The 2018 Numb Bum 24 Hour Ice Race February 24-25th at Sandy Beach

Numb Bum 24 Hour Ice Race in Sandy Beach, Alberta
The Worlds Longest Ice Race

The Pembina Dirt Riders Association are hosting the world famous “Numb Bum 24 Hour” Ice Race. The “Numb Bum 24 Hour” is the longest and coldest motorcycle/ATV ice race in the world! In 1992 it became the coldest and longest ever ice race registered in the Guinness World Record Books with -48 degrees C. This race has a great history of being one of the toughest endurance races in the world. This year it will include the an UTV Racing on a separate track and 24 hour format. Spectators can drive around the 15km+ course and see the whole thing. In Alberta people call things what they are. What do you call a 24 hour motorcycle race on a frozen lake? “The Num Bum.” The Num Bum is a 24 hour motorcycle & ATV Ice race with approximately 90 to a 100 racers from all the different disciplines of motorcycle racing.

The race has also had many famous entrants: Evil Kenevil, Kevin Schwantz GP World Champ, Dick Burleson 8 time Enduro Champ, Mike Bell Supercross Champ, Scott Parker Flat Track Champ, Steve Crevier Road Racing Champ, Jeff Fedette Multi-time Gold Medalist in the ISDE, Guy Perret, Shane Cuthbertson and Jim Kuster ISDE medal winners and Clint McBain 2002 Canadian Road Race Champ.

Pembina Dirt Riders Association Statement:
Pembina Dirt Riders Association – home of the NUMB BUM 24 HOUR ICE RACE
November 6, 2017 ·
We are excited to annouce that in addition to once again hosting the 28th edition of the Numb Bum 24 Hour Ice Race in 2018 we are adding 2 additional races as part of the newly created “Numb Bum Ice Race Series”. There will be a 4 hour race to start the series on Feb 4th, a 6 hour race on Feb 11th and then the 24 Hour will be on Feb 24th & 25th. We traditionally hold the race on Family Day weekend but this year that weekend will be reserved for family and to get ready for the Numb Bum the following weekend. Unfortunately, there will be no UTV racing this year as we are focusing on bringing a series back to endurance ice racing. Ladies and gentleman….start your engines!

Presents 3 exciting 2018 events in Sandy Beach, Alberta:

February 4th – 4hr Endurance Ice Race

February 11th – 6hr Endurance Ice Race

February 24-25th – Numb Bum 24hr Hour Endurance Ice Race

With the ice race series at our door step …..we are looking for a certified food truck/trailer to cater and sell snack and beverage on the ice at our 3 events . Please reply here and send us a message if you are or know some one that is cold weather ready to do that.

It takes a lot of people to put a great event like this on. If you are not racing & interested in getting involved here are some volunteer positions: Plow Operators, Race Day Sta (Lap-counters, Sign-In, Flaggers, Announcer, Referees, etc.) If you are interested in volunteering you can email: or

Spectator Information:
Be sure to bring enough water, food and supplies for your team. Onoway is the closet town about 20 minutes away with a grocery store, gas station etc. Come out, watch the race and support the riders! With 24hrs of non-stop racing from noon on Saturday till noon on Sunday you can’t say that it won’t fit into your schedule. We will have a ring road this year that will provide spectacular views of the race. There will be parking areas along the ring road that will provide almost a 360 degree view of racers.

Spectator access to the ice is $10 (Kids under 8yo are free). Half of all proceeds go to be community league and is done by volunteers. They will have a waiver for everyone to sign to access the lake. Parking and access to the ring road available on the ice.

Pembina Dirt Riders Association

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