Time to Ride

Cloudy skies and some tacky dirt greet the opening weekend of the virtual option of the 2023 East Bay Dirt Classic. This may be the weekend for those preferring the virtual option as the upcoming week reportedly holds a heat wave.

A couple of quick announcements and reminders: This year there are two options for how to ride the event: 1) Single day mass start on October 14th at 9 am; 2) Virtual ride any time between today and October 14th at 1 pm. As far as bragging rights, the virtual riders can track their rank on our virtual leaderboard whereas the one day event riders will only be competing with those also riding it as the mass start event on October 14th. View and download the course here. Register for this year’s event here.

We have made some changes to prior years based on feedback from many of our friends who rode it last year. This year is more gravel friendly and the course should be easier to follow. There are no printed maps or handouts. The best way to ride the course is to review it well beforehand and then download it via GPX file and load it onto your preferred GPS navigation tool. This not an enduro format; riders will be ranked on the time it takes to complete the entire course. Additionally, there will be one KOM/QOM segment on the Skyline climb from the golf course.

We have a great assortment of prizes this year from our generous sponsors. Special should out to our good friends at Peak Design, who donated a number of sweet prizes including their bombproof travel duffel, their travel backpack, their mobile out front phone bike mount, and several other great products. Prizes will go to the fastest times on the course for the one day event and the virtual event as well as the holders of the KOM/QOM segments. Once again the winners of the one day event will receive limited edition East Bay Dirt Classic belt buckles.

There will be a barbeque event with food, drink, awarding of prizes and an option to jump in the pool/hot tub beginning after the event on Saturday October 14th. The address for the one day event and for the barbecue is: 5656 Weaver Place, Oakland, CA 94619.

Finally, we originally started this event as a fundraiser for the Alameda County Community Food Bank. In the short time we have been hosting this event we have seen the number of Alameda County residents who use the ACCFB’s services increase from one in six to one in four. This incredible organization needs our support more than ever. All net proceeds from this event and associated fundraising go to the ACCFB. Over the last several events we have raised over $250,000. In addition to riding the event, please consider joining in our fundraising efforts here: C510 ACCFB Fundraising. Prizes will be given out to the top fundraisers for this event.

Thanks and happy riding from your friends at C510!

Registration is Open!

Registration is open for the 2023 East Bay Dirt Classic! We are stoked to release this year’s course and to announce an incredible array of prizes for our participants from the following sponsors:

Please join us again this year in participating in the EBDC to help raise awareness and much needed resources for our friends and neighbors in Alameda County who face food insecurity daily.

Check out this year’s course here: 2023 East Bay Dirt Classic Course

Register here: 2023 East Bay Dirt Classic

Hint of Fall in the Air

It’s that time of year when we think of cooler nights, perfect packed dirt trails and the East Bay Dirt Classic….

The 2023 edition of the East Bay Dirt Classic will see a return to a one day event with mass start at 9 am on October 14th. This year’s course will be more gravel friendly, covering 23 miles and 3,500 feet of climbing. Prizes from our sponsors will be awarded to top finishers of the entire course from start to finish. There will be one QOM/KOM segment with a separate prize awarded to the fastest cyclists on this segment.

There will be an after party with pool, hot tub, music, barbecue, libations and the presentation of awards at 2 pm on October 14th.

Course details and registration link to follow.

We hope to see you all there!

Your friends at C510