Who’s ready to get shreddy? SkyPark Bike Park is proud to present the Thursday Race Series beginning June 3rd through September 30th!  

Join us every Thursday starting at 5PM for family-friendly races designed for all skill levels. We’ll have cross-country/enduro races where we’ll really be cranking up the competition followed by fun races! Each week, we’ll be switching it up to keep things interesting. The purchase of a Day Pass gets you into the race (free for Passholders), so make an afternoon of it and come ride before we get down to business. ⁠ 

Participants will earn cumulative points throughout the Thursday Race Series season and we’ll conclude with a trophy dinner on September 30th.⁠ 

 

RACE SCHEDULE 

 

WEEK 1 – JUNE 3RD:

•4:00PM-5:00PM – Open Registration. Each rider will receive a race bib for the season that they’ll keep and bring to every race.⁠

•5:00PM – Main Race starts: Sleigh Ride XC Race

(family-friendly, all ages, all skill levels/abilities)⁠ 

ROUTE (approx. 5 miles, 1 lap)*: Start behind Pedal Pub > Fantasy Forest > Upline > Deck the Halls > Upline > Top of the World > Upper Sleigh Ride > Lower Sleigh Ride > Dark Forest > Pipeline > Treeline > Pond Road > Reindeer Return > end behind Pedal Pub 

*Kids 12 and under will have a modified route (1 lap): Start behind Pedal Pub > Fantasy Forest > Upline > Lower Sleigh Ride > Reindeer Return > end behind Pedal Pub 

•5:45PM – No Chain Fun Race starts: Sleigh Ride

(Challenge: remove chains at the Top of the World. SkyPark Bike Mechanics will be there to assist and put chains back on at the end of the race)⁠. Race to start at Top of the World. 

  

WEEK 2 – JUNE 10TH:

•4:00PM-5:00PM – Open Registration (if not done online in advance). Each rider will receive a race bib for the season that they’ll keep and bring to every race.⁠

•5:00PM – Main Race starts: XC Backwards* Race

ROUTE (1 lap): Deck the Halls (backwards) going up and down Upline > across the dam to Treeline (backwards) > up Pipeline > Reindeer Return > finish 

*Riders will race opposite (backwards) the original one-way direction of the trail 

 5:45PM – Fun Race starts: 4-Racer Mixed Draw Relay 

(family-friendly, all ages, all skill levels/abilities)⁠ 

Bring the whole family! This race will be a mixed draw (youth and adults mixed into each team) relay race on single-man pedal carts. 

  

-Register for the Main XC Backwards Race HERE. 

-Register for the 2nd/Fun Race HERE. 

  

WEEK 3 – JUNE 17TH: 

 •4:00PM-5:00PM – Open Registration (if not done online in advance). Each rider will receive a race bib for the season that they’ll keep and bring to every race.⁠

 •5:00PM – Main Race Starts: XC-style with a bit of free ride. This is going to be a strength trainer mixed with bike handling skills!

ROUTE (1 lap): Start behind Pedal Pub > up Upline to Lower Sleigh Ride >across Pond Bridge >down into Dark Forest > up Pipeline > across the dam > up Bear Tracks Upline (a small but aggressive climb to Top of the World) > down full Arrow > finish behind the Pedal Pub. 

 •5:45PM – Fun Race starts: SkyParkBiathlon 

Up Upline to Northwoods Sharpshooter Gallery > hit the designated target (don’t underestimate the difficulty of hitting the target!) > back on the bike > up Upline to Lower Sleigh Ride > take the cutoff to Lower Arrow > across the finish behind Pedal Pub. 

  

WEEK 4 – JUNE 23RD: 

 •4:00PM-5:00PM – Open Registration (if not done online in advance). Each rider will receive a race bib for the season that they’ll keep and bring to every race.⁠

 •5:00PM – Main Race Starts: Comet

Disclaimer: Comet is SkyPark’s advanced, endurance-style single track, so is not suitable for beginners.  It is a single track that includes double black diamond wood features and is recommended for advanced and/or expert riders only.  

ROUTE (1 lap): Riders meet at Top of the World (after Registration) > Comet > finish behind Pedal Pub 

 •6:00PM – Fun Race starts: Egg Relay

2-person Relay! Participants will draw a number to see who their partner will be. Each rider will have an egg that they must keep whole while riding the course. Once they cross the finish, any riders who still have their egg must pass it to their partner who will now ride with TWO eggs! The group who comes back either with the most unbroken eggs and/or fastest time wins! 

ROUTE: Start behind Pedal Pub > Fantasy Forest > Upline > Lower Sleigh Ride > Lower Arrow > Reindeer Return > end behind Pedal Pub 

  

WEEK 5 – JULY 1ST: 

 •4:00PM-5:00PM – Open Registration (if not done online in advance). Each rider will receive a race bib for the season that they’ll keep and bring to every race.⁠

 •5:00PM – Main Race starts: Sleigh Ride XC Race

(family-friendly, all ages, all skill levels/abilities)⁠ 

ROUTE (approx. 5 miles, 1 lap)*: Start behind Pedal Pub > Fantasy Forest > Upline > Deck the Halls > Upline > Top of the World > Upper Sleigh Ride > Lower Sleigh Ride > Dark Forest > Pipeline > Treeline > Pond Road > Reindeer Return > end behind Pedal Pub 

 •6:00PM – No Chain Fun Race starts: Sleigh Ride

Challenge: remove chains at the Top of the World. SkyPark Bike Mechanics will be there to assist and put chains back on at the end of the race. 

ROUTE: Start at Top of the World (no chains) > Sleigh Ride > Lower Arrow > Finish behind Pedal Pub 

  

-Register for the Main XC Sleigh Ride Race HERE. 

-Register for the No Chain Fun Race HERE. 

  

WEEK 6 – JULY 8TH: 

 •4:00PM-5:00PM – Open Registration (if not done online in advance). Each rider will receive a race bib for the season that they’ll keep and bring to every race.⁠

 •5:00PM – Main Race starts: XC Race

ROUTE (Single Lap): Cross Country course 

 •6:00PM – Fun Race starts: Floki’s Frozen Falls

Challenge: climb to the top of Floki’s Frozen Falls in addition to completing the route! 

ROUTE: Start behind Pedal Pub > ride your bike up Candy Cane Lane > harness up at Floki’s Frozen Falls > climb the rock tower – hit the bell 🔔 > get back on your bike > ride behind bakery to Upline > Lower Sleigh Ride > Lower Arrow > finish behind Pedal Pub 

  

-Register for the Main Race HERE. 

-Register for the Fun Race HERE. 

  

WEEK 7 – JULY 15TH: 

 •4:00PM-5:00PM – Open Registration (if not done online in advance). Each rider will receive a race bib for the season that they’ll keep and bring to every race.⁠

 •5:00PM – Pee Wee Race (8 and under)

ROUTE (Single Lap): Meadowlands ⁠ 

 •5:15PM: Main Race starts: XC Race

ROUTE (Single Lap): Cross Country course 

 •6:00PM – Fun Race: 4-person Water Relay⁠

Challenge: Don’t spill the water in the cup! 

ROUTE: Meadowlands. Each rider is allowed 2 solo cups to ride with. Cups may be carried any way possible, on bike or in the rider’s hand (no backpacks). Cups and tape are provided. The team with the most water left wins! 

  

-Register for the Main Race HERE. 

-Register for the 2nd Fun Race HERE. 

  

WEEK 8 – JULY 22ND: 

 •4:00PM-5:00PM – Open Registration (if not done online in advance). Each rider will receive a race bib for the season that they’ll keep and bring to every race.⁠

 •5:00PM – Pee Wee Race (8 and under)

ROUTE (Single Lap): Meadowlands ⁠ 

 •5:15PM: Main Race starts: XC Race

ROUTE (Single Lap): Cross Country course 

 •6:00PM – Fun Race: 4-person Hot Dog Relay⁠

  

-Register for the Main Race HERE. 

-Register for the Fun Race HERE. 

  

WEEK 9 – JULY 29TH: 

 •4:00PM-5:00PM – Open Registration (if not done online in advance). Each rider will receive a race bib for the season that they’ll keep and bring to every race.⁠

 •5:00PM – Pee Wee Race (8 and under)

ROUTE (Single Lap): Meadowlands ⁠ 

 •5:15PM: Main Race starts: XC Race

ROUTE (Single Lap): Cross Country course with Treeline backwards 

 •6:00PM – Fun Race: Pedal Car Relay Race

ROUTE: Meadowlands 

  

WEEK 10 – AUGUST 5TH: 

 •4:00PM-5:00PM – Open Registration (if not done online in advance). Each rider will receive a race bib for the season that they’ll keep and bring to every race.⁠

 •5:00PM – Pee Wee Race (8 and under)

ROUTE (Single Lap): Meadowlands ⁠ 

 •5:15PM: Main Race starts: XC Open (ages 16+)

ROUTE (2 Laps): Cross Country course with Treeline backwards, twice 

 •6:00PM – Fun Race: Pajama Race

  

WEEK 11 – AUGUST 12TH: 

 •4:00PM-5:00PM – Open Registration (if not done online in advance). Each rider will receive a race bib for the season that they’ll keep and bring to every race.⁠

 •5:00PM – Pee Wee Race (8 and under)

ROUTE (Single Lap): Meadowlands ⁠ 

 •5:15PM: Main Race starts: Jr. XC Race (15 and under)

ROUTE (Single Lap): Cross Country course 

 •6:00PM – Fun Race: Slow Race/Single Rider

LOCATION: Pub Road 

  

WEEK 12 – AUGUST 19TH: 

 •4:00PM-5:00PM – Open Registration (if not done online in advance). Each rider will receive a race bib for the season that they’ll keep and bring to every race.⁠

 •5:00PM – Pee Wee Race (8 and under)

ROUTE (Single Lap): Meadowlands ⁠ 

 •5:15PM: Main Race starts: Women’s* Open XC Race 

*Everyone is welcome to join this race! However, the ladies will receive double points for their season total for this race specifically. 

(All Ages: 2 Laps – 16+/ 1 Lap – 15 and under) 

ROUTE: Cross Country course. 

 •6:00PM – Fun Race: One Pedal/Relay Race

  

-Register for the Pee Wee Race HERE. 

-Register for the Main XC Race HERE. 

-Register for the Fun Race HERE. 

  

WEEK 13 – AUGUST 26TH: 

 •4:00PM-5:00PM – Open Registration (if not done online in advance). Each rider will receive a race bib for the season that they’ll keep and bring to every race.⁠

 •5:00PM – Pee Wee Race (8 and under)

ROUTE (Single Lap): Meadowlands ⁠ 

 •5:15PM: Main Race starts: Men’s* Open XC Race

*Everyone is welcome to join this race! However, the men will receive double points for their season total for this race specifically. 

(All Ages: 3 Laps – 16+/ 2 Lap – 15 and under) 

ROUTE: Cross Country course 

 •6:00PM – Fun Race: Royal Games

  

-Register for the Pee Wee Race HERE. 

-Register for the Main XC Race HERE. 

-Register for the Fun Race HERE. 

  

WEEK 14 – SEPTEMBER 2ND: 

 •4:00PM-5:00PM – Open Registration (if not done online in advance). Each rider will receive a race bib for the season that they’ll keep and bring to every race.⁠

 •5:00PM – Pee Wee Race (8 and under)

ROUTE (Single Lap): Meadowlands ⁠ 

 •5:15PM: Main Race starts: Novice* XC Race

*Everyone is welcome to join this race! However, the first-time riders/novices will receive double points for their season total for this race specifically. 

(All first-time riders/includes free admission/1 Lap) 

ROUTE: Cross Country course 

 •6:00PM – Fun Race: Prevelo Race 

ROUTE: Meadowlands 

  

-Register for the Pee Wee Race HERE. 

-Register for the Main XC Race HERE. 

-Register for the Fun Race HERE. 

  

WEEK 15 – SEPTEMBER 9TH: 

 •4:00PM-5:00PM – Open Registration (if not done online in advance). Each rider will receive a race bib for the season that they’ll keep and bring to every race.⁠

 •5:00PM – Pee Wee Race (8 and under)

ROUTE (Single Lap): Meadowlands ⁠ 

 •5:15PM: Main Race starts: High School XC Race

(Meet & Greet NIKA for Racers/2 Laps) 

ROUTE: Cross Country course 

 •6:00PM – Fun Race: Family Race (2 Members minimum) Relay

ROUTE: Upline/Greenline 

  

-Register for the Pee Wee Race HERE. 

-Register for the Main XC Race HERE. 

-Register for the Fun Race HERE. 

  

WEEK 16 – SEPTEMBER 16TH*: 

 •4:00PM-5:00PM – Open Registration (if not done online in advance). Each rider will receive a race bib for the season that they’ll keep and bring to every race.⁠

 •5:00PM – Pee Wee Race (8 and under)

ROUTE (Single Lap): Meadowlands ⁠ 

 •5:15PM: Main Race starts: XC Race  

ROUTE (2 Laps): Cross Country course, twice.

*No Fun Race this week due to longer Main Race. 

 

-Register for the Pee Wee Race HERE. 

-Register for the Main XC Race HERE. 

  

WEEK 17 – SEPTEMBER 23RD*: 

 •4:00PM-5:00PM – Open Registration (if not done online in advance). Each rider will receive a race bib for the season that they’ll keep and bring to every race.⁠

 •5:00PM – Pee Wee Race (8 and under)

ROUTE (Single Lap): Meadowlands ⁠ 

 •5:15PM: Main Race starts: XC Race  

ROUTE (1 Lap): Cross Country course

 •6:00PM – Fun Race: No Chain Fun Race!!
Challenge: remove chains at the Top of the World. SkyPark Bike Mechanics will be there to assist and put chains back on at the end of the race!⁠

ROUTE: Sleigh Ride to Lower Arrow, finish behind Pedal Pub

  

-Register for the Pee Wee Race HERE. 

-Register for the Main XC Race HERE. 

  

WEEK 18 – SEPTEMBER 30TH:

 •6:00PM: Trophy Dinner Awards Ceremony for all race participants

LOCATION: Terrace 

 

Want to check out Race Results? Click on the date of the race and select “Results” HERE!