Super D racers will be shuttled up to the overlook at the top of Peavine Road. Racers will bomb down Fire Pit, Blood Rock, and Quarry Trail finishing at Peavine Road where Quarry crosses to Johnsons Mountain. Best time wins.
Join us for BUMP-N-GRIND XXVI
The Birmingham Urban Mountain Pedalers are hosting our 26th annual BUMP-N-GRIND race on September 5th and 6th at beautiful Oak Mountain State Park in Pelham, AL. This race is our biggest fund raiser each year which allows BUMP (501c) to continue our mission to Build, Maintain, Preserve, and Ride the great trails in Birmingham. BUMP volunteers spend over 1000 hours each year to maintain approx. 50 miles of single track trails between Oak Mountain State Park, Tannehill Historic Ironworks State Park, and Trussville Sports Complex. This fundraiser allows us to keep the trails flowing, and look for opportunities to add more miles.
Saturday offers great downhill races with Super D and AIR D races along with kids races and unicycles. There are some great spectating opportunities at “Blood Rock” during the SUPER D, and of course the box drop for the AIR D race. Lace up your boots and hike in and don’t forget to bring out your cow bells to cheer the racers on. Sunday is our cross country (XC) racing. The CAT3 Junior race (12U) is 5 miles, CAT3 race is 8 miles, CAT2 is “the loop” finishing right at 20 miles, and CAT1 racers get to challenge themselves to almost 30 miles of awesome trails. With great racing all weekend you won’t want to miss this race. This is a points paying USAC sanctioned race, for rules please refer to the USAC Rulebook.
Online Registration is now closed. There will not be any onsite registration available. Individual class sizes (listed below) are limited to meet COVID regulations. Once a class fills up it will be closed for registration. First come first race!!!!
COVID: Our primary consideration is the safety of our participants, volunteers, spectators and our local community. We will be following USAC event regulations and suggestions regarding COVID. Class sizes will be limited and starts will be more like time trial style to avoid crowded starting grids for all races. Face coverings are required any time the 6 foot social distance cannot be maintained (shuttle rides, etc.), and feed zones will be self-supported to avoid contact. We continue to monitor the COVID situation and will update our Facebook and Instagram accounts with more regulations as we get closer to the race. If the race is cancelled (for COVID or otherwise) there will be no refunds, but we will apply your entry to next year’s race if requested. Race day schedule may be adjusted to allow for modified starting procedures, so be sure to stay tuned as the race weekend approaches.
BUMP will adhere to the latest CDC, local, and state regulations and guidelines regarding COVID to ensure the safest event possible. We ask that all participants do your part to help keep everyone safe. We will use thermal scanning at registration, anyone with a fever will be sent home. If you are feeling sick or have been in contact with anyone that has COVID 14 days prior to the event please stay home. Hope to see you all soon.