Deep Woods Racing in Thompson Falls, MT
Spirit of the Backcountry
The Iron Daisy Enduro is a 2-day, partner format enduro race. It’s a backcountry racing experience on raw, undiscovered singletrack in the heart of the Rocky Mountain west, featuring two big days of racing and the best parts of any weekend bike vacation: great food, camping, and exploring new trail with your buds.
This is a partner format enduro race. Over two days, you and a teammate will traverse 50 miles of untamed singletrack in the Montana backcountry.
The course is remote, the consequences are real. In the spirit of a backcountry adventure race you’ll need to look out for your teammate as well as the other racers.
In the spirit of blind racing, the course will be presented at the rider meeting on the evening of July 20th. Each day, expect to see 2-4 timed segments over 20-30 miles, with 5000-7000′ of climbing and 8000-10,000′ of descending. The race will feature untapped singletrack in and around Thompson Falls, Montana. Some of these trails see little use, others haven’t been cleared for years. We’re pretty sure you haven’t ridden these here.
Friday, July 20
In order to ensure participant safety, we ask that individuals and teams carry certain equipment.
Helmet – Full face not required
Pack (backpack, framebag, etc. – capable of carrying all required gear)
2L water capacity
- Derailleur Hanger
First Aid Kit
Chain Tool, spare link
Join us at The Dram Shop on March 14th for special in-person pricing!
Interested in the event, but not quite ready to take the plunge? Come on out and volunteer! Whether you're helping out on the course or driving a shuttle rig, you'll be able to get a feel for the race and what it's all about.
This event is built on the same foundation as MTB Missoula itself: the idea that stewardship and responsible use are core values of recreation. We’re proud to partner with the US Forest Service to provide access to trails where eviscerated budgets and maintenance backlogs have closed them. Together, we have opened dozens of miles of singletrack in the Thompson Falls area, and we feel pretty strongly that it’s worth checking out. That’s why we’re here, it’s what we do.
Proceeds from this event go directly toward the stewardship and trailbuilding efforts of the team at MTB Missoula. So whether you’re racing for first, working hard to make the time cutoffs, or just looking forward to a cold beer at the end, you know you’re in it for the right reasons.
In 2017 the good people at Freehub Magazine tagged along on one of our clearing days up in T-Falls, check out the video!