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2016 Mountain Bike Action’s Ride, Race And Festival Calendar



2016 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Calendar

2016 UCI MTB World Cup calendar:


The Professional Mountain Bike Cross-Country Tour (Pro XCT) and the Professional Mountain Bike Gravity Tour (Pro GRT) series will begin in March and May, respectively. The nine-race PRO XCT starts on March 12 and the seven-race Pro GRT series begins on May 7. Here are the schedules:


2016 Pro XCT calendar:


Event Location Date UCI
Bonelli XC #1 San Dimas, Calif. March 12 C3
Fontana XC Fontana, Calif. April 2 C3
Bonelli XC #2 (U.S. Cup) San Dimas, Calif. April 9 HC
Sea Otter Classic (U.S. Cup) Monterey, Calif. April 16 HC
Missoula XC (U.S. Cup) Missoula, Mont. June 18 HC
Chile Challenge Angel Fire, N.M. June 23-26 C1
WORS Cup Portage, Wis. July 23 C1
Boston Rebellion XC (U.S. Cup) Walpole, Mass. July 30 HC
Windham Pro XCT Windham, N.Y. August 13-14 HC


2016 Pro GRT calendar:


Event Location Event UCI
NW Cup Port Angeles, Wash. May 7-8 C2
Mountain Creek Spring Classic Vernon, N.J. May 20-22 C2
Chile Challenge Angel Fire, N.M. June 23-26 C2
Beast of the East Killington, Vt. July 28-31 C2
Windham Pro GRT Windham, N.Y. August 13-14 HC
Snowshoe Wild Hare Snowshoe, W. Va. August 21 C2
Kamikaze Bike Games Mammoth Lakes, Calif. September 17 C2


For questions, please contact USA Cycling National Events Manager Rachel Leif at rleif@usacycling.org.


The Sea Otter Classic returns to Monterey, California, on April 14-17. The event will include a large exposition area as well as a wide variety of mountain bike and road bike races. The mountain bike categories will include cross-country, short-track, downhill, dual-slalom and enduro competitions.



Epic Rides Off-Road Series 

13th Annual Whiskey Off-Road, April 29th – May 1st

-held in Prescott, Arizona

-the website for the event is: http://www.epicrides.com/index.php?contentCat=6


4th Annual Grand Junction Off-Road, May 20th – 22nd

-held in Grand Junction, Colorado

-the website for the event is: http://www.epicrides.com/index.php?contentCat=9


Inaugural Carson City Off-Road, June 17th – 19th)

-held in Carson City, Nevada

-the website for the event is: http://www.epicrides.com/carson_city/





Fat Bike National Championships (Presented by Borealis Fat Bikes), Feb. 27, Ogden, Utah

Marathon Mountain Bike National Championships, June 4, Columbia County, Georgia

Mountain Bike National Championships, July 12-17, Mammoth Mountain, California

Collegiate National Championships, Oct. 21-23, Snowshoe Mountain, West Virginia



Nove Mesto, Czech Republic & Val di Sole, Italy, JUNE 28 TO JULY 3 (XC) & SEPTEMBER 6 TO 11 (DH)

The UCI Mountain Bike World Championships are scheduled to be split between Nove Mesto, Czech Republic and Val di Sole, Italy. The cross-country (XCO), cross-country eliminator (XCE) and cross-country team relay will be held in Nove Mesto from June 28th to July 3rd. The downhill (DHI) and four-cross (4X) will be held in Val di Sole, Italy, from September 6th to 11th.



The Olympic Games are scheduled to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from August 5th to the 21st. The Olympic mountain bike competition is scheduled for August 20 and 21. There has reportedly been some discussion about adding downhill mountain bike racing to the Olympics, to boost television viewership, but that is not scheduled to take place yet. Maybe it will happen in 2020 or 2024.



The promoters say this will be the first mountain bike race ever to take place in Limestone Canyon, CA.  Here’s what else they say: “This race will be opened to only 200 riders.  Come join us for a thrilling mountain bike race on a scenic and fun course. The 1 lap course is 12.3 miles. It is a mix of single track and fire-road. It is a fast and smooth course with a few technical sections.  Fast lap times are around 50 minutes and there is approximately 2430 feet of ascending and descending per lap.  For more details visit our website www.ocmtb.com.  Register on Active.com http://www.active.com/silverado-ca/cycling/mountain-biking-trail-heads/oc-mtb-limestone-xc-race-2016 ”

  • Experts and Pros – 2 Laps
  • High School, Beginners, and Sport – 1 Lap



The Mammoth Kamikaze Bike Games return to Mammoth Mountain, California, on September 15-18. We can expect to find cross-country, downhill, enduro and dual slalom events as well as kids events, live music and tasty food.


24 HOUR RACE, HAWAII, SEPT. 17-18, 2016

Here’s what the promoter says:
“On the morning of September 17, Hawaii’s foremost cyclists, triathletes and endurance racers along with participants from around the globe will be gearing up for a 9AM start. The 24 Hours of Hell in Paradise, Hawaii’s most challenging cycling endurance race will again be touring scenic and demanding Kaaawa Valley at historic Kualoa Ranch. The athletes as solo or teams will be rising to the challenge of how far they can push themselves for a twenty four hour period. Their goal? To win and say they have lived through 24 Hours of Hell in Paradise.

“The 24 Hours of Hell in Paradise is an event as well as a race, a social gathering of people that respect and love each other. But none want to come in second! The riders will start with the classic Le Mans running start and then cover a loop of Kaaawa Valley, they will be presented with brutal climbs, narrow singletrack and rocky descents. Upon finishing their lap they can go out again or as part of a team, hand off to their teammate. This goes on for twenty four hours interrupted only by eating and rare minutes of sleep.

“For 2016 you’ll have a choice to pick between two formats. The regular 24 hour event, and the shorter, but still challenging 6 hour event. The 6 hour events gives riders a chance to push themselves and prepare for next years 24 hour. After the 6 hour event we encourage riders to camp, BBQ and heckle the poor folks who entered the 24 hour!

“The 24 ends 9AM Sunday September 18 and the awards ceremony follows. Most riders are glad it is over, but sad that the next adventure is a year away. The event has been described as a Mobius strip in which you climb and climb, only to find yourself down at the start again. Some said it is the largest party for athletes interrupted by racing. We like to say it is where the party meets the pedal.

“Mountain Bike Hawaii was created by riders. Our goal is to help both Hawaii locals and visitors to the islands get out riding on our sweet Jungletrack! We do this by hosting mountain bike races, rides and maintaining the most in-depth online trail directory in Hawaii. We are riders and want to make it easier for others to get outside and enjoy riding like we do!

“Come join us September 17-18 2016 in Kaaawa Valley for what will be your biggest challenge and craziest party of the year. 24 Hours of Hell in Paradise will be celebrating the racing and the full moon.

“For additional information on the 24 Hours of Hell in Paradise contact Scott Chaney or visit www.24hoursofhellinparadise.com You can also join us on Facebook, 24 Hours of Hell in Paradise and Mountain Bike Hawaii. For further information on riding in Hawaii checkout www.mtbhawaii.com ”



Scott Chaney Master of Ceremonies Semi-Boneless Racing






The annual Interbike Expo is scheduled for September 21-23, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Outdoor Dirt Demo is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, September 19th and 20th, at Bootleg Canyon, Boulder City, Nevada.




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