2018 Unravel the Scratch Gravels XC

The Scratch Gravel hills in Helena, Montana are some of the first single track to consistently open in the state as spring thaws the snow and ice. Bring your early season fitness and put the hurt on your fellow races in one of 9 different racing categories.



The classic course is a 5.8 mile loop, comprised of 70% double-track and 30% single track in the BLM Scratchgravel Hills District northwest of Helena. The start & finish area are located at the Echo Drive Trailhead.


Turn off U.S. 12 (Euclid Rd.) at Williams Avenue and continue northwest to Birdseye Road. Turn where Echo Drive intersects Birdseye Road, to your right, just past the Birdseye Store & Deli. One mile up Echo Drive is the trailhead.



  • Registration (Mar 6th - April 5th) — $30. April 6th - May 5th — $35. Onsite registration fee $40. Juniors $15
  • Register Online
  • All racers must be licensed through USA Cycling. One day licenses will also be available for an additional
    $10 on race day. Proof of current license required at packet pickup.
  • All juniors must have a release signed by parent or guardian.
  • Pre-registered non-junior riders do not need to sign a release.

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