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Thursday Night Race League 2019

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Whitefish Mountain Resort

3915 Big Mountain Road

Whitefish, Mt 59937

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Of course TNRL is happening!
Whitefish Mountain Resort is the place to ride a bike on Thursday nights this summer. It is as much about the party and the people as it is about the race. Come hang out, and ride your bike while you are at it. We expect about 50 racers per night. Helmets are required to race.

Location - All races start, finish, registration and check in are all at the Village Trailhead

Kids Race - 6:50pm Race Start
Get a ribbon and Popsicle for racing! Help from parents is appreciated.
This is mainly toddlers on push bikes, or kids with pedal bikes with smaller wheels. The course is usually only about 200-400 yards with possibly a slight incline/decline.
Kids awards are given about 10-15 minutes after the XC race begins (approx. 7:15), which includes an otter pop and a race ribbon.

XC Races – 7pm Race Start
Different categories race anywhere from 1-4 laps depending on the course. Must check in / Register before 6:30 each race day.
Week 1-4 will offer a course about 3-5 miles in length with about 300-600 vertical feet.
Week 5 is a hill climb, with beginners climbing ~300' in 3 miles, Sport ~1000' in 5 miles, and Expert 1800' in 8 miles plus the descent. Fun!


All results are published by Competitive Timing and can be viewed on their website - Click here to view up-to-date results for the 2018 season.


  • Day of Event Registration - 545-630 PM (Events Office at Village Trailhead)
  • Race Day Check In - Even if you register online you must check in no later than 630
  • Kids Race Start - 6:50 PM
  • XC Start - 7 PM
  • Kids Awards - ~7:15
  • XC Awards - ~ 8:30 @ Location TBD.

Kid’s Race
One size fits all. Well, not too big.

XC Race
Categories - Men or Women
Class - Beginner (1 Lap) Sport (2 Lap OR 4-10 miles) Expert (3 Lap OR 10-15 miles).
Age Divsions - 17 and Under, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+

There is no cost for the Kids Race. There is no lift ticket required for any TNRL Race.
It is cheaper to preregister, and to register for the series. It also speeds up the check in process.

-Online Registration Fees for XC Races
$55 All Season (5 races)
$15 Single Race

-Day of Event Registration Fees for XC Races
$80 per season (5 races)
$20 single race registration.

New This Year - Bring a Friend!
We want to have more people at race league! Bring someone who lives in the Valley and has never raced TNRL and they will race for free AND you will be entered to win a pair of Lib Tech Wreckreate 188/100!
There is a catch - in order to be qualify you MUST -
1 - Register online through this website - both the person bringing a new racer, and the new racer must register here.
2 - During checkout, when asked the question, are you bringing someone who has never raced TNRL to race? (let us know who if you are bringing someone new to TNRL) ------- AND ------- During checkout, when asked the question, is someone bringing you to TNRL as a new racer? (let us know who is bringing you to TNRL).


All Courses Start and Finish, Register and Check in at Village Trailhead.
Awards at the Bierstube

Week 1 – Bad Rock
2.85 Miles / 472’ Vertical
Up – Limelight
Down – Rush, Arnica Ridge.
Up – Road Section, Journey (to lift plaza), Slow Ride, Crosstown Traffic

Week 2– Van Hagar * course likely to change to a more suitable climb...
4.1 Miles / 456’ Vertical
Up – Summit Trail / Sidecar
Down – Summit Trail, Overflow

Week 3 – Journey
4.0 Miles / 397’ Vertical
Down – Summit trail to Lift Plaza (Chiar 1) to Slow Ride to Arnica Ridge to the Pond.
Up – Journey / Styx / Journey to Crosstown Traffic.

Week 4 – Hungry Like the Wolf
3.9 Miles / 413’ Vertical
Up – Van Hagar
Down – Speedwagon, Hungry Like the Wolf
Up – Arnica Ridge, Rush, Crosstown Traffic

Week 5 – Huckleberry Hillclimb
~4 - 12 Miles / ~500’- ~2000' vert
UP - Summit Trail. Beginner class climbs to Overflow Trailhead. Sport class climbs to the top of chair two. Experts climb to the Summit House.

DOWN - Beginner class descends Sidecar to Overflow. Sport class descends Kashmir from Chair 2 down to Sidecar to Overflow. Expert class descends all of Kashmir to Sidecar to Overflow.

We are happy to have
COMPETITIVE TIMING on board this year to provide chip timing for all of our TNRL races. Results for all TNRL races are available here.

Awards located in the Upper Village. Prizes and awards 30 minutes after last racer finishes, approx 8:30PM. There will be ribbons and high fives for winners, and there will be raffle prizes for all racers after awards. …Must be present to win…

Currently there is no venue for awards. We are exploring food trucks and other options, though it may be a BYOB situation... We will keep you posted.

Did we mention all of our incredible sponsors?

  • Great Northern Cycles
  • Sportsman Ski Haus
  • Glacier Cyclery
  • Montana Coffee Traders
  • Professional Therapy Associates
  • Step Ahead Foot and Ankle Clinic
  • Great Northern Brewery
  • The Lodge at Whitefish Lake
  • Second Street Pizza
  • The Bierstube
  • Competitive Timing

Online Registration Questions – 862.2900 x2
All other questions - Josh Knight – 406.862.2911 or joshk@skiwhitefish.com

When should I arrive?
Well, we pushed it back half an hour this year so you can make it after work a bit easier. You need to have registered or checked in (even if registered online) to get your race plate/timing chip and allow the race organizers to be prepared for a 7pm start. To be clear, this does not mean you arrive at 7pm. That includes parking, walking up to the check in window, etc.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Any age can enter the Tykes Race. There is no age minimum for the XC race, but we do ask for parental supervision if needed.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
There is a bit of construction in the Village Area. We recommend parking in the upper two lots (Alder/Village Parking as well as Birch Lot which is below the Bierstube)

What can I bring into the event?
Bike, Family, High Fives, etc. Spectators usually hang around the Start / Finish area. You are welcome to hike to any location on course, provided you do stay off the race course during the race.

What about Bathrooms?
There are bathrooms at the Bierstube, Hellroaring, Village Restrooms located below Ed and Mully’s at the top of the Boardwalk as well as the restrooms near the bottom of Chair 2.

What about dogs?
Dogs are welcome, but they must remain on a leash and be supervised at all times.

You can refund your ticket here on eventbrite up to 24 hours before the event, for any reason - no drama.

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Whitefish Mountain Resort

3915 Big Mountain Road

Whitefish, Mt 59937

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