WTB Van Tour: Downieville Classic

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Hosted by the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship, "The Downieville Classic 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 from the mountain town of Sierra City (elevation 4,100'), to the crest of the Sierra Nevada Mountains (elevation 7,100'), and down 5,200 vertical feet into downtown Downieville."

Along with the Classic is the bike festival arranged on Main Street in downtown Downieville, CA.

Set at the confluence of the Downie and North Yuba Rivers, the Ron's House of Big Air River Jump is always a source of entertainment. 

The bike of Ryan Gardner from the Kona Global Enduro Team sits outside the booth while he takes a break in the shade. Ryan finished the Classic in 3:06:39.3 which put him in 6th place on the final leader board in Pro Men. Full results listed here.

The booth was a cool spot for visitors and riders to relax in the shade and enjoy a cold beverage with friends and competitors. 

Riders crossed the finish line to a big, cheering crowd in downtown.  Thank you to everyone at the Stewardship for putting on such a stellar event. We'll be back next year.

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