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Pats Peak X-Country Challenge

Sunday only.
USA Cycling X-Country State Championship Event.
Qualifier to USA Cycling MTB National Championships.

View some X-Country Challenge photos.

The X-Country Challenge, part of the Root 66 Series, 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. The X-Country Challenge race consists of a certain number of laps to complete and 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 by the USAC official on race day.

Root 66 LogoRoot 66 Series: The Premier Northeast Mountain Bike Race Series
The Northeast Root 66 XC Race Series, a series of cross-country mountain bike races held at different venues throughout New England. The series offers fun and competitive mountain bike racing with reasonable entry fees, timely results and series scoring. The series is made up of races presented by racers, their clubs, and bike shops dedicated to quality mountain bike racing throughout New England. Riders of all skill levels and ages are welcome. Corporate groups, school teams and families are encouraged to participate. It is about bikes, friends, fun, food music and more! For more information on the series, check out www.root66raceseries.com.

X-Country Challenge Categories

X-Country Challenge Entry Fees

All participating riders must be licensed by USA Cycling.
A 24-Hour membership is available for $10 per person
for Cat 3 and Cat 2.
ALL Cat 1 and PRO racers MUST have an annual USA Cycling license.

Root 66 will continue to issue permanent re-usable number plates for all classes for an additional fee. All racers MUST purchase a Root 66 race plate. This plate will be your number for most Root 66 races you participate in for the season.  For more details, check out the Root 66 Race Series website.

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

  • 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

They can be pre-purchased online on BikeReg.com when signing up online or purchased at the event.

Online Registration Pre-Entry is available: 



See the Weekend Schedule for times and details.

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