Welcome to the all new Lemurian Classic
October 12 & 13, 2019
Out of the ashes rises a beautiful monster that is ready to test your mental and physical fortitude.
Are you ready to do battle?
The destruction and closure of many of the trails that the prior Lemurian Classic utilized has motivated us to create a new and better race. This years course will take you over every type of trail imaginable. The rugged terrain of old school trails like Shasta Mine and Terminator will test your skills as the speeds are high, and the terrain loose and rocky. The Snail Trail and Enticer offer polarizing opposite experiences with MTB optimized terrain that is going to have you questioning if you’re on a bike or a roller coaster.
This years XC race has a purse of $2,000 for pro racers! Equal payout for men an women:
1st = $500 2nd = $375 3rd = $125
The Lemurian Classic race will now start and finish at Swasey Recreation Area just west of Redding. The event area will feature free camping for all racers. After Saturday’s race we will move the awards ceremony and after party to Fall River Brewing Co.’s brewery located a short 10 minute drive away at 4001 East Side road. The awards ceremony and after party will feature two local favorite food trucks (meal included with race entry), live music, and a schwag giveaway with thousands of dollars in prizes.
Since this is a mountain bike race, we will hold it rain or shine.
We have added a second day to the event, the Lemurian Unchained! On Sunday you have the option of racing a Chainless Downhill from the top of Mule Mt. Summit to the bottom of the Snail trail. With fitness being a distant second factor in who wins this challenge, this race is sure to bring the party. All you have to do is get to the top of Mule Mt. before the cut off time and then its all about bike handling skills and who can touch their brakes the least.
We will also have FREE onsite camping for race participants. Or for those that prefer the comfort of a hotel room, we will be offering discounts at some of the finest hotels in Redding. For a full schedule of events check out the EVENT SCHEDULE page.
If you aren’t a local and don’t feel like camping at the race venue we have some great local Hotels and Motels that are offering discounts for racers. Find all the details on the lodging page.
The Lemurian Classic mountain bike race literally takes an army to run. If you aren’t racing we urge you to volunteer. You will get a free meal and some beer out of it. Let us know you want to help.