The first Roctober Mountain Bike Challenge took place in October 1995 as a collegiate race. Within a few years, the event migrated to the September calendar. This year's 50 mile event is set for September 9 and is part of the Mid-Atlantic Super Series and will be raced on the Central Mountains Shared-Use Trail Systems in Bald Eagle State Forest near Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania.
The event will benefit the Blue Butterfly Fund, which assists families with the cost of travel, non-covered medical fees, and general living expenses that are often sacrificed by a family whose child has cancer. It also provides emotional and spiritual support through its prayer page and monthly "Butterfly Blessings."