York 38 Special

Sat June 17 - Sat August 19 Helena, MT 59602 US Directions

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Additional race information can be found at http://www.york38special.org.


York Fire Rescue
6042 Nelson Road
Helena, MT US 59602


Thirty-eight miles along spectacular scenery, through the Big Belt Mountains, beautiful canyons and three creeks!  This amazing ride includes varied terrain on gravel, asphalt road, and single track.  Challenge yourself or take it easy and enjoy the views!

Bear Trap and Trout Creek routes  - A challenging and exciting mountain bike ride covering 38 or 76 miles of breathtaking scenery. On the York 38 Special or the Spirit of 76, you will gain 3,000 vertical feet from lowest point of the ride (Nelson), traveling mainly on dirt roads and single track.  Six Aid stations with our famous homemade goodies & porta potties are spread throughout the course.

VIRTUAL RIDE!  Can't make race day but still want to participate?  Ride (or run or walk!) the York 38 route or any 38 mile route between June 17th and August 13th and submit your time for special prize categories!  All activities must be recorded and verified using your choice of GPS tracking app or software (Strava, Garmin Connect, Suunto, etc). Riders must submit their times via the Results Tab by 11:59pm on August 16, 2023 to be considered eligible for awards (details to follow).   

Lucky 13 Family Ride - The Lucky 13 route is 13 miles, approximately 6.5 miles along York Road, from York to Vigilante Campground, around the campground loop, and back to York. About half of the route is paved.   An Aid station & porta potty are available on this route as well!

Start times - Spirit of 76 riders will start at 6:30 am, but may start before then if the support team is ready.  York 38 Special riders (both routes) may start as early as 6:30 am, and must start by 9 am.  No numbers will be issued after 9 am.  Any rider that starts later than 9 am and has no number will be considered unsupported.  Lucky 13 riders may start between 9 and 10 am.





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Trout Creek Canyon Drone Footage from iFlyBigSky

Catch a glimpse from above of some of the spectacular scenery in Trout Creek Canyon, courtesy of iFlyBigSky!

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