The Cardinal Cup began in 2017 as a way for mountain bikers to have a wide variety of race options in the same weekend.

We offer collegiate categories as part of the Mid West Collegiate Cycling Conference and open categories for local cyclists to test their skills in Cross Country, Short Track, and Downhill.

In 2018 we’re back with cross-country and downhill racing at Ft. Duffield! We’ll be hosting a collegiate-only short-track racing weekend at Eva Bandman as well.


What a weekend! With Hurricane Harvey making its way up north, we had several inches of rain the week leading up to the race. We hosted the race anyways and the trails were flawless despite what we all thought! Ft. Duffield is a truly incredible venue. The short track race day saw the UofL team relay take the win in an incredible sprint finish and we can’t wait to do it again next year!

-Abner Miralda, Race Director