The 2022 LaGrange Classic Mountain Bike Race in Weaverville will be held from Saturday, June 4, through Saturday, June 11, as a hybrid race.
The Novice (8-mile) Course will be the venue of a virtual race over the week of June 4 to June 10. The other three courses, Elite, Sport and Intermediate, will be the sites of a traditional one-day race on Saturday, June 11.
Event organizers, the Trinity Trail Alliance, are looking forward to presenting a pre-race downtown procession, a challenging one-day mountain bike race on the Weaver Basin Trail System and a celebration at Lowden Park in the afternoon. However, there will be some exciting changes.
First, some new and thrilling trails have been added to the 30-mile Elite Course and the 26-mile Sport Course. These new sections were planned and constructed in 2021 and have become favorites among local and visiting bike riders. Each of these races will include an uphill push on the new Browder Trail and downhill thrills on the new Blue Lead Trail. Trinity Trail Alliance hopes by providing a more fun and challenging racing experience, riders will want to come back for more time on the trails and in our community. The 14-mile Intermediate Course will remain similar to last year.
Racers may sign-up for a race, purchase T-shirts and reserve campsites at Bikereg.com after January 2022.
Due to COVID restrictions, the 2021 LaGrange Classic was a completely virtual race format, which many racers enjoyed. This year only the Novice Race will continue to be a Virtual Format. This 8-mile course was designed for beginning riders, families and recreational riders, who are looking for a fun ride without a crowd of racers around them.
The Novice Race will be held over a one-week period, June 4-10. In the virtual format, riders may choose the day and time of their ride, record and download their ride to the phone app, Strava, and send the Strava race activity to the race administrators for results.
Lowden Park will again be the location for fun weekend activities and camping, along with the awards ceremony after the race on Saturday, June 11. The combined awards ceremony will be for both the virtual Novice Course and the race day Intermediate, Sport and Elite courses.
Each year TTA has made efforts to improve the park event by adding more activities and vendors. The Trinity Bike Park in Lowden Park will be the venue for the Pump Track Time Trials, for anyone who wishes to try their skills ‘over the humps’ on bikes, scooters or skateboards. Camping and RV parking will be available in Lowden Park during the race weekend for mountain bike racers.
TTA works in coordination with the US Forest Service and other community services and organizations to make the best race event possible. This event is operating under a special uses permit with the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
For more information about the race, or to become a sponsor of the race, go to the Trinity Trail Alliance website at www.trinitytrailalliance.com/lagrange-classic.html.
The LaGrange Classic is a fundraiser benefiting the Trinity Bike Park. To make a donation to the effort, go to the TTA website at www.trinitytrailalliance.com/joindonate.html.