February 9, 2015: Stay tuned for 2015 dates and race info. All info below this line is from 2014 to give you an approximation to the 2015 series.
The 2014 Dirt Classic Series is in the books! Thank you to all the racers and volunteers who made this series happen. Recreation is good for the body, mind, and the community. Let’s keep our youth active and healthy!
The 2014 Dirt Classic XC Series is a USAC Santioned XC Series with race 1 on private land** in Grass Valley, CA, race 2 on the Pioneer and Dascombe Trail systems near Harmony Ridge Market off of Hwy 20, 5 minutes east of Nevada City, and race 3 on the Pioneer/Hallelujah loop near Skillman Campground also off of Hwy 20, 20 minutes east of Nevada City.
Race dates, waivers (print & bring), and results:
- June 14 Private Course Grass Valley: Start Times | Rider Waiver | Results – R1
- June 29 Dascombe Nevada City: Start Times | Rider Waiver | Results – R2
- July 12 Pioneer/Hallelujah Loop Nevada City: Start Times | Rider Waiver | Results – R3
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**: 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 new required rule by USA Cycling for 2014.
Awards and raffle following races.
USACycling Mountain Bike Categories:
- PRO – Professional
- CAT 1 – Expert / Semi Pro
- CAT 2 – Sport
- CAT 3 – Beginner
Race 1 Course Info:
It is a 4+ mile course with approximately 700′ of climbing per lap. Mostly single track with sections of tight two track running under a forest canopy. The course runs on the side of a hill and is twisty, up and down, and offers a fun challenge for beginners and experts alike. ** The Grass Valley course is 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 is also a Sierra Cup Series (http://www NULL.renowheelmen NULL.org/race-series/sierra-cup-mtb-series/) race.
We run an approximate 5 mi loop connecting the Pioneer and Hallelujah Trails about 20 min east of Nevada City on USFS land. The bulk of the course is under Tahoe National Forest canopy and is mostly singletrack.
Race 3 Directions & Parking:
- $5 parking fee
- No cell service at venue. No water.
- From Nevada City, take CA-20 towards I-80. Pass White Cloud CG and watch for the blue 1000′ Omega Vista sign, and take immediate right on FS Rd 20-09. Drive 0.5 miles and watch for parking volunteer.
- From Reno, take CA-20 west from I-80. Pass Washington Rd and the Omega Vista pullout on right. Immediately following vista, take first left on FS Rd 20-09. Drive .05 miles and watch for parking volunteer.
“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.
- 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!
Don’t Forget…2013 Specialized Mountain Bike Raffle!
CalStar Air Ambulance Insurance:
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
Closest US Forest Service Campgrounds: (http://www NULL.forestcamping NULL.com/dow/pacficsw/tahcmp NULL.htm)Search for: Skillman Campground, White Cloud Campground
Scotts Flat Lake Campground (http://www NULL.scottsflatlake NULL.net)
The Outside Inn, Nevada City, CA (http://www NULL.outsideinn NULL.com)
More options in Grass Valley (http://www NULL.grassvalleychamber NULL.com/lodging NULL.aspx)
More options in Nevada City (http://www NULL.nevadacitychamber NULL.com/stay NULL.cfm)
For excellent swimming, head just pass the town of Washington for public access to the South Yuba River. Hopefully we’ll have enough water this year…
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