The Iron Mountain XC is an AMBCS (Arkansas Mountain Bike Championship Series) mountain bike race contested on the lengendary trail system of Iron Mountain which is located on DeGray Lake just outside of Caddo Valley, Arkansas. This is a USA Cycling-sanctioned race and there are categories for all ages and levels. An annual licenses is required to race in the Cat 1 category. All others can race on a one-day license. NOTE: the Novice category entry fee includes the one-day license fee which is $10.
Chip timing, event t-shirt, post-race food and beverages (adult and youth), and awards are part of this great day of racing.
Also, check out the Iron Mountain Legend trail runs on Saturday, April 1 to make it a great weekend of soft trail competition.
Presented by Central Arkansas Off-Road Group and Bell and Company: (the proceeds from this non-profit event benefit NICA/Conway Bearcats and COG)
Get ready for the new and improved 2021 Gnome: New and redesigned trails. An awesome kid’s 1-mile course. Stryder races for young and old. Have an old BMX bike? Take off the pedals and join in on the fun just before the real racing starts.
Also, we are working with the park and have blocked the campground for reservations for “racers only” in hopes we can correct a lot of the parking issues and logistics issues we have seen in the past.
Please contact Woolly Hollow State park for your campground reservations. (501) 679-2098 (Note if we don’t pack out the park in reservations they will start releasing spots)
We will have a 5.1 mile TT on Saturday at 3 pm. There will be awards for the top 3 males and females and 5 AMBCS bonus points on the line for all finishers. The finish order will also set the callup for Sunday’s XC race. Also new is a non-Sanctioned non-USAC/AMBCS E-bike class. This will be an open male/female class. No points will be awarded for the season for this class.
There will be a new course with some new trails. Improved kid’s courses and the race loop is a NICA-friendly type loop for the junior racers. Bring your Stryder bikes for a NASCAR style “Stryder” race on Sunday am for the little ones.
RV and camping at Woolly Hollow State Park, contact the park at 501-679-2098 or click here for online reservations and mention The Ugly Gnome to reserve your spot
Hilltop Inn and Suites, Greenbrier, AR, right on Hwy 65N about 10 minutes from the race site. (501) 679-5100
There are more than ample hotel choices in Conway, AR, about 30 minutes drive from the race site.
Dining Options in Greenbrier
Wagon Wheel Restaurant
Chef Lin’s Chinese Restaurant
La Rosita Mexican Restaurant
Southern Hibachi Food Truck
Steak and Shake
Lots of options in Conway, AR