Presenting the first Annual Tryon Challenge MTB race

Hello! We are pumped to announce the first annual Tryon Challenge bike race at Tryon Park on September 22nd 2018. This unique MTB event will test your fitness and skills on technical terrain not normally found on an XC MTB race course. The 3.5 mile loop will feature lots of rocks, roots, and natural features including tough climbs and fun descents, so bring your A-game!

Races for everyone

Women; Single Speed;
Fat, Beginner.

Finding the Dirt

Trails, parking

Lab Lovers Rescue

All profits go to Lab Lovers Rescue. Lab Lovers Rescue is a not-for-profit volunteer dog rescue organization serving Rochester, NY and surrounding areas.

2019 DATE – AUGUST 3, 2019

Circle it on your calendar now!

2018 Results (click me!)

The Tryon Challenge will offer tech challenges for the experienced riders and ride-arounds on many of the harder features for those who prefer.  Any potentially challenging features will be marked with a different color race tape and will be reviewed during the announcements. Beginners and junior racers will do 2 laps, intermediates will do 3 laps and experts will do 4 laps. Our primary goal is safety. As with many MTB events that are held on singletrack, passing may be challenging on certain sections of the course. Please communicate with other riders when attempting to pass in order to avoid a collision or cause a rider to go off course. There will be a course preview the week before the event. Anyone is welcome but it’s especially recommended for riders that are not familiar with Tryon Park. No racing license is required for this event.

 Why Race the Tryon Challenge?

– Opportunity to raise funds for Lab Lovers Rescue

– First ever legal race in Tryon Park! – Support GROC and Monroe County Parks Department

– Showcase GROC’s trail building work/skills

– Grow the local MTB community

– Shred the Gnar! SWAG!

– All adult riders get a collectors edition of the Tryon Challenge t-shirt (sorry no jr. t shirts this year)

– Medal and trophies for all podiums

– Vendor SWAG from cool brands such as Kona, Niner and Bianchi

Day of race registration will be available with an additional $10 fee.  Register early, register often!  


Course Map

Elevation Profile:

Course stats:

Course GPX file direct download for gps units: Tryon Challenge 2018 or a .zip version here ZIP or View this Course on MapMyRide   Parking: Please Park only where allowed.  We do not want to upset any home owners in the neighborhood due to riders parking illegally, on a lawn, or blocking driveways. Please respect the local home owners and their properties. There will be two primary parking locations. The first is at the baseball fields on Loudisa Drive right near the park entrance. The second (overflow) parking lot will be at the Christ The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church located at 1000 Winton rd. There will be no parking in the Tryon Park parking lot. Thanks for your assistance


All the latest on the first Tryon Challenge

Results coming shortly

Official results expect to be posted on Monday or Tuesday.  Just waiting for the final numbers from the scoring company.


Beer after-party @K2 !

We’re having and after party at K2 Brewery.  They are offering discounted beer (!) for all Tryon Challenge participants and volunteers.


Course Preview

Come join us for a course preview Saturday Sept 15th at 8am.  Meet at the entrance to Tryon Park at the end of Tryon Road.

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