Coyote Run (Montana XC Series) @ BMC Grounds
May 19 @ 9:00 am – May 20 @ 5:00 pm

Montana XC MT XC Coyote Cross Country Billings at BMC

montana-XC-MT-XC-Series-2016Friday, May 18th

  • Gates Open at 3:00 pm
  • Pre Ride for Women’s B, and Vintage from 5:00-7:00pm (all other pre-rides have been cancelled due to heavy rain)
  • Gates lock at Midnight

Saturday, May 19

  • Gates Open at 7:00 am
  • Saturday class sign ups from 7:00-8:30 am
  • Youth and Womens C Mandatory Pit Meeting at 8:45 am
  • 50CC Race at 9:00 am (Approx. 30 mins)
  • Youth and Womens C Race at 10:00 am (60 mins)
  • Open C, Vintage and Womens B Mandatory Pit Meeting at 1:45 Pm
  • Open C, Vintage and Womens B Race at 2:00 pm (90 mins)
  • Sunday Class (A/B/Womens A) Sign Ups from 4:00-6:00 pm
  • A/B Pre Ride from 5:00-7:00 pm
  • Gates Lock at Midnight

Sunday, May 20

  • Gates Open at 7:00 am
  • Sign Ups from 8:00-9:30 am
  • A/B Mandatory Pit Meeting at 10:15 am
  • A/B/Womens A Race at 10:30 am (Laps to be determined)
  • Gates Lock at 8:00 pm

Competitor Information

Race preregistration is over. You’ll need to sign up at the race.

50CC, Youth (Women’s C), Open C (Women’s B, Vintage) and A/B will all be separate courses. Pit meetings are mandatory. Riders not attending the appropriate pit meeting will be penalized on the start. Please remember NO PETS ALLOWED on BMC grounds. Please, for the safety of everyone NO PIT RIDING. You may ride your motorcycle from your camp to the start area; please ride 1st gear only and HELMETS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES ON BMC GROUNDS. Anyone caught breaking these safety rules will be warned once and then ask to leave. Please remember this race is run solely by volunteers. Please treat them with respect and thank them for their efforts.

If you would like to volunteer you MUST sign in a work party sheet. Please do not sign in until you have been assigned a duty by race staff. Please find one of us and ask where you are needed. We will need a variety of help including checkpoint personnel, road crossing guards, sign up help, lap counters, gate staff, clean up, course clean up Sunday and after (pick up course marking) and many other areas. We can use volunteers with or without motorcycles. Rovers must be present to help mark the course before race day and understand course layout. Call a promoter to volunteer.

$10 Per car load for gate entry
$55 – Adult Race Entry Fee A/B Classes
$45 – C/Kids Race Entry Fee
$35 – 50cc
$10 – Pre-Ride/Poker Run 

Minor Release Form (if the Parents will not be at the race, and your child is under 18 years of age)

If you as a Parent will not be at the race your child wants to attend e.g., your child will attend with other adults or friends (without you), you as a the parents (both) MUST complete this Minor Release Form, notarize it, and mail it 72 hours prior to the event. Download the form, print it and mail it to Billings Motorcycle Club, Attn: Race Title / Race Promoter or Darrell Devitt, PO BMC 20421, Billings, MT 59104-0421. Contact the Promoter to assure receipt.


Entry Fee Spectators

$10 per car or vehicle at the gate. Free Camping. Competitor sign-up fees are separate. Competitors can Preregister online at or at the event.

Parking, Food, Beverage and Spectators

Plenty of parking and family picnics are encouraged. Bring your lawn chairs, canopies, tarp covers, toy haulers, campers, trailers, tailgate set-ups and other outdoor supplies for a wonderful day of riding and watching. Camping is available. Gates close at midnight and open at 6AM.


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, or to volunteer

Kevin Niehenke 406-930-1373

Josh King 406-860-5003


Other MT XC Series Races

Visit: The Montana XC Series Website



42nd Annual Elk Basin Cross Country (Montana XC Series) @ Elk Basin
Jun 23 @ 8:30 am – Jun 24 @ 4:00 pm

montana-XC-MT-XC-Series-2016June 23 & 24
Part of the MT XC Series

BMC’s World Famous Elk Basin Cross Country race will be returning for its 42nd year running and is still free for spectators. This will be round 4 of the AMA Sanctioned Montana XC 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. The full course is 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 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 Poker 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.

No Gate Fee for Spectators, Free Camping and Parking on Public BLM Land

Competitor Information

Competitor Pre-Entry online is closed. Register at the event.

Saturday June 23th

  • Registration: 8:30-9:30am
  • Kids Riders Meeting 9:45am
  • Races:
    • 50cc – 10:00am (30 min)
    • 65cc, 85cc, Supermini, Girls – 11:00am (60 min)
    • C Men, Women’s Class – 1:30pm (90 min)
  • Big Course Pre-Ride 4-6:00pm
  • Saturday registration ends at 7PM

Sunday June 24th

  • Registration: 8:00-9:00am
  • Riders Meeting 9:15am
  • Races all start at 9:30am (Staggered class start)
    • ~20 mile laps
    • A-classes 4 laps
    • B-classes 3 laps

Parking, Camping and Spectators

Concessions may be available, check back for updates. There is plenty of parking and camping available, outside of the staging area. The whole area is Public BLM land. Bring your lawn chairs, canopies, tarp covers, toy haulers, campers, trailers, tailgate set-ups and other outdoor supplies for a wonderful weekend of riding, camping and watching. Fans and rider teams typically bring a 4-wheeler or other non-competition motorcycle to shuttle with.

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Gas and Service

Gas and market items at Belfry or Bridger Montana


Camp fires permitted unless fire-restricted due to season changes. Road vehicles must stay on designated roads and competition motorcycles must stay on designated course ways, which are clearly flagged.

Contact the Promoter with any questions

Trevor Pankratz 406-208-2514
Jon Carlson 406-208-8550
Jared Pankratz 406-390-4569





4-Hour Marathon Cross Country @ BMC Grounds
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The BMC Four-Hour Cross Country Marathon is exactly what it sounds like … a non-stop four hour endurance race with rider teams of two, with each rider completing two laps before the rider change. The Four-hour marathon race currently takes advantage of a large portion of the 1,421 acre space using the Motocross Track, the Endurocross Track and miles of wild bad lands terrain to hold a challenging race for the pros and an appropriate version for youth riders. In addition to sage brush side-hilling, single tracks, deep coulees, winding uphill shots, wide sweepers, snaking-through-the-trees lines, and rocky rooty sections, this cross country course is a great ride. Competitors pull the trigger and spectators enjoy a family picnic style day, with wide a variety of viewing locations at an awesome Autumn BMC moto event.

Gate Entry Fee for Spectators and Competitors

Adults $10 per day, Kids 10 and under Free with paid adult.

Competitor Race Fees and Information

Competitor Race fees are separate, and Sign-Up will be from 7:00 AM to 9:30 AM. Racing will begin after the rider’s meeting around 10:30AM.

Parking, Camping and Spectators

Plenty of parking and family picnics are encouraged. Bring your lawn chairs, canopies, tarp covers, toy haulers, campers, trailers, tailgate set-ups and other outdoor supplies for a wonderful day of riding and watching. Camping is available Saturday night. Gates close at midnight and will open at 6AM.

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No pets allowed.

Contact the promoters with any questions

Jeff Samek 406-927-5681
Dennis Bauer 406-259-0744