Mountain Biking Events

From remote single-track runs in the mountains to high profile downhill races, mountain biking is a lot of things to a lot of people.

At its most extreme, events like Red Bull Rampage take the sport to a ridiculously dramatic level. There’s no room for error, which sometimes result in bone crushing crashes. The Crankworx series is a favorite of anyone that’s participated over the years. And when it comes to culture, happenings like the World Masters Games in New Zealand are too fun to think about missing. Let RadSeason.com be your guide to the world of mountain biking.

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Crankworx Les Gets 2018 Les Gets, France
Jun 20, 2018
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Crankworx Innsbruck 2018 Innsbruck, Austria
Jun 13, 2018
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FISE World Montpellier 2018 Le Lez, Montpellier
May 23, 2018
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Convict 100 2018 St Albans, NSW, Australia
May 05, 2018
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AMB 100 Marathon 2018 Stromlo, ACT, Australia
Apr 15, 2018
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Red Bull Defiance 2018 Wanaka, New Zealand
Jan 20, 2018
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The Highland Fling 2017 Bundanoon, NSW, Australia
Nov 12, 2017
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Augusta Adventure Fest Augusta, South West, Western Australia
Nov 04, 2017
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XTERRA World Championship Kapalua, Maui
Oct 29, 2017
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Red Bull Rampage 2017 Virgin, Utah, United States
Oct 27, 2017
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CrankChaos Mountain Bike Festival Afriski Mountain Resort, Lesotho, South Africa
Oct 26, 2017
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Red Bull Elements 2017 Talloires, France
Sep 23, 2017
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2017 Mountain Bike World Championships Smithfield Regional Park, Cairns, Australia
Sep 05, 2017
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Red Bull District Ride 2017 Nuremberg, Germany
Sep 01, 2017
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UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Finals 2017 Val di Sole, Commezzadura, Italy
Aug 25, 2017
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Jackalope 2017 Esplanade Financière Sun Life, Montreal, Quebec
Aug 18, 2017
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The Redback MTB Stage Race 2017 Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
Aug 17, 2017
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Crankworx Whistler 2017 Whistler, BC, Canada
Aug 11, 2017
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Glacier 360 Langjökull Glacier, Iceland
Aug 10, 2017
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Audi Power Of Four Mountain Bike 2017 Aspen Snowmass, Colorado, United States
Aug 06, 2017
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Alta Valtellina Bike Marathon Bormio SO, Italy
Jul 29, 2017
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Giant 3plus3 – A Mountain Bikers Christmas in July 617 Grandchester Mt Mort Rd, Grandchester, QLD 4340 Australia 
Jul 08, 2017
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Glemmride Bike Festival Saalbach 2017 Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria
Jul 06, 2017
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Big Mountain Enduro Aspen Snowmass Snowmass, CO, United States
Jul 29, 2017
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Ekstremsportveko 2017 – 20th Anniversary Vangsgata 28, Vossevangen, 5700 Norway 
Jun 25, 2017
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Munich Mash 2017 Olympic Park Munich, Germany
Jun 23, 2017
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Crankworx Innsbruck 2017 Innsbruck, Austria
Jun 21, 2017
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Crankworx Les Gets 2017 Les Gets, France
Jun 14, 2017
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Pannonian Challenge 18 Osijek, Croatia
Jun 07, 2017
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Pro Freestyle 2017 The Hague, Netherlands
Jun 02, 2017

Mountain Biking History

Interestingly enough, one of the earliest recorded mentions of Mountain Biking was for military purposes. The Swiss military used mountain bikes to cross rough terrain in the country as early as 1891, and in the United States the so-called Buffalo Soldiers of the US Army used mountain bikes shortly thereafter to quickly cover ground in the West before there were roads in much of it. That off-roading spirit is central to Mountain Biking today.

In the early to mid 1900’s, as bicycles became more common in households across the United States, more specialized bicycles were developed, and the first bicycles designed for cross-country bicycling were born. In 1966 an inventor by the name of D. Gwynn built an off-road bike he dubbed a “Mountain Bicycle,” which was likely the first use of the term. As time went on and the sport slowly grew, more and more specialized bikes were developed. Manufacturers used parts similar to BMX bikes, mass production ensued, and by the 90’s the sport had gone mainstream.

Today there are several different types of Mountain Biking competitions. There are cross country on or off trail long hauls, enduro races up and down mountains, fast-paced downhill races (often on ski slopes in the summer), mixed style free-riding, and pretty much every combination of man, bike, and terrain you can imagine. There’s always an event going on in the world of MTB- popular mountain biking events on deck include the crowd-pleasing Crankworx series, the death-defying Red Bull Rampage and the Mountain Bike World Championships.

Ever since the first brave soul dared to take his bicycle up to the top of a mountain ride it down, mountain biking has attracted thrill seekers worldwide. However, when you add steep slopes, rocks and trees there’s always the potential for broken bones, so stay safe and avoid mountain biking injury (as rad as scars are) by playing it as safe as possible. All you need is a bike and the great outdoors (and a helmet!!) and you’re in business. Get out there and find it with Rad Season.

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