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Grand Targhee Weekend Events

Downhill MTB Race and Spuds & Suds



Grand Targhee Downhill Mountain Bike Race

Grand-Targhee-Biking-Photographer: Jake-Hawkes

Grand Targhee Mountain Biking, Photographer: Jake Hawkes

The trails are ready to rip as Grand Targhee hosts its final downhill mountain biking race of the season. The course features their newest and most technical downhill descents, upper Buffalo drop into the lower portion of Sticks n Stones. The race begin at Mary’s Saddle and follows rocky, fast singletrack 1.3 miles before joining the Powder Reserve Traverse for .8 miles to the base of the resort.

Grand-Targhee-Biking-Photographer: Jake Hawkes

At just over two miles total, this is one of the longest downhill races in the area. The race will start at approximately 12:00 pm. Each competitor will make two runs and the top times from the first run will be seeded last for the second run. Final time will be the total time for both runs. The second run may be adjusted depending on field size.

An entry fee of $30 includes registration and a BBQ. Sport and Expert classes only (no beginner class) and three age divisions in men’s category: 18 and under, 19-35 and 36+. First, second and third place finishers in male/female categories will receive prizes from race sponsors. For more information about the event, check with the events page at Grand Targhee.

Event Registration


Grand Targhee Mountain Biking, Photographer: Jake Hawkes

Grand Targhee Mountain Biking, Photographer: Jake Hawkes


Event Sponsors

grand targhee resort, mountain bike rentals, mountain biking maps, jackson hole, the mountain pulse, trail maps plus

Habitat Logo the Mountain Pulse Shop Talk

Mountain Khakis Jackson Hole The Mountain Pulse


Spuds & Suds

  • Saturday 9/10
  • Grand Targhee Resort
  • 11am – 5pm
  • Admission: $15
  • Spuds and Suds

Spuds and Suds Event Grand Targhee The Mountain Pulse

Feature Breweries

Grand Teton Brewery

Snake River Brewery

Wildlife Brewing Company

The Spuds and Suds Festival will highlight the ubiquitous Idaho potato and local brews from 11:00am to 5:00pm Sat, Sept 10th. The day before their early bird season pass pricing ends! The celebration features libations from Snake River Brewing, Grand Teton Brewery and Wildlife Brewing. The festive atmosphere coincides with the downhill mountain bike race and is complete with music from Andy Fransco.


Musical Guest: Andy Frasco and the UN

Andy Frasco at the Depot

True to form, Targhee celebrates the end of summer with a killer band. Andy Frasco is a talented jazz and blues musician influenced by Damien Rice, Sam Cooke, Professor Longhair, Van Morrison and Tom Waits, Frasco’s style is as uninhibited as those artists who inspire him. Let’s call it Party Blues. He brings his band, the UN to the ‘Ghee for one last shakedown.



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