Events

Garden City Gravel: Holloman Saddle - 9/10/22

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. Holloman Saddle is a 55+ mile route, with a 5500’+ climb. Holloman gets you from Missoula to true forest wildness, with scenic ridges, gnarly climbs, and epic descents.

Skills & Thrills - 9/17/22

A chance to get the pre-race nerves out of your system, and work on some CX skills before the series kicks off! Choose either the skills clinic, practice race, or both to get ready for the CX series. This is a great event for those who are curious about trying CX, or for seasoned riders who want to get in some focused practice and expert tips.

Missoula Cyclocross Series - 9/21-11/16

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.

Rolling Thunder - 10/22-23

Montana’s cyclocross event of the year. Twists and turns, thunder mountain, and community; a true cyclocross classic for over 15 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!

Ice Badgers Nordic Ski Team - 1/4/23- 3/1/23

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

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!

Badwax 500 - 11/25/2022- 3/5/2023

This is the 6th season of Badwax 500. Think you can ski 500 km in one season? Want some motivation to keep up momentum, along with some fun challenges along the way? The idea is to get people out in the winter and encourage folks to exercise and stay fit. Get to 500 KM, get a Badwax t-shirt. Each season of 500k on skis means a different color BADWAX Tshirt.

Ice Badgers Loppet - 1/15/23

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 UM Golf Course, graciously taken care of my MNSC, and put a time down for this inaugural event.

Nordic Dance Invitational - 1/22/23

The Nordic Dance Invitational Ski Race consists of a 1k, 5k, 10k skate or 25k classic ski race for all ages and abilities, held at Lubrecht Experimental Forest in Greenough, MT. This race is for all ages; all are encouraged to cheer on local junior racers as they dip their toes in Nordic ski competitions, and fun, silly dances!

MTCX Zwift Badger Series - TBD

A Team and individual challenge to get you ready for the spring
DESCRIPTION
– Temples and Towers – 20.3 miles, 919 feet of climbing
– Figure 8 – 18.5 miles, 768 feet of climbing
– Triple Loops – 25.4 miles, 1785 feet of climbing
– Dust in the Wind – 32.4 miles, 1736 feet of climbing
– Muir and the Mountain – 21.1 miles, 2516 feet of climbing
– Neokyo All Nighter – 15.1 miles, 548 feet of climbing

Merckx Road Bike Challenge - TBD for 2023

A 4-day road bike series over multiple weeks, different events, individual and omnium scoring. Taking off from our 2020 Merckx TT series, we’ve changed up our roadie events to be a Crit/Circuit, and a RR. The early season Crits have passed, but we still have the two days of road racing in June to come!

Montana Gravel Challenge - 4/28/23 - 4/30/23

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.

Bearmouth Road Race and Gran Fondo - 5/6/2023

A Montana tradition–riding up the scenic Bearmouth Pass! Ride it as a race or a fondo, either way you’ll get amazing views, one good climb (which also means one fun descent), and the Montana State Road Race Championship, all in one. It’s a great opportunity to get USAC points or just ride road bike with a group.

Ranger Tom Bike Commute Challenge - May, 2023

A bike-to-school challenge in honor of Tom Radley, life-long cyclist who passed away in 2020. Tom believed everyone should be a bike commuter, so his family came up with the May bike to school challenge. See how many days during the month of May you can commute by bike to school– ride with your family or with friends, who knows what you’ll see when you’re on your bike! Prizes are given out, and more time is spent outside– what could be better?

TGIF Mountain Bike Series - May 19, 26, June 2, 10, 16, 2023

Six weeks of racing every Friday night in Missoula. We’ll have categories for all ages and abilities, along with new courses and locations. These events are a fun way to get your spring fitness in, build up for your summer events, or just a great way to get out on the trails with friends. TGIF, and TG for Mountain Biking.

Missoula XC Clinics - 6/7 & 6/8. 2023

Your chance to learn from the pros! Elite athletes in town for the Missoula XC will be coaching clinics for local athletes at Marshall Mountain–you’ll learn skills and get tips while riding our favorite trails in town, and will have the opportunity to ask professional athletes questions you may have about obstacles you’ve encountered during your training, or about their experience in the pro cycling world. Wednesday : co-ed. Thursday : Women’s only

Missoula XC - 6/9/23- 6/11/23

UCI racing short track, cross country racing along with full amateur age group racing. Thursday is the clinic. Friday is the short track racing. Saturday is UCI and Elite XC racing. Sunday is age group XC racing. New for this year are the mountain bike clinics, both Wednesday and Thursday evening. With a theme like Crocs & Socks, you wouldn’t wanna miss this.

Garden City Gravel Series: West 9 Mile - 7/9/22

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.

Rad Skimo - TBD

VK and Sprint Skimo Races! Friday night will be an uphill race, with the bonus option of a ski-limbo competition! Saturday is a Sprint race, which will consist of 5 laps on a sprint course. It’ll be rad, it’ll be skimo, it’ll be a fun winter weekend in Missoula!

CX/Nordic Core Class - TBD

Strengthen your core, back, and hips to get ready for a long winter of Nordic skiing. Jenna is a comprehensively certified Pilates instructor, and will tailor the classes to focus on the areas you may have neglected the past 6 months, that are essential for skiing. Class will be held on Zoom. All you need to get going is a yoga mat/carpet, and zoom.