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LaGrange Classic Mountain Bike Race - Elite Course

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Rolling through conifer forests and oak woodlands across historic ditch lines, explore California's Gold Rush past.


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29.7

Miles

47.9

KM

90%

Singletrack

3,703' 1,129 m

High

2,117' 645 m

Low

3,739' 1,140 m

Up

3,750' 1,143 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

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Overview

The LaGrange Classic Mountain Bike Race returns on June 8, 2019 to the scenic Weaverville Basin Trail System surrounding Weaverville, California. This year's event will have three courses to choose from: Short, Sport (formerly Long) and Elite. Racers will travel on 90%+ singletrack through oak woodlands and conifer forests, going back in time atop historic ditch lines left over from California's Gold Rush days at the foot of the Trinity Alps.

For the 2019 event, the Serenity and Howe-Hatfield Trails are included, adding even more singletrack to the race than last year. Experience what our course planner says is "real singletrack." (If you thought Upper Howe Ditch last year was an adventure, wait until you ride Howe-Hatfield Trail). Both the Sport and Elite courses include the race's namesake LaGrange Ditch Trail.

Race day headquarters will be at Lowden Park in downtown Weaverville. Food and beverage vendors will have booths all afternoon for your enjoyment after the race. Tent and RV camping will be available at the park, along with free hot showers (make sure you register early to secure your space). For family and friends, the park hosts a pump track, community swimming pool, and a playground.

Organized by Trinity Trail Alliance, the LaGrange Classic Mountain Bike Race is a fundraiser for Weaverville's new Trinity Bike Park (in Lowden Park adjacent to the race headquarters). After the race award ceremony, a kids time trial will be held on the new pump track. Relax after the race with a cold beer, chow down on some delicious grub, and cheer on the kids.

Need to Know

As noted in the description, Garden Gulch Creek is crossed twice at the same point. This is a seasonal creek that will likely have water in June and is covered in round river rock.

Serenity Ditch will likely have water in June but is a trivial crossing.

Description

The elite course is same as the Sport course (formerly the long course), but with the addition of the McKenzie Gulch Trail loop near the end of the course. Suffer through one last climb. The shaded climb opens up at the top to the hot summer sun. Shortly afterwards, race down steep and twisty singletrack, emerging on the final rollers that bring you to the finish line.

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Alan Seegmiller

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Photos

Panoramic picture. The left side is looking north; right side is looking east.
Sep 28, 2016 near Weaverv…, CA
Fall is Coming.
Sep 24, 2018 near Weaverv…, CA
Cruising along the top of McKenzie Gulch Trail.
Apr 29, 2018 near Weaverv…, CA
Garden Gulch Trail
Oct 21, 2014 near Weaverv…, CA
Jen riding a mellow downhill section at Weaverville Basin.
Jan 1, 2014 near Weaverv…, CA
Trail sign at the intersection of McKenzie Gulch Trail and McKenzie Gulch Spur
Apr 29, 2018 near Weaverv…, CA

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