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TBF Racing presents our 9th year of Mountain Bike racing at Granite Bay on Folsom Lake with the MTB Challenge Series. The course features a fun, challenging combination of twisting single-track, wide double track and rolling cross-country, perfect for first-timers and fun for all levels! All events are rain or shine, the course is great to ride in all weather. Included with your race entry fee is custom wool TBF Racing socks and goody bag, awards ceremony, hot food, music, announcements plus raffle prizes during the awards ceremony.

View photos from the 2009 Mountain Bike Challenge #1

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Five TBF Mountain Bike Camps to improve your mountain bike riding and racing skills on: January 30, February 27, March 13, April 24 and May 8.

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The MTB Adventure to Thailand rides the best and wildest of Thailand’s mountain bike trails in Northern Thailand, including climbing the 2nd highest mountain in the country.
Mountain Bike Challenge #3

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Event Details
Entry fees
Mountain Bike Challenge #3
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Folsom Lake, Granite Bay, CA

NEW Mountain Bike Challenge #3

Start Map (PDF)

Course Map (PDF)

Race Day:
Race Day:
Early Bird (before Dec. 1) tr
18 and under
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MTB Challenge 3-Race Series
MTB Challenge 3-Race Series
(18 and under)


First Timer:   1 lap – 7 miles
Junior (14-under): 1 lap – 7 miles
Novice: 2 laps – 14 miles
Sport/Single-Speed: 3 laps – 21 miles
Expert/Single-Speed:  4 laps – 28 miles

The First Timer and Junior divisions will have no age groups. There will be 10-year age groups in the Novice, Sport and Expert division; 19-, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60+. There will be an Open (39 years and under) and a Masters (40+) category in the Single Speed division.


Awards will be given to the top three athletes (male and female) in each the First Timer and Junior division. Awards will be given to the top three athletes (male and female) in each 10 year age-groups: 19-under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60+, in the Novice, Sport, and Expert divisions. Awards will be given to the top three athletes (male and female) in each of the categories: Awards will be given to the top three athletes (male and female) in each of the categories: Single Speed Sport and Single Speed Expert.

Series Champions will receive Custom TBF Long-sleeved Championship Apparel in each 10 year age group for Novice, Sport and Expert divisions. Series Champions will also be crowned and awarded for the Junior division and the two categories of the Single Speed division. Athletes must race in all three MTB Challenges in the SAME Division in order to qualify.

Course Description and 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. All events are rain or shine, the course is great to ride in all weather.

Start Map (PDF)

Course Map (PDF)

Race Numbers
Bike numbers must be attached and be visible on your bike at all times during the ride. Run numbers must be worn on your front when crossing the finish line.

Rules and Regulations

Bike Course
Bike Course - ALL athletes MUST wear a helmet the entire time while riding their bikes. Failure to have your helmet on or buckled at any time on the bike will result in DISQUALIFICATION. This includes while riding your bike in or out of the transition area during warm-up and cool down.

Use of headphones or other listening devices during ALL portions of the race ARE NOT ALLOWED.

Finish Line
After crossing the finish line please take a cold water or Clif Shot Recovery Drink and cool water and continue walking to allow your body to cool down. You should remain active for 10 to 15 minutes while you are drinking and re-fueling your body. If you need medical attention or are feeling unwell please proceed to the TBF Medical Tent or notify a TBF Volunteer that you need medical attention.

Schedule of Events


- 7:00 am Race Registration and Announcements begin
- 8:40 am Race information announcement for MTB Challenge
- 9:00 am Start of MTB Challenge (waves will start 2 minutes apart, Expert, Sport (including single-speed), Novice, Junior and First Timer)
- 10:00 am First finisher of Novice division
- 11:30 am Final finisher of Expert division
- 11:35 am Awards Ceremony

Packet Pick-up
Packet pick-up and registration will be available from 7:00 am to 8:30 am at the race start/finish area at Granite Beach of Folsom Lake, Granite Bay.

TBF Nutrition
Clif Bars are provided in all athlete goody bags. Clif Shot Electrolyte Drink and water are available in transition and on the run courses. Clif Shot Energy Gels are available on the run courses. Clif Shot Recovery Drink and Vitamin Water are available at the finish line. Red Bull Energy Drink is available at all TBF Racing events.

Parking and Park Entrance Fee
Hotel rooms are available in nearby Rocklin and Roseville at Placer Valley Tourism.

There is a $10 per vehicle charge.
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Spectator Information
Our TBF Racing Athlete Volunteer Program offers you a chance to get involved with events, have fun and earn a $40 TBF Racing voucher good towards entry fees at any of our events - plus free food. Pick up your RACE For FREE Athlete Voucher at the end of your shift. Complete event schedule

Spectators are welcome at the Mountain Bike Challenge and all TBF Racing events. Spectator food and drinks will be available for sale and free coffee is available in the morning. Stop by the TBF booth at the expo and find out how you can learn the sport of Triathlon through TBF Training

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 $25 processing fee. Credits will not be given during race week.

Transfers will be allowed from one TBF Racing event to another within a one-year time frame. There will be a $25 transfer fee. Transfers will not be allowed during race week.

2009 Mountain Bike Challenge Champions and Race Results

MTB Challenge #3