The Worlds Longest Ice Race the Numb Bum 24 Hour returns February 18 – 19 2017

Photo Courtesy of Mike Elhard

Numb Bum 24 Hour Ice Race in Sandy Beach, Alberta
The Worlds Longest Ice Race
February 18 – 19 2017

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.

Photos Courtesy of Mike Elhard

Interview with Edmonton’s Mr. Motorsports Mike Elhard of MRRACING

Velocity: What is the start date & time of the Numb Bun UTV race?

Mike Elhard: Feb 18 high noon- Feb 19 high noon 2017 Numb Bum is back!

Velocity: How long is the race?

Mike Elhard: For the first time ever the UTV race is a full 24 hours.

Velocity: Do you have the same sponsor & machine for the race this year?

Mike Elhard: The MRRACING crew plans to implement our knowledge gained from years of endurance racing. We are very proud to represent Cycle Works West as well as the amazing products from Polaris Canada. This year we are in a special 24-hour edition race prep Polaris RZR XP 1000. Yes Polaris has a new turbo RZR available and yes it makes almost 170hp however the extra power and fuel burn made the less powerful xp1000 the natural choice for this event.

The pits are open for all to see come on out to sandy beach Alberta to see history made one lap at a time for 24 long cold hours straight through the night!

Photo Courtesy of Mike Elhard

All Season Motorsports


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

Updated the ice racing rule book for 2017.

Pembina Dirt Riders Association

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