MTB Rides, Gravel Grinders & Races

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Northern California

MTB Races

September

9/24 Gold Rush Growler MTB Race: Granite Beach, Folsom. 10 mi. course along scenic singletrack & double track trails. New this year: an e-bike division for men & women. totalbodyfitness.com

October

10/1 Great Trail Race: Mountain bike or run the trail between Truckee and Tahoe City. Choose one of two course options, Elite or Classic. The Elite course adds in more technically challenging terrain and distance. Make the event the goal of your summer training, then dig deep & beat your age-group rivals. greattrailrace.com

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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

September

9/24 Ring of Fire: Wanoga Snow Park, Bend. 100 km or 40 mi. routes to end the MTB season! Embrace the lava and all the fantastic singletrack and the opportunity to have one great late season race and finish with a smile. mudslingerevents.com

Gravel Grinders

September

9/10-11 Mendo Hopper: Ukiah. Day 1: 75 mi., 6,500 ft. elev. gain. Day 2: 79 mi., 7,990 ft. are demanding mixed-terrain adventure rides. There is some gravel, & some grinding. The course is a mix between beautiful to horrible pavement; hard-pack to super-chunky gravel; singletrack, logging roads, rutted dirt roads. grasshopperadventureseries.com

October

10/1 Grizzly Century: North Fork. A fundraiser for the North Fork community & Sierra Vista National Scenic Byway. 57 mi. gravel grinder (includes 35 mi. of gravel). Also 100 mi. century, metric, 24-mi. Loop the Lake tour for road riders. fresnocycling.com

10/1-2 Usal Hopper: The Lost Coast, Mendocino County. 65 mi. EL Mero-Mero, 8,800 ft. elev. gain. 45 mi. 6,500 ft. El Chiquito, 35 mi., 5,100 ft. Intense hard rides thru the redwoods. The Mero-Mero and the Mediano are timed. Only the Mero-Mero has a podium finish. grasshopperadventureseries.com

Southern California

MTB Races

August

8/6 Tour de Big Bear: Big Bear Lake. The Dirty Bear is 50 mi. mixed surface fun on the roads & trails of Big Bear Lake. The Dirty Cub is a shorter version of the Dirty Bear course with 25 mi. of flowy fun! Bigbearcycling.com

September

9/17 Mammoth Tuff: Mammoth Mountain. Arrive on 9/16 for shakeout ride, reg. & rider mtg. 45 mi. short route w/2,000 elev. gain; 100 mi. long course w/8,000 ft. gain. Enjoy an Oktoberfest after your epic ride! mammothtuff.com

October

10/1 Hardman Classic: Anaheim. A mixed-terrain course with 65% tarmac and 35% fireroads (2 major climbs/descents) Road bikes with bigger tires or gravel bikes recommended for this amazing route. Hardmanraceseries.com

10/1 Share the Road Ride: DMV, Simi Valley. Something for everyone! 40 mi. gravel challenge route. The gravel route has a Strava Segment Challenge for members of the Share the Ride Strava Group. The segment is 4 mi. long w/1,142 ft. of climbing. For road riders there are 100 mi., 100 mi. challenge course, 100 mi. bypass course, 62 mi. metric, 50 mi. half-century, 25 mi. city tour, Soaringspirits.org/events

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

September

9/24 Ring of Fire: Wanoga Snow Park, Bend. 100 km or 40 mi. routes to end the MTB season! Embrace the lava and all the fantastic singletrack and the opportunity to have one great late season race and finish with a smile. mudslingerevents.com