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Chequamegon MTB Festival

Revel in the Woods

September 17, 2022

The adventure begins. Join thousands of off-road enthusiasts for the 39th edition of Chequamegon MTB Festival in the big woods of northwestern Wisconsin.

Registration Opens January 1st

Fun for the Whole Family

The revered off-road experience doesn’t end with the races. Gather your friends and family for a weekend of live music, craft beer and savory food truck eats. This year’s event features a restructured course, a pro-style start and little loggers race.

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Three Races. One Spectacular Weekend

From elite athletes to our youngest off-roaders, Chequamegon has a race for everyone.

Chequamegon 40

Sep 18, 2021

Chequamegon 40

This 40-mile race traverses the famed Birkie Ski trail, forest roads, and snowmobile routes.
Short & Fat

Sep 18, 2021

Short & Fat

This 16-mile event has all the same challenges of the 40 jam packed into a bite sized version!
Little Loggers

Sep 18, 2021

Little Loggers

For our mountain bikers-in-training we offer a 15-minute continuous loop course that introduces kids to mountain biking basics.

Future Dates

2023 – September 16th
2024 – September 14th

2025 – September 13th
2026 – September 19th

Make a Weekend of It

100 Miles of CAMBA trails to bike, hike, and explore! The remote, rural woods of Wisconsin offer up adventure around every bend. Here’s where to stay.

Festival Updates

Check back often for the latest festival information.

2021 Race Recap

After a year away, thousands of off-road enthusiasts returned to the big woods of northwestern Wisconsin for the 38th Annual Chequamegon MTB Festival presented by Trek. Nearly four decades after the 27 original riders hit the famed American Birkebeiner trail, this Northwoods Drag Race has…

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2021 Registration

Let's kick 2020 to the curb and enjoy 2021 the right way, by signing up for the biggest MTB Festival in the world!

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2021 Race Day Busing Details

Busing will be offered to our Chequamegon 40 riders ONLY from the finish (the Cheq 40 finish line location) in Cable, WI to the Cheq 40 start line in downtown Hayward, WI. Buses will continuously run from 7:45am to 8:45am, with the first bus leaving…

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