After a very successful inaugural year last year, the Mystic Mountain Bike Race returns this year but the number of available spots is dwindling so if you want to participate, DO NOT DELAY!

Limited spots available

The Mystic MTB Race presented by Owenhouse Bicycling Co. is proud to announce that it is back for the second year in a row and will be hosting the event on Saturday July 18, 2015.

Featuring 40 miles of challenging climbs, world-class descents and remote scenery, the Mystic MTB Race offers mountain bikers an opportunity to challenge themselves on some of the most enjoyable connector trails in the Gallatin National Forest.

Originating at the Bear Canyon Trailhead just east of Bozeman, the race takes riders over ridgelines, past alpine lakes and down flowing drainages while exploring the abundant trails throughout the Gallatin National Forest.

Building off of the success of the inaugural event last year, the Mystic MTB Race plans to expand the field of riders but will still limit the number of available spots. Interested riders can register for the race online at until July 16 and in person July 17 at Owenhouse Bicycling Co.— early registration is encouraged and will cost $50 until July 16.

The Mystic MTB Race plans to donate a portion of the proceeds to mountain bike advocacy groups in the southwest Montana area.

Event information, race updates and online registration are available at

(photo courtesy Mystic MTB Race)