Due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis, the 2020 Missoula XC has been cancelled. All preregistered riders will receive a full refund. Wednesday Night Race League, the Mullet Classic, and the Locals Only Omnium will be rescheduled at a date TBD.

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Thank you for understanding, and for your support this far!

World-class XC racing in Montana

The Missoula XC is the flagship event of the Western Montana Trail Series. Since 2010, the race has offered the very best of Missoula: a challenging course, world class fans, and unparalleled racer experience.

For the 2020 edition of the race we are delighted to continue offering a UCI Junior Series Event, and are back to our roots with a one day, C2 XCO for UCI Elites. 


We're dialing in the finishing touches for the full schedule, so check back soon for a complete list.

Here are some highlights for planning:

UCI: Our UCI C2 XCO race is Saturday afternoon, and will include a UCI Junior Series Event. A non-UCI short track will take place on Sunday, with prize money instead of points.

Juniors: This year we are making an effort to provide more junior race starts on age-appropriate courses to accommodate as many junior racers as we can. Stay tuned!


Party Race: Mullet Classic (low-key team relay race, great for parents/volunteers/coaches if they're in town anyway!



Course Length: 3.1 miles (5 kilometers) in a figure 8. ** Race direction is counter-clockwise on the main lap and clockwise through the Local Glory and Start/Finish area. Elevation Gain: 1,367' (416m) Feed / Technical Assistance Zones: There are 2. The first is close to the Start / Finish, and the second is approximately 100 feet (30 metres) before the final descent, on an uphill section of fire road. Course Description: A purpose built XCO course was constructed in 2011 with guidance from World Cup caliber athletes and UCI guidelines. The event immediately rose to the pinnacle of UCI sanctioned racing on American soil. As in previous years, the 5k (3.1 mi) course features more than 1,000 feet of climbing per lap. The course carves a serpentine figure 8 through the hills of western Montana, and the density of trail provides an excellent spectator experience. The course features frequent grade reversals and changes of pace to challenge even the most advanced riders. The climb features steep singletrack and punishing forest roads. The descent is a ribbon of singletrack that quickly descends through roots, drops, and berms. The A-Line gap jump provides a rare passing opportunity on the descent, and the 5 foot step down should only be attempted by riders with experience jumping their bike.


Course Length: 0.5 miles (0.8 kilometers) Race direction is clockwise through the Local Glory and Start/Finish area. Elevation Gain: 59' (17m) Feed / Technical Assistance Zones: No feed or technical assistance is available in the course of the Short Track Cross Country race.

Junior Races

We're working with local coaches, parents, and development programs to design age-appropriate courses for kiddos as young as 3. Stay tuned for descriptions and maps!


Want to be a part of the show, but not interested in racing? We always need volunteers to help out with course marking, registration, and more! Sign up to volunteer and we’ll get you some MTB Missoula swag, lunch at the race, and all the beer you can drink. Questions about volunteering? Reach out to Mike@mtbmissoula.org

Lodging/Expo/Team Space

Camping/Expo/Team Space Limited space is available at the race venue for tent and RV camping and team/expo infrastructure. Camping at the venue is primitive, but porta potties and water are availalbe (and you can't beat waking up 50' from the start line!). Please reach out to Mike for pricing information and to reserve a spot. Camping fees are for the entire weekend! Free camping is also available about fifteen minutes from the venue at Big Sky Brewing Co. Please contact Mike to reserve a spot. Camping is available as a courtesy from our venue host and sponsors, and we hope to continue offering it into the future. Please be respectful of neighbors' private property, remove trash, and keep a tidy camp. Hotels Missoula has no shortage of great hotels right downtown, close to bike shops, restaurants, and breweries!

Kid's Activities

That’s right. The Missoula XC offers supervised children’s programming so that mom and dad can both race. No excuses here! The programming is run through our friends at Missoula Parks and Recreation. You can reach out to Meg for more information.


Registration information will be available soon!

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