Mountain Bike Races & Events
Mountain Bike Checklist
Mountain bike trails are rough and demanding on both the bike and body. Before riding always inspect your equipment or have it checked by a qualified bike mechanic
- Ensure your helmet is in good shape and properly adjusted
- Inspect bike frame, fork and other components for cracked, damaged or dented areas
- Check that your brake pads are in good condition and are not worn
- Front and rear axles (skewers) should be tight
- Headset and stem must be secure with no looseness or play
- Check that your tires are in good condition with no tears or cuts in the sidewall
- Handlebar and handle grips must be tight and unable to spin
- Seat and seat post must be fastened securely
Important Information About The Trail System
- Use of the trail system involves the risk of injury. You control the degree of risk you will encounter in using the trails and features in the trail system.
- Do not attempt any of the trails or features unless you have sufficient ability and skill to do so safely. Always ride in control and within your ability level.
- All riders must have a valid wrist band, and have turned in a current Summer Liability Waiver before using the trail system.
- Helmets are mandatory while on the trail system and protective padding is strongly recommended.
- 24″ minimum wheels are recommended.
- The trail system is not recommended for inexperienced riders.
- All trails (except for the expert trail) are open to uphill and downhill riding. Uphill riders have the right of way.
- Beware of changing conditions on the trails and features. It is your responsibility to inspect features before use and throughout the day.
- Individual features and trails are closed for a reason. Do not enter trails or features when closed.
- Before riding always inspect your equipment or have it checked by a qualified bike mechanic.
- Stay off closed access roads. Stop at all road crossings.
YOU ASSUME THE RISK OF ANY INJURY THAT MAY OCCUR WHEN USING THE TRAIL SYSTEM. THE MOUNTAIN’S LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURY OR LOSS IS EXCLUDED BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS ON YOUR SUMMER LIABILITY WAIVER OR SEASON PASS RELEASE OF LIABILITY.
Mountain Bike Responsibility Code
Mountain biking involves the risk of injury. Common sense and caution can reduce the risk, for your safety and the safety of others, please adhere to the code.
- Ride in control and within your ability level. You must be able to avoid other people or objects.
- Stay off the lifts and trails if your ability is impaired by drugs, alcohol or fatigue.
- Wear a helmet. It is mandatory! Other protective equipment is strongly recommended.
- Inspect your bike or have it checked by a qualified mechanic before you ride.
- Be sure you have the physical dexterity, ability and knowledge to safely load, ride, and unload from the lifts. Ask the lift attendant for assistance if you need it.
- Be aware of changing conditions on trails and features. Inspect features before use and throughout the day.
- Stay on marked trails. Ride only in the direction indicated buy the trail markers and map. Obey all signs and warnings. Do not cut switchbacks. Keep off closed areas.
- Avoid riders ahead of you. They have the right of way. Uphill traffic has the right of way.
- Look uphill and yield to other riders when entering a trail or starting downhill or uphill.
- Do not stop where you obstruct a trail or are note visible from above.
- If you are involved in or witness a collision or accident, you must identify yourself to Bike Patrol or a staff member.
- Do no feed, provoke or approach wildlife.
- Do no ride down stairs. Use caution while riding on pathways.
Know the code – be safety conscious
It is your responsibility. Riding privileges may be revoked for breach of this code.
All drone use and photography/videography must be approved by Sundance Marketing prior to use. Call 801.223.4067 or email Joshuaw@sundance-utah.com.
We allow pedal-assist bikes, but we do not allow throttle activated e-bikes. Bikes over 50 pounds not permitted on the lift but may be ridden on trails from the base.
Be aware that you may encounter wildlife. Please be respectful on animals, and do not approach, feed or harass wildlife. Be vigilant to avoid a negative encounter.
Be aware that weatjer may change suddenly. Be prepared for adverse weather conditions with appropriate gear and essentials. Be aware that lifts may close suddenly for period of time due to inclement weather conditions.
Pets and Service Animals
No animals, including service animals, are allowed on any of the chair lifts due to safety issues.
Sundance is host to numerous mountain bike races throughout the summer for riders of all abilities. Come test your skills against others and enjoy the breathtaking views and clean crisp mountain air.
8 Hours of Sundance
Come join one of the most exciting endurance races of the season! This year features opportunities for teams to be solo, double or triple teams. The course will follow the same loop as previous years, and each rider or team competes against themselves and each other to see who can ride the most laps in a 8-hour period.
When: Sept 15, 2018, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday Night Weekly Race Series
The WRS Sundance/Soldier Hollow Race Series is in its 12th year. Races take place every Wednesday starting May 3. The venue alternates between Sundance and Soldier Hollow. This is a community race program designed to allow would be racers a chance to test their interest in the sport in a non-competitive environment. Raffle prizes are given out each week, so whether you are in first place or last, everyone has the same chance to walk home with a great prize.
Mountain bike trails will close to regular guests at 5 p.m. for the race.
Utah State Downhill Race Weekend
Utah Downhill and Super-D Series Race at Sundance, June 3-4. Join us for a weekend of thrills and spills. Whether you race it or watch it, this weekend is packed with adrenaline. Sure to be a favorite on the tour, Sundance hosts the best Downhill Racers in the region as they compete for the title of Utah State Downhill Champion. Partial mountain bike trail closures during the race. Regular riders can access everything from Sunnyside road down through Archie’s. All front mountain trails will be closed but will reopen immediately following the last racer.
When: June 3-4
Saturday: The Super-D race will start at 10:15 a.m.
Sunday: The Downhill Race will start at 11 a.m.
The majority of biking trails will be closed during the races. Guests will have limited access to the front mountain on Saturday and the Archie’s and Boneyard trails Sunday.