The Ride

To all Lost & Found participants, we can't wait for you to experience three brand new and beautiful backcountry routes near Lake Davis!

This is the Sierra so plan on running wider tires with more tread. We recommend at least 40mm wide tires for cyclocross bikes (like WTB Nano 40mm tires), and riding a light, fast rigid mountain bike with 2.0 tires wouldn't be a bad choice either, especially if you are more comfortable on a mountain bike. There are lots of rocks and rain ruts crossing the dirt road sections in numerous spots, so when in doubt, check your speed a little. Although there are sections of gravel and almost 40 miles of road in the approximately 100-mile event, the non-road sections will make you savor the pavement and all the amazing views. The route for 2018 will be smoother than the 2017 route, but there will still be some rough bits - notably at "Vicious Cows", which is featured toward the beginning of the ride.

This year will be much more than just a "gravel grinder"; it will be a rugged and beautiful off-road adventure - Lost Sierra style - so plan accordingly.

"Longest" — approximately 100 mile route - ‘Serious Riders and Racers’

  • Distance meant for race-pacers wanting to test their Strava, strength and mettle; and fit rider athletes looking for a strenuous challenge
  • Eligible for Lost Sierra Triple Crown
  • 6,500 foot elevation gain
  • 65% dirt
  • 4 Aid Stations

"Longer" — approximately 65 mile route - ‘Adventure Rider’

  • Distance meant for a long ride experience while appreciating views and serenity; equivalent to a century road ride
  • 3,500 foot elevation gain
  • 70% dirt
  • 3 Aid Stations

"Long" — approximately 45 mile route - ‘Good Times Rider’

  • Distance meant for seeking social, scenic fun ride, laughs, and great views
  • 2,000 foot elevation gain
  • 65% dirt
  • 1 Aid Station

Course features 4 theme based aid stations

Elevation Profiles

Lost and Found Elevation Profiles

Course Map

Where the hell is Lake Davis?



Longest ~100 mile route**:

  • Pro Men
  • Pro Women
  • Junior Men 13-18
  • Men 30 & Under
  • Men 31-40
  • Men 41-50
  • Men 51-60
  • Men 61+
  • Junior Women 13-18
  • Women 30 & Under
  • Women 31-40
  • Women 41-50
  • Women 51+
  • Singlespeed open ages

Longer ~65 mile route:

  • Junior Men 13-18
  • Men 30 & Under
  • Men 31-40
  • Men 41-50
  • Men 51-60
  • Men 61+
  • Junior Women 13-18
  • Women 30 & Under
  • Women 31-40
  • Women 41-50
  • Women 51+
  • Singlespeed open ages

Long ~45 mile route:

  • Men open ages
  • Women open ages

**100 mile racers are eligible to compete in the Lost Sierra Triple Crown race series - Click for more information


All categories will stage at least 15 minutes prior to start time for instructions on completing the ride. Ride start will be as follows:

8:30 – 100 mile Pro Men and Pro Women, Singlespeed
8:35 – 100 mile Amateur riders 30 and under
8:40 – 100 mile Amateur riders 31-40
8:45 – 100 mile Amateur riders 41-50
8:50 – 100 mile Amateur riders 51 and over
9:30 – 65 mile riders 30 and under
9:35 – 65 mile riders 31-40
9:40 – 65 mile riders 41 and over
10:00 – 45 mile ALL riders

Many will choose to ride, rather than race and take advantage of the views, the libations and the serenity.

There will be a dedicated course sweep for 95, 65 and 45 mile routes. 

The Ride will be held rain, shine, sleet or snow. In the event of extreme weather or natural disaster, the ride may be shortened, postponed or canceled without refund.



During a “Rolling Closure”, vehicle traffic will be stopped and controlled by course officials and/or law enforcement to ensure rider safety and to keep the peloton moving swiftly. Once the peloton has passed through, the intersection will re-open to vehicle traffic. Rolling Closures are estimated to take no more than 10 minutes at each intersection. Riders riding behind the peloton must obey all rules of the road, as there will be no Rolling Closures in place.



Please note that for rider safety and permit compliance, STBS must enforce strict cutoff times at the listed locations and times:

  • 12:30pm at Intersection I (mile 24.7) – 100 and 65-mile riders must divert to the 45-mile course.
  • 12:00pm at Aid station 2 (mile 32) – 100-mile riders must divert to the 65-mile course.
  • 1:00pm at Aid station 1 – All outgoing riders must return straight to Coot Bay via Crocker Mt.

Ride Map

If at anytime an STBS staff member, or a member of the emergency response team, determines a rider is physically unable to complete the event within the allotted timeframe. You must accept a ride back to the emergency response center at the Coot Bay Start/Finish area.

Course officials reserve the right to remove and “DNF” any rider from the event that is deemed incapable of safely finishing the course for any reason.

If you do not make the cut-off time or are unable for any reason to finish, please DO NOT go through the finish line as it will foul-up our results!


There will be five aid stations, located less than 26 miles apart throughout route.
They’ll be stocked with fresh water and energy snacks.
Garbage cans will be placed at aid stations to dispose of any trash. 


Post Ride

  • A post event party will be provided for participants after they finish along with food, awards, donation drawing and entertainment. Food feed will be starting at 12:00PM through approximately 5:00PM and will continue in Portola with the 100 mile podiums and other festivitles.
  • Awards for 45 and 65 mile racers scheduled to start at 3pm. 100 mile results will be posted, but awards will kick off the Portola festivities, in town.
  • Beer will be provided by our beer sponsors: The Brewing Lair and The Brewer's Cabinet.


Event parking will be available along County Road 112. Be sure to park completely off road surface, clear of the white fog line. Vehicles not parked off roadway will be towed at owner expense. Race promoter will provide a team of volunteers responsible for parking and directing traffic during the venue hours.


MORE INFO: This event is under special use permit with the Plumas National Forest. Non-Discrimination Notice. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agricultural policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA Director Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9310 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.