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Race the Rails

Coal Fired Steam Engine vs. Road Bikes vs. Mountain Bikes

September 8, 2018

At the sound of the train whistle, mountain bikers and road bikers race onto their individual courses to see who can get back to the depot before the train. This is not a race against time or your fellow riders, it's a race against one of histories most powerful inventions!

Mountain bikers test their speed and agility on a challenging 10 mile course through the beautiful mountains surrounding Ely, while road bikers prove their speed and endurance on a 25 mile course along roads and highways in the area. Everyone who finishes the course will receive a finisher's medal.

Entry Fee:

$65 until August 11th

$75 until Race Day

$85 on Race Day

(Click on image to enlarge) Race the Rails Road Bike Course.

Tech T-Shirt (Order by August 18 to guarantee size)
Finisher Medal
Train Voucher
Meal ticket
Extra T-Shirts can be added with an additional fee

(Click on image to enlarge) Race the Rails Mountain Bike (Beginner) Course.

September 8
– 8:00 am Start loading bikes onto the train at the Nevada Northern Railway
8:30 am Train departs
– 10:30 am Race starts at the junction of Hwy 485 and County road 44A

The race will have a staged start. Entries will be capped.