2017 Nevada City Dirt Classic is On! Tentative Dates & Flyer Below…


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Registration Opens Feb 1, 2017!

The 2017 Dirt Classic XC Series is a USAC Sanctioned XC Series.

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2017 Race dates (tentative)

  • April 15
  • May 6
  • May 20


2016 Race dates and results:


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 Cost**:  Parking $5/race, Adult $30.00*,  Junior $20.00*, 5 y.o. & under FREE (*Add $5 for Same Day Registration)

**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

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.


And…the 2016 Specialized Mountain Bike Raffle!

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Questions? Send email to: biken.nevco@gmail.com


Past Results:

2013: Race 1Race 2 | Race 3

2014: Race 1 | Race 2 | Race 3

2015: Race 1 | Race 2 | Race 3


“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.


Please Remember…

  • Carpool o Pack-it-in and pack-it-out
  • Bring water, bike & helmet & cowbells o Ride-it, Don’t-Slide-It
  • Ride Friendly


YBONC Foundation’s mission is to engage youths to the outdoors, promoting a positive and healthy lifestyle with the sport of cycling. We accomplish this by supporting school bike clubs and hosting a variety of bike related activities with our programs. For more, visit ybonc.org

And of course…

Be part of the “LET’S MOVE CAMPAIGN”

…America’s Move to Raise a Healthier Generation of Kids!


CalStar Air Ambulance Insurance:

You now can sign-up for $35 CalStar Air Rescue Ambulance thru YBONC Foundation’s “group rate”.
Select $5 YBONC Individual Membership, or $20 YBONC Family Membership, when you register for races
AND go directly to Calstar’s “GROUP” Membership link, and sign-up as
a “NEW” CalStar member with YBONC Foundation’s Group No. 4 1 1 3 9
If signing up as YBONC Family Membership, you must list all family member names when doing
CalStar’s on-line group membership.  This will display family member names on CalStar’s roster.



Horn of the Bull Taqueria will be on site at each race.



Closest US Forest Service Campgrounds: Search for: Skillman Campground, White Cloud Campground

Scotts Flat Lake Campground

The Outside Inn, Nevada City, CA

More options in Grass Valley

More options in Nevada City


Nearby recreation:

For excellent swimming, head just pass the town of Washington for public access to the South Yuba River.



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