Calero & Rancho MTB Ride (9/28)

Date:Saturday, September 28, 2019
Location:Rancho Canada del Oro
Casa Loma Rd
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
(Google Maps)
Race Distances:23 Miler, 8 Miler
Start Time:7:00 AM

About the Race

This MTB event will not be a typical traditional race with lots of categories and start times. Be as competitive as you like—every rider will be timed. It’s an incredible and challenging course. Enjoy the opportunity to race in these two incredibly beautiful parks. There is a 150-rider limit.

Volunteers needed: Course assistance, sweeps, response teams on bike, rider check-in, start/finish, timing, and parking. Help out and get a free future race!


Registration fees are as follows:

  • 23 Miles (Open/16+) – $55
  • 8 Miles (Open/13+) – $40

Active military receive a 15% discount. Entry fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. Pre-registered runners may purchase a T-shirt for an additional $20.00 if they register by 10 days before the event.

Online registration will be available through the morning of the race.

Register by Mail
Print a PDF form and mail to us. (To come)

Register at Race
Race day registration is available beginning at 5:50 AM. Please add $10.00 to the above fees.


  • 5:30 AM — Event center opens
  • 5:50 AM — Registration opens
  • 6:45 AM — Trail briefing
  • 7:00 AM — Start of all races

Course Information

Set in the Rancho Canada del Oro Open Space Preserve, the course is a mix of singletrack and dirt roads. It’s a very hilly, and smooth and fast course with no real technical sections.

Time Limits

  • 8 Miler — 90 minutes.
  • 23 Miler — 3 hours.


Pink ribbons will mark the course over to Rancho Canada del Oro to Casa Loma paved road.

Orange ribbons will mark the course from Rancho Canada del Oro back to the finish.

Yellow ribbons: Use caution.

Red ribbons: Riders slow down and proceed with caution.

Map / Elevation Profile

23 Miler

Trailforks course links for 23 Miler

8 Miler

Trailforks etc. to come.

Aid Stations

Two aid stations will be located at the intersections of theLongwall trail and Catamount trail, and at the intersection of Catamount and Bald Peaks, will be provided, with water, Gu Brew, Gu gels, bananas, etc. Bathrooms are available at the Start/Finish line.


If you want to see your rider at Rancho Canada del Oro, you can. Please use extreme caution as you might encounter a very fast moving rider.

Crews/families/friends must be over at Rancho Canada del Oro Parking Lot parked and waiting for their rider at 7:20am.

No crew vehicles entering the preserve or parked in the back overflow lot will be allowed to move until all riders have passed through.

Directions and Parking

Use this Google Maps link for directions.

South of San Jose, Take exit 373 from US-101 S. Continue on Bailey Ave. Take McKean Rd to Casa Loma Rd.

Start/Finish is at the Rancho Cañada del Oro Open Space Preserve parking lot.

Parking is restricted to areas designated as parking areas. Parking is very limited. Two locations to park in the front main parking lot; or the back overflow parking lot on the left.

Carpool if possible please.


All finishers will receive a medal.


Wyndham Garden San Jose Silicon Valley Hotel
located near this event in South San Jose
399 Silicon Valley Blvd
San Jose, CA 95138
(408) 972-7800


Results will be posted at the top after the race.

Images courtesy of Trailforks.

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