21.4 miles
Distance
5,570 ft
Climb
-6,971 ft
Descent
1.3 miles
High Point

The Downieville Classic cross country race is one of the last remaining point-to-point bicycle races in the United States. The 29 mile course follows a rugged "Gold Rush" era route that departs the mountain town of Sierra City (elevation 4,100'), climbs to the crest of the Sierra Nevada (elevation 7,100'), and then plunges 5,200 vertical feet into downtown Downieville. A golden pathway, selected as a tribute to the mountains, the rivers, the fresh mountain air, and to the hard men that carved these trails through the river canyons in search of gold and prosperity.

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Details

  • Race Course
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Downieville Classic XC Race mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -1,401 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,902 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,304 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,903 ft
  • Grade max
    -81.641%
  • Grade min
    49.972%
  • Distance climb
    10.3 miles
  • Distance down
    10.3 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,213 ft
Avg: 4 (1 votes)
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Nectar on Third
Nectar on Third
trail: 3rd Divide
0:15 | 31 | comments: 0 | favs:
Sep 6, 2016
Love this section in lower part of Third
Downieville 3rd Devide
Downieville 3rd Devide
trail: 3rd Divide
3:06 | 77 | comments: 1 | favs: 1
Jun 6, 2016
Guy crashes at the end. Gave him almost 2 minutes head start at the top.
Downieville First Devide
Downieville First Devide
1:50 | 45 | comments: 0 | favs:
Jun 6, 2016
Last section of Downieville

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3rd Divide
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Running great as of late April 2016
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