Thursday Night Race League 2018

3915 big mountain road
Whitefish, Mt 59937


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Event Description

   Whitefish Mountain Resort is the place to ride a bike on Thursday nights this summer. It is as much about the party and the people as it is about the race. Come hang out, and ride your bike while you are at it. We expect 50-100 racers per night.  Helmets are required to race.
All races start, finish, registration and check in are all at the Village Trailhead

Kids Race - 6:50pm Race Start
   Get a ribbon and Popsicle for racing! Help from parents is appreciated.
This is mainly toddlers on push bikes, or kids with pedal bikes with smaller wheels. The course is usually only about 200-400 yards with possibly a slight incline/decline. Kids awards are given about 10-15 minutes after the XC race begins (approx. 7:15).

XC Races – 7pm Race Start
  Each week we will offer a course about 3-5 miles in length with about 300-600 vertical feet.  Different categories race anywhere from 1-4 laps depending on the course. Must check in / Register by 6:30 each race. 


  •      Day of Event Registration - 530-630 PM (Events Office at Village Trailhead)
  •      Must Check in (if register online) or Register on site no later than 630
  •      Kids Race Start - 6:50 PM 
  •      XC Start - 7 PM 
  •      Kids Awards - ~7:15     
  •      XC Awards - ~ 8:30 @ the Bierstube

Kid’s Race 
     One size fits all.

XC Race
     Categories - Men or Women
     Class - Beginner (1 Lap)      Sport (2 Lap OR 4-10 miles)     Expert (3 Lap OR 10-15 miles).  
     Age Divsions - 17 and Under, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+

   There is no cost for the Kids Race. There is no lift ticket required for any TNRL Race.  
-Online Registration Fees for XC Races
  $60 All Season (6 races)
  $15 Single Race 
-Day of Event Registration Fees for XC Races 
  $75 per season (6 races)
  $20 single race registration.

   All Courses Start and Finish, Register and Check in at Village Trailhead.  
   Awards at the Bierstube

Week 1 – Van Halen
4.1 Miles / 456’ Vertical
Up – Summit Trail / Sidecar
Down – Summit Trail, Overflow

Week 2 – Journey
4.0 Miles / 397’ Vertical
Down – Summit trail to Lift Plaza (Chiar 1) to Slow Ride to Arnica Ridge to the Pond.
Up – Journey / Styx / Journey to Crosstown Traffic.

Week 3 – Bad Rock
2.85 Miles / 472’ Vertical
Up – Limelight
Down – Rush, Arnica Ridge.
Up – Road Section, Journey (to lift plaza), Slow Ride, Crosstown Traffic

Week 4 – Hungry Like the Wolf
3.9 Miles / 413’ Vertical
Up – Van Hagar
Down – Speedwagon, Hungry Like the Wolf
Up – Arnica Ridge, Rush, Crosstown Traffic

Week 5 – Bob Cedar
~5 Miles / ~500’ +-
Down - Crosstown Traffic to Journey to Bob Cedar to the Whitefish Trail (not down to town). Continue on Bob Cedar to the Pond.
Up - Arnica Ridge to Slow Ride to the Lift Plaza, Continue up the Summit Trail to the Village Trailhead.

Week 6 – Fan Favorite
Democracy prevails!  We will vote at awards the week prior as to what course to use this week.


We are happy to have 
COMPETITIVE TIMING on board this year to provide chip timing for all of our TNRL races.  Results for all TNRL races are available here.

Awards located at the Bierstube in the Upper Village. Prizes and awards 30 minutes after last racer finishes, approx 8:30PM. There will be ribbons and high fives for winners, and there will be raffle prizes for all racers after awards. …Must be present to win…

Did we mention all of our incredible sponsors?

  • Great Northern Cycles
  • Sportsman Ski Haus
  • Glacier Cyclery
  • Montana Coffee Traders
  • Professional Therapy Associates
  • Step Ahead Foot and Ankle Clinic
  • Great Northern Brewery
  • The Lodge at Whitefish Lake
  • Second Street Pizza
  • The Bierstube
  • Competitive Timing

Online Registration Questions – 862.2900 x2
All other questions - Josh Knight – 406.862.2911 or

When should I arrive?
Well, we pushed it back half an hour this year so you can make it after work a bit easier.  You need to have registered or checked in (even if registered online) to get your race plate/timing chip and allow the race organizers to be prepared for a 7pm start.  To be clear, this does not mean you arrive at 7pm. That includes parking, walking up to the check in window, etc.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Any age can enter the Tykes Race.  There is no age minimum for the XC race, but we do ask for parental supervision if needed.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
There is a bit of construction in the Village Area.  We recommend parking in the upper two lots (Alder/Village Parking as well as Birch Lot which is below the Bierstube)

What can I bring into the event?
Bike, Family, High Fives, etc. Spectators usually hang around the Start / Finish area. You are welcome to hike to any location on course, provided you do stay off the race course during the race.

What about Bathrooms?
There are bathrooms at the Bierstube, Hellroaring, Village Restrooms located below Ed and Mully’s at the top of the Boardwalk as well as the restrooms near the bottom of Chair 2.

What about dogs?
Dogs are welcome, but they must remain on a leash and be supervised at all times.

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