For sponsorship opportunities for 2017 and beyond,  contact race director Sam Ames.



2017 Sponsors

Southern Sierra Fat Tire Association

The founders of the Keysville Classic, the Southern Sierra Fat Tire Association is a non-profit club consisting of a fun, friendly group of mountain bike enthusiasts committed to promoting the sport of mountain biking in Kern Co., California.

Gear Grinder Grill

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 3rd 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 tosam@amesviolins.com. It sells out fast, get on it!

Action Sports

Action Sports are the best sports equipment retailer in the Central Valley. Period. They know their stuff, whether it’s snow sports, water sports, cycling, fitness, climbing, running. Drop by for expert advice, the best equipment, great prices, and a crew who stand behind the products they sell.

Kali Protectives

Kali Protectives

Keep safe. Use protection. Kali Protectives make some of the most comfortable, functional and good-looking protective gear you’ll find on a trail or moto track. Patented Composite Fusion technology is what want between you and an impact zone.

Sign Solutions

Whatever your sign needs might be, Sign Solutions of California can help you get your brand or message seen. Pole signs, traffic control signs, billboards, LED message centers, custome designed, fabricated and installed just for you. Stop in their Bakersfield location for whatever sign you need.


Fluid was originally founded in San Luis Obispo by a nutritional biochemist and an exercise physiologist at Cal Poly State University. Fluid Recovery was introduced to the open market in early 2006, in an effort to answer the industries need for a superior quality recovery drink. Fluid founders Richard Smith and Dave Brown gained local and national attention for their research in nutritional biochemistry. Today they continue their sports science research and are developing new products to diversify the Fluid line of recovery drinks.  Their original mission: Fluid, Everything you need, nothing you don’t.

Sam Ames String Instrument Repair

Not only is your race director an avid cyclist and race promotor, he’s a respected string instrument specialist. Sam can expertly restore or repair your violins, violas, and other string instruments. Need a bow re-haired? Not a problem. Sam has been servicing discerning musicians in Kern County for more than 15 years.


The Thule brand was established in Sweden in 1942 and has grown to be a truly global brand. Thule products have a focus on solving the problem of how to bring equipment with you when using a car (roof racks, bike and water sport carriers, roof boxes). If you need to take it with you, Thule will help you get it there.


Lengthwise Brewing Company

BAKERSFIELD’S BEST MICROBREWERS… AND OUR FOOD IS PRETTY GOOD TOO!  At Lengthwise Brewing Company, we have several fine original brews for you to enjoy. And we’re trying new brews all the time. Stop by one of our locations and taste sample the varieties. Then take home any of our beers in various amounts. Don’t forget to grab some food too!


For over three decades, Maxco has been an innovator in sustainable packaging and sustainable machinery for the fresh produced industry. Looking toward the future and listening to their customers has made them a leader in the packaging industry. They constantly strive to improve their products while keeping pace with industry trends and technological advances. They’re known for a their achievements, and their incredible customer service.

Design Mark Associates

Our go-to provider for designing logos for our events or support with t-shirt designs, specialty items etc., SamBarn has enjoyed a fantastic relationship with Mark Ramsey and Design Mark & Associates. They’ve been in business now for 25 years and work with a prestigious group of clients locally and regionally. They consistently produce great work for SamBarn, Gear Grinder Grill, Ames Violins, Ames Woodworking, NorCal/SoCal State Championships, and the Keyesville Classic. When it comes to providing super creative and strategic marketing plans/tactics, DMA provides the best solutions around.

Bonk Breaker

The Official Energy Bar of USA Cycling, Bonk Breaker is owned and operated by Jason Winn and Chris Frank. Bonk Breaker® Nutrition Bars embodies a whole foods philosophy of baking simple, high quality, REAL food ingredients into great tasting bars that provide both a delicious snack and a competitive edge. Made with 10-12 REAL ingredients that you can recognize and read, all Bonk Breaker® bars are Gluten Free & Dairy Free. Most importantly, they taste delicious!

Covenant Coffee

With six locations in and around Bakersfield to serve you, Covenant Coffee has been a great community partner, not just for their deliciously roasted coffees, but for what they have done for the community. Every time you enjoy a freshly roasted cup of Covenant Coffee, know that it was roasted “on purpose” and “for a purpose”. One “purpose” is to help former foster youth find success from shattered and broken backgrounds. We roast coffee beans “for a purpose” as a way to help you enjoy life. Plainly stated, we roast coffee beans so you don’t have to drink a lame cup of coffee!

Mountain River Adventures

Mountain River Adventures

Mountain River Adventures is a Kern River Valley fixture, with Whitewater Rafting trips on Kern River, mountain bike shuttles, guided mountain bike rentals and tours, and more. We’re thankful to have them as a sponsor once again.

Mountain River Adventures

VBZ Table Grapes

Vincent B. Zaninovich & Sons have been growing, packing and shipping top quality grapes from their family-owned business since 1934. The family tradition of striving for excellence continues and is being perpetuated by its fourth generation members. VBZ prides itself on consistently providing the highest quality pack on the market as well as pioneering the production of the best tasting varieties on the market.