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Downieville Classic – 2017

August 3at10:00 am - August 6at6:00 pm

The Downieville Classic has been named one of the top 10 best bike festivals from Outside Magazine. See for yourself, watch the videos below, or better yet, come out and join us for fun in the mountains!

What it is: A weekend of racing and partying in the Sierras where riders have to pick one tool for two disciplines: a 29-mile cross country race, and a 15-mile downhill with 5000 vertical drop.

The Dirt: Downieville is most famous for its races, and riders come to prove themselves hardened and unbreakable. The Downieville Classic Cross Country race is one of the last remaining point-to-point bicycle races in the United States. The 29-mile course follows a rugged “Gold Rush” era route from the mountain town of Sierra City (elevation 4,100′), to the crest of the Sierra Nevada (elevation 7,100′), and down 5,200 vertical feet into downtown Downieville. It’s considered a tribute to the mountains, the rivers, the big trees, the fresh mountain air and the hard men that carved trails through the river canyons in search of gold and prosperity. The Classic is followed by the Downieville Downhill, which drops 5000 vertical feet in 15 miles from Packer Saddle to Downieville. It’s the longest and most demanding downhill mountain bike race in the nation. Not a racer? Not to worry. Nearly as famous are the Ron’s House of Big Air River Jump, the log pull competition, and a soundtrack of live music.

Schedule

THURSDAY

10am-4pm Yuba Expeditions Trail shuttles, rides and swimming
5-8pm 2nd Annual Volunteer/Industry Rep Trifecta Competition
6pm BBQ : Hot dogs and sides brought to you by Hangtown Electric at Yuba for purchase
6pm Beverages: Brewing Lair Beer and drinks at SBTS Merch Booth for purchase
8pm-11pm Live music by Joy & Madness (Nine piece soul and funk explosion! Check out their music)

FRIDAY

10am-4pm Trail shuttles, rides and swimming
3-7pm Registration in Downieville Community Hall
5-8pm Food trucks and New Belgium beer for purchase
8:30pm Santa Cruz movie night Yuba Theatre in Downieville – The Big Lebowski

SATURDAY

7-9am Registration at Sierra City Community Center
7-10am Coffee, bacon, and avocado toast brought to you by Paul Component 9:30am Cross country race start in Sierra City
10am Downieville Classic Expo and Marketplace
12:00pm Rider food feed by Fire Dept and New Belgium beer flowing for purchase
Afternoon: Ron’s House of Big Air brought to you by Fox Racing, Shimano cast-off contest, SBTS drawing, Cross Country race award ceremonies, Log Pull
8:30-10:30pm Downieville dance party and live music by The Nibblers (7 piece rocking soul funk explosion!)

SUNDAY

7-10am Coffee, bacon, and avocado toast brought to you by Paul Component
9:30am Downieville Downhill race start
10am Downieville Classic Expo and Marketplace
12:00pm Rider food feed by Fire Dept and New Belgium beer flowing for purchase
Afternoon: Cosmo’s Wild Island, Downhill and All Mountain race award ceremonies, SBTS drawing

Details

Start:
August 3at10:00 am
End:
August 6at6:00 pm
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Website:
http://downievilleclassic.com/

Venue

Downtown Downieville
Main Street
Downieville, CA 95936 United States
Phone:
530-289-3595