7 Winter Mountain Bike Events

7 Winter Mountain Biking Events

Don't let winter weather keep you inside. Tackle the elements—or find somewhere warmer—at one of these winter mountain bike events.

The Stinky Spoke

Woodinville, Washington – January 14

This 18.5-mile ride is purposefully scheduled on the worst weather day of the year in Washington. Gather five playing cards along the course, and the best poker hand at the end of the ride wins a prize. Read More

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12 and 6 Hours of Temecula

Temecula, California – January 21

Test your endurance in this relay race that goes from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (for the 12-hour race) or 3 p.m. (6-hour race). The categories are plentiful, from Clydesdales (200-plus pound riders) to Salty Dogs (4-person team with a combined age greater than 180). Learn More

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McDowell Sonoran Challenge

Scottsdale, Arizona – January 28

A 21-mile ride takes you through seldom-seen areas that the city of Scottsdale is hoping to acquire for conservation. The route circles Cholla Mountain and rides past Tonto National Forest. Learn More

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Faulkner Four Mountain Bike Race

Tyler, Texas – January 29

This race is a 4-hour mountain bike relay on a 6-plus mile course in Faulkner Park. Most laps win. Two-person and solo teams are permitted. Learn More

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The MTB Classic

Granite Bay, California – February 5

The 6-mile route at Folsom Lake features single-track, wide double track and rolling cross country. Do anywhere from 1-4 laps depending on your skill level. Learn More

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Susitna 100 and Little Su 50K

Anchorage, Alaska – February 16-18

Talk about a brutal winter event. In the Alaskan cold, mountain bikers (or runners or skiiers) can tackle a 100-mile or 50K course on the Iditarod Trail. The remoteness of the race and the conditions requires participants to carry survival gear. Temperatures in February are typically in the teens. Learn More

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Reaper Madness

Boulder City, Nevada – February 17-19

This race doubles as the USAC Nevada State Championship, though non-Nevadans are welcome to enter. A downhill and a Super D race is offered. Learn More

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