Ride a route (see download/navigation instructions below) and then submit your ride! That’s it! There is just one overarching rule to participate: ride the route in its entirety (for non-competitive completions, 95% of a route is absolutely fine). Ride the route however you like – make it a vehicle supported multi-day trip, a self-supported bikepacking trip, a self-supported single-ride, or in an effort to establish a time on the route leaderboard or tackle the fastest known time (FKT; the self-supported racing rules outlined below apply for FKT challenges).
Just please be sure that while you’re out on the trail, you
Riders of each route will be eligible for a big year-end prize drawing. The categories will include non-competitive tours, FKT attempt finishers, and timed segment participants. Here’s how to get into the drawing:
You can also win prizes by
These are aligned with the generally agreed upon rules of the self-supported mountain bike ultra-racing community.
The following are allowed but not encouraged – please use sparingly.
Backcountry Bike Challenge route and navigation data are provided for navigation via GPS unit or mobile phone, and all GPS data are downloadable via the Ride with GPS (RWGPS) platform. To download the GPS data and waypoints/POIs (points of interest) for any BBC route, follow these instructions.
Disclaimer: This route and associated information is just a starting point for your preparation, and your safety is your own responsibility. Although this route, its GPS track and waypoints, route data, and the route guide were prepared after extensive research, their accuracy and reliability are not guaranteed. Check for current conditions, route updates, detours, use common sense, obey local laws and regulations, and travel with alternative means of navigation. The Backcountry Bike Challenge and its creators and contributors will in no way be responsible for personal injury or damage to personal property arising in conjunction with following this route or utilizing any of the route resources provided on this website or via RWGPS.