21.4 miles
Distance
3,669 ft
Climb
-5,017 ft
Descent
1 mile
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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  • Race Course
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • 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
    -1,350 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,903 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,253 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,904 ft
  • Grade
    -1.2%
  • Grade max
    -78.6%
  • Grade min
    41.9%
  • Distance climb
    9 miles
  • Distance down
    11 miles
  • Distance flat
    5,236 ft
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