This weekend kicks off the second half of Northern California's MTB season. It starts early with the return of Northstar at Tahoe's XC racing series on Thursday night and then continues throughout the weekend in Sonoma with the Cougar Mountain Classic.
Northstar at Tahoe's Thursday night XC series returns after a one year hiatus. For those who didn't race in 2005, this XC series is a low key affair that starts at 6 pm sharp (5 pm registration) and usually runs about 4 mile laps. Check out my race report from way back in August 2005 for more details. Race fees are $10 per racers and the races are held near the Northstar village.
I'll have more information on the Cougar Mountain Classic later today. In the meantime, checkout my extensive coverage of last year's event in the archives (it was called the US MTB Nationals last year).