The 28th Annual BUMP N GRIND will take place on June 4th and 5th, 2022 at the Oak Mountain State Park in Pelham, Alabama.

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. The learn more visit www.bumpngrindraces.com

BNG Start line

Not To Miss Event: BUMP-N-GRIND 26 Race

The annual BUMP-N-GRIND race has been set for September 5-6th, 2020 at Oak Mountain State Park and registration is open. This race offers fun and challenging ride options for novices, experts and riders anywhere in-between.

If you have not participated in a mountain bike race, this could be a great first race for you. We invite you to try our virtual race challenge for CAT 3 course as listed in BUMP Strava Club event Virtual Ride: BUMP-N-GRIND 26 Cat 3 Course


Air D racers will be shuttled up Boy Scout Camp Road to the top of Lightning.  Air D is best time down Lightning trail.


All cross country races start and finish at the South Trail Head


Cat 3 Junior course is for riders ages 0-12.  This is approx. a 5 mile course (similar to NICA). Race will start at South Trail Head, racers will ride up Peavine and enter into Mr. Toads, ride Toads to Family Trail, Rattlesnake Ridge, and take Lake Trail back to the South Trail Head for the finish

CAT 1: (XC1)

CAT 1 course is just over 30 miles.  CAT 1 does the full CAT 2 course, then back up Peavine to climb Jekyll, across Centipede, down Quarry, cross over to Johnsons, Foreplay, Toads, back to South Trail Head for the finish.

CAT 2: (XC2)

CAT 2 course is approx. 20 miles.  Starting at South Trail Head, racers go into Lake trail, cross over to Seven Bridges, up Camp Road to Garrett’s Gulch, Chimneys, Cat Dog Snake to North Trail Head, climb Red Road, blast across the top of the ridge to BUMP connector, BUMP Trail, down Blood Rock, Quarry, cross to Johnsons, Foreplay, Toads, Family, Rattlesnake, and back Lake to South Trail Head.

CAT 3: (XC3)

Full CAT 3 course is approx. 8 miles.  Race starts at South Trail Head, racers ride up Peavine Road to entrance of Johnsons Mountain, come down Johnsons, cross to Foreplay, Toads, Family, Rattlesnake, take Lake return to South Trail Head for the finish. Ages 13 and up. 12U can race the full CAT 3 course by choosing to CAT up.

We invite you to visit http://bumpngrindraces.com/ for detailed information. We encourage you to register by July 31st to save on registration fees. Help us make this year’s race a success, register now!

A few pictures from 2019 race:

2020 Summer MTB Races

It is hot, it is humid and it is another summer of mountain bike races in the Birmingham metro! Fuel up, bring electrolytes and have a great time participating in these fun events. We will see you there!

The Hammies Hamduro

June 7, 2020

Oak Mountain State Park

More info: https://www.thehammies.com/register-to-race/hamduro1

Chainbuster 24/12 Hours of Iron Maiden

June 13, 2020

Tannehill State Park

More info: https://chainbusterracing.com/race/iron-maiden/

XTERRA Oak Mountain

August 29, 2020

Oak Mountain State Park

More info: https://www.xterraplanet.com/oakmountain

BUMP N GRIND 26th Annual Race

September 5 and 6th, 2020

Oak Mountain State Park

More info: http://bumpngrindraces.com/

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