Tinker Classic Cycling Festival & Race – Postponed
It’s “Leadville meets Burning Man” at this three-day bike extravaganza on the outskirts of Death Valley. All ages and skill levels are welcome to a weekend of demos, festival rides on 60+ miles of singletrack, kid stuff, a family-friendly Gravel Gran Fondo through Rhyolite Ghost Town and Death Valley National Park, and the main event: a 100K mountain bike race honoring MTB hall-of-famer Tinker Juarez.
Typically happening every April, the Tinker Classic course is 90% dirt, and made for gravel riders, with an 85K course through Death Valley National Park, Rhyolite Ghost Town, and spectacularly scenic Mojave Desertscapes in and around historic Beatty. Open, Masters, and Single Speed racers will compete by day, then prepare for one hell of a ranch party at night, offering an awards ceremony, live music and entertainment, bonfires and fireworks, and food vendors serving up all kinds of great grub and beer. In addition to the race, this three-day bike expo features demos, group rides, activities for kids, and of course, meeting Tinker Juarez.
Situated at the Spicer Ranch, minutes north of Beatty along the Free-Range Art Highway road trip, the Tinker Classic is two wheels of fun for the amateur and pro rider alike. Transformed by Beatty resident David Spicer, this lush little chunk of land is a 120-working ranch with cows, horses, and wild burros. Throughout the years, David Spicer has transformed trails originally formed by wild burros into miles of singletrack trail, creating one of the best mountain biking trail systems in southwestern Nevada. The ranch also boasts spacious pastures with lush green grass and several freshwater ponds, which provide habitat for a handful of creatures found nowhere else, like the Amargosa Toad. Combining private property with federally managed BLM land, the ranch is open to the public year-round for mountain biking and hiking, with the Tinker Classic Cycling Festival & Race the top annual event.
For more information about visiting Spicer Ranch and becoming part of the annual Tinker Classic, get in touch with event organizers directly at (970) 759-3048.