2017 Nevada City Dirt Classic

Registration is Open!


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Race #1: April 15, 2017

Race location, directions, and course map coming soon!

Race #2: May 7, 2017

Race location, directions, and course map coming soon!

Race #3: May 20, 2017

Race location, directions, and course map coming soon!

Registration Opens: 7am

Race start time:  Check each date above for a link to the official start times. 1st wave off at 10am with mandatory pre-race meeting at 9:45 at start line.

Race Costs**:

  • Parking: $5/race
  • Adult: $TBD early registration/ + $5 day of
  • Junior: $TBD early registration/ +$5 day of
  • 5 y.o. & under: FREE

**Note: If you are not a USA Cycling license holder, we are required to charge a $10 fee for a day license. This is a required rule by USA Cycling as of 2014.

Awards following races

USACycling Mountain Bike Categories:

  • PRO – Professional
  • CAT 1 – Expert / Semi Pro
  • CAT 2 – Sport
  • CAT 3 – Beginner

USA Cycling Rules Regarding Race Category

USA Cycling Rules Regarding National Championship(s) Qualifying

Horn of the Bull Taqueria will be onsite at each race.

US Forest Service Campgrounds: Skillman Campground, White Cloud Campground

Outside Inn in Nevada City

Scotts Flat Campground

More options in Grass Valley

More options in Nevada City

  • Carpool!
  • Pack-it-in and pack-it-out
  • Bring water, bike & helmet & more cowbell
  • Ride-it, Don’t-Slide-It
  • Most importantly, race hard but ride friendly

“Nevada City Dirt Classic (XC)” event name is resurrected!

This event name was last used in 2000, by owners of Extreme Outfitters Bicycles, Charlie and Kim Cuisinot. We hope to see returning and new cyclists at our summer race series in Nevada County. This is a new fundraiser series, benefitting Youth Bicyclists of Nevada County Foundation Programs for school bike club youths. “Thank You” to the Tahoe N.F. for permitting us this recreational event and at the same time helping us to support our mission.

2013: Race 1Race 2 | Race 3

2014: Race 1 | Race 2 | Race 3

2015: Race 1 | Race 2 | Race 3

2016: Race 1 | Race 2 | Race 3

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Care to win a 2017 Specialized Camber*?

Then click on over to our raffle page and get yourself in the action!

* Or equivalent bicycle based on model availability at time of raffle.

2016 Dirt Classic Sponsors

2016 Course Info

Race #1:


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This race kicks off both the Sierra Cup Racing Series and the Nevada City Dirt Classic XC Series. Located on the same property as TDS Enduro, these trails are creative, challenging, and flat-out fun! This is a USAC sanctioned event for pros and amateurs of all ages, and is a qualifier for XC nationals at Mammoth.

The Nevada City Dirt Classic Series includes medals 3 deep in each category for each race, as well as trophies 3 deep for an overall series points championship.

A big thank you to the Sanchez family for allowing us to use this awesome venue! ** We know the temptation to pre-ride a course but this course is private property, not open to the public, and is not available for riding outside of these race events. Please respect this request or we will lose our permission to use this excellent course. Thanks! **

Race #2: 


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Directions from Tahoe/Reno

Directions from Auburn/Sacramento

We’ve made a loop using the USFS Pioneer and Dascombe Trail Systems off of Conservation Road and Hwy 20, about 5 minutes east of Nevada City. This race is part of the Sierra Cup Series too! Parking is $5.


Race #3:


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Directions from Tahoe/Reno

Directions from Auburn/Sacramento

One of our favorite loops, the USFS Pioneer and Hallelujah Trail Systems, it is a 5+ mi single track course in the Tahoe National Forest approximately 20 min east of Nevada City. No cell service at venue. No water.