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The CLIF Bar MTB Challenge features an awesome seven-mile course that Expert division riders will do 3 times, Sport riders twice, Novice riders and Junior riders once.

Awards are given to the top three males and females in each division. This race is a great late season mountain bike race with a fun course that is exciting for all levels of riders. Included with your entry fee is a custom race t-shirt, post race hot meal, athlete goody bag, a chance for raffle prizes and free coffee, free RedBull and a $10 Coupon towards your next TBF MTB Event!

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The CLIF MTB Challenge
Mountain Bike Racing

sorry this event will not be happening in 2010 - feel free to check out our other great events
Saturday September 25, 2010
September Super Sprint Triathlon   The Granite Bay Triathlon
Event Details Entry fees

The CLIF Bar Mountain Bike Challenge
September 25, 2010
Granite Beach, Folsom Lake
10 am Start time

7-mile, 14-mile, and 21-mile courses.

View the Clif Bar MTB Challenge Course Map 

Individual, Until race day
Individual, Race Day
Junior Riders
Junior Riders (Race Day)

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There will be 10-year age groups beginning with 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and ending with 60+ for male and female individuals in the Novice, Sport, and Expert Divisions.

There will be one Single Speed division and one Junior division.


Awards will be given three-deep in each age group for the Novice, Sport and Expert Class divisions and three deep in division for Single Speed and Junior riders.

Course Description


Our seven-mile course is exciting for all levels of riders! The course begins with a start loop around the parking lot on the crushed granite. This loop comes out near the finish line, but will veer left into the parking lot and out onto the single-track trails.

The single-track portion of the course continues out around the lake, climbing and descending, twisting and winding, all the way out to Doton’s Point. It returns with more climbing and some scenic downhill sections that lead back to a small sandy stretch right before the start loop.

Each lap will then finish with this same loop around the parking lot on the crushed granite before entering the finish chute.  

View the Clif Bar MTB Challenge Course Map 

Rules and Regulations

Wave Starts for the CLIF Bar MTB Challenge are:
10:00 Expert                                     3 laps
10:02 Sport M 39-under                2 laps
10:04 Sport M 40+                       2 laps
10:06 Sport Female                          2 laps
10:08 Novice M                            1 lap
10:10 Novice Female                        1 lap
10:12 Junior 14-under                     1 lap

Bike Course - ALL athletes MUST wear a helmet the entire time while riding their bikes. Failure to have your helmet on, or buckled at any time on the bike will result in DISQUALIFICATION.

General rules - Numbers must be placed on your bike. Drafting is not allowed on the bike course. No glass will be allowed in the start/finish area.

Finish Line

After crossing the finish line please take a cold water or CLIF Electrolyte beverage and continue walking to allow your body to cool down. You should remain active for 10 to 15 minutes while you are drinking and re-fueling your body. If you need medical attention or are feeling unwell please proceed to the TBF Medical Tent or notify a TBF Volunteer that you need medical attention.

Schedule of Events


- 6:30 am Transition area and Registration open for CLIF Bar Team Tri
- 7:00 am Race announcements begin
- 7:30 am Race information announcement for Clif Bar Team Tri
- 8:00 am Start of CLIF Bar Team Tri
- 9:30 am Race information announcement for Clif Bar MTB Challenge
- 10:00 am Start of CLIF Bar MTB Challenge
- 10:30 am Awards Ceremony for CLIF Bar Team Tri
- 12:30 pm Awards Ceremony for CLIF Bar MTB Challenge.

Packet Pick-up
Packet pick-up and registration will be available from 8:30 am to 10 am on Race Day at the race start/finish area at Granite Beach of Folsom Lake, Granite Bay.

Parking and Park Entrance Fee
There is a $10 per vehicle charge.
Race for FREE
Spectator Information
Our TBF Racing Athlete Volunteer Program offers you a chance to get involved with events, have fun and earn a $40 TBF Racing voucher good towards entry fees at any of our events - plus free food. Pick up your RACE For FREE Athlete Voucher at the end of your shift. Complete event schedule

Spectators are welcome at the CLIF Bar MTB Challenge and all TBF Racing events. Spectator food and drinks will be available for sale and free coffee is available in the morning. Stop by the TBF booth at the expo and find out how you can learn the sport of Triathlon through TBF Training

Refund and Transfer Policy

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 $25 processing fee. Credits will not be given during race week.

Transfers will be allowed from one TBF Racing event to another within a one-year time frame. There will be a $25 transfer fee. Transfers will not be allowed during race week.

2009 Results    
The CLIF Bar Mountain Bike Challenge

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