MTB Kickstart - Mountain Bike Racing for all levels!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Granite Beach, Folsom Lake SRA

Race Information:

The MTB Kickstart is at beautiful Granite Beach, Folsom Lake SRA featuring a course with scenic single track and double track trails to ride on. Included for each athlete is a Kickstart custom race shirt, athlete goody bag, hot post race meal and free athlete massage.


Junior (14-under): 1 lap 6 miles | Novice/Novice HS (High School Riders): 1 lap 6 miles | Sport/Sport HS/Sport Single-Speed: 2 laps 12 miles | Expert/SS Expert/Pro: 3 laps 18 miles

Race Category: Mountain Bike


MTB Kickstart: $40 until 12/1/14, $45 until race day, $50 on race day          

18 & Under MTB Kickstart: $30 until 12/1/11, $35 until race day, $40 on race day

Four Race Series: $110 until 12/1/14, $120 until 1/1/15, $140 until 1/18/15

18 & Under 4-Race Series: $100 until 12/1/14, $110 until 1/1/15, $130 until 1/18/15 (includes MTB Kickstart, Classic, Challenge & Madness events)

Event Schedule:

7:00am: Registration/Packet Pick up

8:00am: Race announcements begin

9:00am: Start of MTB Kickstart 

11:00am: Start of Awards ceremony for MTB Kickstart 

Course Description:

The MTB Kickstart has a 1-lap Novice , Junior and Clydesdale division, a Sport and Single Speed division with 2-laps, and a 3-lap Expert/SS Expert and Pro divisions. Each lap is 6 miles of challenging, scenic, fast single track trails, up and down the foothills surrounding Folsom Lake. The MTB Kickstart is a great way to start the racing season and get back on your mountain bike. The fun course has a mixture of downhills and climbs combined with beautiful single track through the woods and along the lakeshore at Folsom Lake State Park.

Course Description
The MTB Kickstart race course is on multi-use trails within the Granite Bay State Park on Folsom Lake. The course features a fun, challenging combination of twisting single-track, wide double track, rolling cross-country with lots of turns that flow through the oak and pine forests. The course is perfect for first-timers and exciting fun for all levels. Please be respectful of other trail users including hikers and equestrian riders in this state park. All events are rain or shine, the course is great to ride in all weather.

Feed Zones
Feed zones will be located on the course serving bottles of cold water, and FLUID Electrolyte beverage.

Course Maps: Mountain bike kickstart

Divisions and Awards:


Novice, Sport and Expert Divisions: 17 and under, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60+.
Single Speed Divisions: Open (39-under) and Masters (40+over)
Clydesdale: one division (200lb+)
Junior: one division (14-under)

Expert Division: one division
Sport and Novice Divisions: 34 and under, 35+
Single Speed: one division
Junior: one division (14-under)

High School:
Novice, Sport and Expert divisions for boys and girls


Custom race plaques will be awarded three deep in each age group and division as listed above.


Listening devices of any kind: MP3, IPod, headphones, etc…are not allowed on the bike course. Helmets must be worn and buckled on the bike at all times.

Competitor Goodies:

Included for each competitor is a MTB Kickstart custom race tech-tee shirt and athlete goody bag with CLIF Bar, Emerald Nuts, RedBull, and other product samples.

Post Race Athlete Food:

Included for each competitor is a post race meal of hot soup or chili with fruit, cookies and beverage. 

Sports Expo:

The post race sports expo will have vendors such as Total Body Fitness, Fleet Feet Sports, and Kinetic Cycles.

Refund and Transfer Information:

TBF Racing has a no refund policy on all of our events. A refund requested prior to race week will be given a TBF Race credit for the amount of the entry fee minus a $25 processing fee. Credits are not given during race week. Transfers are allowed from one TBF Racing event to another within a one-year time frame. There is a $25 transfer fee. Transfers are not allowed during race week. ALL TBF Racing events are held rain or shine.


Our Race for FREE Athlete Volunteer Program offers a chance to get involved with multi-sport events, have fun, and earn a $40 TBF Racing Volunteer voucher good towards entry fees at any of our events this year. Each volunteer shift is 4 hours. We ask volunteers to reserve a volunteer position at any of our events by emailing as our volunteer positions will fill up quickly.

Training and Coaching:

TBF Training provides one-day Mountain Bike Camps to help you improve your riding and racing skills, along with individual Multi-sport Coaching and Personal Training.  Find out more info at or email with your training questions.

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TBF Key Staff
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