The LaGrange Classic Mountain Bike Race will be held Saturday, June 11. The race has a morning start time and the local community is invited to watch the parade of riders through historic downtown Weaverville and anywhere along the course.  But the fun doesn’t end with the race, there will be activities, music, events and vendors at Lowden Park throughout the day. The public is invited. With all these activities, many community volunteers are needed.

At 8:30 a.m. racers will gather at Lowden Park for a mandatory race meeting and then will proceed down Main Street to the start/finish line at the McKenzie Gulch Trailhead to begin the race at approximately 9:30 a.m. Racers are divided into age groups and will ride one of three course categories, Elite (28 miles), Sport (26 miles) and Intermediate (14 miles). There is also a Virtual Novice Race (8 miles) which will be held from Saturday to Friday, June 4-10. So, if you are walking on the trails, give a wave to the bike riders who are enjoying the trails along with you. Anyone can register for any of the race courses at www.trinitytrailalliance.com/lagrange-classic.html.

After the race, everyone will gather at Lowden Park for the awards ceremony and other activities. Food and beverage vendors will provide delicious meals and brews. Medals will be presented to all first-, second- and third-place riders in each age category.  

Informal bike games, like slowest race, bike limbo, hi-jump, will be held in the early afternoon for anyone who would like to participate. And, if you want to get off your bikes for a while, there are courts for tennis and Pickleball, swimming pool and splash area, corn hole games, horseshoes, a children’s playground and a softball field. Bring your gear.

The Trinity Bike Park will host the Pump Track Time Trials in the afternoon.

This is the second year this event has been held and anyone may participate at no charge.  

Waiver forms must be signed to participate. Medals will be awarded for the fastest times. Go to www.trinitytrailalliance.com/lagrange-classic.html for a complete event schedule.

And, if that is not enough, there’s even more fun in town before and after the race. Trinity County Brewing Company will be hosting live music on Friday night and Corner Mart (walking distance from the park) will have a ‘tap take-over’ on Saturday night. Beautiful, historic downtown Weaverville has much to offer; ice cream shop, art galleries, shopping, theater, museum and restaurants.

It is going to be an active, exciting day. Volunteers are in short supply, so if anyone would like to help out with any part of the race or park activities, such as race registration, race timing, course marshals, aid stations, park set up and clean up, awards ceremony, Pump Track Time Trials, games; please contact the Trinity Trail Alliance at lagrange@trinitytrailalliance.com or one of the various directors; Alan Seegmiller, race director; Don Bradbury, course director; Susan Molyneux, registration director; and Wes Scribner, park director.

Organizers want to thank the generous sponsors and donors who have helped make this race possible:

Titanium sponsor is Trinity River Lumber Company.

Gold sponsors are Trinity County Brewing Company and Weaverville Lions Club.

Silver sponsors are Adventure’s Edge, Cascade Water Resources, Chain Gang Bike Shop, Hammer Nutrition, Mercer-Fraser Company, Plotzke ACE Hardware, Redding Sports LTD, Strawhouse Resorts, Trinity Alps Golf Course & Restaurant, Trinity Public Utilities District and the U.S. Air Force.

Bronze sponsors are Edward Jones, Mountain Chiropractic, Nugget Restaurant, Trinity County Title Company, Trinity Lumber and Building Supply, Trinity Nursery and Upstate Hearing Instruments.

Our generous community donors are Main Street Shoes, Olson Stoneware, Tri Counties Bank, State Farm Insurance, Up North Confectionary and Mercantile, and a special memorial donation by the family of Sally Morris.

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