Don’t let the fact it’s under 100 miles fool you into thinking that this is an easy race. ORAAM tackles some of the most technical single track trails in the world while climbing over 11,500 in 62 miles. This race is not for the faint of heart and has broken many riders. If this isn’t quite what you are looking for, there is Jerdon, a 26 mile race the day before tackling some of the epic trails like Kitsuma, Heartbreak Ridge Star Gap and Jarrett Creek.
Taking you through 100 miles of the Badlands in North Dakota during August. You might just have to be a little crazy to embark on this one. If this isn’t tough enough for you, September 2016 is the inaugral Maah Daah Hey 150.
100 miles through some of the most rugged and technical single track trails in Utah. The first race in the NUE series does not disappoint. Like most other races, they do have a 50 mile option and if you finish before all your friends, there’s a beer garden for you to wait in.
You might as sign of the loony bin for even contemplating this one. Not just for mountain bikers but also runners and cross country skiers, you have the option of 26, 100 or 300 miles through the arctic Yukon in February.
Touted as one of the hardest mountain bike races in the country taking place atop the Continental Divide just outside of Butte, Montana. To continue the small grass roots vibe, they’s created a lottery system to keep the race small. Past years top riders have priority each year.
Exactly what it says, a 12 hour mountain bike race through the dessert of New Mexico. The stunning scenery and fun single track trails will keep you interested the entire time.
If 75 miles of single track, including the technical lava and over some of the most beautiful scenery in Oregon hasn’t gotten your attention yet. How about an after party sponsored by Deschutes Brewery?
The Grandaddy of them all! This is it, the race of all races. One hundred miles across the high-altitude, extreme terrain of the Colorado Rockies, this event was created for only the most determined athletes. Starting at 10,152 feet and climbing to 12,424 feet, you’ll be challenged to catch your breath — while the views try to take it away.
Part of the Leadville Race Series, the Barn Burner 104 takes you out of the Arizona dessert heat and up to the mountains of Flagstaff. Post race festivities include food from Big Foot BBQ and your first 2 beers on the house from Four Peaks Brewing Company.
The PISGAH 111K is the ultimate cross-country-endurance mountain bike race. Racers follow a set 111 kilometer course on the finest trails and gravel roads Pisgah National Forest has to offer. The route includes over 11,000 feet of climbing along the way.