The Brown Leaf Classic was started in 2016 to bridge the main summer and winter cycling race seasons. The current format is two races: the first is Sunday, September 24 at the POTATO FIELD on the UAF Ski Trails. The second will be at Birch Hill Sunday, October 1. Cross / mountain / fat bikes are all welcome. Both days racing starts at 11 AM. Fields will start according to class size. Some classes may be combined with others to have a more competitive race.
The UAF course will go around the Potato Field and onto Midnight Express Ski Trail. With a few trips through the woods the course distance will be approximately 1.25 miles per lap with about 150′ of elevation gain. You can expect multiple laps.
The Birch Hill course will go around the Birch Hill Ski Area Trails. With a few trips through the woods the course distance will again be approximately 1.25 miles per lap.
OPEN MEN – Race will be approximately 45 minutes
OPEN/MASTERS/SPORT – Race will be approximately 35 minutes
SPORT/MASTERS MEN – Race will be approximately 35 minutes
JUNIOR RACERS – Race will be approximately 25 minutes
LITTLE PEOPLE – Race will be approximately 10 minutes
Helmets and club membership are required. Once the minimum number of racers is achieved start times for each class will be announced. Use the following links for registration:
- Brown Leaf Classic, September 24 at the UAF Potato Field
- Brown Leaf Classic, October 1 at Birch Hill Recreation Area
There is a $5 charge per rider for the race and an additional $0.30 charge that goes to the registration provider. Youth (13 and over) and Little People Racers (12 and under) are free.