The Kenda Big Sky Cross Country dirt bike race is happening in Montana this weekend from August 25-26. Held on the ski slopes of the Big Sky Resort, the event is expected to build upon its past success. Last year’s event saw 20 states and multiple Canadian provinces represented in the scramble format race.
Kenda, one of the leading sellers of dirt bike tires, is sponsoring this year’s race. Their support increased the pro purse to $10,000, which in turn attracted the largest pro lineup since the race’s inception in 2009.
“I made the trip out to Montana last year and had a great time on and off the race trail,” said professional rider Jason Raines. “The new 10k pro purse combined with the amazing location made it too good to pass up.”
Raines will be just one in a field of over 25 off-road racing professionals. Youth races for novice riders will run on a shortened track during the first day of competition, while the second day will feature the pros and experts. In addition to the events, an autograph session and award ceremony will round out the weekend.