Copper Peak Trails Fest

SEPTEMBER 7, 2024

Come join an awesome mountain bike race and trail run set on the beautiful trails at North America’s largest ski jump!

The Copper Peak Trails Fest course navigates down to the Black River then climbs 500+ vertical feet to the historic Copper Peak ski flying jump. The downhills are fast and flowy with jumps, rollers, berms, rock gardens and bridges. There will be a Sport Bike Race (7 miles), an Expert Bike Race (17 miles), a Kid’s Bike Race and a Trail Run (5 miles) followed by a 2-Stage Beginner and 4-Stage Sport Enduro Race. We hope you can join us for this fun event!

Kwik Trip Little Rippers Kids Race

We love the Little Rippers! Get your kids ready for the Kwik Trip Little Rippers Kids Race on September 7 at Copper Peak Trails Fest! For only $15 your kids will race on a fun 1-mile or 1.8-mile course. All kids will receive a race t-shirt and a gift package courtesy of our sponsor.

XC Race – Sport and Expert

Our signature event is our XC Race. This race takes you down to the river and then summits nearly 500 feet of elevation to the top of Copper Peak right under the jump and back down to the finish. Complete one lap for our Sport class or 3 laps for our Expert Class. Awards for top overall finishers and age groups.

Enduro

In the enduro, your downhills are timed, but your uphills are not. You still need to pedal your way up though and it does count toward the overall cutoff. The enduro consists of three stages of downhills and a suggested transfer route to the top of each. Prizes are awarded for top overall finishers.

Trail Run

The trail run will take you approximately five miles down to the Black River and then summiting nearly 500 feet up to the top of Copper Peak right under the jump and back down again to the finish. Prizes are awarded to top overall and age groups.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS


Friday, September 8

5:00PM to 7:00PM

Packet Pickup & Late Registration


Come early and pick up your race packet or get registered for the event

Saturday, September 9

7:00AM

Packet Pickup

Day-of Packet Pickup and Late Registration at Copper Peak

8:00AM

5-Mile Trail Run

Registration Fee: $30 ($40 after 7/28)
One lap trail run all on the Copper Peak Singletrack Trails

10:00AM

Expert XC MTB Race

Registration Fee: $50 ($60 after 7/31)
A 17-mile XC Style race through the Copper Peak Trails

10:00AM

Sport XC MTB Race

Registration Fee: $50 ($60 after 7/31)
An 8-mile XC Style through the Copper Peak Trails

1:00PM

Little Rippers Kids Race

Registration Fee: $15
1-Mile or 1.8-Mile race on the beginner trail for kids 12 and under. All racers receive a t-shirt and gift for each kid!

2:00PM

to 6:00PM

4-Stage Sport Enduro

Registration Fee: $50 ($60 after 7/28)
A 4-stage enduro style race where the downhills are timed but the uphills are not.

2:00PM

to 6:00PM

2-Stage Beginner Enduro

Registration Fee: $50 ($60 after 7/28)
A 2-stage enduro style race where the downhills are timed but the uphills are not.

6:00PM

Awards Ceremony

Join us for awards following the races

5:00PM
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Live Music & Entertainment

We will have live music, food trucks, and other entertainment during the day.


Dual Event Discount – Sign up for two races (XC, Enduro, or Trail Run) receive a $10 discount off the total! Sign up for all three and receive $20 off the total!

Location

The race is at the Copper Peak Ski Flying Hill, just north of Bessemer, MI.

Packet Pickup/Late Registration

Pre-race packet pickup/registration: Friday 5:00-7:00 PM

Race-day packet pickup and registration: 8:00am Saturday morning at COPPER PEAK until 30 minutes before race start.

2023 Results

2023 Photos