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Downieville Classic All-Mountain World Championships 2017
Sat, Aug 5, 2017, 9:30 AM – Sun, Aug 6, 2017, 12:30 PM PDT
Downieville Classic All-Mountain World Championships. 2-day mountain bike stage race, featuring: Saturday- Point to Point Cross Country Race from Sierra City to Downieville, California. 28 miles, 4,200' ascent and 5,200' descent. Sunday- Downieville Downhill Race from Packer Saddle to Downieville, California. 17 miles, 5,000' descent and 1,100' ascent.
Race Website and additional information can be found at http://www.downievilleclassic.com/pages/allmountain.html
Friday August 4th
Sign waivers, pick up bib # and timing chips in Downieville at the Community Hall
Saturday August 5th in Sierra City at the Community Hall
7:00-9:00am Sign waivers, number and timing chip pick-up
9:00am Racer Registration CLOSES. No exceptions
9:30am Start of Cross Country Race
There will be a mandatory bike weigh-in and a parts check starting at 8:00am each morning at the start line. No switching of parts, or modifying of parts. The bike must weigh the same each day, or rider is bumped from the All-Mountain class. Pro All-Mountain category- there will be a timed cut-off for reaching Downieville in the Cross Country race. Riders have 3 hours to complete the 29 mile course, or they are pulled from the All-Mountain category.
"Stick to the Track"
Some riders seem to be all too familiar with racing events like Megavalanche, and other big mountain enduros, where the fastest man or woman down the mountain, regardless of the route, is crowned champion. This type of racing became a problem in the 2010 Downieville Classic, as we had several riders using what we like to refer to as "Hillbilly Lines". We are officially ending this method of racing, by placing course marshals in known “cutter” areas. Riders that do not stick to the track will be disqualified.
REGISTRATION FEES INCLUDE:
100% of the race registration proceeds benefit the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship (www.sierratrails.org), trail maintenance program. Fees include; insurance, accurate computerized timing, EMT support, aid stations with refreshments, catered lunch, shuttle service from Downieville to Sierra City and Packer Saddle following the event, event socks, pint glass filled with cold beer at the finish, grab bag- properly equipped, Downieville School kitchen rental, Downieville Community Hall rental, Sierra City Community Hall rental, Sierra County Special Use fees, US Governmentt Special Use fees, including surveys of reproductive pattern of California Spotted Owl territory S1057 / Northern Goshawk territory D53T13, and a whole mess of porta-potties, garbage cans and recycling receptacles. THIS IS NOT A NORBA EVENT. YOU DO NOT NEED TO PURCHASE A MEMBERSHIP OR ADDITIONAL INSURANCE.
WE DO NOT OFFER REFUNDS- ALL SALES ARE FINAL. CATEGORY CHANGES AFTER REGISTRATION IS FINAL WILL INCLUDE A $35 FEE. PLEASE BE SURE AND CHECK THAT YOUR RACING CATEGORY IS CORRECT UPON REGISTERING!
PARKING AND RACER SHUTTLE
Parking will be available at the "Flats", Kentucky Mine Museum, and north of Sierra City on Highway 49. Be sure that your vehicle is completely off the road surface, otherwise you could be ticketed and towed! A complimentary racer shuttle will be available from 12:00pm to 3:00pm, returning riders and spectators to their cars Sierra City. Note: If you are being dropped off in Sierra City by a friend, parking in Downieville is limited to the following areas: Highway 49, both north and south of Downieville. The USFS Downieville Ranger Station, located across the bridge from the Pizzeria and behind the Courthouse. Cannon Point, located at the western end of Downieville along Highway 49. Parking is always a major issue in Downieville. We recommend you use the shuttle services provided, especially on Saturday, as the number of cars outnumber the town's population. Be curtious to the locals and respect all private property. Special Note: Nothing makes the local CHP happier than writing mountain bikers tickets. Don't give him the pleasure, please be smart about where you park, especially in town, or you will be ticketed and towed!