Mountain Bike Races


Absolute Bikes is the proud sponsor of the FIBArk Mountain Bike Races.

mtb race

10:00 AM Sunday, F Street Bridge

Join us for the annual FIBArk Mountain Bike Races. Registration categories include Expert, Single Speed, Sport, Beginner and Kid races. All races take place on the Arkansas Hills Trail System; course length and difficulty depends on race category. Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers in each category.

The Beginner Race encourages the rider to have fun and gain confidence on some of our easier trails. It starts up Spiral Drive and heads up Lil’ Rattler, the Lil’ Rattler Extension, over to Backbone, then to Tenderfoot Trail and back on down Spiral Drive to the finish. This course is one lap and can be easily completed by beginner riders comfortable with Single-Track. Approximately 6 miles.
Not sure if it is too tough for young kids or other interested party? It is an easy course to find so take the time to go pre-ride.

The Sport Race is designed for the enthusiast who loves Single-Track. We have added the more technical section of Sand Dunes Trail to create a larger clockwise loop and return downtown. There will be three laps to really enjoy what great trails Salida has to offer. On lap two and three the racers will be spread out and will climb Frontside Trail (instead of Spiral Drive) for easy cheering from downtown Salida. It is June on south facing trails so be prepared for warm temps!! Approximately 13 miles.

The Expert Race is much more demanding. It adds another section of Backbone Trail, up Cottonwood Trail, and Prospector Trail to all the fun sections of the Sport Course. This group will be fast and the extra section of trails will add some strenuous climbing and more technical descending. Approximately 18.5 miles. We will also be connecting into the amazing new trail Chicken Dinner. Check out the map!

-All three courses will be on the trails at the same time.
-There will be a few minutes between starts to separate categories.
-Come on down and cheer the racers, this is a spectator friendly course.


To Register
Registration for this event is available via this website. Alternatively you can download, print and fill out the form below and return it to the Salida Aquatic Center.
Mountain Bike Registration Form


To View Maps
Click the links below to view and download for printing.
Expert Trail Map

Sport Mt. Bike Map
Beginner Mt. Bike Map