On March 17th, 2020 the Spicer Ranch suspended all Spring events because “distancing restrictions” had put an undue strain on the town of Beatty, NV and the local shops. It took a little while to work with State and Local authorities to find a suitable a new date. We are excited to announce the event will go forward in 2020 on November 20-21. This should be a great weekend in the middle of cross season when the temperatures in the high desert are usually pleasant and stable.
Now that there is extra time for planning, we are also able to re-imagine the event and bring back the longer competitive race due to popular demand. Last year GRO Races produced the SSCWCX. We had so much fun putting this event on that we all thought why not repeat it every year.
The reimagined Tinker Classic will now include some fun elements from that event, including a fun obstacle style crit race on Friday, complete with the Team Hammersaw Flyer over, a “Breaking Bad” trailer and Jello pit. On Saturday we will return with a longer competitive Classic (Gravel roads on mountain or gravel bikes) Race in addition to the short Gravel Gran Fondo option. Saturday evening, we will have our traditional Ranch Games of Strength, raffle, and party sponsored by Sierra Nevada Brewing. Many of the vendors have already confirmed the date so we are excited to move forward with the fall plan.
You can find more information at Tinkerclassic.com. Registration for the event is scheduled to open on May 3rd.