The Big Sky XC dirt bike race drew racers
from the U.S. and Canada to Big Sky, Aug.
27 – 28. An event for all ages, the course led
racers in a large loop on trails beneath the
Swift Current chairlift at Big Sky Resort.
In the professional class race on Sunday,
riders raced up the ski run Stump Farm and
jumped hay bales in front of cheering spectators.
This race of endurance and strength
lasted just over three hours. Rory Sullivan of
Washington state won first overall by crossing
the finish line first with the most laps.
“Our race is officially on the national motorcycle
racing radar. 20 states and 2 Canadian
provinces were represented. We also had the
privilege of having several top professionals
in attendance this year, all of which placed
our event on the same level as the country’s
most established and prestigious races,” Joe
Miller, an event organizer from Big Sky, said.
Check bigskyxc.com for full results, and
updates on next year’s event.
Photos by Ken Lancey