Today brought absolutely amazing conditions to Downieville, CA for the Downieville Classic All Mountain Championships. In the weeks leading up to the race scores of volunteers put in endless hours digging out the upper reaches of the race course from the epic winter snows. All of the hard work payed off and the race went off with just a minor reroute. Both of the 2010 Pro winners defended their titles with Carl Decker taking the men’s field and Kelli Emmett leading the way in the women’s division.
Downtown Downieville was taken over by the street fair and vendor expo offering spectators plenty to do while awaiting the racers arrival. Many of the industries top bike, accessory and apparel companies are here showing off their wares, giving away promotional items and answering questions on their products or services. Osprey offered up free pack demo rides, loads of giveaways and sneak peeks at some upcoming product line additions. The expo continues tomorrow while the downhill of the All Mountain Challenge is taking place. Riders must ride the exact same bike they used in today’s XC race with no changes, additions, or subtractions. Total time between the XC and downhill events will be combined and the winners will be crowned as the “All Mountain Champions”. All of this will definitely make for an awesome day in Downieville. Come see the excitement and stop by to say Hi to us in the Osprey tent.