Gem City Mountain Bike Races

Gem City Mountain Bike Series

The City of Laramie Parks and Recreation Department is excited to pick up the torch from Laramie Racing to continue the tradition of Tuesday Night mountain bike racing in Laramie, WY. The City will be hosting a series of four races in 2023 on Tuesday nights at the Schoolyard/Pilot Hill trail system.

Tuesdays, June 27th, July 11th, July 25th, & August 8th, 2023


We will be offering the following categories:

  • Expert: Men (All ages) 

  • Expert: Women (All ages) 

  • Advanced: Men (All ages) 

  • Advanced: Women (All ages)

  • Intermediate: Men (All ages)

  • Intermediate: Women (All ages)

  • Beginner: Men (All ages)

  • Beginner: Women (All ages)

  • Youth Race (11-14 yrs. old)

  • Kids Race (6-10 yrs. old)

  • Adult Racers $30/Race; 15-18 yrs. $15/Race; 14 yrs. and under race free. Your age must be correct in your household account for fees to be calculated correctly. Racing age is your age as of Dec 31, 2023.

  • No day-of registration (except youth/kids races).

  • $20 discount if you register for all four races on one receipt. 

  • Additional fee reductions available for volunteering/providing a volunteer. Email

  • Registration closes on Monday at noon the day prior to each race.

  • Races will occur on the Schoolyard/Pilot Hill Trail System. 

  • Course maps will be posted here on the Monday before each race.

  • Food is provided each night as part of your entry fee! 

Racing Rules:

Most standard mountain bike racing rules apply. Anything not covered here specifically will be decided on a case by case basis:

  • Be extraordinarily polite to other trail users. All of our races are on open courses. Expect to encounter other trail users. If you come across non-racers, you still need to follow the standard rules of the trail. Since you are on a bike, that means you yield to everyone else. We have a zero-tolerance policy for racers who are rude to any other trail users.

  • Do not warm-up on the race course during another race, please stay out of the way of racers.

  • If you are walking and others are riding, get out of the way.

  • Be nice and patient when asking to pass.

  • When you are asked to let someone by (particularly if they are in another category or on a different lap), do so at the earliest chance. That means you need to pull over and slow down long enough for them to go past, not wait for them to find a place to go around you. It's also a good idea to let them know when you are getting ready to move over and what side they should go around on.

  • When vying for position with someone in your category and on the same lap, the lead rider does not need to yield to the passing rider, however, they may not block someone either. Just be nice. Bike racing is really not all that important.

  • Tell the timers if you don't finish the race. We don’t want to spend the night looking for you while you’re safe at home.

  • Stay clear of the timing area. We will post the results as soon as we can.

  • It is your responsibility to know how many laps and what course you should be racing.

  • Headphones are not allowed. 

  • Racers may share parts and tools on the trail with other racers.

  • If you leave the course or take a wrong turn, you need to go back to that spot to start again. 

  • Do not litter.

  • You must wear a cycling helmet and read and sign our waiver.

  • Youth & Kids categories must wear a helmet and have an adult at the start/finish area.

  • All bikes must be 100% powered by the rider.

Course Marking:

Courses are marked with arrows and flagging. FOLLOW THE ARROWS!!!!! 

We also use cones or flagging to mark some intersections near the start/finish. Do not ride through a line of cones or duck flagging.


Trail Conditions:

We will pause, postpone, or cancel races if trail conditions warrant it. We work closely with land managers and trail maintenance crews to make decisions about racing on these trails. We ride on these trails too and have no intention of ruining them. If we do have to cancel a race, we will do our best to post it on websites, social media, and send emails. 



Your safety on the race course is your responsibility. If weather conditions necessitate it, we will stop the race, however, you may be a long way from shelter when a storm rolls in. Please use your best judgment as to whether or not you should be out there. Check the weather forecast  HERE.



We can't monitor the entire course during a race, so please look out for each other. If someone is hurt on the course please do what you can to help them and let us know what happened and where. First-aid is available at the start/finish, and most of the time we have someone out on course.

2023 Start Times:

6:00 PMExpert Men & Expert Women17-22 miles
6:01 PMAdvanced Men15-20 miles
6:02 PMIntermediate Men8-14 miles
6:03 PMAdvanced Women15-20 miles
6:03 PMIntermediate Women8-14 miles
6:04 PMBeginner Men4.5-8 miles
6:04 PMBeginner Women4.5-8 miles
6:10 PMYouth Less than 5 miles
6:11 PMKidsLess than 2 miles

*Distances are an estimate and subject to change.


Final rankings will be based on a rider's three best results, with a 10 point bonus for competing in all four races.

Points scored in a given category stay in that category. In other words, if you score points in an Advanced race and then upgrade to Expert, your points don't transfer.

In the event of a tie for a podium spot, the following procedures, in this order, will be used to determine final placement:

1) Total score from all four races.

2) Some feat of strength and dexterity to be determined at the awards.


Please consider riding your bike to the start/finish. The Start/Finish will out past the end of Willett Drive. Look for City of Laramie flagging and tent. Parking will be available along Willett. 

COVID Policies

We continually work to be in compliance with the State & County Health Department’s Rules for gatherings.

  • Stay home if you are feeling unwell.

2023 Race #4 Course Maps 

#4 Kids Loop - marked with purple flags

#4 Youth Loop - marked with blue flags

#4 Race Loop - marked with pink flags & red arrows

#4 Race+Extra Credit - marked with pink flags & red arrows+yellow flags & yellow arrows

2023 Race #4 Course Distances

Expert: Men    2x(Race Loop + Extra Credit)11 + 11= 22 miles
Expert: Women     2x(Race Loop + Extra Credit)11 + 11= 22 miles
Advanced: Men (Race Loop + Extra Credit) + (Race Loop)11+9= 20 miles
Advanced: Women(Race Loop + Extra Credit) + (Race Loop)11+9= 20 miles
Intermediate: Men         (Race Loop + Extra Credit)11 miles
Intermediate: Women(Race Loop + Extra Credit)11 miles
Beginner: Men     Race Loop* 8 miles 
Beginner: Women Race Loop* 8 miles
Youth (11-14 yrs)Youth Loop3 miles
Kids (6-10 yrs)Kids Loop1 mile
*Beginners will be directed to skip the Youth Loop (6C & Lunch Lady) to reduce mileage.

2023 Race #3 Course Maps 

Kids Loop - marked with purple flags

Youth Loop - marked with blue flags

Race Loop - marked with pink flags & red arrows

2023 Race #3 Course Distances

Expert: Men    2x(Race Loop) + (Youth Loop)8+8+2= 18 miles
Expert: Women     2x(Race Loop) + (Youth Loop)8+8+2= 18 miles
Advanced: Men 2x(Race Loop)8+8= 16 miles
Advanced: Women2x(Race Loop)8+8= 16 miles
Intermediate: Men         (Race Loop) + (Youth Loop)8+2= 10 miles
Intermediate: Women(Race Loop) + (Youth Loop) 8+2= 10 miles
Beginner: Men     Race Loop 8 miles
Beginner: Women Race Loop 8 miles
Youth (11-14 yrs)Youth Loop2 miles
Kids (6-10 yrs)Kids Loop1 mile

2023 Race #2 Course Maps 

Kids Loop

Youth Loop

Race Loop

Race+Extra Credit

2023 Race #2 Course Distances

Expert: Men    (Race+Extra Credit) + Race Loop21 miles
Expert: Women     (Race+Extra Credit) + Race Loop21 miles
Advanced: Men (Race+Extra Credit) 16 miles
Advanced: Women(Race+Extra Credit) 16 miles
Intermediate: Men         Race Loop x212 miles
Intermediate: WomenRace Loop x212 miles
Beginner: Men     Race Loop6 miles
Beginner: Women Race Loop6 miles
Youth (11-14 yrs)1x Youth Loop2 miles
Kids (6-10 yrs)1x Kids Loop1 mile

2023 Race #1 Course Maps 

Kids Loop

Youth Loop

Race Loop

Race+Extra Credit

2023 Race #1 Course Distances

Expert: Men    (Race+Extra Credit) x2 20 miles
Expert: Women     (Race+Extra Credit) x220 miles
Advanced: Men (Race+Extra Credit) + (Race Loop) 16 miles
Advanced: Women(Race+Extra Credit) + (Race Loop)16 miles
Intermediate: Men         (Race+Extra Credit) 10 miles
Intermediate: Women(Race+Extra Credit)10 miles
Beginner: Men     Race Loop6 miles
Beginner: Women Race Loop6 miles
Youth (11-14 yrs)1x Youth Loop2 miles
Kids (6-10 yrs)1x Kids Loop1 mile


2023 Gem City Race Series

2023 Series Results

Click here for 2023 Race 1 Results

Click here for 2023 Race 2 Results

Click here for 2023 Race 3 Results

Click here for 2023 Race 4 results

2022 Gem City Race Series

2022 Series Results

Click here for 2022 Race 1 Results

Click here for 2022 Race 2 Results

Click here for 2022 Race 3 Results

Click here for 2022 Race 4 Results

Contact Cindy Dywan with any questions at 307-721-5261 or