BIG TERRAIN AT BIG SKY
This years much anticipated Big Sky BME stop will showcase some of the best enduro tracks in the Northwest, and arguably some of the best trails in the US. Over the course of the 2-day event, racers can expect 3 to 4 stages per day and upwards of 7,500 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.
BME BIG SKY RACE RECAP VIDEO
|Tier 1||Early Registration||Oct 7 - Nov 9||$199|
|Tier 2||Base Price||Nov 10 - Dec 31||$209|
|Tier 3||Base Pricing||Jan 1 - Mar 31||$219|
|Tier 4||Base Pricing||April 1 - May 8||$230|
|Tier 5||Late Registration||May 9 - June 11||$240|
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 420 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 one race day
– 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.
|Pro Men Open||Pro Women Open||U21 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+)||Sport - Open Women NEW!|
|Master Men (50+) NEW!|
|Sport - Open Men NEW!|
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!
Smart Cycling Service
There is more coming as race day approaches, so stay tuned to this page. Additional weekend activities and offerings will be listed here.
Official BME Lodging Partner: Big Sky Resort