MTB Challenge - Cross Country MTB Racing
The MTB Challenge is the third of eight MTB Races we have in our Spring MTB Series. This race will feature a unique six-mile lap course, with safe and well marked trails, held at beautiful Granite Beach, Folsom Lake SRA. To be eligible for Series Awards, athletes must race 6 of 8 races, including the Championship Race on April 24th. NEW for 2022: E-Bike Divisions for Men and Women.
Event details and schedule
MTB Challenge - Cross Country Mountain Bike Racing
Granite Beach, Folsom Lake SRA
The MTB Challenge is the third of our eight-race Spring MTB Series and will feature a 6 mile lap course traveling in reverse direction from the previous two races. Included for each athlete in the MTB Challenge is a custom TBF 5-Liter Waterproof Gear Bag, a chance at Division Awards, and a hot post race meal.
Packet Pick Up Information
Race packets will be available race morning from 6:30 a.m. at the race site. Registration prices increase on Race Day.
Junior (14-under): 1 lap 6 miles | Novice/Clydesdale (over 225 lbs)/Novice HS (High School Riders): 2 laps 12 miles | Sport/Sport HS/Sport Single-Speed: 3 laps 18 miles | E-Bike: 3 laps 18 miles | Expert/SS Expert/Pro: 4 laps 24 miles
DIVISIONS same for Men and Women
- Pro: one division
- Novice, Sport and Expert Divisions: 29 & under, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60+.
- Single Speed Divisions: Open (39-under) and Masters (40+over)
- Clydesdale (Men only): one division (200lb+)
- Beginner: one division
- Junior Divisions: 13-14, 11-12, 10 & under
- Novice, Sport and Expert Divisions: (Boys, Girls)
TBF MTB Race Series Placement and Awards
Points will be awarded to each rider placing in their division in one of the eight MTB Races that are part of our 2022 MTB Series. The rider with the most points that finishes in six of the eight events; including the Championship Race on April 24th, in each division will be the Series Champion. In the case of ties, the rider that finished with the most first, second, or third place finishes will receive the Championship award. If points are still tied, the final race finish will determine Championship.
Start Times for MTB Classic on January 30th.
Pro, Experts, HS Experts, SS Experts - 8 a.m.
Novice, HS Novice, Clydesdale - 8:30 a.m.
Sport, HS Sport, Single Speed - 10 a.m.
Juniors - 11 a.m.
Our Race for FREE Athlete Volunteer Program offers a chance to get involved with multi-sport events, have fun, and earn a $40 TBF Racing Volunteer voucher good towards entry fees at any of our events this year. Each volunteer shift is 4 hours. We ask volunteers to reserve a volunteer position at any of our events by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org as our volunteer positions will fill up quickly.
Refund and Transfer Information
TBF Racing has a No Refund policy on all of our events. A Refund requested prior to race week will be given a TBF Race credit for the amount of the entry fee minus a $25 processing fee. Credits are not given during race week. Transfers are allowed from one TBF Racing event to another within a one-year time frame. There is a $25 transfer fee. Transfers are not allowed during race week. ALL TBF Racing events are held Rain or Shine.
TBF MTB Clinics
The TBF MTB Clinic is for all levels of riders and includes professional MTB coaching, drills & skills clinic, dirt-crit practice race, fun group trail ride, and refreshments. Find out more info at www.tbftraining.com.
Friends of TBF Racing:
TBF Racing is proud to sponsor and promote Mountain Biking on a local level with our support of the following organizations:
FATRAC: Folsom-Auburn Trail Riders Action Coalition www.fatrac.org
Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship: www.sierratrails.org
Folsom Lake SRA: Folsom Lake State Recreation Area www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=25226