21.8 miles
Distance
4,691 ft
Climb
-4,706 ft
Descent
1,604 ft
High Point

The Shepherd Mountain Bike Park in Ironton, MO will feature some of the most steep, technical and gnarly riding anywhere between the Appalachians and the Rockies. For 2022 we will a have a 2-day race (Saturday-Sunday), will feature 7 to 8 stages and upwards of 5,000 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 Thursday and Friday.

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 2022 BME!

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Detailed Description
BME Ironton - 2022 is a 22 mile less popular extreme race route located near Ironton Missouri. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 22 trails. This route climbs 4,691 ft with a max elevation of 1,604 ft then descends -4,706 ft.
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Route Sections

1 Transfer Stage 1 (Westwood Climb)
  • 2 miles distance
  • 673 ft climb
  • -6 ft descent
2 Stage 1 (Retreat)
  • 2,438 ft distance
  • 0 ft climb
  • -348 ft descent
3 Transfer Stage 2 (Lake Road)
  • 3,182 ft distance
  • 44 ft climb
  • -45 ft descent
4 Stage 2 (Lake Escape)
  • 1,214 ft distance
  • 0 ft climb
  • -180 ft descent
5 Transfer Stage 3 (Lake Road)
  • 1 mile distance
  • 587 ft climb
  • -31 ft descent
6 Stage 3 (Cannonball)
  • 3,734 ft distance
  • 0 ft climb
  • -600 ft descent
7 Transfer Stage 4 (Trolley Track)
  • 1 mile distance
  • 606 ft climb
  • 0 ft descent
8 Stage 4 (No Man´s Land)
  • 3,944 ft distance
  • 0 ft climb
  • -531 ft descent
9 Transfer Stage 5 (Westwood Climb)
  • 3,379 ft distance
  • 354 ft climb
  • 0 ft descent
10 Stage 5 (Mountain Street)
  • 3,553 ft distance
  • 0 ft climb
  • -442 ft descent
11 Transfer Stage 6 (Westwood Climb)
  • 2 miles distance
  • 665 ft climb
  • -39 ft descent
12 Stage 6 (Element 26)
  • 1 mile distance
  • 0 ft climb
  • -591 ft descent
13 Transfer Stage 7 (Coolio´s Climb)
  • 2 miles distance
  • 615 ft climb
  • -32 ft descent
14 Stage 7 (Scorched Earth)
  • 3,770 ft distance
  • 0 ft climb
  • -512 ft descent
15 Transfer Stage 8 (Westwood Climb)
  • 1 mile distance
  • 545 ft climb
  • 0 ft descent
16 Stage 8 (Powder Keg)
  • 4,426 ft distance
  • 0 ft climb
  • -594 ft descent
17 Transfer Stage 9 (Coolio´s Climb)
  • 2 miles distance
  • 621 ft climb
  • -3 ft descent
18 Stage 9 (Mineshaft)
  • 1 mile distance
  • 44 ft climb
  • -655 ft descent

Details

  • Race Course
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • AKA
    Big Mountain Enduro ironton
  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Ridelogs
    1
More Stats for BME Ironton - 2022 mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    2 hr 6 min
  • Altitude change
    -14 ft
  • Altitude min
    919 ft
  • Altitude start
    941 ft
  • Altitude end
    925 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -76.4%
  • Grade min
    75.7%
  • Distance climb
    12 miles
  • Distance down
    9 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile

Directions

  1. Walk west on West Wayne Street.
  2. Continue for 400 meters.
  3. Turn left onto South Burnett Street.
  4. Continue for less than 10 meters.
  5. Walk south on South Burnett Street.
  6. Continue for 90 meters.
  7. Turn right onto West Russell Street.
  8. Continue for 70 meters.
  9. Keep left to stay on West Russell Street.
  10. Continue for 500 meters.
  11. Turn right onto Westwood Drive.
  12. Continue for 80 meters.
  13. Turn left to stay on Westwood Drive.
  14. Continue for 300 meters.
  15. Walk north on Westwood Climb.
  16. Continue for 400 meters.
  17. Walk northwest on Un-named access trail #1.
  18. Continue for 400 meters.
  19. Walk northwest on Un-named access trail #1.
  20. Continue for 100 meters.
  21. Turn left onto Staging Area.
  22. Continue for 60 meters.
  23. Turn left onto Coolio's Climb.
  24. Continue for 200 meters.
  25. Walk west on Retreat!.
  26. Continue for 600 meters.
  27. Walk north on Backside Connector.
  28. Continue for 200 meters.
  29. Walk south on Lake Road.
  30. Continue for 700 meters.
  31. Walk southwest on Lake Escape.
  32. Continue for 400 meters.
  33. Walk north on Lake Road.
  34. Continue for 70 meters.
  35. Walk northeast on Lake Road.
  36. Continue for 2 kilometers.
  37. Walk northeast on Lake Road.
  38. Continue for 60 meters.
  39. Bear left onto Un-named access trail #1.
  40. Continue for 80 meters.
  41. Bear right onto Mineshaft.
  42. Continue for 200 meters.
  43. Turn right onto Cannonball.
  44. Continue for 800 meters.
  45. Keep left to stay on Cannonball.
  46. Continue for 100 meters.
  47. Walk north on Trolley Track.
  48. Continue for 500 meters.
  49. Turn left to stay on Trolley Track.
  50. Continue for 500 meters.
  51. Walk west on Trolley Track.
  52. Continue for 1 kilometer.
  53. Walk southeast on Trolley Track.
  54. Continue for 100 meters.
  55. Turn left onto Staging Area.
  56. Continue for 100 meters.
  57. Keep left to take Un-named access trail #1.
  58. Continue for 10 meters.
  59. Turn right onto No-Man's Land.
  60. Continue for 1 kilometer.
  61. Walk east on Connector to Westwood.
  62. Continue for 300 meters.
  63. Turn left onto Westwood Climb.
  64. Continue for 800 meters.
  65. Walk east on Mountain Street.
  66. Continue for 400 meters.
  67. Walk southeast on Mountain Street.
  68. Continue for 700 meters.
  69. Walk east on West Russell Street.
  70. Continue for 10 meters.
  71. Walk west on West Russell Street.
  72. Continue for 60 meters.
  73. Keep left to stay on West Russell Street.
  74. Continue for 500 meters.
  75. Turn right onto Westwood Drive.
  76. Continue for 80 meters.
  77. Turn left to stay on Westwood Drive.
  78. Continue for 200 meters.
  79. Walk north on Westwood Climb.
  80. Continue for 700 meters.
  81. Bear left onto Un-named access trail #1.
  82. Continue for 600 meters.
  83. Walk northwest on Un-named access trail #1.
  84. Continue for 70 meters.
  85. Walk west on Staging Area.
  86. Continue for 30 meters.
  87. Walk north on Trolley Track.
  88. Continue for 70 meters.
  89. Keep left to take Element 26.
  90. Continue for 70 meters.
  91. Walk west on Element 26.
  92. Continue for 1.5 kilometers.
  93. Walk east on Element 26.
  94. Continue for 30 meters.
  95. Bear left onto Trolley Track.
  96. Continue for 400 meters.
  97. Walk west on Coolio's Climb.
  98. Continue for 500 meters.
  99. Walk east on Coolio's Climb.
  100. Continue for 1 kilometer.
  101. Walk west on Coolio's Climb.
  102. Continue for 1.5 kilometers.
  103. Walk north on Coolio's Climb.
  104. Continue for 10 meters.
  105. Make a sharp left onto Scorched Earth.
  106. Continue for 1 kilometer.
  107. Walk southeast on Connector to Westwood.
  108. Continue for 300 meters.
  109. Walk north on Westwood Climb.
  110. Continue for 900 meters.
  111. Bear left onto Un-named access trail #1.
  112. Continue for 600 meters.
  113. Make a sharp right onto Powder Keg.
  114. Continue for 40 meters.
  115. Walk east on Powder Keg.
  116. Continue for 1 kilometer.
  117. Walk northwest on Powder Keg.
  118. Continue for 300 meters.
  119. Walk southeast on Coolio's Climb.
  120. Continue for 400 meters.
  121. Walk southeast on Coolio's Climb.
  122. Continue for 1.5 kilometers.
  123. Walk west on Coolio's Climb.
  124. Continue for 30 meters.
  125. Turn right onto Westwood Climb.
  126. Continue for 200 meters.
  127. Bear left onto Un-named access trail #1.
  128. Continue for 500 meters.
  129. Walk northwest on Un-named access trail #1.
  130. Continue for 100 meters.
  131. Bear right onto Mineshaft.
  132. Continue for 700 meters.
  133. Walk east on Mineshaft.
  134. Continue for 300 meters.
  135. Turn left onto Cannonball.
  136. Continue for 80 meters.
  137. Turn left onto Cannonball Jump Line Return Trail.
  138. Continue for 200 meters.
  139. Walk southwest on Shuttle Access Road Option.
  140. Continue for 200 meters.
  141. Make a sharp left onto Cannonball.
  142. Continue for 400 meters.
  143. Walk northeast on Entrance.
  144. Continue for 20 meters.
  145. Turn right onto 21.
  146. Continue for 1 kilometer.
  147. Turn right onto Main Street.
  148. Continue for 900 meters.
  149. Walk south on North Main Street.
  150. Continue for 300 meters.
  151. Walk west on Wayne Street.
  152. Continue for 90 meters.
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Powder Keg
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Cannonball
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