Frequently asked questions
In the spirit of blind racing, the course will be presented at the rider meeting on the evening of July 20th. Each day, expect to see 2-4 timed segments over 20-30 miles, with 5000-7000′ of climbing and 8000-10,000′ of descending. The race will feature untapped singletrack in and around Thompson Falls, Montana. Some of these trails see little use, others haven’t been cleared for years. We’re pretty sure you haven’t ridden these here.
Friday, July 20
Camping Check In: Noon-7:30pm
Racer Check In: 6-9pm
Mandatory Racer Meeting: 8pm
Saturday, July 21
Shuttle Departs: 8am
Time Cutoff 1: 2:30pm TBA
Time Cutoff 2: 6:30pm TBA
Happy Hour(s): 5-8pm
Dinner, Awards: 8pm
Sunday, July 22
Shuttle Departs: 8am
Time Cutoff 1: 1:30pmTBA
Time Cutoff 2: 4:30pmTBA
Dinner, Awards: 6pm
The Iron Daisy Enduro is a partner format enduro bicycle race. The race is made up of several timed special segments, which are interspersed by un-timed transition segments. The winner will be the rider or team that completes each timed stage with the lowest combined time.
Buddy System Racing
Each rider is timed and scored separately. However, you may not begin a timed segment before your partner checks in, or begin the transition segment before your partner finises their timed run. Riders who arrive at timed segments separately will be assessed a 5 minute penalty.
Required Gear Checks
Please review the required gear and ensure that you and your partner are properly equipped. You will need to present your required gear in order to pick up number plates, and random checks will occur throughout the day. Teams who fail to carry required gear will be assessed a 10 minute penalty.
Spirit of the Backcountry
This is a remote backcountry race. While we feel that the team format will improve camaraderie at the event, it is intended as a safety measure. If you come across another team with an injury, we ask that you stop and assist them, even if you’re racing. If you interrupt a timed segment to assist a rider in need, you will be given the position of your highest placement in a timed stage.
Individual categories are just that: fastest rider wins. Team categories are the combined time of both team members. Riders race and are timed separately, and those times are combined for the team score.
In order to ensure participant safety, we ask that individuals and teams carry certain equipment.
Helmet – Full face not required
Pack (backpack, framebag, etc. – capable of carrying all required gear)
2L water capacity
First Aid Kit
Chain Tool, spare link
Camping at the Iron Daisy Enduro is hosted by the Wild Coyote Saloon. This little roadhouse bar is nestled against Prospect Creek and offers quiet camp spots and a giant fire pit. Tent, van, and dry RV spots are all included with the event. Power/Water hookups are available for $30 per night, and an on-site cabin can be had for $80 per night. Please reach out with any questions!
We’re pumped to offer a top notch meal out on the course to keep your spirits high and bellies full. You can also count on a cocktail hour with snacks back at camp. Breakfast and dinner are available from the kitchen at the Wild Coyote, or around a campfire with your buds.
Join us at The Dram Shop on March 14th for special in-person pricing!
Online registration opens March 15th at 8am.
Registration Party Special: $375 per rider ($750 per team)
Early Online Registration (through May 21): $450 per rider ($900 per team)
Late Online Registration (reg. closes June 30): $500 per rider ($1,000 per team)
Interested in the event, but not quite ready to take the plunge? Come on out and volunteer! Whether you're helping out on the course or driving a shuttle rig, you'll be able to get a feel for the race and what it's all about.
Volunteers enjoy the same camping, catered meals, and party vibe as racers, and some jobs get you out on the trails to taste the riding. Dip a toe in, the water's fine. We'll see you at the Wild Coyote.
Sign up to volunteer here!