Deadlines / Policies

The 2020 Big Sky Biggie has been cancelled.

With so much uncertainty still surrounding the COVID pandemic and a recent surge in COVID cases, canceling the event this year is socially responsible and the appropriate action.

You have three options:

  1. Roll your registration to the 2021 Big Sky Biggie.
    This is also called a Deferral.   You do not need to do anything.  Your 2020 registration will automatically transfer to the 2021 event.  If you are unable to race on Saturday, August 28, 2021, you will have the option to defer the registration to 2022.

  2. Request a refund.
    Email natalie@bigskybiggie.com to request a refund, and it will be processed as quickly as possible.   (Note:  If your 2020 registration was a deferral from a previous year, you are ineligible for a refund – but can defer to 2021.)
  3. Donate your 2020 registration back to the Biggie.
    Email natalie@bigskybiggie.com to request that your 2020 registration be moved to a donation.  The Biggie will be making a donation to Big Sky Community Organization with donated registrations.  Note:  If you donated directly via BikeSignUp during the registration process, those funds are being sent directly to Big Sky Community Organization, already.

Registration Policies

We are proud to offer some of the most liberal registration policies around.   Our primary goal at the Big Sky Biggie is to encourage riders (of all levels) to get out on the trail and have a successful day. Our secondary goal is to raise funds that will go back to our local trails – after covering our expenses, of course. In short – we exist to create value, not make money. Therefore, we have tried to keep our policies inline with our goals.

2020 Refund Policy

  • We will offer full refunds until March 31, 2020 for a small $10 fee (to cover processing and refund fees from our vendor).
  • From April 1, 2020 to June 1, 2020 riders will receive 50% of their entry fee back or a deferral valid for the following year.
  • No refunds will be issued after June 1, 2020, but riders may defer their registration to the following year.

Defer a Registration

Registered participants may defer their registration to next year’s event.   For race administrative and logistical purposes, we need to cut-off deferred registrations by end of day on August 24, 2020.

The defer option can be found by logging on to BikeSignUp, navigating to Profile > Upcoming Events > Manage Registration > Defer Registration.

If you deferred your 2019 registration to 2020, you will be receiving an email with instructions for claiming your registration.   If you did not receive this email, please contact the Race Administrator at natalie@bigskybiggie.com.

2020 Transfer Policy

So, you can’t race, but you managed to talk someone else into doing it?   Well done, my friend.   At ANY point, if a rider finds themselves unable to participate, they may sell or transfer their entry for a small $10 fee (to cover processing and refund fees from our vendor) + the difference in the race course fee if it is greater.

Event Cancellation Policy

Risk is inherent in our sport.  The act of registering for the Big Sky Biggie presents risks.  It is critical that we make sure nature is cooperating in the effort to avoid unnecessary impacts on both the rider and the trails.  If an act of God or another event beyond our control occurs, what can event participants expect?

  1. Our decisions will be based on participant safety and environmental impact. Often times these decisions are in the hands of the landowners or agencies our events are permitted through.
  2. If the event is canceled, participants will receive first right to sign-up for the following years’ event via early registration.
  3. Entry Fee: we cannot accept the risk of a canceled event for reasons beyond our control. Participants are respectfully requested to accept the financial risk of their individual entry.


In summary:
Big Sky Biggie does not save any money if you do not participate.  We need to pay for all supplies and services associated with the event, regardless of the outcome. These include (but are not limited to) permits, third party vendors, hydration and food, administrative expenses, timing expenses, merchandise, prizes and awards.

If you feel further conversation is necessary, we welcome your phone call at 907-223-0858.