Ride & Seek MTB Adventure Race

Challenges await you and your teammate around jump and berm at Ride & Seek, the USNWC’s second annual mountain biking adventure race. Teams of two ride their way through various challenges in the order of their choosing, aiming to complete all the checkpoints as quickly as possible. The first team to complete all the required challenges throughout the 35+ mile trail system will be crowned champion.

Event Details:

  • Date – Saturday, November 18, 2017
  • Distance – Varies: Based on teams chosen route
  • Time – 9:00 a.m.


  • *Note: Teams of 2 only
  • Pre-registration – Must register by November 16
    • $50/team
  • Race day registration – if available
    • $60/team
  • *New in 2017: In our continued effort to reduce the environmental impact of our events, we have partnered with our hydration friends at NoDa Brewing Co. to provide each finisher their own steel pint cup. This cup will replace the need for single use cups throughout the post-race festivities at this and other select Whitewater Race Series events.
  • *Note:Recover shirts are only guaranteed to teams who pre-register by November 12


Saturday, November 18

  • 8:00 a.m. – Race day registration and packet pick-up begins
  • 8:45 a.m. – Race day registration and packet pick-up ends
  • 8:50 a.m. – Mandatory pre-race meeting for all participants
  • 9:00 a.m. – Ride & Seek starts
  • 1:30 p.m. – Ride and Seek ends (ALL teams must return to the Start line by this time)
  • *Note: Teams that are not back by this time will be Disqualified … plan accordingly


  • Teams will be ranked on the total number of points collected from successfully complete various checkpoints
  • Tiebreaker will go to the team which collects the points the fastest


  • There is no set course. Teams must strategically complete as many checkpoints as possible as quickly as possible
  • Each team will be given one map prior to the start of the race
  • Teams will receive information about the mystery checkpoints throughout the course
  • All trails must be used in the direction of the design
  • Service roads and open space (around the whitewater channels, power line right-a-way, etc) may be used in either direction
  • All paved roads are off limits
  • All Checkpoints must be arrived at via trails (ie, no bushwacking)


Be sure to stick around for bon fires, food, drinks, random prizes and awards


Awards will be given out to the top 3 teams in the following categories

  • Men’s Division
  • Women’s Division
  • Mixed Division

2016 Results

2015 Results




sun-ski_greypowerade-web-logoBOCO_GearTheNorthFacemountain-khakis-Logo_grey    Ultra_Running_grey   Bike-Source-grey




Additional Event Info:

  • Interested in volunteering? Please contact the Race Director at racedirector@usnwc.org.
  • Whitewater Race Series Refund and Transfer Policy:
    • Race Registration is non-refundable
    • A 100% registration transfer may be requested 2 months (or more) in advance of race day via racedirector@usnwc.org
    • A 50% registration transfer may  be requested 1 month (or more) in advance of race day via racedirector@usnwc.org
    • Registration transfers are only applicable to the same race the following year
  • All participants must sign the USNWC waiver before participating
  • Trails will be open to other runners, hikers and bikers
    • Headphones, iPods, MP3 players, etc are strongly discouraged for the safety of all participants
    • Remain attentive and courteous at all times
    • No pets allowed on the course
  • All participants must sign the USNWC waiver before participating
  • Participants must be present to accept awards. Awards will not be mailed
  • Race bib must be visible and worn on the front of shirt/bike throughout the race
  • Locker rooms are located at the main USNWC River Center
  • There will be no gear/bag check at the start/finish for this race
  • Event will proceed rain or shine unless conditions are deemed unsafe by the Race Director
  • All guests are required to pay a $5 parking fee at the USNWC unless guest has an annual parking pass. Annual parking passes are available through the USNWC for $40
  • The USNWC does not conduct trail rescues in the event of an emergency. Participants are encouraged to call 911 THEN notify event staff if an emergency is encountered

Questions / Comments

  1. Brandon November 17, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    Is there a photo gallery from last years race?

    • Jimmy Lawler November 25, 2016 at 11:31 am

      Hey Brandon,
      All of the photos we take are used internally for marketing purposes. There is no set photo gallery other than instagram or facebook.

  2. Blair November 14, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    Do you ride together or separate?

    • Jimmy Lawler November 15, 2016 at 1:37 pm

      Hey Blair,
      You ride separate as a team.

  3. Mary November 4, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    Do we have to bring our own bikes or can we use the WWC’s? We have season passes and would love to do this but would prefer to use the WWC’s mountain bikes.

    • Jimmy Lawler November 8, 2016 at 3:47 pm

      Hey Mary,
      Our policy forbids rental bikes to be used during our events. We look forward to seeing you out here!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *