2020 SAGEBRUSH SAFARI XC & GRAVEL

COVID-19 UPDATE

It is with full consideration that we must follow the established rule’s and guidance’s concerning COVID-19 and postpone the 2020 Sagebrush Safari until further notice. In an effort to do our part to help “flatten the curve”, as well as keep hope alive, we have made the decision to only postpone the event, and not outright the cancel the event. We, along with our sponsors and the USDA Cleveland National Forest, have set a date of April 8, 2020 to reconvene and discuss our options for rescheduling the event. We understand that that date is fully dependent on the state of the current situation. With that, we will closely be monitoring for any changes in guidance that will allow us to move forward with the Sagebrush Safari and we will be keeping all our racers and supporters informed as well. Until then, we ask that you be safe, wash your hands, practice social distancing, and RIDE YOUR BIKE!

Sincerely, 
Quick N’ Dirty MTB Family

COVID-19 UPDATE

GENERAL RACE INFO

SAGEBRUSH SAFARI is back for the third year under Quick n’ Dirty.  The 2020 Cross Country course will be just as good as last year with a little more mileage and more fun singletrack! This folks is true cross country course. For the Beginners that aren’t used to that much time in the saddle we are also offering a 19 mile course.

As an addition to the historic cross country race we have decided to give birth to a SAGEBRUSH SAFARI GRAVEL RACE!  The Gravel race will take place on Sunday March 29th and the course comes in at 40 miles with approximately 5,000 feet of elevation. Scroll down to the Gravel section for a Ride with GPS course link.

EXCITING NEWS! SHIMANO has stepped up and will be the sponsor of the SBS Gravel Race. SHIMANO is no stranger to the bike game and now they’re no stranger to Gravel. Introducing SHIMANO GRX! With its gravel specific ergonomics, optimized gearing options, rugged reliability, and quiet and stable drivetrain, SHIMANO GRX sets itself apart from the rest of the component world. It isn’t a reworked set of road components. It represents a ground up look at how cyclists want to explore their world. REGISTER FOR THE GRAVEL RACE HERE

The Sagebrush Safari XC & Gravel courses are on multi-use trails and public roads. This means that you may encounter off-road vehicles and dirtbikes, as well as vehicles on the paved roads. We will do our best to limit the traffic on the trails and roads, but we cannot forcibly stop people from using them. Please ride with caution and be courteous if you encounter any on or off-road traffic.

WHEN:

  • Cross Country MTB 19 & 27 Mile and Kids Race: March 28, 2020 NEW DATE: November 21, 2020
  • Gravel 40 Mile: March 29, 2020 NEW DATE: November 22, 2020

For those of you that have already registered we guarantee that your place at the Sagebrush Safari is secure. For those of you that have yet to register, please bear with us as we work on re-opening online registration. As soon as it is open we will send out an email and publish the word on all of our social media outlets. We sincerely thank you for sticking by our side and we promise to make this event one for the books!

WHERE:

  • 28880 Corral Canyon Trail, Campo, CA 91906 is the nearest physical address. GOOGLE MAPS
  • This address will take you further up Corral Canyon Trail but will take you right by the venue. If you are using GPS to get there don’t go all the way to the address, make sure you stop where the fun is. Don’t go past the Navy’s Camp Morena facility, it will be on the right, across the street from the venue.
  • Camp Morena location GOOGLE MAPS

COST and REGISTRATION LINKS:

We highly encourage everyone to save a little time and money and please register Online. Using Online registration makes race day flow much easier for both the organizer and the racer.

  • XC MTB 27 mile – $75.00
  • XC MTB 19 mile – $65.00
  • Kids Race – $10.00 Onsite registration only
  • GRAVEL 40 Mile – $105.00 (Includes Meal)
  • BOTH RACES (Save $25!)
    • XC MTB 27 Mile and GRAVEL – $155.00
    • XC MTB 19 Mile and GRAVEL – $145.00

ENTERTAINMENT, AMENITIES & EXTRAS:

  • Commemorative Sagebrush Safari Event Item
  • Hammer Swag bag with good stuff!
  • All participants will receive one raffle ticket for their chance to win some awesome prizes
  • Saturday night post-race gathering (Libations, Live Music, and an Overall Good Time!)
  • Camping (see below for more info)
  • E-Bike Demo (see below for more info)
  • Food Vendors
  • Kids Ride

CAMPING INFO:

  • Boondocking (Dry Camping) will be available Friday Evening-Sunday Afternoon
  • You can camp one night for $15 or both nights for $20 on a first come first serve basis
    • Camping options will be provided during the online registration process
    • Camping is limited so please be sure secure a spot through the registration process.
  • NO INDIVIDUAL CAMPFIRES (Forest Service approved fire rings will be placed in pre-determined locations within the camping area)
  • If you pack it in PLEASE pack it out. We ask that you do your part to respect the area and keep your area clean and trash free
E-BIKE GROUP RIDE AND DEMO:
  • We’re bringing E-Bikes back to Sagebrush!  Specialized and 100% will be hosting E-Bike Group Rides on Saturday and Sunday. So bring your E-Bike or demo one onsite. Demo bikes are available on a first come first served basis and you cannot reserve them ahead of time. VIEW FLYER HERE
  • Saturday Group Rides go at 10:30am and 4:30pm. The Sunday Group Ride will go at 10:00am.
  • We will have the following quantities and bikes available for demo:

CLICK HERE TO REVIEW THE RACE RULES

SAGEBRUSH SAFARI CROSS COUNTRY (XC) RACE

CROSS COUNTRY (XC) MTB COURSE INFO, CLASSES, SCHEDULE and KIDS RACE:

RIDE WITH GPS 27 MILE XC MTB COURSE MAP 

27 MILE COURSE: REGISTER HERE

  • .The course will start out at the venue, just across the street from the Navy’s Camp Morena at around 3000ft. Once the gun goes off you will be sent on a 6.5 mile climb up Morena Stokes Valley Rd to 4 Corners, then up Los Pinos Rd, just near the top of Los Pinos mountain (4600ft). After you catch your breath and take in the glorious views, get your legs ready for one of the best descents Corral Canyon has to offer, Spur Meadows Trail. After roughly 4 miles of descending you will end up crossing Morena Stokes Valley Rd and on to a fun but challenging single track climb. From here you will jump on Wrangler Trail. This is the trail that makes the Sagebrush Safari as epic as it is. You will experience many types of terrain to include loose dirt, hard pack, massive rock slabs, rock gardens, punchy climbs, and flowy descents. After about 4 miles on Wrangler Trail you will reach Skye Valley Rd. and a few minutes later you will hit a section called Ranger Trail that we have extended to give you a tough yet rideable climb, up to the next section. The next section is one of the most fun fire-roads you’ll experience, Gunslinger Trail. After your done having fun on Gunslinger you’ll reach Morena Stokes Valley Rd and for the final time make your way back up to 4 corners. Once you reach 4 corners you can start thinking about cracking open that tasty beer (or favorite non-alcoholic beverage) and jump right on to Kernan Cycle trail. Kernan is the final descent back down to the paved road. Once on the paved road you’re roughly 2 fast miles to the finish line.

27 MILE COURSE CLASSES: REGISTER HERE

  • Beginner Men/Women Open 16+ (For the brave beginners)
  • Sport Men 16-39
  • Sport Men 40+
  • Sport Women 16+
  • Expert Men 16-39
  • Expert Men 40+
  • Expert Women 16-39
  • Expert Women 40+
  • Masochist (SS) 16+
  • Big Boned (200+) 16+
  • 55+ Men/Women Open
  • Vintage 1996 and Older Bike 16+ (Let’s see those classics!)

19 MILE COURSE: REGISTER HERE

RIDE WITH GPS 19 MILE XC MTB COURSE MAP 

  • 19 mile course racers will do everything except the Los Pinos climb and Spur Meadows Trail. So once you reach 4 corners on the initial paved climb, you will head out on Wrangler Trail and follow the course from there.

19 MILE COURSE CLASSES: REGISTER HERE

  • Men 16-39
  • Men 40+
  • Women 16+
  • School Boy 12-15 (We encourage an adult ride along)
  • School Girl 12-15 (We encourage an adult ride along)
  • 18 Mile Men/Women Open 16+ (No Experts please!)

CROSS COUNTRY SCHEDULE: REGISTER HERE

  • 9:30 – 19 Mile Racers will all start together
  • 10:00 – 27 Mile Racers will be released in 1 minute increments by class
  • Podium presentations will be conducted accordingly as racers finish
    • Top 3 racers in each class will stand on the podium and receive an award

*Schedule is subject to change depending on weather and course conditions

KIDS RACE: Registration for the Kids Race will be ONSITE ONLY     STRAVA FOR KIDS COURSE

  • The kids race will start shortly after the main race departs the venue. Roughly 10:30ish
  • The course will be roughly 2 miles around the campground/venue area
    All kids classes are for kids 11 years old and younger. The classes are as follows:
    • KIDS BOY/GIRL BEGINNER: 1 year or less racing/riding on the dirt. (This is for kids just starting out, dirt skills and stamina in development)
    • KIDS BOY/GIRL SPORT: 1 to 2 years of racing/riding dirt. (This is for kids good on dirt but need work on stamina)
    • KIDS BOY/GIRL EXPERT: 2+ years of racing/riding dirt. (This is for kids good on dirt, good on stamina but not quite ready for School Boy)
*Schedule is subject to change depending on weather and course conditions

SAGEBRUSH SAFARI GRAVEL RACE

GRAVEL COURSE INFO, CLASSES, and SCHEDULE:

RIDE WITH GPS GRAVEL COURSE MAP 

GRAVEL COURSE: REGISTER HERE

  • The course will start out at the venue, just across the street from the Navy’s Camp Morena. Once the gun goes off you will be sent on a 6.5 mile climb up Morena Stokes Valley Rd to 4 Corners and then a short fire-road descent on Los Pinos Rd. You will continue your descent on Skye Valley Rd, a fun and challenging dirt road. From there you will hit Corte Madera Rd and experience a fairly technical climb. After Corte Madera you will reach a historic trail known as Espinosa Trail. At some point Espinosa will force you to dismount your trusty steed a few times, throw it over your shoulder, and hike your bike roughly 50ft or so each time. From there you will eventually return to Los Pinos Rd and continue your climb almost most to the top of Los Pinos mountain. Once you’re up there where the air is thinner and cleaner you will start a descent on rough pavement (PLEASE BE CAREFUL) until you reach Morena Stokes Rd and then descend a little more. After the series of descents, you will have a small climb up Skye Valley Rd until you reach Morena Stokes Rd, and then you get to descend on the paved road all the way back to where you started. Once completed you will have ridden 40 Miles and experienced approximately 5,000 feet of elevation gain.

GRAVEL GEAR RECOMMENDATIONS: REGISTER HERE

  • SHIMANO GRX Components. DESIGNED FROM THE GROUND UP FOR GRAVEL ADVENTURE
  • 40mm Tubeless Tires or bigger
  •  Pack some backup tubes just in case
  • Two water bottles to stay hydrated
  • Tools and anything else you can think of to take care of those pesky mechanicals

GRAVEL CLASSES: REGISTER HERE

  • Men 40 and Under
  • Men 41-54
  • Men 55+
  • Women 35 and Under
  • Women 36-54
  • Women 55+
  • Big Boned (200+)

GRAVEL SCHEDULE: REGISTER HERE

  • 8:45 – racer meeting near the start/finish line
  • 9:00 – All Racers will be released. Waves are yet to be determined
  • Podium presentations will be conducted accordingly as racers finish
    • Top 3 racers in each class will stand on the podium and receive an award

KIDS RACE: Registration for the Kids Race will be ONSITE ONLY     STRAVA FOR KIDS COURSE

    • The kids race will start shortly after the main race departs the venue. Roughly 9:30ish
    • The course will be roughly 2 miles around the campground/venue area
      All kids classes are for kids 11 years old and younger. The classes are as follows:
      • KIDS BOY/GIRL BEGINNER: 1 year or less racing/riding on the dirt. (This is for kids just starting out, dirt skills and stamina in development)
      • KIDS BOY/GIRL SPORT: 1 to 2 years of racing/riding dirt. (This is for kids good on dirt but need work on stamina)
      • KIDS BOY/GIRL EXPERT: 2+ years of racing/riding dirt. (This is for kids good on dirt, good on stamina but not quite ready for School Boy)
*Schedule is subject to change depending on weather and course condition
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