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Mountain Bike Rides, Races, Gravel Grinders, Fun Rides


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Northern CaliforniaMountain Bike Fun Rides

May

5/13 19th Annual Singletrack MTB Ride: Nevada County. 25 & 50 mi. singletrack rides thru the hills of Nevada County. Ride for kids and raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County. For info on the 50 mi. ride, contact Rick, (530) 470-1800 or rickkalb@gmail.com or bigsofnc.org/events/mountain-bike-endurance-ride/

5/27 The Art of Survival Century: Tulelake. 20 mi. mountain bike ride through forest lands. Also Century, metic, 40 mi., 20 mi. family friendly rides. Ride through Lava Beds Nat’l Monument, past Tule Lake Nat’l Wildlife Refuge where waterfowl and wildlife abound, and by rolling farmland with serene settings. RV and camping sites available. Fee includes SAG, post-ride celebratory dinner, entertainment, prizes. SurvivalCentury.com

June

6/10 Wildest Gravel Grinder: Gold Country Fairground, Auburn. Road: 80-140 mi.; Gravel: 45-80 mi. A fun and challenging day filled with historic gold-mining town, epic climbs, solitude-filled roads and trails. End the day recounting your accomplishments while enjoying the Auburn Brewfest, great music and wonderful food. Ride benefits the Placer Foothills MTB Club, Auburn Bike Park, FATRAC and youth athletics. Fees: $125 by 6/8; $140 after; Reg. deadline 6/9. www.wildestgravelgrinder.com/

Northern California MTB Races

May

5/3 Prairie City Race Series: Prairie City OHV Park, Rancho Cordova. Wednesday evenings. 6 p.m. (eBike 5:40 p.m., Juniors/First Timers 1 lap race at 5:45 p.m.). Cross country MTB event. Moderate hills, single track and jeep roads. Beginner 2 laps, Sport 3 laps, Expert and ProExpert 4 laps. Cross Country MTB Series for all: Juniors, Beginners through Experts, kids too at the last four races. Family fun, and midweek great training! Bicyclingevents.com

5/6 King Ridge Dirt Hopper: Duncan’s Mills. 62 miles, 7,026 ft. A supreme cross/dirt/gravel challenge. www.grasshopperadventureseries.com

5/7 Race Behind Bars: Folsom. Cross country. Moderate hills, single track, flume, fire breaks and three bridge crossings in oak woodlands on the Folsom State Prison property. 6 mi. laps/425 ft. of climbing per lap. Beginner 2 laps, Sport 3 laps, Expert and ProExpert 4 laps. Reg. includes T shirt for the first 250 registered racers. bicyclingevents.com

5/10 Prairie City Race Series: Prairie City OHV Park, Rancho Cordova. Wednesday evenings. 6 p.m. (eBike 5:40 p.m., Juniors/First Timers 1 lap race at 5:45 p.m.). Cross country MTB event. Moderate hills, single track and jeep roads. Beginner 2 laps, Sport 3 laps, Expert and ProExpert 4 laps. Cross Country MTB Series for all: Juniors, Beginners through Experts, kids too at the last four races. Family fun, and midweek great training! Bicyclingevents.com

5/21 Race Behind Bars: Folsom. Cross country. Moderate hills, single track, flume, fire breaks and three bridge crossings in oak woodlands on the Folsom State Prison property. 6 mi. laps/425 ft. of climbing per lap. Beginner 2 laps, Sport 3 laps, Expert and ProExpert 4 laps. Reg. includes T shirt for the first 250 registered racers. bicyclingevents.com

5/26 Prairie City Race Series: Prairie City OHV Park, Rancho Cordova. Wednesday evenings. 6 p.m. (eBike 5:40 p.m., Juniors/First Timers 1 lap race at 5:45 p.m.). Cross country MTB event. Moderate hills, single track and jeep roads. Beginner 2 laps, Sport 3 laps, Expert and ProExpert 4 laps. Cross Country MTB Series for all: Juniors, Beginners through Experts, kids too at the last four races. Family fun, and midweek great training! Bicyclingevents.com

June

6/7 Prairie City Race Series: Prairie City OHV Park, Rancho Cordova. Wednesday evenings. 6 p.m. (eBike 5:40 p.m., Juniors/First Timers 1 lap race at 5:45 p.m.). Cross country MTB event. Moderate hills, single track and jeep roads. Beginner 2 laps, Sport 3 laps, Expert and ProExpert 4 laps. Cross Country MTB Series for all: Juniors, Beginners through Experts, kids too at the last four races. Family fun, and midweek great training! Bicyclingevents.com

6/14 Prairie City Race Series: Prairie City OHV Park, Rancho Cordova. Wednesday evenings. 6 p.m. (eBike 5:40 p.m., Juniors/First Timers 1 lap race at 5:45 p.m.). Cross country MTB event. Moderate hills, single track and jeep roads. Beginner 2 laps, Sport 3 laps, Expert and ProExpert 4 laps. Cross Country MTB Series for all: Juniors, Beginners through Experts, kids too at the last four races. Family fun, and midweek great training! Bicyclingevents.com

6/21 Dee Larsen Memorial MTB Race Series: Granite Bay, Folsom. Wednesday night racing! 1 lap junior; 2 lap novices, 3 lap sport & singlespeed, 4 lap expert/pro. Each lap is 4 mi., on the singletrack trails around Folsom Lake. A portion of the proceeds will be donated in Dee’s name to FATRAC to support local trail advocacy. totalbodyfitness.com

6/16-18 The Carson City Off-Road: Carson City, NV. At the Carson City Off-Road, riders of all skill levels will enjoy big climbs, long singletrack descents and expansive views of Lake Tahoe, the Eastern Sierra Nevada's, and the historic Washoe Valley while being immersed in 3-days of mountain bike culture accented by free live music. www.epicrides.com

6/28 Dee Larsen Memorial MTB Race Series: Granite Bay, Folsom. Wednesday night racing! 1 lap junior; 2 lap novices, 3 lap sport & singlespeed, 4 lap expert/pro. Each lap is 4 mi., on the singletrack trails around Folsom Lake. A portion of the proceeds will be donated in Dee's name to FATRAC to support local trail advocacy. totalbodyfitness.com

Out of Area MTB Races

May

5/19-21 The Grand Junction Off-Road: Grand Junction, CO. Billed as one of the most challenging XC courses in America, the Grand Junction Off-Road offers 3 full days of mountain bike culture accented by free live music in the gorgeous Grand Valley on Colorado's Western slope. www.epicrides.com


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