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The Granite Bay Grinder Features The Best High School Mountain Bikers

Granite Bay Grinder High School Mountain Bike Competition

The Norcal High School Cycling League is heading to Placer Valley for the Granite Bay Grinder! The course wraps around Folsom Lake. Hence the name the Granite Bay Grinder.

On Saturday April 14 the North Conference teams from the Norcal High School Cycling League will compete at the course in Granite Bay. Then on Sunday, April 15, 2018 the South Conference teams will hit the course.

The Granite Bay Grinder High School Mountain Bike Race

Folsom Lake State Recreation Area in Granite Bay will be packed with high school mountain bikers for the NorCal High School Cycling League’s fourth race of the season on April 14 and 15. The Granite Bay Grinder features nearly 1,200 racers shifting into high gear on the course that trails around the lake.

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 race and hope that lots of locals come 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 teenagers get into mountain biking in a supportive and fun environment.” 

On Saturday, the North Conference teams will hit the trails and Sunday, 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. 

 

Granite Bay Grinder High School Mountain Bike Competition

The North Conference teams will race on Saturday and the South Conference hits the trails on Sunday. There is a $12 fee per vehicle to enter the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area. There is no spectator fee for the races, so come on early, enjoy the scenery and watch as these amazing student athletes race to reach the podium!  

 

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Participating hotels and special rates for this event are available and listed [here]. Please note rates and room types are based upon availability and subject to change. Therefore, please contact hotel directly and book early.

Click for the full list of Norcal High School Cycling League races.

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