Tucked away in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, Downieville embodies the true definition of “destination.” Located over an hour up into the mountains on winding two-lane highways from the closest interstate, Downieville isn’t a town that you pass through on the way to somewhere else. If you drive into Downieville, you’re there for a purpose… and that purpose is probably mountain biking!
While the Downieville Downhill is the marquee ride that everyone’s heard of, the town of Downieville is actually surrounding by a gigantic network of approximately 500 (or more) miles of mountain bike trails. In the crowded land of California, Downieville has plenty of singletrack elbow room, and fresh air to fill your lungs. -mtbgreg1