Best Mountain Bike Races

Mellow Johnny's Spring Classic - Texas
The Mellow Johnny’s Spring Classic Mountain Bike Race Weekend is May 29-30 at Juan Pelota Ranch in Dripping Springs, Texas. Last year, in its infancy, the race attracted 700 entrants across all categories. It culminates in a Pro race that’s part of the Pro XC series.
Chequamegon 40 - Wisconsin
On Saturday of the event weekend, this 40 mile, mass start, point-to-point off-road bicycle event travels from downtown Hayward, WI, over the famed American Birkebeiner Ski Trail, forest roads, snowmobile trails and other wooded lanes to the finish line in Cable, WI. 1,700 participants will take part in this challenging fat tire marathon.



Breck Epic Stage Race - Colorado
Adventure racing. Extreme backcountry mountain biking. An expansive rider’s compound offering camping, medical support, massage, showers, organically-grown (& slaughtered – never fear, lovers of protein!) food from local farmers, mechanical support and killer coffee. The Breck Epic is a shared mountain bike slugfest that directly underwrites open space.
Laramie Enduro - Wyoming
Situated in the Laramie Range of Southeastern Wyoming, this course covers some of the best mountain bike trails in the region. The course is a fast and extremely fun loop, covering no ground twice. It includes virtually every kind of trail and surface a mountain biker is likely to encounter in the Rockies, from wildlife trails to single track to dirt roads. It is equally well suited for geared bikes and single speeds.
Kona Bikes 24 Hours of Old Peeblo - Arizona
Come celebrate mountain biking in the Sonoran Desert. The Kona Bikes 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo is one of the largest 24 Hour events in the world. Come join the event the mountain bike community has been raving about for years! Join Epic Rides and Kona Bikes at 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo as they host over 3,000 participants, volunteers and spectators throughout the course of this Government Issued 3-day weekend (Presidents Day!). With mid-day highs of 70 degrees, a massive bike expo, dedication dinner, late night entertainment, reasonably priced entry fees and 24 hours of tunes provided by 91.3 KXCI Community Radio this four-day festival is far more than just a 24 Hour mountain bike event.
Rounding out the Top 10
U.S. National Championship
Knob Scorcher -  North Carolina
Downieville Classic - California
Race the World - New York
Spring Thaw - Oregon

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This listing of the best mountain bike races in America is constantly being revised as we experience and ride on new races or hear about others in the United States. So, if you feel we are missing one, please email us and let us know!