Just under a month away, the Lost and Found gravel ride and race is scheduled for June 4. Part of the Lost Sierra Triple Crown race series and put on by the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship, the Lost and Found is a must-do for many riders and racers. At the 2015 Lost and Found, Robin Farina took the win in the Women’s Pro race, while reigning U23 Men’s Cyclocross National Champion Tobin Ortenblad was victorious in the Men’s Pro field. Each of those rides set new course records.
Interested in taking on the Lost and Found? Get details on the event in the press release, below.
LAKE DAVIS, California–The Lost and Found gravel grinder ride comes to Lake Davis on Saturday June 4, 2016. Three different riding options are available–100, 60 and 30 miles–that explore the heart of the Lost Sierra. This year’s edition will bring a new level of festival fun complete with lakeside activities and entertainment for riders, families, and friends. This Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship (SBTS) fundraiser has proceeds going directly into maintaining existing and building new trails.
The Lost and Found takes riders through remote areas of the Sierra Nevada not often seen by the public. Lake Davis is located near Portola about one hour from Truckee and Reno. Breathtaking views, wildflowers, wide-open high alpine meadows, and mountain streams await you on a journey of pavement, dirt road, gravel road and historic railroad grade.
There are three ride options available and supported by aid stations:
- 100 miles – meant for serious racers and riders wanting to test their Strava, strength and stamina with a strenuous challenge. 7,000 feet of elevation gain on 80% dirt.
- 60 miles – appealing to adventure riders seeking a long ride experience while appreciating views and serenity. This distance is equivalent to a century road ride. 4,000 feet of elevation gain on 80% dirt.
- 30 miles – attracting the good times rider seeking a more social fun ride, laughs and great views. 2,000 feet of elevation gain on 90% dirt.
“When we first began laying out the Lost and Found route, we were amazed at the remote beauty of this ride,” said Greg Williams, Executive Director of SBTS. “Pull out the map, drive around backroads, point and think through–‘well, what about this way?’–it really felt like we were wilderness explorers. Sharing the beauty of the Lost Sierra with others is what this event is all about.”
The riding is just one element of the fun-filled Lost and Found weekend at Lake Davis. Attendees can enjoy camping, lakeside trail hikes and rides, swimming, kayaking, SUPing and fishing. That’s trophy-sized trout fishing, as Lake Davis is recognized by many anglers as one of the premier trout lakes in the Western US. This is in addition to shopping at the Lost Sierra Marketplace featuring local artists and vendors. At the conclusion of the ride, there will be an awards ceremony, raffle, DJ music, dirt dancing, beer and a robot dance-off contest for prizes.
For more information about the Lost and Found including detailed ride descriptions and maps, a schedule of events and fun activities planned for the weekend, visit lostandfoundbikeride.com.
About Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship
The Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship (SBTS) was formed in 2003 as a volunteer-driven, 501c3 non-profit organization whose primary goal is the maintenance and enhancement of trail systems. With support of a strong volunteer base, we have contributed thousands of hours and extensive fundraising efforts towards trail maintenance, restoration and new construction in Downieville, Graeagle, Quincy, and the rest of the Lost Sierra. Our bike shop, Yuba Expeditions, has been welcoming mountain bikers to the region for 24 years. All proceeds from SBTS races and the bike shop go directly toward trails in the Lost Sierra. Visit sierratrails.org to learn more about volunteering for trail work, becoming a member and supporting our events.