|September 24, 2016|
|Chico, CA, USA [large map] 39.7623, -121.792|
|norcal, enduro, pro, Sport, Expert, XC, downhill, kids, mountainbike, SD, AMC, cross-country, superD, novice|
For many years the Bidwell Bump has challenged the technical ability of anyone who has raced it.For the Sport, Expert and Pro categories the Cross-Country (XC) race course will test everyone with North Rim’s lava-capped climb, B-Trail’s switchbacks, the Big Chico Creek crossing, 10 Mile House trail (aka; Green Gate climb) and weaving single-track through canyons and cliffs of Bloody Pin and South Rim. The courses are not for the faint-of-heart, but will greatly reward the racers as they descend the multiple trails that make the South side of Big Chico Creek famous. The course is 16 miles with 2000′ of climbing. The race has a mass-start at 9 am, mandatory participants meeting at 8:50 am. The Experts and Pros will have the option of taking the All Mountain Challenge (AMC). This is the ultimate race the Bidwell Bump can offer; racing the XC course and the Super Downhill (SD) race course. The SD course is 5 miles and is very technical, and only intended for advanced riders. Participants are expected to have the correct protective equipment. Participants in the AMC race must race the same bike in the SD as used for the XC, otherwise they will be disqualified. For Expert and Pros only, the Super Downhill (SD) race starts at 1:00 pm in one minute intervals. Mandatory participants meeting at 12:45 pm at the start. The starting line is off HWY 32 on the west side of the road across from Ten Mile House Road. Participants need to provide their own transportation to the start. There are volunteers willing to drive people, but the spaces will be limited.
Chico is all about community, so the event is family friendly with a sport race, a beginner race, and a kid’s race.The Beginner Bump is approximately 5.7 miles with some technical aspects as it winds through Middle and Lower Trails of Upper Bidwell Park. The Beginner Bump starts at 9:15 am, mandatory participants meeting at 9:10 AM. The Kids Race will be on a flat dirt course that is approximately 1.0 mile in length. The kids race is free and will have 3 age categories; 4 and under (100 yd/300′ dash), 5-7 (1 lap) and 8-10 (2 laps). The Kid’s Race starts at 11:00 AM, mandatory participant meeting at 10:45 AM. HELMETS ARE REQUIRED on all race courses.
AWARD CEREMONIES FOR X.C., NOVICE, AND KIDS RACES BEGIN AT 11:45 am. AWARD CEREMONIES FOR A.M.C. BEGIN AFTER SD RACE IS FINISHED.
Lunch will be provided for the AMC, XC, and SD race participants. Other race participants and spectators will be able to purchase lunch from the participating food vendor.
SNACKS AND BEVERAGES PROVIDED BY SAVEMART ARE FREE OF CHARGE TO RACE PARTICIPANTS.
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Pick up your race packet the day-of at the registration desk. Registration opens at 7am on September 24th, 2016. PRE-REGISTER to receive an event t-shirt AND a hat. Shirt sizes are limited, register soon.
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