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 (including first-timers) followed by cross-country/enduro races where we’ll really be cranking up the competition! 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

June 3rd:

•4:00PM-5:00PM – Open Registration (to be done in-person this week). Each rider will receive a race bib for the season that they’ll keep and bring to every race.⁠
•5:00PM – First 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.

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 – First 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
Register for the 1st XC Backwards Race HERE.
•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 2nd/Fun Race HERE.

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 – First 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: SkyPark Biathlon

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.

 

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 – First 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

Get ready for an egg-citing relay! Route details to be announced soon.

 

The full Thursday Race Series schedule will be coming soon!