Upcoming Horseback Riding, Running & Cycling Events

February 2013 Calendar

Feb 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd: Bella Fiore Ladies Cycling on American River Bike Trail at Beal’s Point, 9:00a.m.  Contact Niki at nikiart5@yahoo.com, www.bicycleemporium.com.

Feb 1st, 4th, 8th, 11th, 15th, 18th, 22nd, 25th: Ski with a Ranger at Heavenly Valley Ski Resort, 10:00a.m. -1:00p.m.  Tour explores the natural and cultural history of the Lake Tahoe Basin.  Contact Megan at 530-543-2618 or mldee@fs.fed.us for more information.

Feb 2nd: Women’s Intermediate Snowshoe Trek on single-track trails at Northstar.  Contact the Telemark and Snowshoe Center at 530-562-3270 or www.northstarattahoe.com.  Feb 2nd:  35th annual Jed Smith 30K/50K/50M Ultra Classic Run on the American River Parkway, www.ultrasignup.com.

Feb 2nd: Snowshoe Running Race at the Royal Gorge, www.sugarbowl.com.

Feb 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd: Sierra Foothills Cycling Club Intro Rides.  Ride from Flower Farm Coffee House in Loomis, 10:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.  Contact Charlene at charm.sfcc@sbbmail.com or 530-210-7147.

Feb 3rd: North Fork American River 6 Mile Hike.  Meet at Confluence.  Call John at 916-967-1018 or www.sierraclub.org.

Feb 5th, 9th: Pig Farm to Training Hill Loop back to Olmstead Loop Trail Hike, 5:30p.m.,


Feb 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th: Cool Fitness Running Club weekly run at the Olmsted Loop, 8:45a.m., www.meetup.com/Cool-Fitness-Trail-Runners.

Feb 9th: American Canyon Ultramarathon & Trail Race 15K/25K/50K, www.sierrapacificendurance.com.

Feb 10th: Sierra Crest Snowshoe Trek, a guided hike into the backcountry.  Contact Cross Country Center at Kirkwood, 209-258-7248.

Feb 10th: The Love Ride, 40Mile – 60Mile – 100Mile road bike ride around the Buttes, 6:30a.m. – 12:00p.m.  Pre-register at www.chicovelo.org.

Feb 13th: Quarry Trail to Murderer’s Bar Hike (Seniors).  Meet at Quarry Trail parking lot, 9:45a.m.  Contact Sheila at 530-886-0673 or www.sierraclub.org.

Feb 14th: Valentine’s Day.

Feb 16th: US Forest Service Sawyer Training, 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.  Learn how to use a chain saw on our local trails.  Contact John at jbrandt@parks.ca.gov.

Feb 16th: Hidden Falls Hike, 9:15a.m.  Contact Carroll at canasta@wizwire.com or www.sierraclub.org.

Feb 16th: Western States 100 Training Run, Green Gate to Finish, www.ws100.com.

Feb 16th: Wildlife & Birding Kayak Expedition at Cosumnes River Preserve, 8:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.  Pre-register at www.rei.com/outdoorschool.

Feb 16th: Down & Dirty Duathlon Mountain Bike Race & Run at Granite Beach, 7:00a.m. – registration.  For more information, www.tbfracing.com.

Feb 16th: Winter Wildlife Snowshoe Tracking Tour at Donner Summit Sno-Park, 8:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.  Pre-register at www.rei.com/outdoorshool.

Feb 20th: Snowshoe Hike (Seniors) at China Wall.  Contact Sheila at 530-886-0673 or www.sierraclub.org.

Feb 20th: Loomis Basin Horsemen’s Association meeting at Loomis Round Table Pizza (6:30p.m. – eat/7:00p.m. – meeting).  Kathie Perry will talk about the Tevis 100 Mile in One Day Ride, www.garlic.com/~lbha/.

Feb 23rd: Royal Gorge Full Moon Tour at Summit Station, www.sugarbowl.com.  For more information, call 530-426-3871.

Feb 23rd: Formidable 50K/25K/15K/7Mi Runs at the Olmstead Loop, 5:00a.m.

Feb 23rd: Quarry Trail to Murderer’s Bar Hike, 9:30a.m. – 2:00p.m.  Pre-register with julie@arconservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

Feb 23rd: Snow Detectives with Tahoe Institute for Natural Science, 10:00a.m. – 1:00p.m.  2 mile easy snowshoe hike exploring winter animal habits, survival skills and tracks.  Pre-register at www.tahoerimtrail.org.

Feb 24th: Deer Creek Hills Preserve Equestrian Ride, 10:00a.m. – 2:00p.m.  Located near Folsom.  Pre-register with Gina at 916-612-3719 or outreach@sacramentovalleyconservancy.org.

Mar 7th: El Dorado Equestrian Trails Foundation general meeting at Greenwood Community Center (6:30p.m. – potluck and 7:00p.m. – meeting), www.edetf.net.

Mar 8th, 9th: American Endurance Ride Conference Convention at Grand Sierra Resort Reno, www.aerc.org.

Mar 9th: Way Too Cool 50K Run, www.ultrasignup.com.  Sold Out!

Mar 10th: Cool Mountain Bike Race, www.auburnbikeworks.com.

Upcoming Months

Mar 3rd:  Open Schooling Show, 9:00a.m.  Contact Jody at fair@eldoradocountyfair.org or 530-621-5860.

Mar 9th – 10th:  Foresthill Winter Classic Sled Dog Races, www.sndd.org/races.html.

Mar 23rd:  WS100 Volunteer Trail Work Days, www.ws100.com.

Mar 24th:  Knickerbocker Canyon 10K, ½ Marathon, 30K Run, www.insidetrail.com.

Apr 6th:  American River 50 Mile Run, www.ultrasignup.com.  Sold Out!

Apr 22nd:  Auburn Endurance Capital Marathon, www.endurancemarathon.org.

May 19th:  Auburn Triathlon, www.auburntriathlon.com.

Mar 19th:  The World from a Bicycle, 6:30p.m. – 9:30p.m., www.sccommed.org.

Jun 1st:  Wildest (Road bike) Ride in the West, 40Mi/70Mi/110Mi/140Mi Rides, www.wildestride.com.

Jun 7th – 9th:  Western States Horse Expo – Sacramento, www.horsexpo.com.

Jun 29th – 30th:  40th Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run, www.ws100.com.

Jul 20th – 21st:  Tevis Cup 100 Miles in One Day Ride.

Aug 14th:  Wildest Run in the West, 100K/13.1Mi/10K Runs, www.wildestrun.com.

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