Earlier this year, Bike Utah took over the extremely popular Mid Week MTB Race Series. The series hosts weeknight races at venues all across the Wasatch Front and Back. Race formats are Cross Country and the nation’s first and only Mini Enduro.
Over the 2018 race season, there were 11 races in Heber, Park City, Draper, Kamas, Solitude, and Snowbird. There were 7 cross country races and 4 mini enduros, including Mid Week MTB’s first Women’s Mini Enduro.
The Mid Week MTB Race Series includes everyone from two year olds on balance bikes to masters and first-time racers to pros. The series has a great community of racers and supporters and Bike Utah built upon the series’ strong foundation by continuing to make this an inclusive series for everyone interested in mountain biking.
Here are some quick participation stats from the season:
- More than 1,000 unique racers over the course of the season
- An average of more than 200 racers at each cross country race
- Each of the three mini enduros sold out weeks in advance with more than 200 racers
- The first-ever Women's Mini Enduro with almost 100 racers
We are already planning for the 2019 race season. Feel free to send us an email at [email protected] and let us know where you would like to race in 2019. Also, we’re always looking for great sponsors to make the series an awesome and reasonably-priced racing experience. If you know of potential sponsors, have them reach out to us.
All of the proceeds from the Mid Week MTB Series help to support Bike Utah’s advocacy and education efforts. This includes our Youth Bicycle Education and Safety Training Program and our efforts to develop more bike lanes, paths, and trails all around Utah.
2018 Mid Week MTB Series sponsors include: Peak Fasteners, Alta View Hospital, Summit Cyclery, Bingham Cyclery, Go-Ride, DNA Cycling, Trail Truffles, PROBAR, CarboRocket, Mark Miller Subaru, Storm Cycles, Trek Bicycle Salt Lake City, ENVE, Fifty Studio, Visit Heber Valley, Kali Protective, NAAWK, Patagonia, REI, Scheels, Specialized Bicycles, Ski Utah, TOGS, Squatters Pub & Brewery, White Pine Touring, and Gear Rush.