- Events & Highlights
|First Cycling Event:||$35/participant|
(After 5pm June, 30)
| Online Entry Deadline: July 12, 2017
T-Shirt Deadline: June 30 at 5pm
For the Mountain Bike event, onsite registration only after July 12.
Event Sponsored by:
All 2015 and 2016 Big Sky State Games medalists, and some 2017 medalists are eligible to compete in the
2017 State Games of America in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Archery, Basketball, Billiards, Bowling, Cycling, Disc Golf, Fencing, Figure Skating, Flag Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Karate, Lacrosse, Pickleball, Racquetball, Road Race, Rollerskating, Shooting, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tae Kwon Do/Judo, Table Tennis, Tennis, Track & Field, Weightlifting, and Wrestling.
Please see the State Games of America website for more information.
Black Otter Trail
Located off of E. Airport Rd.
Billings, MT 59101
Date: Sunday, July 16
Check-In: Yellowstone Kelly gravesite at Black Otter Trail. Parking available at Yellowstone Kelly gravesite and Swords Park.
All levels encouraged. All pedal bikes & balance bikes (Strider) welcome. Please, no electric-assisted bikes. The main course is a traditional single track with a hilly profile and mixed dirt/rock conditions. Youth and balance bike (Strider) division ride a shorter course with dirt and paved road.
Race number will be handed out at event site.
Course will be explained onsite prior to the event.
Chad McNeese is a longtime Billings resident and cyclist. He participates in mountain biking, road cycling, and observed trials. Chad has competed in all cycling disciplines of the Big Sky State Games, and has volunteered for several of the mountain bike races over the years. He loves sharing the sport with new riders, particularly teaching cyclists advanced skills to improve their enjoyment of cycling.
Pompeys Pillar National Monument
3001 Hwy 312, Worden, MT 59088
Date: Saturday, July 15
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Check-In: 7:00 a.m. (No check-in after 7:30 a.m.)
Racers Meeting: 7:55 a.m. at start area
No aero-bars or tandem bikes allowed in the Road Race. Absolutely no audio devices will be permitted by athletes. Violators will be disqualified. Age group and overall winners will be recognized. Medals will be awarded to the top 3 women and men in each category and for the top junior boy and girl in each category.
Race number will be handed out at event site. You must check in before starting time to participate. Road Race is governed by the USA Cycling.
All 3 races (40, 25, and 12 miles) will travel east on the Custer Frontage Road. Participants must continue to ride bike back to Pompeys Pillar from the finish. No congregating at finish. Electronic timing provided.Download Map
Brenda Rose's love for cycling began with teaching cycling classes at the Billings YMCA. She enjoys riding for charities and ultra-distances. Brenda's experience in the past with organizing events has been as a track and cross country coach until 2012 when she was the race director for the YAK. When not on her bike, Brenda is a teacher at Billings West High.
Date: Saturday, July 15
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Check-In: 5:00 - 5:30 p.m. Molt Community Center (No check-in after 5:30 p.m.)
Molt Community Center
Molt, MT 59057
West of Billings on Molt Road
Aero-bars and tandem bikes allowed in Time Trial. Absolutely no audio devices will be permitted by athletes. Violators will be disqualified.
Race number will be handed out at event site. You must check in before starting time to participate. Time Trial governed by the USA Cycling.
Race will start and finish out front of the Molt Community Center. Course distance is approximately 8 miles. The 6 to 8 years olds will race a 2 to 3 mile course and must be accompanied by an adult on a separate bicycle. Electronic timing provided.Download Map
Chris Cook has been involved in cycling for over 5 years, and is a cycling instructor at the YMCA. He helps coordinate the St. Vincent Foundation Kohls Care Program and is involved with the Bike Pedestrian Advisory Committee, the Heart and Sole Committee, the Downtown Exchange Club, and Alberta Bear Theatre Board. In 2010, he received the Volunteer of the Year award from the Billings Chamber of Commerce. Chris loves to bike and share his enthusiasm for cycling with others.