Keyesville Classic Mountain Bike Stage Race

29th Edition

March 18, 19, 2017

Cross Country ♦ Super D ♦ Short Track ♦ All Mountain Stage Race ♦ Kids Race

For 29 years, the Keyesville Classic has drawn casual riders, pro mountain bike racers and their friends and families to participate in a fun-filled weekend of bike-related events and activities. From the entertaining Vintage class and trials events to the highly challenging All-Mountain Stage Race where riders tackle the Cross-Country, Short Track and Super D courses all on the same bike, the Keyesville Classic has something for everyone, riders and spectators alike.

Created by the founding members of the Southern Sierra Fat Tire Association, The Keyesville Classic is one of the longest running and BEST mountain bike races in the nation. Official race info and updates can be found at and on FB at

SAMBARN Promotions is honored to be producing the Annual Keyesville Classic Mountain Bike Stage Race. This event has been a cornerstone of mountain biking for almost three decades and we look forward to bringing you an exciting weekend of racing, fun and the great outdoors. We are very, very excited to be a part of such a legendary race and will work hard to produce THE Keyesville experience for all. Sambarn Promotions, Contact: Sam Ames,

SAMBARN is the evolution of our love of putting on events for the sport and Sam’s current stable of bike races around Bakersfield. We enjoy putting on competitive events for first-timers to seasoned pros. Sam Ames and Keith Barnden of SamBarn Promotions, have over 25 years in cycling and endurance sport and have worked for the last 6 years to establish a series of quality cycling events.

Food and Beverages

The Gear Grinder Grill will be in full effect all weekend serving up breakfast burritos, awesome lunches and drinks Saturday and Sunday. Saturday night, we present The 4th Annual “Super Dave” Filet Mignon dinner. Hand cut, grilled filets, Italian salad and parmesan bread, assorted desserts and fine red wine as we dine in the pines! Limited to 40 guests, $40 per person. RSVP to It sells out fast, get on it! In addition, we will have for sale the commemorative Kern River Brewing SOLO Cup which includes 2 pours of their excellent ale.


The Keyesville raffle is awesome! You will receive 2 raffle tickets with their entry. Tickets are for sale at registration both days. For riders ONLY, they earned it, let em’ have a chance to win! The raffle will start at approximately 3:45pm SUNDAY. Lots of cool stuff to give away!


We are featuring an excellent T shirt complete with the race logo to commemorate the 29th Classic! $20 and available near registration.