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Blood Rock 50K

Oak Mountain State Park Oak Mountain State Park, Birmingham

The Blood Rock 100 and 50 Mile trail race will take place at Oak Mountain State Park in Pelham, Alabama, 20 miles south of downtown Birmingham. The 50K will have over 14,000 ft. of elevation change. Some sections of the course are in the backcountry of the park on abandoned trails and wagon roads. Some of these trails are extremely steep and very demanding.

$90

TUSCOBIA WINTER ULTRA 2021

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS HALL NORTH ST. & NUUN AVE RICE LAKE, WI

The Tuscobia Winter Ultra is a run, bike or ski event held on the Tuscobia State Trail in Northern Wisconsin, and a qualifying event for the Iditarod Trail Invitation…

FAT PURSUIT CAMP 2021

FAT PURSUIT WINTER CAMP ISLAND PARK, ID

The Fat Pursuit Camp is a 3 day supported, winter camp in Yellowstone Country with a focus on skill development and practice. Fat Pursuit Camp is meant to give participants taking part in the Fat Pursuit, but not limited to those participants, an opportunity to test gear, acclimate to the environment and elevation and learn additional winter travel cycling tips and tricks. We will also give you a little more insight to the Fat Pursuit itself and ride some of the course! We will touch base on many winter expedition traveling aspects but spend most of our time discussing, practicing and learning things we feel are most important to get to the finish line of an event where efficient travel and taking care of yourself becomes most important in making it to the finish line. This is an incredible way to boost your confidence and give yourself a “shake down” before the Fat Pursuit if you are participating in it!

JAYP’S BACKYARD FAT PURSUIT 2021

Ponds Lodge POND’S LODGE, 3757 US-20 ISLAND PARK, ID

JayP’s Backyard Fat Pursuit is a 60km or 200km bike race on a network of groomed snowmobile trails. Groomed is relative. In 2021 we are offering ALL NEW RACE COURSES. Those courses are being finalized and information and maps will be released later this fall. ​A 60km or 200km human-powered winter race on a network of groomed snowmobile trails. Groomed is relative. This is a backcountry event that will require some experience and winter survival skills. You will be challenged, humbled and rewarded in many different ways. The 200km distance course will not be marked and you will need to navigate by GPS or map and compass. The 60km will be well marked. If you can read a map you will have no problem following the route. You will need to be self-sufficient and carry all your own gear, food, and water, although there will be checkpoints and aid stations. ​ This event was created to help people gain experience and learn about backcountry winter travel. We feel everyone needs that chance and we do not require a resume of races to do the 60km or 200km distance, although past winter travel experience is strongly recommended. ​ Please understand that temperatures of 20 below are not uncommon. The snowfall average at 6300′, your low point, is over 200″ and over 300″ at your high point of 8300′. Snow is guaranteed!

Strathpuffer 24 MTB

Contin Contin, near Strathpeffer, Scotland

Take the ultimate challenge - 24 hours of cycling in a Scottish winter! A legend in the gnarly world of endurance racing so enter if you dare! Singlespeeders and unicyclists welcome.

from £70

ARROWHEAD 135 (2021)

INTERNATIONAL FALLS INTERNATIONAL FALLS, MN, MN

The Arrowhead 135 is a winter ultra for hikers, skiers, and bikers in Northern Minnesota with an average finish rate under 50%… The Arrowhead 135 is recognized in the book “The World’s Toughest Endurance Challenges” by Richard Hoad and Paul Moore as one of the 50 toughest races in the world. It is a human powered Ultra Marathon taking place in the coldest part of winter in the coldest city in the lower 48 states. Our average finish rate is less than 50%, the finish rate for new racers is much lower. 2019 finish rate was 35%. 135 miles Deep Winter across Northern Minnesota on rugged, scenic Arrowhead State Snowmobile Trail from Frostbite I-Falls to Tower, MN Fortune Bay Casino. Pick your mode of transport at start: bicycle, ski or foot. This is our 16th year of Arrowhead – we attract some of the best winter ultra-athletes in the world. Event image by Cass Gilbert

$215

THE MULE TRAIL 2021

CAÑAS GORDAS DE AGUA BUENA CAÑAS GORDAS DE AGUA BUENA, COTO BRUS

The Mule Trail is approximately 630 kilometers long across the length of Costa Rica, from its southern border in Panama to the northern one with Nicaragua… In 1601 during the Spanish colonization a narrow, commercial route, barely capable of handling horse and mule traffic was officially completed. Once opened, the route connected Costa Rica to the neighboring ports of Portobelo, Colombia and Panama in the south and by doing that creating a commercial artery all the way north to Mexico. The Mule Trail Race loosely follows what is left of that trail and with some creative licenses uses mostly rustic, gravel and dirt roads instead of portions of the original trail that evolved into major roadways in the evolution of Costa Rica as an independent republic. Almost 14,000 meters of climbing, around 630 kilometers in length, dozens of river crossings, four micro-climates, two international borders, one race. Like the 2020 event, the 2021 Mule Trail will have three different route options: full route (630km), mid route (450km), and short (280km).

$150 – $550

Y.O.T.A 2021 (YOUR OWN TRAIL ADVENTURE)

Aroma Restaurant DIMONA

The annual YOTA (Your Own Trail Adventure) is a team-based, self-supported navigation challenge across the Negev desert in Israel. Y.O.T.A is an unofficial mountain bike navigation couples challenge that will take place for the third time in January 2021 across the Negev desert in Israel. Participants in the event will need to plan their route and ride through it, collecting checkpoints along the way. The winning pair will be the one who managed to arrive to the finish line while collecting the highest number of points (some checkpoints will have higher points than others) and within the event time frame. Event image by Nicholas Carman

FAT VIKING: GLOBAL EDITION (2021)

Anywhere

For 2021, Fat Viking invites the entire world to participate in their global fat bike challenge… In 2021 we need to do things differently, but we are NOT doing things halfway! We invite the WHOLE WORLD to a «GLOBAL EDITION» of FAT VIKING 2021! Join! Become a super-spreader and spread the vibe (not the virus). Make your friends join too! Ride your fat bike wherever you are on the original race weekend and become a finisher of the global FV edition (FV50, FV100, FV150)! We will even send you a finisher sticker if you do well. The rules are simple: Join the Global Fat Viking 2021 on the Facebook EVENT site. You’ll find the link on www.fat-viking.com. Start riding Friday 29th of January 2021 at 12pm (12.00) and finish before Sunday 30th of January 6pm (18.00). You need to ride a FATBIKE (3.8 inch or more tire width, manufacturers label). Ride a wherever you want, create your own course. Ride unsupported (no support crew, but feel free to make use of commercially available shops and institutions on your way). You are allowed to sleep and eat at home! FV50 finisher = you have ridden 50km. FV100 finisher = you have ridden 100km FV150 finisher = you have ridden 150km between Friday 12pm and Sunday 6pm. Your ride needs to be documented both in length (picture of gps display, Strava, etc) and in style (at least 5 pictures of yourself and/or your bike in several locations, at least one picture of you wearing a face-mask). Documentation needs to be published on the EVENT site (NOT the race discussion group!). You are yourself responsible for your safety. You need to make sure you obey to all rules and regulations that apply to the country and place where you are riding. Mandatory gear: face-mask, disinfectant and everything you need to keep yourself well and healthy and of course everything needed in regard to traffic rules, infection control etc. For those of you who are in Geilo on race day: we will try to get the 2020 race course rideable (push-able) or release a gpx file with an alternative option. Please promise that you will come back to Geilo in 2022!! Bring your friends.

FAT CAMP 2021

Winter Fat Camp Island Park

Jay P’s Fat Camp is a 5-day supported camp in Yellowstone Country, focused on learning the techniques and gear necessary for winter fat biking. Our training camp is designed for the 1st time winter rider as well as for the more experienced winter traveler. This camp will further your knowledge and education about winter bike packing and survival in the variable conditions one might encounter during a winter bike adventure. Whether you are preparing for an upcoming multi-day winter bike race or looking to enjoy a day ride, you are certain to take away several new tricks and tips by attending our camp. We will share our experience, gear knowledge and techniques of riding a fat bike and camping on snow trails. Along the way, we will also share with you how to manage and stay comfortable in a range of temperatures, including -40F. Having the right gear that works for you and knowing how to use it, is essential. All the little tricks which we have acquired by trial and error through thousands of miles of winter riding and camping will be of benefit to you. It may save your fingers, nose, toes or possibly your life one day.

£1100

RACE AROUND RWANDA (2021)

Kigali KIGALI, KIGALI CITY

The Race around Rwanda (RaR) is an ultra endurance cycling event that will lead participants over a spectacular route around the beautiful Rwandan countryside… The Race Around Rwanda is a self-supported, solo, single stage race around the fabulous Rwanda (land of a thousand hills). The hilly course consist of about 20% gravel roads, with a total distance of 1,000 km and an elevation gain of 17,000 meters. The second edition of the Race Around Rwanda bikepacking race features even more gravel! 1,000km (of which 400 are gravel) and 17,000 meters of elevation gain in the heart of Africa for the most unforgettable self supported ultra race of the year!

€180 – €250

ATLAS MOUNTAIN RACE (2021)

Marrakesh MARRAKESH, MARRAKESH-SAFI

The Atlas Mountain Race, sponsored by PEdALED, is a fixed route, unsupported, single-stage cycling race from Marrakesh to the Atlantic coast… Event photo by Lian van Leeuwen The Atlas Mountain Race is a fixed route, unsupported, single-stage cycling race that starts in Marrakesh, crosses the Moroccan Atlas before taking riders through the Anti-Atlas and on to Agadir. The clock does not stop and there are no prizes. It follows gravel, single and double track and old colonial pistes that have long been forgotten and fallen into disrepair. There is very little tarmac. There is some walking, and at times there is great distances between resupply points.

£250