MountainBikeNI's Top Five Events of 2017

Posted on February 28, 2017 @ 3:49 PM in Mountainbiking

From about February onwards, the mountain biker's calendar doesn't let up. Below are just a handful of the big events coming to the trail centres around Northern Ireland this year.

Ulster XC Series

With Round 1 kicking of this year's Ulster XC Series at Tollymore Forest on 19th March, it will progress until the height of summer. Round 3 will be happening on the 7th May at Davagh Forest and Round 4 at Castlewellan mountain bike trails. The Ulster Championships will also happen at Castlewellan, on 30th July.

For more information on the XC Series and registration, visit their website here.

Vitus First Tracks Enduro Cup


If this picture from Glyn doesn't make you want to sign up for the Vitus First Tracks Enduro Cup, we don't know what will. Consistently voted as one of the favourite local events of the year, the Vitus FT Enduro is back again for another 4 Rounds for the intermediate and advanced riders. While Round 1 is happening at the start of April, Round 4 will be taking place at Castlewellan on the 16th and 17th September.

Expect this to test your skill, fitness and mental resiliance. We can't recommend signing up enough. To do so, visit the Vitus First Tracks website here.  

Davagh Enduro and Davagh Youth Enduro 


 A blind event this year, the Davagh Enduro will take place (unsurprisingly, at Davagh Forest) on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th June. The adults race will be happening on the Saturday, and the much loved Youth Enduro on the Sunday. More information on this event will be released as the date gets nearer, but in the meantime if you have any questions about it, then please email Michael Regan

10 In the Glen


10 in the Glen will take place on Saturday 22nd July this year.  This leg crushing challenge isn't for the faint of heart. Bring plenty of jaffa cakes and gels as you tackle Rostrevor mountain bike trails as many times as you can in a ten hour period. Give it a go on your own (we salute you) or as part of a team of 2 or 4 (we still salute you). Organised by the guys at 26 Extreme, this is definitely one to go along to if you have the day free. For more information on registration, visit the 26 Extreme website.

Red Bull Foxhunt


Usually taking place the second weekend in October, the Red Bull Foxhunt has become one of the largest sporting events in the calendar year. Drawing thousands of people to Rostrevor Mountain Bike Trails every year, 2017 promises to be even more spectacular. Following three successive wins by Rosco, the organisers have added elevated him to 'Fox' status, along with World DH Champion Gee Atherton, and effectively are unleashing double the pandomonium as the guys go 'elbows out' with 400+ mountain bikers. Keep an eye on MountainBikeNI's Facebook page for updates on this bad boy.

To keep up to date with all the mountain bike events taking place this year, follow the Events section on MountainBikeNI.com!

Ethan Loughrey
Ethan Loughrey  Mountain Bike Officer

Hardest thing about Mountain Biking? Definitely the trees.

1 comment has been posted in reply to this article

Posted by Kawser Ahmed on April 10, 2017 @ 11:14 AM

All the big events together. Thanks, Ethan!

Founder http://www.apexbikes.com/

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