BMC’s World Famous Elk Basin Cross Country race returns once again, and is part of the 406 XC series and the Wyoming WORRA series. Rider athletes know to expect a challenging course consisting of miles of single track, rocks, sagebrush, hill climbs, descents, ascents, side hills, sand sections, rocky runs, root ways, timber limb dodging, a few natural jumps and everything in between that requires top-notch endurance for both the rider and the bike.
Elk Basin outside of Belfry Montana is considered high desert Bad Lands terrain and is no walk in the park by any means. Many top competitors in the Pro classes can find their body or bike unable to finish and that is why fans and rider teams will see a “No Whimps Allowed” sign at the event entrance.
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The Competition Course
The full course A/B course will be approximately 20 miles to complete a single lap and course design changes each year to keep the event ride dynamic and ever-changing. Youth Classes, Women and Open C race Saturday; and although not as difficult or as long a course, still challenges the kids and beginners and they are just as enjoyable to watch. A and B classes race Sunday on the big course.
Fans and riders typically make it a whole weekend and camp, with a Pre-Ride Fun Run on the main course after Saturday’s races, yarn-telling around the evening campfires and the main Events starting Sunday morning. The schedule is below and times are tentative.
Free Entry, Free Camping
No Gate Fee for Spectators, Free Camping/Parking (BLM Land).
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- Part of the 406 XC Series
Pre-entry gets you a free event T-shirt
406XC classes and rules can be found at https://www.406xc.com/
From Powell WY, head north on HWY 295 for approx 15 miles, turn left onto Rd 1 N G near Elk Basin gas plant, follow this road North West for approximately 7 miles to race site.
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Contact the Promoters with any questions
The Yellowstone Cross country utilizes the BMC’s 1,450 acres of trail areas, terrain, hills and coulees. Additional features may include the endurocross course, lower grounds and MX track. The courses are designed for all rider types, from 50cc little buggers all the way up to challenging endurance laps for A & B riders.
Pay at the Gate: $10 Adult. Kids 10 and under Free with paid adult.
- Pits Open Friday October 11th at 1PM
- Free Camping
- Sign up online at the 406XC Website
- Saturday Race Class Fee: $45
- 50s Class is Free
- Registration: 8:00-9:15am
- Riders Meeting 9:30am
- Kid’s Classes
- Men’s C Class
- Women’s C Class
- School Boy Class
- Big Course Pre-Ride 4-6:00pm
- Sunday Race Class Fee: $55
- Registration: 8:30-9:30am
- Riders Meeting 9:30am
- A & B Classes
Camping, Parking, Food, Beverage and Spectators
Plenty of car parking, special motorcycle parking up front, and a variety of food and beverage concessions are available. Bring your lawn chairs, canopies, tarp covers, toy haulers, campers, trailers, tailgate set-ups and other outdoor supplies for a wonderful weekend of watching. Camping is available: $30 for the weekend.
Gas and Service
Gas and market items at Casey’s Corner Gas station, 1.5 miles away. Moto parts and some mechanic service will be available onsite.
No pets or open fires allowed. No pit riding. Helmets must be worn at all times while riding a motorcycle.
Contact the promoter with any questions
Brendan Cady 406-794-6501