36.7 miles
Distance
4,078 ft
Climb
-4,078 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point
This route is archived

We're BACK Your favorite ride is back in person this year, with a virtual option as well!

Thirty-eight miles along spectacular scenery, through the Big Belt Mountains, beautiful canyons and three creeks! This amazing ride includes varied terrain on gravel, asphalt road, and single track. Challenge yourself or take it easy and enjoy the views!

Bear Trap and Trout Creek routes - A challenging and exciting mountain bike ride covering 38 or 76 miles of breathtaking scenery. On the York 38 Special or the Spirit of 76, you will gain 3,000 vertical feet from lowest point of the ride (Nelson), traveling mainly on dirt roads and single track. Six Aid stations with our famous homemade goodies & porta potties are spread throughout the course.

VIRTUAL RIDE! Can't make race day but still want to participate? Ride (or run or walk!) the York 38 route or any 38 mile route between June 12th and August 15th and submit your time for special prize categories! All activities must be recorded and verified using your choice of GPS tracking app or software (Strava, Garmin Connect, Suunto, etc). Riders must submit their times via the Results Tab by 11:59pm on August 16, 2021 to be considered eligible for awards (details to follow).

Lucky 13 Family Ride - The Lucky 13 route is 13 miles, approximately 6.5 miles along York Road, from York to Vigilante Campground, around the campground loop, and back to York. About half of the route is paved. An Aid station & porta potty available on this route also!

Detailed Description
York 38 Special is a 37 mile intermediate race route located near Helena Montana. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 2 trails. This route climbs 4,078 ft with a max elevation of 6,689 ft then descends -4,078 ft.
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  • Race Course
  • Race Date
    Saturday August 21, 2021
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    5
More Stats for York 38 Special mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    3,975 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,976 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,976 ft
  • Grade max
    -30.9%
  • Grade min
    37.7%
  • Distance climb
    17 miles
  • Distance down
    18 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
Avg: 4.35 (3 votes)
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