Race Details

The Big Woods Classic presented by Spokes Bike Shop has multiple distances available. Register early; all distances are capped:

Saturday, July 30, 2022

  • Adult Comp — Approx. 20.5 miles, limited to 125 riders
  • Adult Sport — Approx. 10.5 miles, limited to 125 riders
  • Adult Novice — Approx. 7.6 miles, limited to 200 riders
  • Youth Comp — Approx. 7.6 miles, limited to 200 riders
  • Youth Novice — Approx. 3.8 miles, limited to 125 riders
  • Kids Fun Ride — Approx. 1.5 miles, limited to 125 riders
  • Adapted Ride — Approx. 3 miles, limited to 20 riders

Race Fees

  April–July 24 July 25–Race Day
Adult Comp $30 $40
Adult Sport $25 $35
Adult Novice $20 $30
Youth Comp $20 $30
Youth Novice $15 $25
Kids Fun Ride $10 $15
Adapted Ride $10 $15

Taxes are included.

Online registration closes at 12 PM on July 30. Register in person at Carver Park Reserve on July 29 from 2–8 PM or July 30 from 7 AM–1 PM.

Swag and Awards

Swag

  • All registrants: All registrants receive a Big Woods Classic T-shirt.
  • All finishers: All finishers receive an award.

2021 trucker hats and socks are also available for purchase with registration (limited sizes available for socks). Limited-edition “I Bike Three Rivers” T-shirts will also be available for purchase at the race.

Schedule

Friday, July 29

Packet pickup and course preview, Springview (Rider Village) Area from 2–8 PM at Carver Park Reserve.

Saturday, July 30

Race Day!

Start information

All races will have a mass start.

Start times

7 AM — Race Village/Packet Pickup Opens
8 AM — Adult Comp Start
8:15 AM — Adult Sport Start
9:30 AM — Adult Novice Start
10:30 AM — Youth Comp Start
11:30 AM — Youth Novice Start
12 PM — Kids Fun Ride Start
1 PM — Adapted Ride Start

Rider Village

Enjoy music provided by JJuice Music & Entertainment, Official DJ of Three Rivers Signature Races. Snacks and refreshments provided for participants. Breakfast items, sandwiches, fruit, chips, beer and wine available for purchase from Lucky’s 13.

Course Information & Maps

Course Information

Courses are color-coded to match your bike plate. Please make sure you know which course you are riding and follow the correct signs. The technical features sections on Paradise will not be used. Riders are responsible for keeping track of their own laps in multi-lap races. 

Division Approximate Distance Bike Plate/Course Color Laps Trails
Adult Comp 20.5 miles Blue 2 Easy Rider, Raptor Ridge, Ravine Rush, Paradise, Grimm's Grind
Adult Sport 10.5 miles Red 1 Easy Rider, Raptor Ridge, Ravine Rush, Paradise, Grimm's Grind
Adult Novice 7.6 miles Purple 2 Easy Rider, Raptor Ridge
Youth Comp 7.6 miles Purple 2 Easy Rider, Raptor Ridge
Youth Novice 3.8 miles Orange 1 Easy Rider, Raptor Ridge
Kids Fun Ride 1.5 miles Yellow 1 Easy Rider
Adapted Ride 3 miles Yellow 2 Easy Rider

View an interactive map of Monarch Singletrack Trail with video of each loop!

Maps

Course Maps

*Please note: A small section of Ravine Rush will have a directional change for the race only, and the course connections between Ravine Rush and Easy Rider are temporary for the race only. To ride the full course prior to race day, please follow the paved trail to the Easy Rider trailhead.

Trail Maps

Be sure to check trail conditions trail conditions prior to riding any Three Rivers singletrack trail.

Packet Pickup

Big Woods Classic Race

  • Friday, July 29, 2-8 PM: Springview (Rider Village) Area at Carver Park Reserve
  • Race Day, Saturday July 30, beginning at 7 AM: Springview (Rider Village) Area at Carver Park Reserve. We recommend arriving approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of your race.

Parking & Directions

Parking is free at Carver Park Reserve. Depending on where you park, it may be a 5- to 10-minute ride to the start area. Park staff will be on hand to assist with parking. Get directions.

Inclement Weather Policy

Due to the sensitive nature of the trails and our sustainability efforts, mountain bike trails are occasionally closed due to wet conditions. We do not have a rain date for this event. In the event of cancellation, all riders will have the option of a refund minus the cost of the swag.