California - Southwest
Gravel Mixed Surface




Date: Jun 11, 2022

Location: Truckee, California

Region: California - Southwest


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Truckee Dirt Fondo

June 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Truckee Dirt Fondo, produced by premier event operator Bike Monkey, is a wild mixed-terrain adventure ride into the gravel and dirt roads of the majestic Tahoe National Forest. Picked as one of our best gravel cycling events in California, there are two competitive options and a third shorter route designed for beginners or just those looking for a lighter challenge.  The long route is 67 miles and 5,726 feet of elevation gain. The medium route spans 58 miles with 4,117 feet of elevation gain. The shortest route is a non-timed course of 26 miles and 1,519 elevation feet. For competitors, the top three men and top three women for each age group will be recognized. There are 6 age groups for the long and medium courses; U20, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60+.

The race options are fully supported with up to three well-stocked aid stations for hydration and food. There are on-bike marshals, SAG and moto support along the routes. The shortest ride is free and recommended for beginner riders with a mix of dirt and pavement who want to experience some light climbing. It is open to children but they must be supervised by parents. Registrants can order Biemme Kit men and women’s jersey’s along with other bike accessories through the Bike Monkey store.  Bikes best suited for the three routes are mixed-terrain gravel bikes with Panaracer Gravel King Tubeless tubes that are 38c or bigger. People also ride a hardtail mountain bike.

Truckee, CA is a great place to visit for those supporting the riders. Visit some of the natural wildlife in the area; Lake Tahoe, Tahoe National Forest, or Donner Memorial State Park. Truckee also has multiple restaurants and bars in the center of town at a variety of pricing; fine-dining to casual. Check-out Trokay, Old Town Tap, and The Hoppy Duck. These dining options are close to hotels like Cedar House or a short driving distance to Lake Tahoe’s Ritz-Carlton. Not all campgrounds are open yet but there are a few located in Truckee Ranger District; Granite Flat, Lakeside, and Boca Campground.

The event is produced by Bike Monkey, a premier road and gravel cycling event producer in Northern California.  Sister events include Fish Rock, Heart of Gold, Wente, Truckee Dirt Fondo, Hammer Road Rally, and Stetina’s Pay Dirt.  Bike Monkey events are all very well supported with SAG vehicles, well stocked feed stations, and a post ride festival. 


June 11
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Truckee, California
14100 Glenshire Drive
Truckee, CA 96160 United States
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