10.3 miles
Distance
2,776 ft
Climb
-2,791 ft
Descent
1,599 ft
High Point
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The brand-new Shepherd Mountain Bike Park in Ironton, MO will feature some of the steepest, technical and gnarly riding anywhere between the Appalachians and the Rockies. Race day (Sunday) will feature five stages and upwards of 3,000 feet of climbing and descending, as well as an all-day party on top of the mountain with the stage start lines right next to the DJ Official practice will take place on Friday and Saturday and NO SHUTTLES are allowed at this venue. Anyone caught shuttling on practice or race days will be disqualified.

Designed by the same brainchild behind the awesome trails at Glorieta in Sante Fe, New Mexico, racers can expect a mix of tight, steep, and chunky tech, huge natural rock formations, and a roller coaster of trails that will leave them scratching their collective heads and wondering, “How in the world is the riding so good here!”

Jagged Axe is the creative trail builder behind the Ironton, MO and Santa Fe (Glorieta), NM Big Mountain Enduro venues. Purpose built and rider crafted mountain bike trails for all ability levels, always working towards bringing you the best quality trails possible

In addition to the quality stages, the city of Ironton offers a remarkable, friendly, small-town experience that is sure to lure racers back for years to come. Nestled in the Arcadia Valley, Ironton is centrally located in the middle of some of the most beautiful and fun outdoor experiences in the country. Johnson’s Shut-Ins and Elephant Rocks State Park are a very short drive away, as are legitimate white-water rapids on the St. Francois river or a relaxing day of floating on swift-but-calmer waters.

For a new adventure, unbeatable atmosphere and incredible stages, Shepherd Mountain is a can’t miss stop for the 2021 BME!

Detailed Description
Big Mountain Enduro-Ironton 2021 is a 10 mile expert race route located near Ironton Missouri. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 9 trails. This route climbs 2,776 ft with a max elevation of 1,599 ft then descends -2,791 ft.
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cam-rides-bikes (Oct 15, 2020 at 8:12)
Trail Cannonball
This looks like an amazing trails based off the videos and pictures.
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JeremySchmidty (Sep 1, 2020 at 14:10)
Trail Cannonball
This is gonna be dope, can’t wait to ride this when it’s open
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Jimothy12 (Aug 14, 2020 at 19:34)
Trail Cannonball
woah, that's steep
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Route Sections

1 Transfer Stage 1 (Westwood Climb to unnamed access trail #1)
  • 1 mile distance
  • 501 ft climb
  • -12 ft descent
2 Stage 1 (Mineshaft)
  • 3,291 ft distance
  • 0 ft climb
  • -566 ft descent
3 Transfer Stage 2 (Shuttle Access Road Primary to Shuttle Road Primary)
  • 1 mile distance
  • 595 ft climb
  • 0 ft descent
4 Stage 2 (Powder Keg)
  • 4,308 ft distance
  • 0 ft climb
  • -572 ft descent
5 Trnasfer Stage 3 (Coolio's Climb to Westwood Climb to Un-named access trail 1)
  • 2 miles distance
  • 609 ft climb
  • 0 ft descent
6 Stage 3 (No-Man´s Land)
  • 3,921 ft distance
  • 0 ft climb
  • -478 ft descent
7 Transfer Stage 4 (Westwood Climb to unnamed access trail #1)
  • 1 mile distance
  • 509 ft climb
  • 0 ft descent
8 Stage 4 (Cannnonball)
  • 3,451 ft distance
  • 0 ft climb
  • -592 ft descent
9 Transfer Stage 5 (Shuttle Access Road Primary to Shuttle Road Primary )
  • 1 mile distance
  • 594 ft climb
  • 0 ft descent
10 Stage 5 (Scorched Earth)
  • 4,488 ft distance
  • 0 ft climb
  • -512 ft descent

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  • Race Course
  • Race Date
    Sunday May 2, 2021
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Ridelogs
    60
More Stats for Big Mountain Enduro-Ironton 2021 mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -15 ft
  • Altitude min
    982 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,096 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,083 ft
  • Grade max
    -95.5%
  • Grade min
    48.9%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    981 ft
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youtuber RAW: BME Ironton | Stage 5 | Scorched Earth
RAW: BME Ironton | Stage 5 | Scorched Earth
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youtuber RAW: BME Ironton | Stage 3 | No Man's Land
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Connector to Westwood
May 27, 2022 @ 8:16am
May 27, 2022
Scorched Earth
May 27, 2022 @ 8:16am
May 27, 2022
Powder Keg
Nov 21, 2021 @ 9:17am
Nov 21, 2021
Cannonball
Jul 4, 2021 @ 7:31am
Jul 4, 2021
No-Man's Land
May 2, 2021 @ 6:46am
May 2, 2021
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