What is the Tinker Classic? Think Leadville meets Burning Man. You will get all the hospitality that a small town can muster up. Beatty and the Spicer Ranch pull out all the stops to welcome the Tinker Classic Participants for a full weekend of racing and biking fun.
Spicer Ranch is a 120 Acre private ranch with green grass , large cottonwood tree and fresh water ponds where you can swim. The venue has indoor and outdoor showers, and tent Camping or RV spots for those who want to stay close to the action.
The scene includes a host of food vendors serving up great grub and beer. Live music will fill the air for 2 days from the main stage. The awards ceremony will include a fireworks show. Then fire barrels will come out and guests can enjoy the crisp air under the perfect desert night sky while swapping stores of the day.
The weekend events will include a 3 day Bike Expo with demo’s, festival rides on 60 + miles of single track, races for kids, a cyclo-cross style Crit Race, the 60 K Gravel Gran Fondo though Death Valley National Park and Rhyolite Ghost town, and the Main Event ! The 100K Tinker Classic Mountain Bike Race.
Amateur, Pro, kid or kid at heart all are welcome for this great 3 day event on bikes.
THE TINKER CLASSIC 100 K
Homemade Old fashioned pasta dinner and a once in a lifetime presentation by Tinker Juarez on his life as the longest performing Professional American Mountain Bike Athlete kick off this race.
The race will start at the Ranch with a Old Timey Cowboy Shoot Out to start it off right!
The Course envisioned by Tinker is all that you would expect in a Pro level course. There will be Huge Climbs with plenty of room to pass, some fast ripping descent and some gripping descent. You will experience all the variety in terrain that the desert can dish out. Packed surfaces, sand, loose gravel and everything in between.
Thanks to our generous sponsors every racer will get a stocked goodie bag and event T-Shirt, Every 100 K finisher will get a commemorative cup from Kleen Kanteen.
Podium awards have been created by a local artist and there will be some amazing swag for the top podium winners. Pro Men and Women entered in the 100K race will be eligible for the $3000 cash purse split equally 5 deep. If there is not a full Women’s podium, the remaining purse will go to the 1st place winners.
The “Tinker Classic”, named in honor of David “Tinker” Juarez, the legendary Professional Mountain Biker whose prolific winning career includes 7 National Championship titles as well as representing the U.S.A. 3 times in the Olympics. Tinker was inducted into the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame in 2001 and the BMX Hall of Fame in 1993.