Casper's Wilderness mountain bike race


This adventure is on a rustic course and runs directly through the vendor area. Long climbs and smoking-fast descents highlight a course that demands constant effort. The main climb is nearly 2.5-miles in length and runs along a ridge line with stunning views of Orange Country and the Santa Ana mountain range. It’s followed by a 30-plus mph descent through an oak-tree filled valley. Cheering crowds await at the spectator-friendly start/finish and vendor area.


Individual and Team - $50 (Price goes up to $55 June 5th)
Race photos from Called to Creation are included in your registration fee!

Day of Registration – $60 cash only

Awards will be given for top 3 in each category (minimum of 3 racers per category)

Cancellation Policy: Refunds will be made until June 4th (minus processing fee). After June 5th, transfers will be offered until June 7. No transfers or refunds week of race.

Mountain bike race map


Beginners: 1 short lap + 1 long lap
Elite Female, Sport, Single Speed, Clydesdale: 1 short lap + 2 long laps
Elite (male): 1 short lap + 3 long laps
(All riders have 2 hours 15 minutes to complete their laps)

Short Loop: 4.24 miles with 530 feet of climbing per lap
The Course starts at the back of the Park in the Old Corral. Riders will go out in 2 minute waves according to category on the pavement for half of a mile to the East Ridge climb. Once riders hit the dirt the race is on! East ridge is a fire break with steep sections and nice reliefs along the way. On the this first lap riders will make a left turn (2.44 miles) down the Sun Rise trail. This will take them to the Bell Canyon trail and back to the Old Corral.

Long Loop: 6.53 miles with 768 feet of climbing per lap
This time riders will race back to East ridge (staying left of the cones). Once on East Ridge they will climb all the way to the top (2.5 miles) and head down the Steep roller coaster style descent (please be careful on this section, speeds can easily go in excess of 30mph). At Cougar Pass turn right and head to the last steep but short climb (25% grade at the top). Then head down Oso trail to Bell Canyon Trail and back to the venue.

Official Strava Links here: Long LapSport     
Note:  ELITE: add 1 long lap to Sport  BEGINNER: subtract 1 long lap from Sport


(Age group is based off of your age at the end of 2017)

  • Beginner (14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+)
  • Sport (14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60+)
  • Super Sport (44 and under, 45 and over)
  • Elite (Open)
  • Clydesdale 200 lbs + (Open)
  • SingleSpeed (Open)


(Age group is based off of your age at the end of 2017)

  • Beginner (Open)
  • Sport (Open)
  • Elite (Open)


6:30am – Park opens
6:45am to 7:45am – Race Plate Pick up & Check-In
8:00am – Racer Meeting
8:30am – Race Start (at the Old Corral Picnic Area)
10:30am – Finished racing
10:45am – Tots Race (around venue area for kids 2-6)
11:00am – Awards


Non Dot Adventures holds this mountain bike race in partnership with OC Parks. OC Parks’ facilities offer something for everyone — recreation, nature, quality time with friends and family, opportunities to learn about the history of Orange County, and more. OC Parks is committed to managing its facilities to maximize public enjoyment while providing conscientious stewardship to maintain the lands so they are available for generations to come. For more information about the parks that these races occur, please visit ocparks.com.