Whether you’re looking for pro tips to sharpen your riding, a race to test your legs and lungs, or a festival to connect you with like-minded enthusiasts, Grand Targhee has something to tickle your fancy this summer.
On July 23-24, Amanda Carey, winner of the 2010 and 2011 National Ultra Endurance Series, will lead a women’s mountain bike camp at Targhee. Carey’s clinics—there’s another one July 30-31—will take place in familiar terrain; the Level Two International Mountain Bicycling Association instructor with a master’s degree in sports psychology lives in Victor, Idaho.
In addition to mastering fundamentals like cornering, body position, clearing small obstacles and braking, campers will learn basic bike repairs like dealing with flats on the trail, fixing broken chains, and making small brake and shifting cable adjustments.
Aug. 6 is the Pierre’s Hole 50/100 Bike Race, which winds through and around Grand Targhee’s single track. Riders have three races to choose from—there are 100-mile, 100-km and 50-km options. The 100-mile and 100-km races qualify for the National Ultra Endurance Series Marathon Championship.
The end of August brings The Grand Enduro, the last race of the Montana Enduro Series. This is the second year the Enduro Series has dipped into Wyoming to take on Grand Targhee’s award-winning terrain. On Aug. 27-28, Grand Enduro racers will ride 4,600 feet of timed descent on this five-stage, 18-mile course.
Finally, Sept. 2-5 is the seventh annual Wydaho Rendezvous Teton Mountain Bike Festival, a four-day celebration of all things bike related with clinics, group rides, demos of top 2017 models, live music and a rotating selection of beer on tap.
Visit grandtarghee.com and tetonbikefest.org for more information.