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Lost & Found Gravel Grinder – 2017

June 3, 2017 at 6:00 am - 6:00 pm

The Lost & Found Race Series is one of our favorite mountain bike racing series in the US. The 1st stop of the Lost & Found Racing series is the Gravel Grinder near Lake Davis. Last winter in the Sierra Nevada was the wettest winter ever recorded, resulting in an amazing array of wildflower colors, lush green meadows, flowing streams and spectacular snow-capped peak views. Everyone is in for a visual treat courtesy of Mother Nature. But last winter also did a number on the dirt roads you’ll be riding, and we want to give riders a heads up.

This year will be much more than just a “gravel grinder”; it will be a rugged and beautiful off-road adventure – Lost Sierra style – so plan accordingly. See you at Lake Davis on June 3!

93 mile route – ‘Serious Riders and Racers’

  • Distance meant for race-pacers wanting to test their Strava, strength and mettle; and fit rider athletes looking for a strenuous challenge
  • Eligible for Lost Sierra Triple Crown
  • 6,480 foot elevation gain
  • 65% dirt
  • 4 Aid Stations

57 mile – ‘Adventure Rider’

  • Distance meant for a long ride experience while appreciating views and serenity; equivalent to a century road ride
  • 3,520 foot elevation gain
  • 70% dirt
  • 3 Aid Stations

25 mile – ‘Good Times Rider’

  • Distance meant for seeking social, scenic fun ride, laughs, and great views
  • 2,600 foot elevation gain
  • 65% dirt
  • 1 Aid Station

Gravel Grinder 2017 – Event Schedule

Friday Night Picnic June 2nd 

    • Location: Start/Finish Line at Lake Davis
    • Onsite registration & check in: 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    • Activities:
    • Snacks and beverages:
      • Snacks for registered riders/racers – courtesy of Victory Velo from Auburm, CA:
        • These are free finger foods/snacks for registered racers/riders and volunteers
      • Be sure to bring your own food if you want to fuel up with more than finger foods
      • Food for friends and family – should bring their own
      • Beer available for all – 5:00pm to 7:30pm
        • Sierra Nevada and Brewing Lair beer at check-in
          • $5.00 per beer – all beer proceeds go to trails too!
          • Registered riders/racers get a ticket for a beverage
          • Volunteers get a ticket for a beverage

Saturday June 3rd

    • Breakfast on your own
    • Registration & check in: 6:00am to 8:00am (@ 100 mile riders) and 6:30am to 9:00am (@ 60/30 mile riders)
    • Ride start times:
      • 8:30 am – @ 100 mile Pro Men, Pro Women and Singlespeed
      • 8:35 am – @ 100 mile amateur riders
      • 9:30 am – @ 60 mile riders
      • 9:35 am – @ 30 mile riders
    • Non-riders out having fun at Lake Davis – anytime
    • Post ride festival fun time: 12:00pm to 5:00pm
      • Lost and Found Marketplace open at noon
      • Awards ceremony around 1:00pm
      • Donation drawings during awards ceremony – all ticket sales also go to trails!
      • Post ride meal
        • Registered rider participants – free
        • Volunteers 


        • Non-riders attendees – $15 per person – pre-buy at Eventbrite – see “Additional Meal – non-racer” choice
      • Beer available for all – 2:00pm to 6:00pm  
        • Sierra Nevada and Brewing Lair beer at check-in
          • $5.00 per beer – all beer proceeds go to trails too!
          • Registered riders/racers get a ticket for a beverage
          • Volunteers get a ticket for a beverage
    • Dinner and Smores on your own OR
    • Check out evening event festivities in Portola – live music, BBQ, adult and kid beverages, new pump track, showers

Sunday June 5th

    • Breakfast and lunch on your own (Portola is hosting a pancake breakfast!)
    • More fun at Lake Davis
      • Hiking, biking, fishing, paddling, sitting in a chair recovering peacefully
      • Rest sore legs
      • Attend to sunburns for those who didn’t use sunscreen on Saturday
    • Eventually pack-up your crap and roll out of there or stay longer
      • Note: Squatting rights do not apply – as nice as it is, you can’t live at the lake people


June 3, 2017
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Coot Bay
Beckwourth-Taylorville Rd
Portola, CA 95983 United States