2017 Nevada City Dirt Classic

Registration is Open!


Click the button below to register for 1, 2, or all 3 races.


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Race #1: April 15, 2017

Directions: From Sacramento

Directions: From Reno/Tahoe

Course map coming soon!

Race #2: May 7, 2017

**Please do not pre-ride this course**

This is private property and we run the risk of losing this venue *permanently*. Thank you.

Course map coming soon!

Race #3: May 20, 2017

Directions: From Sacramento

Directions: From Reno/Tahoe

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 19+: $45 early registration/ + $5 day of
  • Junior 15-18: $35 early registration/ + $5 day of
  • Junior 6-14: $25 early registration/ + $5 day of
  • 5 y.o. & under: $10

**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.

2017 Dirt Classic Sponsors