BME Big Sky, MT

August 3, 2019 - August 4, 2019

BRAND NEW VENUE WITH BIG TERRAIN

This years much anticipated Big Sky BME stop will showcase some of the best trails in the Northwest. Over the course of the 2-day event, racers can expect 3 to 4 stages per day and upwards of 9,500 feet of descending, most of which will be lift accessed. True to any BME event, there will be some pedal transitions equalling roughly 3,000 feet of climbing over both days.

The terrain at Big Sky is steep and technical. Each stage will feature a unique mix of loamy dirt, roots, rocks, high speed singletrack, tight switchbacks and enough natural 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 chairlift-serviced downhill mountain biking for all levels and abilities, with connector trails that allow bikers to ride all the way down to Big Sky town center. Each year, Big Sky Resort grows its network on downhill flow trails. This year, crews completed the much anticipated Gambler trail, and intermediate trail off of Swift Current chairlift. 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 mix of freeride and technical bike 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.

2019 Pricing
Tier 1Early Registration **SOLD OUT$189
Tier 2SOLD OUT!!!$199
Tier 3Base Pricing$209
Tier 4Late Registration$219
Tier 5Race Day Registration ** only available if race is not SOLD OUT$235

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 $$$.

Registration Includes:
– Race entry for two race days
– 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 provided by Honey Stinger & Ryno Power
– Professional medical support on-course & at base area
– Post-race meal(s)
– Tech/Expo with sponsor village
– Professional Sport iDent chip timing
– Final large awards presentation & raffle
– 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.

Race Categories
Men’sWomen’sJuniors
Pro Men OpenPro Women OpenU21 Men (17-20)
Expert Men Open NEW!Amateur Women (21-39)U21 Women (17-20)
Amateur Men (21-39)Master Women (40+)Youth "Groms" (10-16) NEW!
Master Men (40+)
Master Men (50+) NEW!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stop #4 of the 2019 Big Mountain Enduro Series will serve as our 2019 Enduro World Series Qualifier.

Reminder: riders will need to have an EWS membership in order to be eligible to collect EWS Global Ranking points. Points will not be assigned retroactively if riders purchase the membership after the race.

Riders can now purchase / renew their 2019 memberships here.

The Ride Series Clinic

Break through barriers, build confidence, and take all aspects of your mountain bike riding to a level you never thought possible! From turning, dropping, lifting over obstacles, and of course jumping, The Ride Series will cover it all!

Learn More

Smart Cycling Service

Smart Cycling Service will be providing neutral support on-site at each BME event, with the ability to address all mechanical problems including wheel repair, brake bleeds, drivetrain problems, suspension issues, and get your bike tuned and race ready.  Repairs are priced per job, with replacement parts at an additional cost. Racers who are interested in factory-level support with daily bike wash, race tune and repairs included, can contact SCS for pricing and availability.
shane@smartcyclingservice.com
303-883-6810

There is more coming as race day approaches, so stay tuned to this page.  Additional weekend activities and offerings will be listed here.

Full schedule will be released 2 weeks prior to each event.

For 2-day events, practice will take place on Thursday and Friday.

Registration and packet pick up will be from 9am – 6pm on the Friday before race weekend. Exact start times will be posted the night before racing commences.

We will release the official course maps for the 2019 BME Big Sky on the Wednesday prior to the race.

BIG SKY GALLERY