Course Maps

First, this race would not be possible without the cooperation and generosity of several land owners and managers in the Big Sky area.  Our courses travel in and out of private and public lands.  Putting the routes together, while being mindful of hazards, roads, horse traffic, easements and just good ole’ fashioned manners was not easy.   There were numerous conversations, edits, phone calls, meetings, more edits, and then more favors being asked.

60 Mile Course
30 Mile Course
15 Mile Course

60 Mile Course

This year’s 60 mile course is similar to the 2021 long course, with some changes. We are no longer using the North Fork Ridge Trail or Lower Beehive Basin Trail. We have added singletrack in the Moonlight and Big Sky Resort area. The 2022 course still includes Mountain to Meadow, Fishcamp, First and Second Yellowmules loop (with Bacon+Whiskey station atop Buck ridge), and the same finish into town on Ralph’s -> Uplands -> Hummocks.

Note:  There is a 1pm Time Cut-Off at Aid Station #3.   Read more »

30 Mile Course

The 30 mile course is similar to the 2021 course, but with some changes. We will not be using the North Fork Ridge Trail or Lower Beehive Basin Trail.  We are using singletrack in the Moonlight and Big Sky Resort areas, instead.  Our 2022 course still includes Mountain to Meadow, Fishcamp, and the same finish into town via First Yellow Mule -> Ralph’s -> Uplands -> Hummocks.

The 30 Mile Race is sold-out.  We have a waitlist.   But we have been able to get most of the waitlisted folks registered – so definitely sign-up on the waitlist.

15 Mile Course

A new shorter course that is perfect for beginners and juniors.  This 15-mile loop features all the best town trails – a local’s favorite.   Almost all of the climbing on this course will be done at the beginning on pavement, although there is one sneaky switchback section on Ralph’s Pass that’ll raise your heart-rate.

Your Aid Station

There is one Aid Station on your course, right at the halfway mark.   This Aid Station is also known as Aid Station #3 (because it’s the third aid station in the full 60 mile course).   This Aid Station will be stocked with water, Skratch hydration, and snacks.   There are no spectators allowed at this Aid Station.   Period.   The footprint for this aid station is very small.  Having extra traffic or vehicles attempting to access this Aid Station poses a safety risk for the entire field of racers, and puts our permit in jeopardy. 

 

Time Cut-Offs

Look, nobody wants to pull you from the race.  Our whole mission is to provide you with an amazing day on the bike and watch you succeed.  However, we have 9 different use permits and agreement with land-owners for this event, which require us to vacate their land so that their normal daily operations may continue.  We rely on volunteers who donate their entire day to the event.   But we need to have their safety in mind and will not ask them to stay out on the course for longer than is reasonable.    We ask that you have these priorities in mind if we ask you to scratch from the event.

Time cut-off for the 60 Mile Course is at Aid Station #3 at 1:00pm
If 60 Mile racers have not arrived to Aid Station #3 (Critical Junction) by 1:00pm, then they will be routed to the finish, using the 30 mile course.  They will be a DNF for their event.

There are no official time cut-offs for the 30 or 15 Mile Courses at this time. 
However, if our safety team and sweepers determine that it’s in the best interest of the race for you to scratch at a certain point, we will ask you to do so.

 

Presented By

In Partnership With

Lone Mountain Land Company

With tremendous support from
Our 2022 Primary Sponsors

WONDERBUILD.com - Official Sponsor of the Big Sky Biggie
Bozeman Health - Big Sky Medical Center

Our 2022 Supporting Sponsors

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Spanish Peaks Community Foundation - proud sponsor of Big Sky Bigge mountain bike race