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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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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Adventurethon Magnetic Island Magnetic Island, QLD, Australia
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Crankworx Rotorua 2017 Rotorua, New Zealand
25 Mar  - 02 Apr, 2017
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GT Bike Buller Festival 2017 Mt Buller, Victoria, Australia
11 Mar  - 13 Mar, 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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