We are pleased to announce that the California Dirt MTB Series is coming to Sea Otter! CA Dirt MTB Series is a cross country (XC) mountain bike race series for all of California. For the second year in a row it has been chosen as USAC’s California XC State Championship Series, qualifying category winners’ eligibility for Nationals. The series kicks off at Monterey on the Fort Ord National Monument trails on April 21-22. Then it moves up to the Gold Country in the Sierra Nevada foothills just outside of Nevada City. On April 29 racers will battle it out on classic old school singletrack at Round Mountain followed by the primo brew of old and new school trails that is Hoot, Pioneer and Dascombe on May 20. The fourth race will be on the pristine trails of Lassen County’s Susanville Ranch Park on May 26. New to everyone will be the fun and scenic new trail network at Sugar Bowl/Royal Gorge just off I-80 near Donner Summit. This last race with Series awards will be held on July 8. Each venue has its own network of sponsors and volunteers whose mission is to support their local school bike clubs. For more series details
(Sea Otter registered MTB XC racers who wish to enter the CA Dirt MTB Series/USAC CA State MTB XC Championship Series, are required to “register” results Sea Otter Results for race schedule for on 04/29/18 Race 2 at BikeReg.com)
A valid current USA Cycling Racing license and USAC Release form is required. For more information about licensing please visit the USA Cycling website, email email@example.com, or call (719) 434-4200. All participants are required to wear an approved helmet per USA Cycling helmet policy.
The CA Dirt MTB Race Series (formerly Nevada City Dirt Classic Series) was created by Race Director Jet Lowe, who founded Youth Bicyclists of Nevada County Foundation (YBONC) in 2009 just as the NorCal High School Cycling League was taking off. YBONC’s mission is to utilize California’s many miles of public trails and its land managers and volunteers to support and teach trail etiquette, stewardship and the path to a healthy lifestyle to local youth. Its programs support over 300 youth in Nevada County’s organized school bike clubs annually. YBONC also seeks to introduce the benefits of joining a local bike club to families. Bicyclists of Nevada County (BONC) is a major partner and supporter of YBONC programs.
Thank you to our California Dirt MTB Series partners, sponsors, racers, and volunteers for their contributions to supporting youth cycling in local communities!