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Thursday Night Race League
July 9, 2020
We are so stoked to say that Thursday Night Race League is still happening! Whitefish Mountain Resort is still the place to ride a bike on Thursday nights!
That being said we do have some new pandemic precaution’s in place now- The State of Montana has extended group gatherings to 50 people, so we are limiting each race to 40 racers. Therefore we are also asking that you please limit bringing friends and family members to the race with you in an effort to not go over the maximum number of people allowed by the Flathead County Health Dept.
Online registration opens each week on Monday at 8am and closes at 5:00pm on race day. With only 40 spot available, this will help ensure those who register actually have the time to race that week.
There will be no food this year, but our sponsors are coming on with great raffles and prizes.
***Other Changes for this year: Unfortunately, there will be no Kids Race, but we will still give out Otter Pops! Online registration is mandatory, and there will be an augmented/abbreviated raffle/awards ceremony.
In previous summers, we have had 70-80 racers sign up! Sadly, with having to cut that number in half, the earliest we will start accepting sign-ups online will be the Monday before each race. This way if you do sign up, you hopefully know for sure that you will be able to make it and therefore we will have fewer no shows! For that same reason, we will also not be offering the race league season passes this summer. Don’t forget, helmets are mandatory!
All races start, finish, registration, and check-in are all at the Village Trailhead.
XC Races – 7pm Race Start.
Different categories race anywhere from 1-4 laps depending on the course.
Racers will have a staggered start with about a 3-minute interval with Expert going first, Sport going second and Beginners going third.
Must check-in / register before 6:30pm each race day.
All results are published by Competitive Timing and can be viewed on their website – Click here to view results for the 2020 season.
Online registration is mandatory! You can register online up to 1 hour before the race!
Online registration opens each week on Monday at 8am and closes at 5pm on race day.
Race Day Check-In at Events office / Upper Village – No later than 6:30pm. Seriously.
XC Start – 7 PM
CATEGORIES & AGE DIVISIONS
Online Registration Fees for XC Races – $15 Single Race. You must register for each race individually. Race registration opens each on Monday at 8am and check-in closes at 5pm each race day.
Class – Beginner (1 Lap)
Sport (2 Lap OR 4-10 miles)
Expert (3 Lap OR 10-15 miles).
Age Divisions – 17 and Under, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+
Week 1 (July 9) – Badrock
Distance: 2.73mi / Elevation Gain: 735ft
Up: Limelight Down: Rush Up: Journey, Slow Ride, Crosstown Traffic
Week 2 (July 16) – Bob Cedar
Week 3 (July 23) – Journey
Distance: 4.10mi / Elevation Gain: 901ft
Down: Summit Trail to Lift Plaza (Chair 1), Journey, Styx, Journey, Arnica Ridge Up: Journey, Slowride, Crosstown Traffic
Week 4 (July 30) – Huckleberry Hill Climb
Beginner – Distance: 2.73mi / Elevation Gain: 781ft
Up: Summit Trail to Overflow Crossing // Down: Sidecar, Zeppelin
Sport – Distance: 5.63mi / Elevation Gain: 1,096ft
Up: Summit Trail to the Top of Chair 2 // Down: Kashmir, Sidecar, Zeppelin
Expert – Distance: 11mi / Elevation Gain: 2,000ft
Up: Summit Trail to the Summit House // Down: Kashmir, Sidecar, Zeppelin
A HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
Dates are subject to change.