please check website for dates and venues., Brooke Howard, 385-227-5741, brooke@midweekmtb.com, midweekmtb.com

May 4-August 3, 2016 — Weekly Race Series, WRS, Sundance, Wasatch County, UT, Wednesday nights, May -Aug. Venue alternates between Wasatch County sites and Sundance, 6:30 pm. Pros/Experts 1hr race time, Sports 50mins, Beginners 30-40mins. 2016 Dates:Wasatch County: May 4, 18; June 8, 22; July 6, 20; Aug 3; Sundance: May 11, 25; June 1, 15, 29;July 13, 27, Tyson Apostol, 435-200-3239, 801-223-4849, races@euclidoutdoors.com, John Woodruff, 801-223-4044, 801-223-4849, johnw@sundance-utah.com , weeklyraceseries.com

2016 Utah Mountain Bike Racing Event Calendar

March 5, 2016 — Red Rock Desert Rampage, Intermountain Cup, St. George, UT, The XC opener on the traditional Desert Rampage course, with approximately 6 mile lap at Green Valley., Margaret Gibson, 435-229-6251, margaret@spingeeks.com, Darren Goff, 801-475-5463, darren@intermountaincup.com, intermountaincup.com, ridesouthernutah.com

March 12, 2016 — True GRIT Epic Bike Race, National Ultra Endurance Mountain Bike Series ( NUE), St. George, UT, Epic ultra-endurance mountain bike race with 100 and 50 mile options over tough and technical terrain. Course is a 50 mile loop. Staggered starts at 7am, 9am and 11am – cut off time is 6pm, choose from open category with cash purse. Finish with live music, vendors and beer garden., Cimarron Chacon, 970-759-3048, info@groraces.com, GROpromotions.com, truegritepic.com

March 19, 2016 — Fat Bike Frenzy Snowduro, tentative, Salt Lake County, UT, Fat Bike Enduro!, Chris Austin, 801-943-8502, info@fatbikefrenzy.com, fatbikefrenzy.com

April 2, 2016 — The Cactus Hugger, Intermountain Cup, St. George, UT, XC race #2 in the series, approximately 6.5 mile lap utilizing a compeletely different course than the Desert Rampage., Margaret Gibson, 435-229-6251, margaret@spingeeks.com, Darren Goff, 801-475-5463, darren@intermountaincup.com, intermountaincup.com, ridesouthernutah.com

April 16, 2016 — 6 Hours of Frog Hollow, Frog Hollow Endurance Series, Hurricane, UT, 13 mile long course in the UT desert combines sweet single track, with some technical sections, and great climbs. Great introduction to endurance racing or a great trainer for bigger races. Categories from solo to 3 person, including single speed categories., Cimarron Chacon, 970-759-3048, info@groraces.com, GROpromotions.com, 6hoursinfroghollow.com

April 16, 2016 — Thaw Massacre at Bar M, Intermountain Cup, Moab, UT, Endurance race #1 in the series. Beginning at the Bar-M in Moab, the course is usually 2 laps, consisting of 35-50 miles. Half distance available., Darren Goff, 801-475-5463, darren@intermountaincup.com, intermountaincup.com

May 7, 2016 — Scott Enduro Cup at Moab, Scott Enduro Cup Series, Moab, UT, The first stop of the 2016 Scott Enduro Cup presented by Vittoria will take place on the world famous red rock trails of Moab. This is a great place to kick off your racing season., Jessica Kunzer, 801-349-4612, jkunzer@mtsports.com, Sara Valerious, 847-946-4182, svalerious@mtsports.com, endurocupmtb.com

May 7, 2016 — Soldier Hollow, Intermountain Cup, Midway, UT, XC race #3, short course style XC racing-fun, fast course., Darren Goff, 801-475-5463, darren@intermountaincup.com, intermountaincup.com

May 14, 2016 — 12 Hours of Zion, Cancelled, Zion National Park, UT, Come race on Zion Ponderosa Ranch, on the east side of Zion National Park. Join us for our second annual 12 hour cross country mountain bike race. Bring family and friends to enjoy the scenery and cheer racers on., Jordan Bracken, 435-229-5397, 435-703-9880, jordan@rapidcyclingracing.com, rapidcyclingracing.com

May 14, 2016 — Wild Horse Dirt Fondo, Delle, UT, Rescheduled! 76 miles, 5,000 vertical, zero miles of pavement, county-maintained 2WD dirt and gravel roads around and across the Cedar Mountain Wilderness Area. Little Wild Horse option of 31 miles, 1,800 vertical. Covers many of the same segments as The Wild Horse. Separate start at 10 A.M. Start/Finish in Delle, Utah. The start line is less than one hour west of SLC on I-80. The Wild Horse is a supported Dirt Fondo. This is not a race, but there will be a mass start., Chris Magerl, 801-595-8293, daymag@hotmail.com, RideWildHorse.com

May 14, 2016 — MTB Tech Div #1 at Soldier Hollow, Mountain Bike Technical Development Series, Midway, UT, Juniors only event with multiple mountain bike events: Cross Country, Technical Course, and MTB Crit. Event number one in a series of three., Michael John Turner, 801-664-6351, mj@summitbikeclub.org, Karl Redel, karl@webecycling.com, mtbtechdev.com

May 28-30, 2016 — Sundance Showdown Downhill and Super-D, Go-Ride Gravity Series
, Sundance Resort, UT, USAC sanctioned Super-D Saturday and Downhill Monday, Ron Lindley, 801-375-3231, info@utahdh.org, go-ride.com, utahdh.org

May 28, 2016 — Wasatch 360 6 Hour Race, Utah Offroad Series, Utah Cup, Heber, UT, 6 hr MTB race with Solo, Duo, or Triple categories for men, women, & coed plus a Junior’s category. Held in Heber City above the UVU Wasatch Campus. Race start on south end of trail system off Coyote Lane. Proceed support Summit Bike Club and junior cyclists., Michael John Turner, 801-664-6351, mj@summitbikeclub.org, Karl Redel, karl@webecycling.com, summitbikeclub.org/wasatch360

May 28, 2016 — Vike on a Bike, Ephraim , UT, A mountain bike race for all experience levels, on a course designed by Durke Gordon and Jason Stevens. The event begins at noon on Saturday in front of the Snow College Noyes Building. Families are encouraged to decorate their Viking bikes for the parade at 10am and cruise past the festival for a fun ride. Four course options: Family, Beginner, Novice and Sport., Colton Frederick, coltonjh@hotmail.com, Beverly Thomas, 435-340-1052, scandanavianfestival@gmail.com, scandinavianfestival.org/bike.html

May 30, 2016 — Stan Crane Memorial Draper Dueler, Intermountain Cup, Draper Trail Days, Draper, UT, A fun, short track XC race at the Draper Equestrian Center followed by a single stage Enduro/Super D down Rush or Maple Hollow (still tentative). For the EXC #2 Dueler, this race will proceed all over Corner Canyon in approximately a 25 mile, lap to lap race. There will also be a short course option for those looking for something a little smaller., Darren Goff, 801-475-5463, darren@intermountaincup.com, intermountaincup.com

June 11, 2016 — The Chris Allaire Solitude Cup, POSTPONED Until Later in 2016, Intermountain Cup, Solitude Resort, UT, XC race #5 in the series,, this race is a long time favorite for many and this year will be no different. Look for some fun exciting racing to happen here on some of the best trails Northern Utah has to offer. Also a great place to tune up before the High School racing starts. Utah State Championships., Darren Goff, 801-475-5463, darren@intermountaincup.com, intermountaincup.com

June 18, 2016 — Dixie 200, Parowan, UT, Self-supported, 200 miles of trail and remote terrain between Bryce Canyon and Brian Head in southern UT. Virgin River Rim, Thunder Mountain, Grandview and several other trails. Start: 7am, intersection of 2nd Left Hand Canyon and Hwy 143., Dave Harris, hairball.dh@gmail.com, 2-epic.com/events/dixie200.html

June 25, 2016 — Wasatch Back , Intermountain Cup, Heber, UT, EXC #2. Beginning at Utah Valley University Wasatch, the course consists of usually two laps and approximately 35-50 miles. Half distance available, Darren Goff, 801-475-5463, darren@intermountaincup.com, intermountaincup.com

July 2, 2016 — The Rage at Snowbird, Intermountain Cup, Snowbird, UT, XC race #6. Snowbird has done a great job with some new trails and creating trails for real MTB racing with a great mix of fast flowy single track, service roads, and a few short technical sections to keep you on your toes., Darren Goff, 801-475-5463, darren@intermountaincup.com, intermountaincup.com

July 8, 2016 — Wildflower Trailfest, Snowbasin, UT, Utah’s First and only Mountain Bike Challenge for women. Held at Snowbasin Ski Resort. 3 timed courses. Awards for age group winners., Stacie Palmer, 801-644-9940, 801-336-6198, wildflowerpedalfest@gmail.com, wildflowertrailfest.com

July 9, 2016 — The Crusher in the Tushar, Beaver, UT, 70 miles of mixed-surface bike racing exploring Southern Utah’s Tushar Mountain range on dirt and asphalt. Features 10,500+ of climbing traversing Utah’s highest and most scenic roads. You choose the bike, the Tushars choose the winner., Burke Swindlehurst, roadirt@msn.com, tusharcrusher.com

July 30, 2016 — Brian Head EXC, Intermountain Cup, Brian Head, UT, EXC #3. Beginning at Brian Head Resort in Southern Utah, the course consists of usually two laps and approximately 35-50 miles. Half distance available., Darren Goff, 801-475-5463, darren@intermountaincup.com, intermountaincup.com

August 6, 2016 — MTB Tech Dev #3 at Soldier Hollow, Mountain Bike Technical Development Series, Midway, UT, Juniors only event with multiple mountain bike events: Cross Country, Technical Course, and Single Stage Enduro. Final event in the 2016 series., Michael John Turner, 801-664-6351, mj@summitbikeclub.org, Karl Redel, karl@webecycling.com, mtbtechdev.com

August 13-14, 2016 — Flyin’ Brian Downhill and Dark Hollow Super D, Go-Ride Gravity Series, Brian Head, UT, Practice opens on Friday, August 12 at noon. The downhill is on Saturday, August 13. Dark Hollow Super D is on Sunday, August 14., Ron Lindley, 801-375-3231, info@utahdh.org, go-ride.com, utahdh.org

August 13, 2016 — Sundance Spin, Intermountain Cup, Sundance Resort, UT, The Sundance venue is back again this year with some of the best single track Utah has to offer., Darren Goff, 801-475-5463, darren@intermountaincup.com, intermountaincup.com

August 27, 2016 — Fire Road Cedar City, Cedar City, UT, Fun ride only, not organized. New date! 25k, 60k, 100k distances, starts at Main Street Park at 8am, 7000 ft. total elevation gain for 100km; 4000ft total for 60km. Equal prize $ for overall men & women in the 100km, Paul Huddle, 760-635-1795, 760-936-7459, huddle@multisports.com, Shay Asay, 435-840-5707, rvp.asay@gmail.com, Cameron Christensen, 435-586-2770, 801-884-2332, cameronc@cedarcity.org, fireroadcycling.com

August 27, 2016 — Draper City Classic Endurance XC, Intermountain Cup, Draper, UT, EXC race #4. Beginning at Andy Balaard Equestrian Center in Draper, the course consists of usually two laps and approximately 35-50 miles. Half distance available, Darren Goff, 801-475-5463, darren@intermountaincup.com, intermountaincup.com

August 28, 2016 — Scott Enduro Cup presented by Vittoria at Deer Valley Resort, Scott Enduro Cup Series, Park City, UT, Last year’s race featured a stacked pro field and enthusiastic crowd. 2016 course information coming soon!, Jessica Kunzer, 801-349-4612, jkunzer@mtsports.com, Sara Valerious, 847-946-4182, svalerious@mtsports.com, endurocupmtb.com

September 3, 2016 — Park City Point 2 Point, Park City, UT, A true point 2 point race! Thanks to the plethora of trails in this area, the race will never be on the same trail twice. Over 90% of the race is single-track. 75 miles & 12,000ft of climbing., Jay Burke, 801-330-3214, jay@thepcpp.com, thepcpp.com

September 3, 2016 — Utah High School Cycling League South Region Race #1, Utah High School Cycling League Race Series, Powder Mountain, UT, Lori Harward, 801-502-8516, 801-885-6884, lori@utahmtb.org, utahmtb.org

September 10, 2016 — 8 Hours of Sundance, Sundance Resort, UT, The 8 Hours of Sundance is going on its 9th year. This has turned into a great local endurance mtn bike event where riders of all ages and skill levels can come test their skills on some of the best single track around. Come join us for a great day of racing and scenery right in your backyard., Czar Johnson, 801-223-4121, 801.223.4849, czarj@sundance-utah.com, John Woodruff, 801-223-4044, 801-223-4849, johnw@sundance-utah.com , sundanceresort.com/summer

September 17, 2016 — Widowmaker Hill Climb, Snowbird, UT, Starts in Gad Valley, 10 AM, 3000ft vertical race to the top of the Tram for awards, food and fun., James Zwick, 801-583-6281, sports@sports-am.com, sports-am.com

September 17, 2016 — Utah High School Cycling League North Region Race #1, Utah High School Cycling League Race Series, TBD, UT, Lori Harward, 801-502-8516, 801-885-6884, lori@utahmtb.org, utahmtb.org

September 18, 2016 — Tour des Suds, Park City, UT, 7-mile mountain bike climb from City Park, to the top of Guardsman Pass with a 2,700ft elevation gain., Ginger Ries, 435-649-6839, ginger@mountaintrails.org, mountaintrails.org

September 24, 2016 — Utah High School Cycling League South Region Race #2, Utah High School Cycling League Race Series, TBD, UT, Lori Harward, 801-502-8516, 801-885-6884, lori@utahmtb.org, utahmtb.org

September 24, 2016 — Snowbird Ultra Hill Climb, Snowbird, UT, 8 am start on 9400 S. near 20th East, climb to Snowbird’s entry II. 10 miles, 3500. vertical. Or choose the Ultra Hill Climb option. After the road climb, jump on your mountain bike and climb to the summit of Hidden Peak (14 miles total, 6500’ of climbing)., Misty , 801-933-2115, misty@snowbird.com, snowbird.com/events/bicycle-hill-climb/

September 25, 2016 — Mt. Ogden 50/100K MTB Race, CANCELLED for 2016, Snowbasin, UT, 3 race divisions: 25k, 50k and 100k. Held on the trails of Snowbasin Resort., Steve Andrus, 801-620-1014, sandrus@snowbasin.com, Tim Eastly, 801-620-1000, 801-620-1045, teastley@snowbasin.com, mtogden100k.com

October 1, 2016 — Antelope Island MTB Race, Antelope Island, UT, 2nd edition of Antelope 50k Mountain Bike Race will be held at White Rock Bay Trailhead, Antelope Island State Park. There will be three race distances: 50k, 25k, and 15k. This is an MTB race on double and single track with varying elevation and some technical stretches on the 50k and 25k distances., Wynn Hall, 801-941-4255, wynnhall@gmail.com, Matt Hall, 801-648-4659, matt@enduraevents.com, enduraevents.com

October 1, 2016 — Utah High School Cycling League North Region Race #2, Utah High School Cycling League Race Series, Powder Mountain, UT, Lori Harward, 801-502-8516, 801-885-6884, lori@utahmtb.org, utahmtb.org

October 8, 2016 — Utah High School Cycling League South Region Race #3, Utah High School Cycling League Race Series, TBD, UT, Lori Harward, 801-502-8516, 801-885-6884, lori@utahmtb.org, utahmtb.org

October 8, 2016 — Eden Epic, Eden, UT, On the trails above beautiful Ogden Valley, the Eden Epic is a truly “epic” mountain bike adventure. With a focus more on the adventure than the finishing times, this is an epic adventure that has a place for those looking to push themselves., Clay Christensen, 801-234-0399, info@edenepic.com, edenepic.com

October 10-11, 2016 — Huntsman World Senior Games Mountain Biking, St. George, UT, Must be 50 years or older. Three events: hill climb, downhill, and cross country. Expert, Sport and Beginner Skill Divisions., Kyle Case, 800-562-1268, hwsg@infowest.com, Merrill Barney, , seniorgames.net

October 14, 2016 — Red Bull Rampage, Virgin, UT, Downhill, slopestyle and freeride MTB athletes will converge on the demanding terrain of Virgin, Utah to compete for glory in one of the biggest tests of skill and guts in the world. 11th annual!, Red Bull, 310-393-4647, noemail@cyclingutah.com, redbull.com/us/en/bike/events

October 15, 2016 — Moab Epic, AXS Series, Moab, UT, An MTB Adventure Race – a 20+ or 50+ mile cross country mountain bike adventure. Riders will race on Moab’s best single track and jeep roads, in a true MTB adventure., Will Newcomer, 970-403-5320, 2016@gravityplay.com, gravityplay.com, moabepic.com

October 15, 2016 — Utah High School Cycling League North Region Race #3, Utah High School Cycling League Race Series, Snowbasin, UT, Lori Harward, 801-502-8516, 801-885-6884, lori@utahmtb.org, utahmtb.org

October 22, 2016 — Utah High School Cycling League South Region Race #4, Utah High School Cycling League Race Series, Soldier Hollow, UT, Lori Harward, 801-502-8516, 801-885-6884, lori@utahmtb.org, utahmtb.org

October 29, 2016 — Utah High School Cycling League North Region Race #4, Utah High School Cycling League Race Series, TBD, UT, Lori Harward, 801-502-8516, 801-885-6884, lori@utahmtb.org, utahmtb.org

November 4-5, 2016 — Utah High School Cycling League State Championships, Utah High School Cycling League Race Series, Saint George, UT, This race will combine both North and South regions for the State Championships and is open to all students., Lori Harward, 801-502-8516, 801-885-6884, lori@utahmtb.org, utahmtb.org

November 5-6, 2016 — 25 Hours of Frog Hollow, Frog Hollow Endurance Series, Hurricane, UT, Held Sat 10 am to Sun 10 am with the bonus double midnight lap due to the fallback time change. 13 mile long course in the UT desert combines sweet single track , with some technical sections, and great climbs., Cimarron Chacon, 970-759-3048, info@groraces.com, GROpromotions.com, 25hoursinfroghollow.com