Farmall Hill Mountain Bike Challenge

The no recovery race of Upstate New York.

2017 May
Presenting Sponsor:
RV&E Bike and Skate

The Mountain Bike Race of the Finger Lakes.

This year we are thrilled to announce that the race series continues. May 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th. For 2018 we are planning to have preview day, for all of you who cannot get enough of racing on this exclusive course. Make sure to preregister to take advantage of the specials and savings. For 2018 there will be many changes new age groups and classes.

The Farmall Hill Mountain Bike Challenge (FHMBC) is known as the race with no recovery. The mountain bike race course goes through a wide variety of terrain the course can be difficult for even the most experienced racers, beginners have completed the course. FHMBC typically has a Spring and Summer Series each over the course of 3-5 Tuesday nights in May or August.
Race history ...

The race course is a two and a half-mile loop containing a variety of ups and downs. To reduce check-in and registration time FHMBC offers preregistration. Preregistration begins two months in advance of the race series and closes a week before the series starts. Races start at 6:30 pm, please arrive one to two hours in advance. Trophies and awards are presented at the final race of the series.

Need to register for the race?

The Farmall Hill Mountain Bike Challenge offers two ways to register: Online with our preregistration process, or in person, each race night. We encourage preregistration to help the check-in process move quickly, ensuring the start of the race is not delayed. The preregistration will open February 3rd, 2018.

Once the race series is under way come to the event to register in person, please remember each race is $20 and it is cash only.


Preregister now to make race day check-in faster. By popular demand we have moved to an online system for preregistration. Go to the FHMBC preregistration form. If you need help contact

Preregister for the races.

On-site Registration

Whether you missed the preregistration deadline or just found out about the race series the night of a race on-site registration is always available. On-site registration is easy if you plan enough time to wait in line and print clearly. Please come between 5 pm - 6 pm to register on-site. The registration form is 2-sided.

Need a map to find the race?

It is not too hard to find but if you need help from the Thruway the directions are below.

Directions to FHMBC from I-90 Thruway

  1. I-90(thruway) to exit 45
  2. Take first exit which is Route 96 Victor
  3. Take first right at stop sign
  4. Take 4th traffic light the right that is Turk Hill Rd
  5. Stay on Turk hill until 2nd traffic light, that is Pittsford-Palmyra Rd (Route 31)
  6. Turn Right onto Route 31
  7. Take your first right after you pass the Hess gas station. The road name is Loud Rd,
    (There should be a sign at the bottom of the road saying Farmall Hill).
  8. Go up one mile to the top of the hill and the race entrance and parking is to the right, one mile from the bottom of the hill.

History of the race.

Farmall Hill Mountain Bike Challenge (FHMBC) began in August of 2000 as a three-race summer series. The mountain bike course is a 2.0-mile loop through the hills of Fairport, NY. The course has earned the reputation, the no recovery race. The course is predominantly single track, quick climbs, fast descents and very little recovery in between, making for a great race.

May 2003, the spring series premiered and is now considered the start of the mountain bike race season for Upstate New York mountain bike riders. In 2003, the summer series was skipped as the race director was getting married. Both the spring and summer races returned for the 2004 season. The summer series continued from 2003 until 2011 but was skipped until it reappeared for 2014 and 2015 race seasons.

The Farmall Hill Mountain Bike Challenge draws an average of 50 to 70 individual mountain bike riders per race. There can be more than 100 individual riders participating in a single series. A great race for young and old alike. Children as young as ten years old have completed the course successfully. Spectators are welcome to come and view the race. The course is visible to fans in select areas. This course is on private property with racing only permitted on race days.

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