BIG TERRAIN AND BROWN POW AT BIG SKY
This years much anticipated Big Sky BME season opener will showcase some of the best enduro tracks in the Northwest, and arguably some of the gnarliest trails in the US. Over the course of the 2-day event in August, racers can expect 3 to 4 stages per day and upwards of 7,500 feet of descending. True to any BME event, there will be a solid mix of lift access stages combined with pedal transitions that will equal about 3,000 feet of climbing over both days of racing.
The word is out after last year’s event, that the terrain at Big Sky is steep, big and technical. Not to mention some of the best scenery and natural beauty on the BME tour. Each stage will feature a unique mix of black loamy dirt, roots, rocks, high speed singletrack, tight switchbacks and enough challenging terrain that will leave you grinning ear to ear.
Big Sky Resort has more than 50 miles of hiking and biking trails, with more than 40 miles dedicated to mountain biking. Enjoy lift serviced downhill mountain biking for all levels and abilities, with connector trails that allow bikers to ride all the way down to the Big Sky town center. Each year, Big Sky Resort adds to and improves its network of downhill and flow trails. Big Sky Resort is always ranked in the top five bike parks in the Northwest by MTBParks.com. The multitude of hiking trails connect to U.S. Forest Service lands, which allow for full day treks into Montana’s beautiful backcountry.
Big Sky Resort’s mountain bike trails are a solid mix of freeride and technical trails. Freeride bike trails contain constructed enhanced/modified terrain, obstacles, and features such as jumps, berms, banks, bridges and drops created from dirt, wood or other materials. Freeride trails may also incorporate Technical trail features and designs. Freeride trails may be built by hand and/or machine and are designed to be ridden downhill. Technical bike trails are designed to embrace the natural shape and terrain of the mountain. Technical trails may contain roots, gravel, rocks, logs, water crossings, jumps, drops and other natural characteristics and obstacles found in the natural environment, and may also include man-made obstacles and bridges. Technical trails may be built by hand and/or machine, and look largely natural. Technical trails may be designated for one-way or bi-directional travel.
No tech support will be offered while out on course (only in pit area). The BME sponsor and vendor village will be located in the base village, where the pre and post-race excitement will unfold. Here we will have full tech support provided by Maxxis, Shimano and FOX, as well as a deejay, beer, media buzz and the fun camaraderie that the BME is known for.
BME BIG SKY RACE RECAP VIDEO
|Tier 1||Early Registration||Oct 7 - Nov 9||$199|
|Tier 2||Base Pricing||Nov 10 - Dec 31||$209|
|Tier 3||Base Pricing||Jan 1 - Aug 20||$219|
In order to consistently produce world class events for our racers and maintain trail quality, the race capacity for each event has been capped at 400 racers.
Tiered Pricing is based on the quantity of entries available at each price level.
Early Registration is limited to 50 spots per event. Sign up early and save $$$.
– Race entry for two race days (Sport Division entry includes one race day on Saturday)
– BME T-Shirt
– Applicable lift ticket and/or shuttle for each day of racing
– Professionally marked courses
– Experienced checkpoint crew and marshals
– Fully stocked aid/ hydration stations
– Professional medical support on-course & at base area
– Tech/Expo with sponsor village
– Professional chip timing provided by Zone 4
– Final large awards presentation
– Donation to trail advocates in each BME community
NOTE: Once an event is SOLD OUT, we will not be able to accept any additional athletes.
NO REFUNDS: BME does not offer refunds under any circumstances. For more information, please visit our FAQ page.
|Pro Men Open||Pro Women Open||U21 Men (17-20)|
|Expert Men Open||Amateur Women (21-39)||U21 Women (17-20)|
|Amateur Men (21-39)||Master Women (40+)||Youth "Groms" (10-16)|
|Master Men (40+)||Sport - Open Women|
|Master Men (50+)||E-Bike - Open Women NEW!|
|Sport - Open Men|
|E-Bike - Open Men NEW!|
Official BME Lodging Partner: Big Sky Resort