Mountain biking is more than just an activity you can do in your off time. Here in Utah, it’s a damn community. And there no better way to get to know your fellow mountain bikers than by signing up for a race. The Midweek MTB Race Series is by far the race where you can get that sweet community vibe because it’s laid back, chill, and decidedly non-aggro. Plus, what better way to end your work day than by cruising some singletrack with hundreds of your lycra-clad friends?
The Midweek MTB Race Series is held Tuesday nights at venues around the Wasatch Mountains. This race series is a mountain bike event for racers of all abilities, so there is a chance for you to win no matter how new you are to the sport. It’s all about just having fun. Race categories range from beginner to pro for both women and men. There is also a free kids race for children up to age 12. Registration is at 5pm at the race venue. Then the festivities begin with the free kids race that starts at 6pm and the main event starts at 6:30pm.
The Midweek MTB Race Series has already started, but there are still plenty to participate in all summer long. Remaining races include events at Corner Canyon, Deer Valley, Snowbird, Solitude, and Round Valley. Check out the remaining schedule below:
- June 4 at Corner Canyon – Race #4
- June 11 at Round Valley – Race #5
- June 18 Rain Out option 1 for CC or RV
- June 25 at Deer Valley at Snow Park – Race #6
- July 2 Rain Out option 2 for CC
- July 16 at Solitude – Race #7
- July 23 at Deer Valley at Silver Lake – Race #8
- July 30 at Solitude – Race #9
- August 6 at Snowbird – Race #10
- August 13 at Solitude – Race #11
- August 20 at Solitude – Race #12
In addition to the races, each event has a BBQ from Mark Miller Subaru, raffle and volunteer opportunities. In addition, if you raced in at least 6 events, you’ll be entered into the end-of-season Monster Raffle. Prizes include wheels from Ellsworth and Shimano, snowboards from RAMP, products from Vega Sport and Complete Nutrition, a 3-night stay in a cabin up Big Cottonwood Canyon, and something “sick” from Fezzari.
Cost is $15 with a one-time race plate purchase of $5.00. Visit midweekmtb.com for more information or call 385-227-5741.