On New Year's Day, I registered for June's Test of Metal mountain-bike race up in Squamish. I've not done a mountain bike race before so it should be a gas. It's about 40 miles long and quite burly from what I understand. Check out (http://testofmetal.com) for more info. Spots are still available and registration reopens Tuesday, if you're interested.
Still considering July's Cream Puff, a 100-mile MTB race in Oregon. That sounds ultra-burly. Hot too.