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Events At Ely Noric Ski & Bike Club

Ely Nordic Ski and Bike Club Presents

The Hidden Valley Hammer Mountain Bike Race Series
Register for races here:

Challenge yourself on some of the best mountain bike trails in the north
woods. The Hidden Valley Hammer is a weekly XC mountain bike race held at
the beautiful Hidden Valley Recreation Area in Ely, MN. Join us Fridays at 6:00
PM from May 24 through June 14. 
The name sounds hardcore but the Hidden Valley Hammer is for everyone.
This is a fun, no-frills event focused on offering an enjoyable experience
riding your bike through the woods in a great community.

Race Evening Schedule: 
5:00 PM – Race Day Registration opens
5:45 PM – Race Day Registration closes
5:45 PM – Kids race ~ ½ mile
6:00 PM – Short course race start
6:05 PM – Long course race start
Race Distances: 
Each race evening will have a 5-7 mile course with the option to do one or
two laps.
Riders 12 and under on these courses will require a paid adult rider with
them at all times.
Each week will also feature a free kids race for kids of all ages, approximately
½ mile in length.


  • Adults: Pre-register for $15 per race, $20 for race day registration.
  • Register for the full series for a 25% discount on all races.
  • $5 per race for individuals 18 or younger
  • Individuals in the ½ mile kids race are free

Location: Hidden Valley Recreation Area, 1258 Hidden Valley Rd., Ely, MN
Results will be posted online

Weather Policy
In the event of rain or other weather events where riding may damage the
trails, the course will be routed to mowed ski trails (still FUN!). Severe
weather will result in race cancellation. 

Refund Policy
There will be no refunds for the Hidden Valley Hammer. In the event you are
unable to race for any reason your entry fee can be considered a donation to
Hidden Valley trail maintenance and Team BOREALIS.

Proceeds from the Hidden Valley Hammer will be donated to Team
BOREALIS, Ely’s youth mountain bike team.