The Backcountry Bike Challenge

The Backcountry Bike Challenge (BBC) is a collection of world-class backcountry mountain bike routes showcased to expand the community of backcountry cyclists. The BBC seeks to inspire riders of all backgrounds and abilities to find adventure through riding one (or many) of the BBC routes in any style they choose - via bikepacking, vehicle-supported travel, or chasing a fastest known time. The series includes both classic and lesser known backcountry routes with the ultimate goal of inspiring mountain bikers to tackle challenging backcountry trails and experience the reward of exploring more rugged or remote landscapes. The series also serves to highlight and fundraise for the trail organizations critical to maintaining these routes.

Choose your experience

support the community

BIKEPACK

RIDE SELF-SUPPORTED

CAR CAMP

RIDE WITH VEHICLE SUPPORT

SECTION RIDE

DIVIDE A ROUTE UP

or race!

chase an FKT on a ROUTE

SHARE your experience

SUBMIT YOUR RIDE on this site

DONATE TO THE TRAIL

TRAIL ORGS NEED OUR SUPPORT

WIN PRIZES

who doesn't like prizes?

Learn more about the routes

Click on any route to reach the guide (and more trails to the east are coming)!

Challenge routes are shown in purple/blue on the map above.

Other favorite bikepacking routes are shown in red (more info coming soon).

Follow the challenge and other riders