5th Annual Riley Suhan Backcountry Race

The Riley Suhan Backcountry Race is one of the best events in all of snowmobiling. This unique mountain race traverses a large loop of the Quartz Creek riding zone and is executed in a relay format.

Compete, watch or VOLUNTEER! – there will be great viewing and good times to be had by all. If you’d like to volunteer, please email sled@sledgolden.com ASAP!  We will thank you with SWAG, a free day pass and a discount off next year’s membership!

When: Saturday, April 6, 2024

Where: Quartz Creek (event to start and finish in front of Quartz Creek Cabin)

How Much: 120 spots will be open for public registration. All riders will pay a $150 registration fee which is non-refundable.  Registration is OPEN!

Register Here!

Rider Meeting: The rider meeting and team announcements will take place on Friday, April 5, 7:00 pm at Mountain Motorsports in Golden.

Awards & After Party: No better way to celebrate a day well spent than over a few beers at the Bear and Bone. We’ll gather after the event on Saturday, April 6 at 8:00 pm for awards and general good times.

Race Day: Rider sign in at 9:00 am at Quartz Cabin.  Preview lap of the course at 10:00 am for all riders. Start at 11:00 am, all riders finished by 2:00 pm.  Note: schedule subject to change based on avalanche conditions.

Other Details

The course will be announced on the day of the competition, pending avalanche concerns and terrain stability.  The course will form one large loop of the Quartz Creek riding zone.

Riders will be in teams of four and complete the course sequentially in order of the team’s choice. Riley will be choosing “team captains” and the remaining team members will be selected at random and announced at the riders meeting on Friday, April 5 at Mountain Motorsports. We will do our best to make sure each team has one pro, one lady shredder and one snowbike and the rest randomly selected

Athletes may use ANY machine capable of making it through the course! RUN WHAT YOU BRUNG is the format.

Cash and prizes … prizes will also be given out for fastest lap (snowmobile, snow bike, lady), best crash and most sportsmanlike.