Race Short Track at Big Marsh every other Wednesday! Find out more →

Short Track is the best format for a summer night of MTB racing. Ripping multiple laps around a quick loop for only 20-25 minutes makes for a fun, spicy time and the ultimate introduction to mountain bike racing.

Half Acre Cycling and Bonkers Cycling are taking over management of Short Track for its seventh season, but everything that makes this series fun remains. We’re excited for another summer of Wednesdays at Big Marsh!

Like last year, Juniors and Youth will race for free, with a $20 suggested donation for adult racers. We’ll also be moving away from Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced categories and adopting Novice, Sport, Comp, and Expert designations to align with Cambr’s categories, making it more clear for riders to self-select the correct race for them.


6/5, 6/19, 7/10, 7/24, 8/7


No preregistration required. Register on race day.


Big Marsh Bike Park
11599 S Stony Island Ave
Chicago, IL


  • 5:30 p.m. Reg opens, course open for preride
  • 6:00 p.m. on 7/10 and 7/24 only, adaptive race.
  • 6:30 p.m. Juniors (6-14)
  • 6:45 p.m. Youth (15-18) and Novice
  • 7:15 p.m. Sport
  • 7:45 p.m. Expert and Comp
WHICH CATEGORY SHOULD I RACE? NOVICE - It's your first race or you're very new to racing. SPORT - You have some experience or you have been on the Novice podium a few times. COMP - You are experienced or you have been on the Sport (previously intermediate) podium a few times. EXPERT - You are very experienced or you have been on the Comp podium a few times.
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