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  1. News & Reviews
    Riders gearing up for next year's Downieville Classic will have to wait. The Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship has announced that the 2022 Downieville Classic, scheduled to run from August 4-7, 2022, has been postponed until 2023. When the race returns in 2023 it will be the 25th Anniversary of...
  2. General Discussion
    25th Annual Downieville Classic Registration Opens Monday, February 17 at 8 PM PST Bar ends, V-brakes, three front chainrings and sub-par suspension with 80 millimeters of rubber elastomer travel; this was the mountain bike technology of the day when the first annual Coyote Classic was held in...
  3. General Discussion
    Never resting on their laurels of delivering a killer mountain bike festival, the fun-loving folks at the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship are upping the ante this year by expanding the Downieville Classic All-Mountain category from 200 to 350 entries, and adding a new three race series, the Lost...
  4. Vacations & Destinations
    A failed attempt (left) taking the right line down the waterfall on Butcher Ranch. Touchdown (right). Photos by Brian Rapheal - Coldstream Creative (click to enlarge) I had just finished taking a shower at the Santa Cruz house and was coasting down Main Street in boardshorts and flipflops with...
  5. Passion
    The Angry Singlespeeder at the Downieville Classic. Photo by Nathan Loyal. Editor's Note: The Angry Singlespeeder is a collection of mercurial musings from contributing editor Kurt Gensheimer. In no way do his maniacal diatribes about all things bike oriented represent the opinions of Mtbr...
  6. Passion
    Don't renew your USA Cycling license. Do these independently sanctioned races instead. Editor's Note: The Angry Singlespeeder is a collection of mercurial musings from contributing editor Kurt Gensheimer. In no way do his maniacal diatribes about all things bike oriented represent the opinions...
  7. General Discussion
    Due to a registration snafu last Friday (February 19) on Active.com and the subsequent backlash from it, the organizers of the Downieville Classic have decided to postpone registration indefinitely. Initially reported right here in the Mtbr.com forums (...
  8. General Discussion
    After some mental hardship and several lengthy meetings with Downieville residents, local business owners, County Planners, wildlife biologists, hydrologists, Forest Service Rangers and Congressional Representatives (that's right, we said Federal Representatives, because this race is damned...
  9. Flip Flop Flow

    Aaron Peters, getting down in Downieville, with his flip flops and pink helmet.
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