The Heart of Gold bike ride supports efforts in Nevada County to improve mental wellness and reduce the impact of anxiety, depression and trauma that can lead to unhealthy choices and suicide among young people.
It takes a community to provide the tools and resources for young people to grow into healthy adults. Proceeds from the race will benefit organizations committed to helping youth in Nevada County thrive.
When you register, you have the option of furthering your contribution by adding an optional donation or purchasing a commemorative event t-shirt. The Race: Heart of Gold Gravel explores remote roads north and east of Nevada City, California. The course features a mix of pavement, smooth and rough gravel roads, ripping descents and prolonged, steady climbs. You will cross the Yuba River twice, and make your way through historic parks and tiny hamlets like North Bloomfield and Washington. Topping it all off, the course features ribbons of singletrack before making your way back to Nevada City.