• 06/04/2024
    • 6:00 PM
    • 06/27/2024
    • 7:30 PM
    • Skyview Middle School
    • 0
    Registration is closed
    New rider registration opens April 1st, 2024 at 9:00 a.m.!

    Developing lifelong cyclists while building self-confidence, having fun, and playing outdoors.

    Demonstrate improved bike handling and safe trail riding skills while gaining self-confidence
    Practice proper trail etiquette and stewardship
    Develop a love of physical fitness through the lifelong activity of cycling
    Value a connection to nature by exploring outdoors
    Create riding comradery, friendships and fond memories while having FUN!

    Open to youth ages 8 – 15 years old who are proficient in basic road/sidewalk bicycle riding skills. (Must be turning 8 in 2024.) Previous mountain biking experience is NOT required.

    Registration opens April 1, 2024, and will remain open until 80 riders have registered, or until April 15, whichever comes first.
    Families with returning riders will have an opportunity to register early.

    • June 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, & 27
    • Lessons are from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and start at the Bike Shack beside the Skyview Middle School hockey rink.

    $100.00 per biker for 8 lessons. Additionally, each biker must be covered under a Tsalteshi Trails membership, either individually as a student ($25) or as part of a family membership ($150). 
    Start or renew a TTA membership here. A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. If you are interested, please contact tsalteshisprockets@gmail.com.

    (The fee covers TTA liability insurance, trail maintenance, safety equipment, lesson equipment, use of basic bike repair equipment, use of the Bike Shack, Port-A-Potty rental, a bear bell, helmet medical info carrier, fun Sprockets socks and other program expenses.)

    Though occasional absences might be unavoidable, please do not register for this program if you know your rider will miss more than two lessons. Groups progress quickly and it will be difficult for a rider to keep up (and have fun in their group!) if they miss several lessons. Sprockets does not offer refunds for missed lessons.


    An informational parent meeting will be help over Zoom at 6:30 p.m. May 28. Please be prepared to attend! This is your chance to ask questions and find out vital information about the program.

    • 06/23/2024
    • 08/04/2024
    • 3 sessions
    • Tsalteshi Trails

    • 06/23/2024
    • 08/18/2024
    • 10 sessions
    • Tsalteshi Trails

    The Soldotna Cycle Series is all new for 2024!

    The Soldotna Cycle Series is now a points based series encompassing 3 mountainbike events. The traditional Thursday night 6k & 12k races, 3 Sunday Night Heat shorttrack style mountainbike races, and the Tsalteshi Gauntlet.

    The Tsalteshi MTB Races happen Thursday nights at 6:15 p.m. from July 11th through Aug. 15th for MTB racing at Tsalteshi.

    Sunday Night Heat races are short, 30 minute, short track style mountainbike races where riders do multiple laps of a short, sometimes technical course. All racers finish within the stated time.

    The Tsalteshi Gauntlet is our treasure hunt, navigating, hard riding and smart thinking bicycle race. Described as "the best thing I've ever done on a bicycle" you don't want to miss it.

    Come ride bikes with the friendliest, most welcoming bike community around!

    Single race registration is available in person at the beginning of each race. See subseries event pages for more details.

    • 07/11/2024
    • 08/15/2024
    • 6 sessions
    • Tsalteshi Trails
    The Tsalteshi MTB Races are part of the 2024 Soldotna Cycle Series.

    Join us every Thursday night at 6:15 p.m. from July 6 through Aug. 10 for MTB racing at Tsalteshi. The Tsalteshi MTB Races are open to riders of all ability levels. There will be a 6k and 12k race distance every week. The series progresses in difficulty from easiest to hardest. Racers should be able to finish their event distance within an hour. Come ride bikes with the friendliest, most welcoming bike community around!

    Single race registration is available in person at the beginning of each race. Registration begins at 5:45 p.m. and racing starts at 6:15 p.m.

    • 08/18/2024
    • 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Skyview Trailhead
    Registration is closed

    The Gauntlet is a checkpoint race where the riders decide their own route. Starting at 2 PM sharp, the goal of the race is for the riders to complete as many laps as possible within the 3-hour time limit. All laps or partial final laps must be finished by 2 PM. riders returning after the time limit will default to their last completed lap. 

    At the start of the race, the map of checkpoints (all located on Tsalteshi property) is revealed and riders are handed a copy of the course. Riders then must navigate to each of the checkpoints listed, collect a page from each checkpoint, and return to the start finish area to begin a new lap. Riders are responsible for choosing their route between each checkpoint, for finding each checkpoint, and for riding within the safety rules of the event.

    5 out of 5 participants say its their favorite race of the year!

    Registration opens at 1:30. There is a mandatory riders meeting at 1:45 PM, race starts at 2 PM sharp.

    The rules of The Tsalteshi Gauntlet 2024*
    1. The Bear/Dragonfly singletrack is downhill only, the all other singletrack is bi-directional. Practice good trail etiquette and yield to uphill riders.
    2. Goat, Bear, Rabbit and the steep downhill on Raven are only to be ridden in the correct direction. As in, steep hills are only to be ridden as they would be skied.
    3. Any singletrack entered must be ridden for the duration of that section. That means after reaching the checkpoint, riders must continue in the same direction until they exit that segment of singletrack. No turning around on the trail, creating your own trail, or using social trails.
    4. To complete a lap and start a new one, riders must acquire pages from all checkpoints and return to the finish area. For their final lap riders may complete a partial lap, gathering pages from as many checkpoints as possible and returning to the finish area before 5 pm. Any riders not in queue to turn in pages by 4:59:59 pm will not have their last lap count.
    5. Anyone who runs into another rider will be disqualified. It's an endurance race, not a sprint. Take the time to avoid one another

    6. No bringing bikes into the start/finish queue. Please lay them outside and stand in line.

    *rules of the race are subject to change at any time during or before the race, per the race directors discretion.

Past events

02/18/2024 2024 Tour of Tsalteshi ski and bike race
02/11/2024 Ski For Women 2024
02/09/2024 Region III high school ski race
02/08/2024 Skyview Invitational middle school ski race
01/27/2024 Seward Invitational high school ski race
01/26/2024 Kenai Classic Invite high school ski race
01/07/2024 Adult Ski Lessons
12/15/2023 Candy Cane high school xcountry meet
12/09/2023 Black Stone Axe Ridge Rally
11/21/2023 Turkey Trot high school xcountry meet
10/29/2023 2023 Spooktacular Trick-or-Treat Trail
10/29/2023 2023 Spooktacular Zombie Run
09/21/2023 Borough High School X-Country Championship
09/16/2023 Nikiski North Star Elementary Invitational X-Country Race
09/07/2023 Chainwreck Cyclocross Series 2023
09/01/2023 Middle School cross country race
08/20/2023 Tsalteshi Gauntlet 2023
08/19/2023 Ted McKenney High School X-Country Invite
08/12/2023 Race Like An Animal
07/06/2023 Soldotna Cycle Series 2023
06/09/2023 Tsalteshi Backyard Ultra 2023
02/19/2023 2023 Tour of Tsalteshi
02/12/2023 Ski For Women 2023
02/03/2023 Skyview Middle School ski race
01/27/2023 High school ski meet
01/22/2023 Food Cache Ski Dash
12/16/2022 High school race: Candy Cane Scramble
12/10/2022 Black Stone Axe Ridge Warm Up Rally
11/22/2022 High school race: Turkey Skate
11/05/2022 Youth Ski / Ski Rental 2023
11/05/2022 2023 Youth Ski Vole Program, 3-5 years
11/05/2022 2023 Youth Ski Program, 6-12 years
10/30/2022 2022 Spook Night Trick-or-Treat Trail
10/30/2022 2022 Spook Night Zombie Run
09/08/2022 Chainwreck Cyclocross Series 2022
08/27/2022 Tsalteshi Gauntlet 2022
08/15/2022 Kenai-SoHi cross-country race
07/16/2022 2022 Rotary/TTA Unity Run
07/14/2022 TTA membership BBQ
07/07/2022 Soldotna Cycle Series 2022
07/06/2022 Salmon Run Series 2022
06/10/2022 Tsalteshi Backyard Ultra
02/20/2022 2022 Tour of Tsalteshi
02/13/2022 Ski For Women 2022
02/11/2022 Region III Championships, high school skiing
01/15/2022 Besh Cup series, races 3 & 4
12/17/2021 Candy Cane Scramble, high school ski race
12/11/2021 High school ski race
12/10/2021 High school ski race
11/06/2021 Youth Ski / Ski Rental 2022
11/06/2021 2022 Youth Ski Registration For 6 - 12 year olds
11/06/2021 2022 Youth Ski Vole Program 3 - 5 Year olds
09/11/2021 Tsalteshi Gauntlet 2021
07/17/2021 Rotary/TTA - Unity Run
07/08/2021 Soldotna Cycle Series 2021
06/08/2021 2021 Youth Bike Registration for 8 - 16 year olds
02/21/2021 2021 Tour of Tsalteshi
02/20/2021 High School Borough Meet
02/07/2021 Ski For Women 2021
02/06/2021 Kenai Invite High School Meet
01/23/2021 SOHI Invite High School Meet
01/05/2021 Youth Ski Session
11/07/2020 2021 Youth Ski Registration For 6 - 12 year olds
11/07/2020 2021 Youth Ski Vole Program 4 - 5 Year olds
11/07/2020 Youth Ski / Ski Rental 2021
10/25/2020 2020 Spook Night Trick or Treat Trail
09/19/2020 MTB for Women Festival
07/02/2020 Cycling Alternative Calendar 2020
06/08/2020 2020 Summer Ski Training Program (Students Only)
05/03/2020 May Cross 2020 (pending)
02/16/2020 2020 Tour of Tsalteshi
02/02/2020 Ski For Women 2020
01/26/2020 Freezer Food Series - Race 12
01/19/2020 Freezer Food Series - Race 11
01/12/2020 Freezer Food Series - Race 10
01/05/2020 Freezer Food Series - Race 9
12/08/2019 Freezer Food Series - Race 5
12/07/2019 Black Stone Axe Ridge Warm Up Rally
11/24/2019 Freezer Food Series - Race 4
11/17/2019 Freezer Food Series - Race 3
11/10/2019 Freezer Food Series - Race 2
11/03/2019 Freezer Food Series - Race 1
10/27/2019 2019 Spook Night Trick or Treat Trail
10/19/2019 2019 Cyclocross State Championships (Polar Vortex)
09/12/2019 Chainwreck Cyclocross Series 2019
09/07/2019 The Tsalteshi Gauntlet 2019
07/20/2019 Rotary/TTA - Unity Run
06/27/2019 Soldotna Cycle Series 2019
06/04/2019 Youth Bike Registration for 8 - 16 year olds
05/05/2019 May Cross 2019
04/21/2019 Cancelled - Choose Your Weapon 2019
02/24/2019 2019 Freezer Food Series Triathlon
02/17/2019 2019 Tour of Tsalteshi
02/10/2019 Freezer Food Series - Race 12
01/27/2019 Freezer Food Series - Race 10
01/20/2019 Freezer Food Series - Race 9
01/19/2019 2019 Besh Cup Races
01/13/2019 Freezer Food Series - Race 8
01/06/2019 Freezer Food Series - Race 7
12/30/2018 Freezer Food Series - Race 6
12/23/2018 Freezer Food Series - Race 5
12/16/2018 Freezer Food Series - Race 4
12/09/2018 Freezer Food Series - Race 3
12/02/2018 Freezer Food Series - Race 2
11/25/2018 Freezer Food Series - Race 1
11/10/2018 2019 Youth Ski Vole Program 3 - 5 Year olds
11/10/2018 2019 Youth Ski Registration For 6 - 12 year olds
11/10/2018 Youth Ski / Ski Rental 2019
10/28/2018 2018 Spook Night Trick or Treat Trail
10/20/2018 2018 Polar Vortex Cyclocross Race
09/13/2018 Chainwreck Cyclocross Series
09/08/2018 The Tsalteshi Gauntlet
08/15/2018 Fountain of Youth
07/21/2018 Rotary/TTA - Unity Run
07/12/2018 Soldotna Cycle Series
06/12/2018 Youth Bike Registration for 8 - 16 year olds
06/10/2018 Tri-the-Kenai
06/05/2018 Tsalteshi Sprockets Parent Meeting
05/28/2018 Mouth to Mouth 2018
05/26/2018 The Caveman Canter Barefoot 5K (shoes optional)
05/06/2018 May Cross
04/15/2018 Choose Your Weapon
11/10/2017 Youth Ski / Ski Rental
10/29/2017 Spook Night Trick or Treat Trail
10/29/2017 Spook Night Zombie 5k
10/21/2017 Polar Vortex Cyclocross Race
07/15/2017 Rotary Unity Run - Family
07/15/2017 Rotary Unity Run - Individual
06/11/2017 Snippet Loppet

Tsalteshi Trails Association  P.O. Box 4076  Soldotna, AK 99669  info@tsalteshi.org

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