MTB Rides, Gravel Grinders & Races

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Northern California

MTB Races

May

5/4 Prairie City Race Series: Prairie City OHV. Wednesday night MTB race series! All levels of racers. Reg.: Adult/Jr. first race: $35. Day-of reg: add $10. After first race, Adults: $25; Jr.: $10. Jr 17 & under. racemtb.com

5/5-7 Boggs Mountain: Boggs Demonstration State Forest, Cobb. The original 8-hour mtb. race. Boggs returns after a 6-year hiatus! www.boggs.rocks

5/11 Prairie City Race Series: Granite Bay, Folsom. Wednesday night MTB race series! All levels of racers. Reg.: Adult/Jr. first race: $35. Day-of reg: add $10. After first race, Adults: $25; Jr.: $10. Jr 17 & under. racemtb.com

5/18 Prairie City Race Series: Prairie City OHV. Wednesday night MTB race series! All levels of racers. Reg.: Adult/Jr. first race: $35. Day-of reg: add $10. After first race, Adults: $25; Jr.: $10. Jr 17 & under. racemtb.com

5/25 Prairie City Race Series: Prairie City OHV. Wednesday night MTB race series! All levels of racers. Reg.: Adult/Jr. first race: $35. Day-of reg: add $10. After first race, Adults: $25; Jr.: $10. Jr 17 & under. racemtb.com

June

6/18 Lake Tahoe Mountain Bike Race: Tahoe City. 24 mi., 32 mi. courses; 4cross country, 4-hour enduro. Bigblueadventure.com

July

7/16 Tahoe Trail 100: Northstar California, Truckee. 2-loop 50K courses through the breathtaking pine forests outside Tahoe City. Expect an amazing ride & after party! This event is a qualifier for the Leadville 100 Mile Endurance Race. Leadvilleraceseries.com

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Gravel Grinders

May

5/29 Art of Survival Century Gravel Grinder: Dorris, CA. Ride along the flatlands of Butte Valley with farms, ranches and up to stunning Janita Lake. Choose from a 74 mi., 54 mi., and 13 mi. family friendly. Rest stops with great food and beverages with educational components highlighting the rich history of the area. Fees includes SAG, post-ride dinner, entertainment and prizes. Discounts for registering for both days. Register at SurvivalCentury.com

June

6/11 Gold Country Challenge: Grass Valley/Nevada City. Gravel bike rides. Ride beautiful and historic back roads of Nevada County’s gold country along the scenic Yuba River. Gravel rides include challenging 49 and 29 mi. Excellent route support. Enjoy a post-ride meal and beer under the pines. Stay for the downtown Nevada City Brewfest Saturday evening and the Nevada City Classic pro ride on Sunday. Event supports Grass Valley Rotary and Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Northern Sierra. Rotarygoldcountrychallenge.com

Southern California

Gravel Grinders

Oregon

Mountain Bike Tour

September

9/14-16 Bend Fat Tire Tour: Bend. Starting in Ochoco on Wednesday. Thursday includes a trip to the Olds Cascades Crest. Friday has local shuttles in Bend, then Saturday has an Epic ride from town. You have the option to choose a 3- or 4-day guided tour or 1 day of riding on Saturday. A fundraiser for Boys & Girls Club of Bend. mudslingerevents.com

Mountain Bike Races

May

5/7 The Cascade Chainbreaker: Skyline Forest, Bend. XC with youth, beginner, advanced & elite categories. This event is part of the Oregon XC Series. Bendenduranceacademy.org

5/29 Sisters Stampede: Sisters. This Memorial weekend MTB race usually sells out, max. 500 riders. Enjoy the racing & kids races as well. mudslingerevents.com

July

7/9-10 Oregon 24/12: Wanoga Snow Park, Bend. Experience 12 or 24-hour racing along an 11-mile lap with 900 ft. of pure Bend single- and double-track. Relay or go solo! mudslingerevents.com

7/16 High Cascades 100: Bend. A fundraiser for Central Oregon Trail Assoc. Mudslingerevents.com

Gravel Grinders

May

5/1 West Coast Gravl: Yachats. 38 mi. Leif Erikson route w/3,000 ft. elev. gain, or 57 mi. Erik the Red Loop w/over 6,500 ft. elev. gain. gravel riding. mudslingerevents.com

5/13-15 Cascade Gravel Grinder: Bend. Bust your Butte 2: 43.8 mi. Small Grind; 64 mi. Big Grind. Three Creeks: 45 mi. Small Grind; 70 mi. Big Grind. Time Trial & 5 mi. logging road. Experience 3 days of gravel riding thru a variety of high desert terrain. oregongravelgrinder.com

June

6/11 Sasquatch Duro: Oakridge & Westfir. The 4th event in the Oregon Triple Crown Series. 32 mi., 59 mi., 84 mi. & 65-70% gravel. whether you take on the little Squatch, Big Squatch, or the Monster Squatch local bike and community experts Willamette Mountain Mercantile and others will be on hand to support your journey through Sasquatch infested land. mudslingerevents.com

6/22 Tour de Fronds: 100 Powers County Park, Powers. 30 mi., 43 mi., 63 mi., 76 mi., 102 mi. Ride scenic low-traffic roads in Southern Oregon’s beautiful Coast Range. Enjoy views of old growth forests, wildflowers, waterfalls, rivers, streams, and mountain vistas. Reg. includes post ride meal, SAG, snacks & beverages at each rest stop. tourdefronds.com

6/25 Takelma Gravel Grinder: Seven Feathers Casino Resort, Canyonville. Bold Route: 57 mi., 6,400 ft. elev. gain., 14% max. 30 mi. Decaf Route: 1,630 ft. elev. gain, 12% max. Riders roll thru the doors of the casino past Canyonville, onto Tiller Trail Hwy. Then they pass farms & ranches and experience the South Umpqua River & the first gravel & climb. The final race in the Oregon Triple Crown Series. takenmagravelgrinder.com

6/22-26 Oregon Trail Gravel Grinder: Sisters - McKenzie - Oakridge. A point-to-point event. Day 1: 76 mi., 6,800 ft. of climbing or 66.4 mi. & 4,600 ft. of climbing. Day 2: 59.2 mi. 6,014 ft. of climbing or 59.2 mi., 6,014 ft. of climbing. Day 3: 53 mi., 5,433 ft. climbing. Day 4: 93.7 mi., 9,837 ft., or 83.8 mi., 6,716 ft. Day 5: Awards & celebratory lunch! These are beautiful, hard rides! oregongravelgrinder.com

July

7/16-17 Ochoco Race & Gravel Festival: Ochoco National Forest, Bend. Day 1: 80mi. Big Grinder, 50 mi. Small Grinder. Day 2: 70mi. Big Grinder, 60 mi. Small Grinder. Enjoy the warm summer days with cool nights -- just perfect for racing! oregongravelgrinder.com

Nevada

Mountain Bike Races

May

5/14 Broken Record 3 & 6 hr MTB Challenge: Kershaw-Ryan State Park, Caliente. 6.5 mi. Singletrack circuit located at the top of Kershaw Canyon. rockyroadadventuresnv.com

6/11 Fears, Tears, & Beers Enduro: Ely. Beginner run: 11 mi., 1,000 ft. elev., Intermdiate: 16 mi., 1,600 ft., Sport 23 mi., 2,400 ft., Expert: 33.3 mi. 3,400 ft., Pro: 41 mi., 6,000 ft. Be prepped: There could be hot weather or rainy/snowy weather. A fundraiser for Contact Kent Robertson (775) 289-6042 or Kelly Ernest- 775) 296-0910 for more info

Events outside the Area

Gravel Grinders

June

6/4 Ride the Gap: Parowan, UT. bring the family (kids ride free!). 30, 55, 100 mi. routes. Reg. includes well stocked rest stops, lunch, perfect riding temps in the high country of scenic southern UT. E-bikes welcome! redrockbicycle.com/