August 1-4, 2019 • Downieville

The river jump is a sight to see every year during the Downieville Classic. It happens after the cross country race, the evening before the downhill.

The Downieville Classic is a weekend of good times and outdoor adventures in the Sierra. Recognized by Outside magazine as one of the best bike festivals, mountain bike racers come to prove themselves in the All Mountain World Championships featuring a 29-mile cross country course on Saturday and the legendary 15-mile Downieville Downhill on Sunday — both ridden on the same bicycle.

Partygoers and spectators get to enjoy Ron’s House of Big Air river jump, log pull, live music on Saturday night, a beverage garden, street expo and much more. The inside tip is signing-up as a race volunteer to get in-town camping, an event t-shirt and socks and other perks including a Thursday night party in your honor.

Proceeds go to support the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship’s trail work in the Lost Sierra. SBTS also organizes Lost and Found Gravel Grinder and Grinduro; both are also very popular fundraising events.

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Kurt Gensheimer creates the stoke for racers during the Downieville Classic race.