McLaren Park Race Recap

DirtySixer showed up for the 2014 McLaren Park Short Track Challenge ready to rip! Located in San Francisco’s Excelsior neighborhood, McLaren Park is a urban MTB gem full of mixed terrain, from singletrack switchbacks to a sandy sweeper to a punishing tarmac climb.

We got the steel frame race ready and our 6’10” racer wheeled up to the starting line. When the flag dropped, it was an all-out smashfest up tarmac before diving into the first singletrack. The pack bottlenecked here and Team DirtySixer got stuck behind riders that snuck in at the last second…

After that, it was a fight to the finish. The race course lends itself to any type of bike, from long travel full-suspension rigs to skinny tire cyclocrossers. But the 36″ wheel proved itself again at McLaren, providing massive traction, stability, and control through the constantly changing terrain.

After four laps and 55 minutes, the race was in the books. DirtySixer placed 13/30 in sport. Nothing epic, but it was still a great time and our steel bike just ate it up. And, after the initial bottleneck, no one could pass us… We only passed!

Many thanks to the San Francisco Urban Riders for hosting another great race at McLaren Park. We will be there again next year for sure!

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The Steel DirtySixer in the road/touring version, on Frenchman Street, at the 2014 NBA All Star Weekend in New Orleans.

5’10” rider Jean-Michel with a 26er bike and 6’10” rider Ben with the Titanium DirtySixer at the Sea Otter Classic 2013.


6’10” rider Ben L. racing the Titanium DirtySixer at the Sea Otter Classic 2013.


The Titanium DirtySixer in Golden Gate Parc, San Francisco.

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