Folsom prison mtb race behind bars

The Race Behind Bars is one of the few times each year you can ride this restricted course on the State Prison property. NOTE: This area is off limits at any other time, please do not try to pre-ride this course except on race day.

The course is awesome and includes lots of sweet single track, fire roads, flume trail, three bridge crossings and all in our native oak woodlands. Racing this event is a rare opportunity to ride on the 5.9 mile course on the Folsom Prison property. Want to see what the course is like? Watch a VIDEO of the race course HERE.

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START LOCATION is at the Dan Russell Rodeo Arena in Folsom, located HERE.

Race day schedule:
Registration/check in opens at 8:00am. Please check in one hour before your race start to pick up and install your number plate.

Race start time:
9:00 AM - Open practice begins
10:00 AM - Beginners (2 laps), Beginner Juniors (1 lap)
11:30 AM - Sport, Sport SS, Clydesdale, Tandem (3 laps)
11:30 AM - Pro/Expert, Expert, Expert SS (4 laps)
1:30 PM - Awards and raffle!


The top three in each of the following categories will get custom handcuffs:

Expert Men 29-, 30-39, 40-49, 50+
Expert Women All
Sport Men 17-, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+
Sport Women 34-, 35+
Beginner Men 14-17, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+
Beginner Women 34-, 35+
Beginner Junior Men 10-13
Beginner Junior Women 10-13
Single Speed Expert
Single Speed Sport




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  • Forrest W Williams j.

    Great race! Tom got me for 2nd with a nice pass and kept going. Just could not catch him! Congrats Tom!

    May 19, 2013

    • Tom

      Thanks man! It was fun, well except the traffic jam. ;) Best course in the area in my opinion, but I do prefer it the other direction. Great job keeping that guy off your tail!

      May 19, 2013

  • Pete Sale S.

    Won't make it out this year...have fun!! :)

    May 17, 2013

  • Shawn P.

    My first Mt Bike race ever!

    5 · May 16, 2013

  • Donald F.

    "This area is off limits at any other time, please do not try to pre-ride this course except on race day."

    I wonder if I could pre-ride the course at night?

    May 10, 2013

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