BURLEIGH COUNTY CUP
The eighth annual Burleigh County Cup will be held the weekend of May 11 starting and finishing once again in beautiful Eagle Park just north of Bismarck, North Dakota. Register HERE.
“Charge for the Burleigh County Cup? They’ve finally sold out! We knew the day would come!”
We can see it now … Deleting the Cup’s route from your Garmin’s memory and making your mom the top priority of Mother’s Day weekend. Alright, alright. Well before you call home and apologize for giving her nothing but dirty chamois to wash as a gift for the last seven years, allow us to explain.
The Burleigh County Cup is turning 8. It’s a very good time in its life. It’s finally learning to color in the lines (though we still encourage coloring outside of them, but more on that later), it is making some real friends and is even sitting at the table nicely and eating its vegetables without being asked repeatedly. With this growth and maturity comes the opportunity to expand the event and increase its quality. That is exactly what the Cup, and the Burleigh County Bicycle Cult intend to do.
What started as a small gravel ride/race inspired by Chris Skogen’s Almanzo in southern Minnesota has quickly become a central ND cycling tradition. As we grow we want the experience that every rider receives to be of the highest quality, while being an affordable and approachable event to as many as possible.
This year you’ll be getting:
• Burleigh County Cup ride/race experience.
• Food, beverage, maybe a prize, maybe a high five following your ride.
• Following the race, later in the evening, we’re hosting the first ever BCBC Season Kickoff Social (BCBCSKS?!) in a private room at Sidelines Bar. There will be drinks/good times/music. This will be open to the public. All those who have a love for human-powered two-wheelers are highly encouraged to come out. You can rub elbows with Cup riders and cycling lovers alike.
Now, don’t delay, get signed up today … We’re capping the race at 150 total registrants this year. Registration goes live January 21. See you in Burleigh County!
TAKE A KID MOUNTAIN BIKING DAY
The BCBC will once again host two Take A Kid Mountain Days. There will be one in the spring and one in the fall. More info coming soon.
BIS-MAN CYCLOCROSS SERIES
Coming fall 2019. More info coming soon.
North Dakota MTB State Championship
Get ready, they're back! The North Dakota State Championship races that the Dakota Roughrider Bicycle Club created back in the 90's are coming back as strong as ever thanks to the BCBC. This will be grass roots ND MTB racing at it's finest!
Categories in male / female:
• Open 18-49
• Masters 50+
• Single Speed
• Clydesdale 220 ILBs+
Must be an ND resident to participate.
Will take place at Sunset Trail in Mandan, ND.
Registration opens May 1st at 8am.
CLICK HERE to get signed up.
SCORCH & TORCH MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE
Scorch & Torch is going to be a 3 hour MTB race on July 20 2019, from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., on the single track of Sleepy Hollow Park right here in Bismarck, ND. You can either ride the race solo or with one teammate, rotating turns every lap. The most laps with the best time in three hours wins. Simple! There will also be a kids race following the adults!
So the race is the "Scorch", but the other great reason to show up is the "Torch"! We'll be torching hotdogs (Yeah, the good stuff!) following the race so everyone can enjoy a dog, a drink and hang out for a bit while awards is going on.
Registration will open Wednesday May 16th. To register go to BikeReg.com find the event and follow the instructions.
BCBC MOUNTAIN BIKE SERIES
The BCBC Mountain Bike Series will take place during the 2019 summer at various trails around the Bismarck-Mandan area and is free of charge. Multiple divisions (including youth divisions) and distances for all skill levels. Registration is from 6 to 6:50pm and races start promptly at 7pm. The adults will be scored off of their best 4 finishes, the youth off their best 3.
The schedule for the summer will go as follows.
June 11th Sleepy Hollow
June 25th Pioneer Park/BSC(no youth race)
July 16th Ft Lincoln
July 23th Sunset Park
August 13th Adventist Academy(no youth race)
August 20st Harmon Lake
You must bring a signed waiver, found here, to the first race in the series you participate in. After you turn in the waiver, you are set for the series.