Events

Pintler Classic - 7/13/24

July 13, 2024 marks the resurgence of road racing in Montana with an epic one-day race in the heart of Big Sky Country. Open to all comers with something for everyone, this USAC-sanctioned race will be a spectacular day on the bike with stunning views, battles for state championship medals (for Montana residents), and a finish in downtown Philipsburg.

The 2024 Pintler Classic revives the opening stage of the Ecology Center Classic — the pro stage race that attracted national-level talent in the early 2000s — with a legendary course that screams Montana. Starting in Philipsburg, racers will roll along the foothills of the Pintler Mountains, tackle a challenging dirt sector on Rock Creek Road, and climb back up to sweeping views of the Anaconda Range before dropping back down into Philipsburg.

Fields (racing starts at 10am; race director reserves the right to combine fields based on registration numbers):
Cat 1/2/3 men: 2 laps, 81.4 miles
Cat 1/2/3 women: 2 laps, 81.4 miles
Cat 4/5 men, Masters 40+ men, Junior U18 men: 1 lap, 40.8 miles
Cat 4/5 women, Masters 40+ women, Junior U18 women: 1 lap, 40.8 miles

Missoula Cyclocross Series - Open 7/3 - 9/18/24 - 10/30/24

Missoula Cyclocross: A Fall Tradition like no other. Our Wednesday night series has become a scene for cyclists and spectators alike. Different courses offer different features–you’ll see barriers, run ups, sand pits, corners galore, varying week to week depending on location. This series offers races for all ages and abilities– even if you’ve never tried a CX race before but want to see what they’re about, this series is for you.

SEASON SCHEDULE:

September 18 – Skills Clinic – 18450 Six Mile
September 21/22 – Six Mile Cross – MTCX Super Prestige #1 & #2
September 25 – Six Mile – Pretzel Cross
October 2 – Ranch Club – Sausage Cross
October 9 – Ranch Club – Arnold Palmer Cross
October 16 – Big Sky Brewery – Soup Cross
October 19/20 – Rolling Thunder – Big Sky Brewery – MTCX Super Prestige #3 & #4
October 23 – Big Sky Brewery – Caserole Cross
October 30 – Mavs Stadium – Candy Cross – Finale
November 1/2/3 – Pan Am CX – Mavs Stadium – MTCX Super Prestige #5 & #6

WEDNESDAY RACE DAY SCHEDULE:

4:00pm – Registration Opens
5:00pm – Race Start (1-13, 14-17)
5:35pm – Podiums
6:00pm – Race Start (order = As, Master M, Bm, Master W, Bw, 60+, MTB )
7:15pm – Podiums

Rangers - Youth Bike Team - Open 7/3 - 9/11/24 - 10/30/24

MTCX coached, youth bike team. 7-18 year olds. Meet up is two times a week with one being a race day. Devo Team also races on the weekends in the MTCX Super Prestige Series. All Rangers receive a free seasons pass.

Ice Badgers Nordic Ski Team - Open 8/1 - 12/4/24 - 2/26/25

Registration Open August 1st

Ice Badgers Nordic Ski team is our new youth team focused on skate and classic skiing in the Missoula area. Being an Ice Badger includes a weekly small group practice with our experienced coaches, games and hot cocoa, and an optional opportunity to use learned skills at three races throughout the season. We are full for the season this year; check back next year to join the team, or watch what we’re doing on Instagram!

MTCX Super Prestige #1 & #2 - 6 Mile Cross - 9/21/24, 9/22/24

Stop 1 and 2 on the MTCX Super Prestige circuit. New course for this weekend USA Cycling event. 6 Mile out at Bjorn’s house (Owner of Big Sky Brewery. Expect a hilly course with lot’s of grass. Also, free camping and beer garden.

MTCX Super Prestige #3 & #4 - Rolling Thunder - 10/21/24, 10/22/24

Montana’s cyclocross event of the year. Twists and turns, and community; a true cyclocross classic for over 17 years. Multiple events for all ages and abilities, including strider bikes/kids and juniors. Also a men’s and women’s open race and elite race in the dark, under the lights–equally fun racing and spectating! We are headed back to Big Sky Park for 2023 and preview our Pan Am Courses.

MTCX Super Prestige #5 & #6 - Pan Am CX - 11/1/24, 11/2/24, 11/3/24

Thanks for your interest in the Pan American Championships. Missoula will play host in 2023 and 2024. We are a local events and bike shop community. It’s a fun town and has a cyclocross and cycling niche. We are supported by local shops, teams, and businesses. By racing here, you support our community and the greater bike race community on the west coast and rocky mountains. We want to offer affordable racing, that focuses on fun and sportsmanship. Welcome friend.

Chief Joseph Skate Party - 1/5/25

Race #2 in the MT Nordic Cup Schedule. A free and fun skate race from Chief Joseph Pass!

Nordic Dance Invitational - 1/12/25

The Nordic Dance Invitational Ski Race consists of 16k, 8k, 4k, 1k skate race for all ages and abilities, held at UM Golf Course. We ski, we dance, there is a race category for all abilities and ages.

Follow Your Heart Skiathlon - 2/14/2025

First off, what is a Skiathlon???

It’s a historic event in nordic skiing that combines classic and skate skiing in one event. You switch skis half way through. You start with a mass start classic race and then switch skis to skate. Skiers keep their skate skis in a coral next to the start line.

Classic first, Skate second.

RULES:

You must switch skis. It can be any ski, but you have to switch
Classic then skate
SCHEDULE:

4:45pm – Timing Chip Pick Up Opens (Lubrecht)

5:30pm – 1km skate or classic GRIST Race

6:30pm – 7km Race (3.5km classic, 3.5km skate) – Age groups: U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, U18, U20, 20-35, 36-45, 46-64, 65+

Podiums

FUN STUFF:

Night time racing on Valentines Day.
All racers get a heart candy box.

Ice Badgers Loppet - 2/16/25

Our first ski race named after Missoula’s Junior Nordic Ski Race Team, the Ice Badgers! Although Loppets are usually long races, we are offering different distances for all ages, and all Nordic Skiing abilities. Come out for a fun day of skiing around Lubrecht

Montana Gravel Challenge - 4/25/25 - 4/27/25

A 3-Day Gravel event around the Missoula area. Mud, rain, snow…who knows what to expect this early in the season in Montana, other than adventure and friendly competition. We’ll travel around Nine Mile for a Time Trial, a race around Southside Road and back, and some loops around Huson that are half paved and half gravel.

Garden City Gravel 55 - 6/28/25

One of the greatest gravel states around, Montana’s gravel is wonderfully unpredictable, with smooth-as-butter sections mixed in with some cow-trodden-rock-&-puddle-goodness. This is the first event in a 2-part series. West Nine Mile takes you over some scenic Montana double track, just outside of Missoula around Huson. This inaugural event has us jumping at the bit for gravel riding season.

Ice Badger Adults - 12/4/24 - 2/26/25

WHERE: UM Golf Course (Missoula), main area in front of the Iron Griz and Club House.

MTCX Zwift Series - Open - 1/9/24 - 2/13/24

1/9 – Sugar Cookie. 20.9/820

1/16 – Figure 8. 18.8/836

1/23 – Muckle Yin. 2x for 29/1850

1/30 – Turf & Surf. 2x for 30.6/1284

2/6 – Innsbruck KOM After Party. 23.1/2100

2/13 – Railways & Rooftops. 5x for 19.5/1150

Badwax 500 - 11/25/2023- 3/4/2024

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The 8th season of BadWax is on the horizon and we have never been more excited to see our ski buds on the trails! We are still pumped from watching so many of you lunge for the 500k finish line last year.

Fire up the spreadsheet 2024 BadWax500
Double check your nickname. Hell change your nickname. It’s a whole new season.

Get reacquainted with the rules 2023 Rules/Dates

Let us know on the strava club where you are skiing early season

And get ready because in 22 days BadWax begins, Friday November 25th until Sunday March 5th.

Cheers,
Shaun and Joe

Missoula MTB League - Open 2/1 - May 8, 15, 22, 29 June 5, 12, 19, 26, 2024

Eight weeks of mountain biking in the evenings. Free mountain bike race series. Fun divisions for all abilities. Top 3 pick from the prize table. Relaxed and fun. Potluck post race. Ride at your own risk.

All categories are self select:
5pm
Junior – 7-9 boys and girls 5pm
Junior – 10-12 boys and girls 5pm
6:30pm
Lightweight bike men (sub 25lb)
Lightweight bike women (sub 25lb)
Heavy bike men (above 25lb)
Heavy bike women (above 25lb)
Single Speed men
Single Speed women

Rust Buster Classic Race - 12/16/23

Chief Joseph ski area in the Bitterroot plays host to the first race of the season in the series. Classic only.

Skiesta - 1/20/24

The Skiesta held at beautiful Seeley Lake, MT. An event for all abilities and distances. Great OSCR tune up event.

OSCR - 1/27/24

The longest tenured and most important race of the series. OSCR, with the ultimate 50km adventure loop course. Pack mittens and a sandwich.

Mindbender - 2/24/24

Held in Red Lodge, MT. This is a great local race on in town trails.

Rendezvous - 3/2/24

The marquee event in the series from West Yellowstone.

Pancake Ride - 7/21/24

A Montana Classic. Want to do one of the hardest and funnest gravel events in the world. This is your chance.

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Last Best Ride - 7/28/24

Gravel in Whitefish

Big Sky Biggie - 8/24/24

Such a fun Big Sky area event, something for everyone and the crew does an amazing job.

3/4 Minus Cykeltur - Sandpoint - 5/4/2024

The ¾ Minus Cykeltur is a gravel grand fondo consisting of a 52-mile route on asphalt and gravel roads and a 75-mile route on asphalt, gravel, and some dirt singletrack trail. The 3/4 Minus starts and finishes on Oak Street between Syringa Cyclery and Matchwood Brewing Company, and is followed by a party and award ceremony at Matchwood Brewing with food, drink, and live music. It takes place annually on the first Saturday in May.

Proceeds from the ¾ Minus Cykeltur benefit the Pend Oreille Pedalers (POP), Sandpoint’s local Bike club and trail building organization. POP is the primary cycling advocate and trail building organization in the area. Please consider making an additional donation at registration to POP.

Starting in 2023, the ¾ Minus Cykeltur comprises the first stage of the newly created Idaho Panhandle Gravel Series, to also include a new gravel route as part of the Chafe 150 gran fondo in June, and a new event, the Monarch Grind. Riders on both ¾ Minus Cykeltur routes will earn points towards the overall series tally.

Dusty Bandita - 6/1/24

The Dusty Bandita is the first ever all female gravel event. Put on by Bri Lui and her organizing committee. It’s a can’t miss event.

Mullet Classic - 6/21/24

Team event, one rider goes up and one rider goes down, complete with mullets, music, and a for sure good time.

RATPOD - 6/22/24

Mark your calendar – RATPOD is June 22, 2024!

RATPOD is a one-day, charity cycling ride which allows Camp Mak-A-Dream to continue our mission of empowering cancer survivors and their families to live with and beyond their diagnosis. RATPOD takes place in Dillon, MT with the remarkable scenic Big Hole Valley of southwestern Montana as your backdrop. Riders will encounter wilderness mountain ranges and pristine rivers. It is bicycle nirvana!

This year’s event will feature 3 route options:

RATPOD – ORIGINAL 127 mile road ride
GRAVELPOD – NEW 90 mile gravel ride
HYBRID 40 – NEW 41 mile mixed ride (combines original RATPOD with partial gravel)