The Great Auburn Epic Race

Saturday, April 28, 2018 | Auburn State Recreation Area – Auburn, California

The Great Auburn Epic Race will feature 4 timed XC Stages on the best trails in Auburn! Included for each athlete is a soft cotton Great Auburn Epic race shirt, a pair of Great Auburn Epic logo socks and a Great Auburn Epic 1st Annual Beer Mug. Also included is post race BBQ & Beer plus free parking.

Parking will be available right off I-80 in Auburn in the Placer County parking lot behind Raley’s. The race will start with a 4.5 mile transfer along Foresthill Road including a crossing of the Foresthill Bridge – the highest bridge in California at 730 feet. Stage 1 is on smooth single track on the Foresthill Divide Loop from Grizzly Bear House to Drivers Flat. Stage 2 features 4 more miles on the Foresthill Divide Trail and then 3.5 miles of amazing flowy, twisty turns and switchbacks of the Connector Trail, where you will be treated to amazing canyon views above Lake Clementine.

The third stage is Culvert Trail – a flow trail with banks, berms, jumps and a tunnel under Foresthill Road. The fourth and final stage is the Confluence Trail from Mammoth Bar OHV along the Middle Fork of the American River to the confluence where the middle fork meets the north fork. Pedal or shuttle back to the parking.

Entry Fees

Until 12/1/17 12/1/17 – 3/1/18 After 3/1/17
The Great Auburn Epic Race $100 $110 $120

Registration includes:

  • Timing on four stages
  • Aid Stations
  • Post Race BBQ and Beer
  • Awards
  • Parking


Pro/Open Categories

  • Pro/Open Men
  • Pro/Open Women
Expert Categories

  • Expert Male 18 & Under
  • Expert Male 19-29
  • Expert Male 30-39
  • Expert Male 40-49
  • Expert Male 50+
  • Expert Female 34 & Under
  • Expert Female 35 & Over
Sport Categories

  • Sport Male 29 & Under
  • Sport Male 30-44
  • Sport Male 45 & Over
  • Sport Female 34 & Under
  • Sport Female 35 & Over
Novice Categories

  • Novice Male 34 & Under
  • Novice Male 35 & Over
  • Novice Female

Your Race Age is your age on December 31 of the event year.

* Open Men – this is a semi-pro category for elite riders racing beyond the Expert level, but not racing professionally.

** Beginner Category – this beginner category is NOT INTENDED FOR NOVICE RIDERS. The courses in the race are advanced level trails. The beginner category is for experience mountain bikers that are very comfortable on advanced terrain –possibly at a slower pace, or possible doing their first race.

For more information about the area and links to accommodations, click here.

We have parking right off I-80 in Auburn in the Placer County parking lot behind Raley’s.