JULY 1, 2017


The Philipsburg 46 has something for everyone. This is a mass start, point-to-point, backcountry adventure race. It boasts extraordinary views of the Flint Creek Valley and the Pintler Wilderness, and combines a rugged riding experience with the western hospitality of Philipsburg, Montana. As far as we know, it’s the only 50 mile mountain bike race in the world without a single switchback.


The race starts at the mouth of Willow Creek on private property and through a partnership with Five Valleys Land Trust. Riders of every skill level start together and wind along Lower Willow Creek before a creek crossing and steep climb separate the field. A few more miles of scenic dirt roads give way to extraordinary alpine singletrack. Hold on tight through fast descents and lung busting climbs before you cruise back toward Philipsburg for the big finale.

The race is just shy of 50 miles, with 5,000 feet of climbing. A few technical descents might have new riders on the edge of their seats, but there’s nothing an adventurous novice can’t handle.




FRIDAY, JUNE 30, 2017
Time Event Location
4pm-9pm Rider Check-In/Registration Winninghoff Park, Philipsburg
Time Event Location
7am-8am Rider Check-In/Registration Winninghoff Park, Philipsburg
8am Shuttle to Race Start Winninghoff Park, Philipsburg
9am Race Start Lower Willow Cr.
2pm Awards/Banquet Begins Winninghoff Park, Philipsburg




Tent and RV camping is available at every Western Montana Trail Series event, and the Philipsburg 46 is no different. Primitive camping is available at Winninghoff Park in downtown Philipsburg, and porta potties are supplied. Please plan on bringing your own water, and haul out your trash! You can reach out to Ben ( for more information.


That’s right. Every Western Montana Trail Series event offers childcare so that mom and dad can both race. No excuses here! The professional childcare is run through our friends at Missoula Parks and Recreation. You can reach out to Meg ( for more information.


Prices increase May 1. Register now!

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