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Buck Hill

BUCK HILL For 27 years, Penn Cycle’s Thursday Night mountain bike races at Buck Hill have offered unique weeknight racing opportunities to the off-road inclined in the Twin Cities cycling community. Check out the schedule below and join us for a race this year! We have a race for every rider, with Beginner, Recreational, Advanced, and Fat Bike racing categories. 

Why race? 

For the fun. For the community. For the pile of prizes, we hand out at the door each week. 

Plus, you’ll enjoy free food and drinks, in addition to whatever whacky extra events we have lined up that week. (Adults-on-kids’-bike races are a real crowd favorite.)

CATEGORIES | Beginner (20 min. race) • Recreational (40 min. race) • Advanced (Hour-long race) • Fat bike 

REGISTRATION| Hillside Room (below the restaurant) Beginners $5, all other categories $10

RACE NIGHT SCHEDULE | Registration: 5:00 – 6:15 p.m. 
6:30 Advanced Men 
6:32 Advanced Women
6:32 Fat Tire
6:34 Rec A Men and Women

7:30 NICA 
7:30 Rec B Men and Women
7:32 Beginners: All ages, all genders

The new Rec B / NICA start time is aimed at high school riders and adults who wish to not race with Advanced class but want to do more than one lap.

2018 SCHEDULE | May (3,10,17,24,31) • June (7,14,21,28) • July (19,26) • August (2)

May 10, 2018 Results   May 17, 2018 Results   May 24, 2018 Results  May 31, 2018 Results

June 7, 2018 Results    June 14, 2018 Results  June 21, 2018 Results  June 28, 2018 Results

July 26, 2018 Results   August 2, 2018 Results  August 9, 2018 Results

Fat Biking

GET PHAT WITH PAT | When the snow flies here in Minnesota, fat bikes prevail. Just after the 1st of the year, we always look forward to putting on our annual Get Phat with Pat races as part of the annual Bloomington Winter Fete. Like our events at Buck Hill, Get Phat with Pat races are open to everyone and have a low cost to enter. 

Gravel Riding

ALMANZO 100 | Spring is just around the corner, and that means it's time to start thinking about gravel season and preparing for the Almanzo 100—Minnesota's greatest gravel race. 

Join us for a series of 6 training rides this spring in the lead up to race day. These no-drop rides will start at around 15 miles in length and increase in distance and exposure to gravel as the series goes on. Just bring your bike, helmet, and essentials like spare tubes, nutrition, and water.