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The Catalyst Race Series is back in 2024 with one race at Touch of Nature! This race will take place on the professionally-designed and built MTB trails at SIU's Touch of Nature. The first phase of completed trails officially opened on May 1, 2021 after five years of planning, fundraising, construction, and thousands of hours of volunteer work. This trail system is the fastest and most flowy of the three locations. Although most of this trail system is fast flowing singletrack, a few creek crossings and small rock gardens are thrown in to keep everyone on their toes and keep things exciting. 

October 26, 2024 - The Spooky Catalyst Race

Join us for a scary good time at our second annual Spooky Catalyst Race, taking place on October 26, 2024.

Three levels of racing will be offered, with Experts doing 3 laps, Sports class doing 2 laps, and Beginners/Youth doing 1 lap. Each course will be between 8 and 10 miles per lap. Or, race the TrailMix categorywhich welcomes bikers of all ages and with all types of bikes to join in the fun!

When the racers are finished, there will be a fun podium ceremony for the winners with lunch and ice-cold drinks available. We will recognize the top three male and female riders in each category. All attendees are invited to join in on the family-friendly Halloween themed activities including the costume contest as well. Dress to impress!