The MTB Challenge – Cross Country Mountain Bike Racing

Sunday, February 12, 2017 | Granite Beach, Folsom Lake SRA

The MTB Classic is at beautiful Granite Beach, Folsom Lake SRA featuring a course with scenic single track and double track trails to ride on. Included for each athlete is a custom TBF Racing head/neck warmer, an athlete goody bag, hot post race meal and free athlete massage.

Start Times: 

  • Juniors: 8:00am
  • Adults (including high school divisions): 9:00am


  • Junior (14-under): 1 lap | 6 miles
  • Novice/Novice HS (High School Riders): 2 laps | 12 miles
  • Sport/Single-Speed: 3 laps | 18 miles
  • Expert/SS Expert/Pro: 4 laps | 24 miles
2017 State Parks Rain Policy: If a ½ inch of rain is forecast 24 hours prior to the event or the day of the event, the State Parks System may cancel the event. Should we have to cancel an event in order to comply with this policy, we will issue a race credit to all registered athletes good for entry into any other TBF Mountain Bike event in 2017. We have proposed an alternate “rain course” (a combination of jeep trails and paved roads) that may be used in the event of rain to prevent trail degradation.
Rain course map

The MTB Challenge race course is on multi-use trails within the Granite Bay State Park on Folsom Lake. The course features a fun, challenging combination of twisting single-track, wide double track, rolling cross-country with some sand and a bit of pavement. The course is perfect for first-timers and exciting fun for all levels. Please be respectful of other trail users including hikers and equestrian riders in this state park. Course Map

Feed Zones

Feed zones will be located on the course serving bottles of cold water, and FLUID Electrolyte beverage.


Listening devices of any kind: MP3, IPod, headphones, etc…are not allowed on the bike course. Helmets must be worn and buckled on the bike at all times.

Packet Pickup

Race packets will be available race morning from 7 am to 9 am at the race site.

Event Schedule

7:00 am Registration/Packet Pick up
7:00 am Race announcements begin
8:00 am Start of MTB Challenge (Juniors)
9:00 am Start of MTB Challenge (Adults)
11:00 am Start of the MTB Challenge Awards Ceremony


  • Pro: one division
  • Novice, Sport and Expert Divisions: 29 & under, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60+.
  • Single Speed Divisions: Open (39-under) and Masters (40+over)
  • Clydesdale: one division (200lb+)
  • Junior Divisions: 11-14, 10 & under


  • Pro/Expert: one division
  • Sport and Novice Divisions: 34 and under, 35+
  • Single Speed: one division
  • Junior Divisions: 11-14, 10 & under

High School

  • Novice, Sport and Expert Divisions: (Boys, Girls)

Custom race plaques will be awarded three deep in each age group and division as listed above.

Entry Fees

Until 12/1/16 Until Race day Race Day
MTB Challenge $40 $45 $50
18 & Under $30 $35 $40

Refund and transfer policy

TBF Racing has a no refund policy on all of our events. A refund requested prior to race week will be given a TBF Race credit for the amount of the entry fee minus a $25 processing fee. Credits are not given during race week. Transfers are allowed from one TBF Racing event to another within a one-year time frame. There is a $25 transfer fee. Transfers are not allowed during race week.

Competitor Goodies

Included for each athlete is a TBF Racing head/neck warmer, an athlete goody bag, hot post race meal and free athlete massage.

Post Race Athlete Food

Included for each competitor is a post race meal of hot soup or chili with fruit, cookies and beverage.

Training and Coaching:

TBF Training provides group workouts and coaching for the sport of Triathlon along with individual Multi-sport Coaching and Personal Training.