Downieville Classic Race Photo Gallery!

Race Coverage

The Downieville Classic Mountain Bike Race and Festival ( was held this past weekend and Mtbr’s very own Forrest Arakawa was on hand taking some killer photos! Downieville, CA has become a popular mountain biking destination due to the variety of trails and shuttle services that run to the top of the mountain. Other popular activities in the area include fishing, camping and gold mining, but the Downieville Classic has really put the place on the map.

The Downieville Classic is also unique because it is the home of the All Mountain World Championships in which the results of the XC race and the DH race are combined to create one overall All Mountain Champion. This year, Carl Decker (Giant Bicycles) took the XC race win, the DH race win and the All Mountain World Champion title. Carl has held this title an amazing 3 years running! Congrats, Carl!

(above: Carl Decker speeding to a DH win! Carl is the first rider to stand atop all 3 podiums in one weekend since the days of Nathan Lloyd over 12 years ago.)

Besides all the exciting race action on the course, there are plenty of other “challenges” during the Downieville Classic weekend, including the crowd favorite River Jump! Even if you aren’t a racer, you should make the trip to Downieville even on a non-race weekend to see why Downieville truly is a MUST RIDE destination.

Race Results below:

XC – Pro Men

Place  Name Bib No Total Time
1 Carl Decker 2 1:55:13.5
2 Adam Craig 12 1:58:31.9
3 Macky Franklin 32 2:00:34.5
4 Sid Taberlay 4 2:01:57.6
5 Josh Carlson 20 2:02:12.4

XC – Pro Women

Place  Name Bib No Total Time
1 Kelli Emmett 147 2:14:38.7
2 Rosara Joseph 224 2:15:10.6
3 Helene Drumm 146 2:26:17.8
4 Lizzy English 148 2:28:08.7
5 Erin Alders 2142 2:29:38.9

DH – Pro Men

Place  Name Bib No Total Time
1 Carl Decker 2 44:40.1
2 Jason Moeschler 11 44:48.3
3 Aaron Bradford 1 44:57.1
4 Jerome Clementz 22 45:20.5
5 Adam Craig 12 45:25.4

DH – Pro Women

Place  Name Bib No Total Time
1 Kelli Emmett 147 52:44.6
2 Lizzy English 148 55:30.0
3 Erin Alders 142 57:01.1
4 Jamie Busch 144 57:06.6
5 Mary Moncorge 150 57:11.1

All Mountain – Pro Men

Place  Name Bib No XC DH AM
1 Carl Decker 2 1:55:13.5 0:44:40 2:39:54
2 Adam Craig 12 1:58:31.9 0:45:25 2:43:57
3 Jason Moeschler 11 2:02:25.0 0:44:48 2:47:13
4 Macky Franklin 32 2:00:34.5 0:47:10 2:47:45
5 Billy Damon 9 2:04:32.8 0:47:23 2:51:56

All Mountain – Pro Women

Place  Name Bib No XC DH AM
1 Kelli Emmett 147 2:14:38.7 0:52:45 3:07:23
2 Lizzy English 148 2:28:08.7 0:55:30 3:23:39
3 Erin Alders 142 2:29:38.9 0:57:01 3:26:40
4 Jamie Busch 144 2:33:23.6 0:57:07 3:30:30
5 Mary Moncorge 150 2:37:03.0 0:57:11 3:34:14
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About the author: Gregg Kato

Gregg Kato studied journalism and broadcasting in college while working many different jobs including deejaying, driving a forklift and building web sites (not all at the same time). Kato enjoys riding local Santa Cruz trails. Besides being an avid mountain biker, he is also a motorcycle fanatic. Two wheels, one Passion.

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