Viking On A Bike

Awesomeness of the Norse-kind! This year marks the second annual Vike on a Bike,” a mountain bike race for all experience levels on a course designed by Durke Gordon. The event begins at noon on Saturday at 400 E 100 N.

Families are encouraged to decorate their Viking bikes for the parade at 10 am and cruise past the festival for a fun ride. The parade entry is #10.

Registration is $10, which includes your race number and a t-shirt. To be guaranteed a t-shirt and number, pre-register online below,  or at the registration booth in the parking lot near the Co-op beginning at 6 a.m. or before the event at 11:00 a.m. at 400 E 100 N.

Viking bikers have four course options:  family, beginner, novice, and sport. The beginning and advanced races are seven-mile courses that begin at Snow College campus and go east along Kane Valley Road, with two loops over Black Hill for the advanced rider, and an easier loop for the beginning rider. The Family Fun Ride will be out and back on Kane Valley Road. The riders will finish back at the festival at the Noyes Building.

Sport – You have that competitive spirit, you’ve been riding for a while, you are absolutely comfortable on your steed, and this is not your first rodeo – this is your category. One 14 mile lap around Black Hill is what you are signing up for. Consult the map with BLUE for your route.

Novice – You are not new to mountain biking or your bike, but you ride less than 4 hours a week with experience on single track. You are competitive with your friends and are looking to up the ante – this is your category.. Consult the map in LAVENDER with RED for your rouse. (Last years intermediate course)

Beginner – It’s your first or second time, you’re new to your bike and inexperienced with single track riding. You are working on your skills and you want a good workout in the outdoors with other riders – this is your category. Consult the map only in LAVENDER for your route. (Same as last years beginners course)

Family – You’re looking for your little ones to have a good community experience with bikes and they are eager to get out on theirs – this is your category. From the Start you and your little crew will head East on 100 North until fuel reserves deplete, at which point you;ll just turn around and come back! Family may finish and return anytime. (This will be the same as last year as well)

Prizes will be given to the top male & female winners in each category, courtesy of sponsors Gordon Custom Homes, Manti Mountain Bike Team, and IFour Media. No prizes given for the Family category .


All riders are encouraged to be in the Grand Parade at 10 a.m. to promote the race and warm up their muscles. Families are encouraged to decorate their Viking bikes.


Questions, call Beverly Thomas 435-340-1052.

There is a $10 entry fee and all participants will receive a t-shirt. Pre-registration guarantees you a t-shirt and a number.


On site registration will be Sat morning until 5 minutes before your race.
Race starts at 12:00 Noon at 400 E 100 N