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Pats Peak X-Country Challenge

Sunday only.

  • The X-Country Challenge is a competition held on a circuit course consisting of wooded trails, fields, unpaved roads, obstacles consisting of roots, rocks, streams, steep inclines and descents testing a racer strength and technical ability.
  • The X-Country Challenge will use the same bike race course as the 24.12.6 race.
  • Novice: 1 lap; Sport: 2 laps; Expert/Elite: 3 laps. The winner is the one that completes it in the quickest time. The number of laps is subject to change according to race day weather and course conditions. Final number of laps will be determined on race day.
  • This event will be timed with LIVE ATHLETE TRACKING by TRIMOM Timing Company:
Trimom Timing Company

The Pats Peak XC Challenge is part of the NECS XC Race Series.
The NECS XC Race Series consists of events that trend a bit more “Olympic” in the course makeup and race times. Elite race times should be more towards the new 1.5hr norm. Courses will typically be a bit faster with shorter laps and a bit more flow. 

View some X-Country Challenge photos.

X-Country Challenge Categories

X-Country Challenge Entry Fees

All XC participating riders must be licensed by Eastern Fat Tire Association (EFTA).
A 24-Hour membership is available for $5 per person.
If you would like to purchase an annual membership for $25, you may do so online at
You can do this online at the time of registration or on your phone at event.

We have Cycling Jerseys for sale for $89.99 each - Unisex XS-XL:

They can be pre-purchased online on BikeReg.com when signing up online or purchased at the event.
  • XS (these are very small) like large kids
  • Small (fits standard women)
  • Med (fits small men or larger women)
  • Large (most popular men's size)
  • XL

Online Registration Pre-Entry is available: 


See the Weekend Schedule for times and details.

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