Keyesville Classic Mountain Bike Stage Race

30th Annual

March 10, 11, 2018

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

For 30 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. This year we celebrate our DIRTY 30TH anniversary! Official race info and updates can be found at and on our FB page. Race promoted by 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, Drinks and Entertainment

Saturday night we are hosting the 6th Annual “Super Dave” dinner. AMSR stage race entry INCLUDES the dinner! Great BBQ tri-tip, pasta, salad and parmesan bread, assorted desserts and beverages as we dine in the pines!

Additional dinners can be purchased during pre-reg or Friday and Saturday of the event.

LIVE MUSIC SATURDAY NIGHT FOR ALL! The Gear Grinder Grill will be in full effect all weekend serving up breakfast burritos, awesome lunches and drinks Saturday and Sunday. In addition, we will have for sale the KC Dirty 30 solo cups which includes 2 pours of 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 3:45 pm SUNDAY. Lots of cool stuff to give away!


We are featuring an excellent, commemorative T-shirt complete with the race logo to commemorate the 30th Classic! $20 and available near registration. In addition, we are also featuring the Ames Woodworks Beer Carriers complete with logo, also $20. Both the T-shirt and carriers are available with pre-reg and on the weekend.