Event Info

Bring the right shovel:

This is a mixed terrain pavement/gravel/sand event. Make sure to bring the right shovel. The course is best suited for a gravel bike. A hardtail mountain bike will do if you have fast tires. We recommend having tubeless, 38c or larger tires with some tread.

  1. The all new Canyon Grizl is the perfect cart to strike it rich.
  2. Take our advice and choose from IRC's gravel lineup.

Prospectin’ Pete’s Tip: “I’ll be going with Canyon Grizl for singletrack capabilities, and the IRC Boken Doublecross 42mm, it’s fast rolling for ripping the pavement yet wide enough to handle the soft sandy sections, while providing plenty of grip for the singletrack.

How to Race Paydirt

The old way of all-out racing is not the way at Stetina's Carson City Paydirt. Instead, the Paydirt consists of three timed segments to keep things competitive without separating yourself from dear friends in the dusty west of Nevada's desert. In addition to on-bike racing.

This event is a competitive gravel/dirt/pavement event with awards for top 3 riders in various age and gender groups. Mixed-terrain gravel bikes are the best choice for this race.


There are two official routes, so you get to choose! We are bringing back our Medium distance in 2024: 60 miles and less climbing than the Long course (72 miles and 5,400 ft of elevation gain), it's your pick!

If you're not up to the task of tackling the last climb of the day, you will have the option to bail out near Carson City on Jacks Valley Road. You will not be officially scored unless you complete the last climb of the day on the Paydirt Long route.