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Northern California Mountain Bike Events

MTB Gravel Grinders


6/1 Gold Country Challenge: 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. options & a gentler beginner ride. 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. Sponsored by Grass Valley Rotary and Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Nevada County. Early discounts.

MTB Racing


6/8 LaGrange Classic MTB Race: Weaverville. This year, there is a third race course, more food and drink vendors, pool access, kid's events, making this a perfect event for the whole family. RV & tent camping available at Lowden Park.

6/22 Humbug Hurry Up: Upper Greenhorn Park, Yreka. 20 mi., 15 mi. and 5 mi. race, as well as kids' races. For info, register for the race, visit

6/23 California Dirt MTB Series #4: Osborne Hill, Grass Valley. Part of the state MTB XC Championship Series.

6/29 Full TiLT Enduro #1: Mt. Shasta. 3-race enduro mountain bike series, featuring a fully lift-assisted race & repeat format with multi-runs down every state. Medals 5 deep for all categories; 100% pro purse payout with equal payouts for men & women; max payout of $500, $250, $100; Must be present to receive payment.


7/7 California Dirt MTB Series #5: Dascombe/Hoot/Pioneer Trails, Nevada City. Part of the state MTB XC Championship Series.

7/13 Tahoe Trail 100: NorthStar at Tahoe. Ride rocky summits, breathtaking pine forests and beautiful Tahoe views. Race one 50K-loop or take on two for a chance to qualify for the Leadville Trail 100 MTB.