Activities

  • Mountain biking-17 miles - Sport
  • Mountain biking-17 miles - Expert

Description

Come join us for a thrilling mountain bike race on a scenic and fun course. The 1 lap course is 17 miles on a fire-road. It is a fast and smooth course with steep inclines and descents. There is approximately 3805 feet of ascending and descending. This course is designed for the experienced mountain biker. Cash Purse for Expert entries and 1st in age group winners will receive an OC MTB cycling jersey!  We take pride in giving you the best bang for your buck.  Post-race refreshments, overall and age group awards, and a raffle!

 

Fremont Canyon Nature Preserve, in all its beauty, is situated in the Santa Ana Mountains of Orange County. Fremont Canyon is often referred to by some as “the Yosemite of Orange County,” because of its picturesque granite rock formations, caves, ridgelines, and steep canyon walls. The peak of Fremont, situated at 2,376 ft., one can take in the breathtaking views of the snow-covered San Gabriel Mountains and as far north as Los Angeles and Palos Verdes. The one loop course offering 3805 feet of elevation gain and loss, will take you past many varieties of endangered plants, including coastal sage scrub, chaparral, oak woodlands, and the rare Tecate cypress. This diverse habitat of Fremont teems with wildlife, including cactus wrens, bats, Granite Spiny lizards, San Diego mountain king snakes, Bell’s sage sparrows, rock wrens, mountains lions, mule deer and golden eagles.

Event details and schedule

Location:
Irvine Regional Park
1 Irvine Park Road
Orange, Ca. 92869
http://www.ocparks.com/irvinepark/

 

Date: 
May 5th, 2018

 

Race Day Parking: 
Group Site #3 in Irvine Park

 

Start/Finish Location: 
Group Site #3 in Irvine Park

 

Pet Policy: 
SORRY NO PETS ON LAND

 

Race Distance:
1 Lap Race: 17 miles (27.5k)

 

Course Information: 
Trail Description: fire roads
Elevation gain and loss: 3805ft

Aid at 6.8 miles and 11.2 miles
Course map: not available to post; trails available only on docent led activities

 

 

Turn by Turn Course Description:

17 Mile Lap: From Irvine Park near group site 3 the course starts on Dam Rd. Travel under the 241 toll road, veer left at split to Coal Mine, pass Blind Canyon turnoff (on left), veer left as Coal Mine turns into Windy Ridge, right on Black Star SCE, descend into canyon, pass Donaldson’s Camp turnoff on your left, right on Lakeview, left off of Lakeview and right on Dam Rd back under 241 toll road to Irvine Park and the finish line.

 

 

Event Time Line: 
6:45 – 7:15 am – Check in

7:15-8:00 Partial Lap Practice
8:30 Race Starts – Experts, Sportsman

 

Race Formats: Cross Country Event

  • 2 wave start by category Expert and Sport
  • This course is designed for experienced riders
  • Expert Male and Female Purse
  • 10:30 am – Awards and raffle
  • Must be present for awards and raffle

 

Packet Pickup:

Friday, May 4th from 5:30pm – 7:00pm at Rock n Road Cyclery in Anaheim Hills

Please note: only out of town participants or 1+ hour drive is available to pick up packets on race day.

 

Categories:

Men

  • Sport (High School 14-18,19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+)
  • Expert (Open) – Cash Purse
  • Master Expert (+46) – Cash Purse

 

Women

  • Sport (High School 14-18, 19-35, 36-49, 50+)
  • Expert (Open) – Cash Purse
  • Master Expert (+46) – Cash Purse

Organised by

OC MTB RACES

150 S. Canyon Crest Dr., Anaheim

Phone: 7148589144 x714

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