The Legendary Tinker Juarez
Tinker has envisioned this challenging race in the classic mountain bike racing style.. steep climbs and long distances though mystical desert terrain.
Race through History
It is rare that you find a race course that travels through time. Explore the mining history of the gold rush pioneers.
An opportunity to ride side by side with Tinker at every event
How often do you get a chance to race next to a athlete who has represented the USA in the Olympics and is inducted into the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame
Friends can cheer you on
The race might be in a remote desert, but sweet single track can take friends and family to key points on the course to watch and cheer you on
The Spicer Ranch
Finish in the cool oasis of big trees and green grass at the Spicer Ranch. Enjoy hand made Taco's and listen to live music as you recover.
The low down on the fuel stops
There will be Fuel and Hydration Stops about every 10 Miles. Get all the information + the best locations for friends to support you on course.
Follow Tinkers racing season and keep in touch with him on his Facebook page. For the Tinker Classic FB page, select the social like on the right of this page.
The nitty gritty to having a great race - find answers to the course, the best bike to ride, typical weather, the after party, and more.
The Mojave Desert is home to many rare plants and animals that may not be found in other parts of the world. The area is also rich with history of the mining activity that contributed to the settlement of the area. You may encounter Desert Tortoise, Wild Burro, abandoned mining shafts and historic building along the course.
We are able to obtain a permit to host this event because of many special protection measures that we take to avoid harming any adjacent habitat. First and foremost research has shown that in general mountain bike racers are more aware and concerned for their outdoor environment. Please take a moment to learn about the local area and the sensitive habitat you will be traveling through. Remember to stay on the designated route at all times and Leave NO Trace.