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Northern California Mountain Bike Events


Mountain Bike Fun Rides

April

4/27-29 CampoVelo Napa Valley: St. Helena & Calistoga. CampoVelo hosted by Chef Chris Cosentino, is a 3-day weekend that blends the best of the culinary world with the cycling and wellness worlds. Road riding and mountain biking. Rides start on Friday and go all weekend. For the Sunday portion of the weekend, there are 3 courses: The 25 mi. Foodie Ride, St. Helena to Calistoga and back. The 50 mi. Fitness Ride, Lake Hennessey, Ink Grade, north to Calistoga and back to St Helena. The 80 mi. Fuel Burner Ride goes out to Lake Hennessey, Lake Berryessa, Ink Grade and north to Calistoga and returns to St. Helena. Packages include supported road and mountain bike rides, hiking, yoga, breakfast, lunch, wine-tastings, chef demos, workshops, gift bags and much more. www.CampoVelo.com

May

5/20-6/1 Mayor’s MTB Challenge: Redding. An opportunity to visit Redding’s 225+ trails, from paved rail trails to steep rugged singletrack. Pick up a Challenge passport and find some rides you didn’t know existed! visitRedding.com

Mountain Bike Races

April

4/28 Great Auburn Epic Race: Auburn. 4 timed XC Stages on the best trails in Auburn. start with 4.5 mi. transfer including a crossing of the Foresthill Bridge – the highest bridge in California at 730 ft. Stage 1 is on smooth singletrack on the Foresthill Divide Loop. Stage 2 features 4 mi. on the Foresthill Divide Trail and then 3.5 mi. of amazing flowy, twisty turns and switchbacks. The 3rdstage is Culvert Trail. The 4th stage is the Confluence Trail from Mammoth Bar OHV to the confluence of the middle & north fork of the American River.

May

5/19 Santa Cruz Old Cabin Classic: Wilder Ranch State Park. An old-fashioned mtb race! A signficant portion of the proceeds go to trail dev at Wilder Ranch. Festival after the race! Mbosc.com/oldcabinclassic

June

6/9 LaGrange Classic Mountain Bike Race: Weaverville. 14 mi., 27 mi. At the foot of the Trinity Alps, this new race route will take you through conifer forests and oak woodlands and across historic mining ditches. Ford clear creeks and race on miles of challenging singletrack. Pre-reg.: $50; $60 day of. www.trinitytrailalliance.com/lagrange-classic.html

6/1-3 8 Hour MTB Relay: Wente Scout Reservation, Willits. Family camping extravaganza! Limited to the first 500 participants. Afterward, trail work! Fee includes contribution to Wente Scout MTB program. camping, shirt, post-race meal. Bikemonkey.net

6/16 Mammoth Bar MTB Enduro 2018: Mammoth Bar OHV, Auburn. A race in the California Enduro Series. Race variety of singletrack, flow course, steep, rocky & technical ranging from Blue to Double Black Diamond. Totalbodyfitness.com

6/23 Humbug Hurry-Up: Upper Greenhorn Park, Yreka. Beginner, Sport, Expert courses for Cats 1, 2, 3 levels. Fee includes food; spectators can purchase lunch. www.jeffersonmountainbike.com

Southern California Mountain Bike Events


Mountain Bike Races

May

5/20 Mojave Death Race: Mojave Nat'l Preserve, Nipton. 250+ mi. run, mountain bike & road bike relay across the Mojave Desert. Teams of 8. Mojavedeathrace.com

Oregon Mountain Bike Events


Mountain Bike Races

May

5/27 The Sisters Stampede: aka, Oregon’s Largest Bike Race! Peterson Ridge Trail, Sisters. 12 mi. (Novice/jrs), 27 mi. (Elite, Expert, Sport, SS, Clydes). Prizes! sistersstampede.com