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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.

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 17, 2022

Chequamegon 40

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

Sep 17, 2022

Short & Fat

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

Sep 17, 2022

Little Loggers

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

Life Time Members Early Access Registration

Life Time members — after six months of membership — get access to our athletic events one week before the event registration or lottery opens to the general public.

Future Dates

2023 – September 16th
2024 – September 14th

2025 – September 13th
2026 – September 19th
2027 – September 18th

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.

Cheq MTB Fest Will Be Stop #5 On The Life Time Grand Prix

We’re thrilled to let you know that the 2022 Chequamegon MTB Festival will be part of the inaugural Life Time Grand Prix! The series is set to feature 6 of the most iconic cycling events and 40 of the best cyclists in off-road cycling. The…

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2022 Registration

Ain't no party like a fall, midwest party! 2022 is going to be bigger and better than ever. Join us!  

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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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