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Northern California Mountain Bike Events

Mountain Bike or Gravel Rides


10/13 Deer Creek Hills Preserve trail rides: Sacramento County. 8-11 a.m. SVC mountain bike docents escort riders on climbing singletrack, cattle paths, and ranch roads. Docents will share their knowledge about the preserve, with guide topics highlighting historical use, including Native American, gold mining and ranching history and biology of this Blue Oak Woodland. Bring bike, helmet, tire repair kit, tubes, pumps and cell phone when cycling on the property. No exceptions. Mountain bikes or CycloCross bikes with knobby tires recommended. Approx. 8-11 mi. in 2-3 hours of riding. Pre-reg. is encouraged.

10/20 Discovery Classic: San Benito County. 50 mi. Gravel Grinder, 20 mi. family fun ride. Ride through undiscovered small idylic valleys surrounded by wide open mountain ranges and agriculture. Your fee includes t-shirt, after-ride meal, full support & schwag bag.

Southern California & Nevada

Mountain Bike or Gravel Rides


10/28 Ninja Quest Trail Ride: Kit Carson Park, Escondido. Themed ride features 3 totems to be retrieved along the way, well-stocked rest stops for support, and the Giro di San Diego Finish party at the finish line. To complete the event, retrieve the 3 totems and ride back to the finish. The festival features a mass-start with police escort, timed cycling events for road and mountain bikers, the Bike & Fitness Expo.

Out of Area


10/16-17 Huntsman World Senior Games: St. George, UT. Mountain bike racing: Hill climb, downhill, cross country. Race as an individual or as a team! Compete against your peers, ages 50 and better.