Mountain Biking Events

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

At its most extreme, events like Red Bull Rampage in Virgin, Utah 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 and the Sea Otter Classic in California 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
20 Jun  - 24 Jun, 2018
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Black Bear Adventure Race 2016
McHenry, MD United States 
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World Masters Games 2017
36 Sandringham Road,Kingsland, Auckland, 1309 New Zealand 
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The Highland Fling 2017
Bundanoon, NSW, Australia
12 Nov, 2017
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Red Bull Rampage 2017
Virgin, Utah, United States
27 Oct  - 28 Oct, 2017
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Red Bull Elements 2017
Talloires, France
23 Sep, 2017
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2017 Mountain Bike World Championships
Smithfield Regional Park, Cairns, Australia
05 Sep  - 10 Sep, 2017
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Red Bull District Ride 2017
Nuremberg, Germany
01 Sep  - 02 Sep, 2017
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UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Finals 2017
Val di Sole, Commezzadura, Italy
25 Aug  - 27 Aug, 2017
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Jackalope 2017
Esplanade Financière Sun Life, Montreal, Quebec
18 Aug  - 20 Aug, 2017
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The Redback MTB Stage Race 2017
Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
17 Aug  - 20 Aug, 2017
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24h Downhill “race the Night” – Semmering
Carolusstraße 3, Semmering, 2680 Austria 
12 Aug  - 14 Aug, 2017
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Crankworx Whistler 2017
Whistler, BC, Canada
11 Aug  - 20 Aug, 2017
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Audi Power Of Four Mountain Bike 2017
Aspen Snowmass, Colorado, United States
06 Aug, 2017
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Alta Valtellina Bike Marathon
Bormio SO, Italy
29 Jul, 2017
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Giant 3plus3 – A Mountain Bikers Christmas in July
617 Grandchester Mt Mort Rd, Grandchester, QLD 4340 Australia 
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Glemmride Bike Festival Saalbach 2017
Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria
06 Jul  - 09 Jul, 2017
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Big Mountain Enduro Aspen Snowmass
Snowmass, CO, United States
29 Jul  - 30 Jul, 2017
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Ekstremsportveko 2017 – 20th Anniversary
Vangsgata 28, Vossevangen, 5700 Norway 
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Munich Mash 2017
Olympic Park Munich, Germany
23 Jun  - 25 Jun, 2017
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Crankworx Innsbruck 2017
Innsbruck, Austria
21 Jun  - 24 Jun, 2017
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Crankworx Les Gets 2017
Les Gets, France
14 Jun  - 18 Jun, 2017
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Pro Freestyle 2017
The Hague, Netherlands
02 Jun  - 05 Jun, 2017
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FISE World Montpellier 2017
Montpellier, France
24 May  - 28 May, 2017
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2017 Convict 100
St Albans, NSW, Australia
06 May, 2017
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Aalborg MTB Marathon 2017
Kjellerups Torv, Aalborg, 9000 Denmark 
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No Chain Dual Slalom & Dirt OL-Jam Vol.2
Bike Park Olomouc, Czech Republic
22 Apr, 2017
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Sea Otter Classic 2017
Monterey, California, United Stated
19 Apr  - 23 Apr, 2017
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Merida 24hr + 4hr and Kids 24min
617 Grandchester Mt Mort Rd, Grandchester, QLD 4340 Australia 
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Redass MTB – State Round
Thredbo, NSW 2625, Australia
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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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