1,200+ to Race on the Trails Around Folsom Lake

Folsom, CA – Folsom Lake State Recreation Area in Granite Bay will be packed with high school mountain bike racers on April 14-15 for the annual Granite Bay Grinder.  Placer Valley Tourism is thrilled to team up again with the NorCal High School Cycling League to bring this exciting race back to Placer Valley.

“We just love coming to Folsom Lake for our annual high school mountain bike race because the trails are incredible and the community is always so welcoming to our families,” commented NorCal League’s Executive Director Vannessa Hauswald.  “We are really looking forward to this April race and hope that lots of locals come out to watch these amazing kids!”

Hauswald explained that the league currently has more than 1,200 registered student athlete riders.  “The NorCal High School Cycling League is proud to be an inclusive, coed, no bench, no cut sport; our teams and coaches are here to help any and all teenagers who want to get into mountain biking in a supportive and fun environment.”

On Saturday, April 14 the North Conference teams will hit the trails and Sunday, April 15 the South Conference teams will be out in full force.  Each conference has 11 different racing categories and both days the first race is scheduled to start at 9 a.m.

There is no fee for spectators, however there is a $12 per vehicle fee at the gate to the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area. Food trucks and merchandise booths will be on-site. Come on down to Granite Bay to see these fearless riders weave through the challenging terrain around the lake in hopes of earning a spot on the podium.

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