The BMC Coyote Run is Part of the 406XC Series
Friday, May 18th
- Gates Open at 3:00 pm
- Pre Rides available
- 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 Women’s C Mandatory Pit Meeting at 8:45 am
- 50CC Race at 9:00 am (Approx. 30 mins)
- Youth and Women’s C Race at 10:00 am (60 mins)
- Open C, Vintage and Women’s B Mandatory Pit Meeting at 1:45 Pm
- Open C, Vintage and Women’s B Race at 2:00 pm (90 mins)
- Sunday Class (A/B/Women’s A) Sign Ups from 4:00-6:00 pm
- A/B Pre Ride from 5:00-7:00 pm
- Gates Lock at Midnight
- 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/Women’s A Race at 10:30 am (Laps to be determined)
- Gates Lock at 8:00 pm
Race preregistration will be available or 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.
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.
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
June 23 & 24
BMC’s World Famous Elk Basin Cross Country race will be returning for its 42nd year running and is still free for spectators. 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 Pre-Entry will be available or sign up at the event.
Saturday June 23th
- Registration: 8:30-9:30am
- Kids Riders Meeting 9:45am
- 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 Promoters with any questions
Trevor Pankratz 406-208-2514
Jon Carlson 406-208-8550
Jared Pankratz 406-390-4569