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Chequamegon MTB Festival

Revel in the Woods

September 19, 2020 – CANCELED

(see below for more details)

The adventure begins. Join thousands of off-road enthusiasts for the 38th annual Chequamegon MTB Festival in the big woods of northwestern Wisconsin.


August 10, 2020

Dear Cheqfat Family –

2020 is not the year any of us envisioned. We know many of you were hoping, as we were, that the 38th annual Chequamegon had a chance.

Unfortunately, we have decided to cancel the 2020 Chequamegon MTB Festival presented by Trek. Sigh. There were many deciding factors in coming to this decision, but to be honest, hosting a few thousand riders didn’t seem like the right thing to do. The safety of our team, volunteers, community and participants outweighed the benefits of hosting the event.

We share your pain in not being able to gather all together in big woods of northwestern Wisconsin and ride. Because of this unfortunate cancellation, all registered participants have been given:

  • COMPLIMENTARY DEFERRAL to the 2021 Chequamegon MTB Festival Presented by Trek on Saturday, September 18, 2021. At this time, no action is needed to complete your deferral. After Septemeber 10, a non-transferrable complimentary code to register for the 2021 event will be provided.
  • Registered participants can instead opt FOR A REFUND of 70% of registration fee, minus processing fees. For the refund option, email no later than September 10, 2020.

To scratch your Chequamegon itch, we offer the Cheq Challenge 37.5. Ride the marked/GPS course (40 or Short and Fat) on your own, and earn some Chequamegon swag, while still supporting CAMBA and the Life Time Foundation. The course will be available September 4-20, with swag pick-up at the Chequamegon MTB Festival from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Friday-Satuday, 10am-3pm on Sunday (*new hours). Check out our website for more details.

We’ll miss our Chequamegon family this year but put September 18 on your 2021 calendar!

Thank you for your continued support.
~Chequamegon MTB Festival Team

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 19, 2020

Chequamegon 40

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

Sep 19, 2020

Short & Fat

This 16-mile tour is the perfect introductory race for younger riders and those new to off-road events.
Little Loggers

Sep 19, 2020

Little Loggers

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

Make a Weekend of It

Art festivals. Waterfall tours. Muskie fishing. The remote, rural woods of Wisconsin offer up adventure around every bend. Here’s where to stay.

Festival Updates

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2020 Race Day Busing Details

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2020 Course Maps

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