It made our Issue 25’s gravel bucket list, and inspired six different posts including four vastly different gravel bike profiles, and it’s back for 2015 to inspire and tire adventure-hungry cyclists this May. The Lost and Found gravel ride is back. Registration just opened, and it’s an event we can say from experience shouldn’t be missed. Singlespeeders, mountain bikers and cyclocrossers all found glory in the California Sierra. Press release, video and slideshow from the 2014 event below:
The Lost and Found Bike Ride, a 100-mile gravel grinder starting and ending at Lake Davis, will take place Saturday, May 30th, 2015. The already-famous route loops around Lake Davis, heads north through Red Clover Valley, then drops steeply into Genesee Valley before climbing back and returning to Lake Davis.
Shorter 60- and 30-mile options will be available. Riders competing in the 100-mile race are faced with over 7000’ of climbing on a path that is 80% gravel. Jared Kessler won in 2014 with a scorching time of 5 hours, 31 minutes, 15 seconds.
The Lost and Found is a very important event for us here at SBTS. This event, along with the Downieville Classic, is a crucial component to our fundraising. We put on these events in order to bring people to this area, challenge their abilities, and showcase a place that we are proud to call home. The money raised from entry fees for these events then gets fed directly back into our trail restoration, maintenance and building efforts. Our trail crews are all locally hired, and we gear our work toward enhancing not just the trails in this area, but also bringing some economic life into the region.
So join us as a race participant, a sponsor or as a volunteer.
Registration for this year is slated to open and early bird pricing will be available until May 28th.
See the promotional video and photo slideshow from the 2014 event below: