SnowCross : Bikes Do Battle at the X-Games

snowcross winter xgames

With flat track being such a success at the summer X-Games it is no surprise that X-Games organizers were keen to get more motorcycle activity into the winter X-Games. As the options were limited as to what motorcycles could do in the snow – beyond of course ice racing which would be dependent upon having a facility big enough to accommodate a track  – the best option was SnowBikeCross which is as the name suggests much like moto-cross but with a ski replacing the front wheel and a track replacing the rear wheel of the motorcycle. The first ever running of SnowBikeCross took place on a converted snowmobile course at the Aspen Winter X-Games and saw Brock Hoyer finish first on a Yamaha, Colton Haaker 2nd on a Husqvarna and Cody Matechuk 3rd on a Yamaha.

snowcross winter xgames