The no recovery race of Upstate New York.
This year we are thrilled to announce that the race series continues. May 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th. For 2019 we are planning to have preview day, for all of you who cannot get enough of racing on this exclusive course. Make sure to preregister to take advantage of the specials and savings.
The Farmall Hill Mountain Bike Challenge (FHMBC) is known as the race with no recovery. The mountain bike race course goes through a wide variety of terrain the course can be difficult for even the most experienced racers, beginners have completed the course. FHMBC typically has a series in May that takes place over the Tuesday's in May.
Race history ...
The race course is a five and a half-mile loop containing a variety of ups and downs. To reduce check-in and registration time FHMBC offers preregistration. Preregistration typically begins two months in advance of the race series and closes about a week before the series starts. Races start at 6:30 pm, please arrive one to two hours in advance. Trophies and awards are presented at the final race of the series.
The Farmall Hill Mountain Bike Challenge offers two ways to register: Online with our preregistration process, or in person, each race night. We encourage preregistration to help the check-in process move quickly, ensuring the start of the race is not delayed.
Once the race series is under way come to the event to register in person, please remember each race is $25 and it is cash only.
It is not too hard to find but if you need help from the Thruway the directions are below.
Farmall Hill Mountain Bike Challenge (FHMBC) began in August of 2000 as a three-race summer series. The mountain bike course is a 2.0-mile loop through the hills of Fairport, NY. The course has earned the reputation, the
no recovery race. The course is predominantly single track, quick climbs, fast descents and very little recovery in between, making for a great race.
May 2003, the spring series premiered and is now considered the start of the mountain bike race season for Upstate New York mountain bike riders. In 2003, the summer series was skipped as the race's original title sponsor was getting married. Both the spring and summer races returned for the 2004 season. The summer series continued from 2003 until 2011 but was skipped until it reappeared for 2014 and 2015 race seasons.
The Farmall Hill Mountain Bike Challenge draws an average of 50 to 70 individual mountain bike riders per race. There can be more than 100 individual riders participating in a single series. A great race for young and old alike. Children as young as ten years old have completed the course successfully. Spectators are welcome to come and view the race. The course is visible to fans in select areas. This course is on private property with racing only permitted on race days.