Presenting the second Annual Tryon Challenge MTB race

Hello! We are pumped to announce the second 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.


Raffle tickets $10 each or 5 for $40.


Lots of cool swag up for grabs and auction including cool stuff from Kona, Ibis, and Yeti!

AUGUST 3, 2019

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!

– Custom MTB themed medal and trophies

– Vendor SWAG from cool brands

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


Course Map


Course GPX file for gps units: mapmyride or .zip version

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

2018 Results (click me!)


All the latest on the first Tryon Challenge

Race Pics

Full set of race pics coming soon!  Apologies about the delay.  Stay tuned.


2019 Results

Big thanks to all the racers and volunteers who help make racing  a success.  Mother nature even helped with great weather! Final results available here.



Lots of cool SWAG will be at the event for podiums, as well as auctions and gift baskets.  Top gear from Kona, Ibis, Yeti and more!


Win a $500 Kona Honzo steel frame!

Raffle tickets only $10 each or 5 for $40.  Get them here, at the shop, or day of the race.  Any size is available for the lucky winner.  Enter now, enter often!

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