Wednesday, July 26, 2006

2006 Downieville Classic Primer

So you've decided to head up to Downieville this weekend for the annual Downieville Classic. As this is one of the largest races here in the foothills, we here at NorCal MTB Racing have rounded up some resources to get you prepared:

Registration: If you haven't already registered for the downhill, you are out of luck. DH registeration filled up in about a week after being opened. However, it looks like you can still register for the cross country point to point race.

Schedule: Downieville runs over four days, but all the racing is Saturday and Sunday. Here's the abbreviated agenda:
  • Trail Pre-ride Shuttles (9 AM, 12 noon, 3 PM): Shuttle service to Packer Saddle for those riders wanting a sample of Downieville’s finest singletrack descents. Both the cross country and downhill race courses will be flagged for pre-rides. Cost is $15.00 per shuttle.
  • Trail Pre-ride Shuttle (9 AM, 12 noon, 3 PM)
  • Downieville Downhill Race (Packer Saddle at 9:30am)
  • Trail Shuttle (after DH: 1 PM, 3 PM)
  • Bicycle Expo / Street Fair
  • Ron's House O' Big Air River Jump
  • Live Music by The SaddleTramps (Downieville Fire House at 8:00pm)
  • Point to Point Race - Sierra City at 9:30am
  • Bicycle Expo / Street Fair
More information is available here.
Times: If you are contesting this year's race, you check out last year's winning times here (Myself, I am just trying to finish).

Social: Here's the MTBR roll call of people attending. Some good tips and information.

I'll post more information to this as I get it.

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