Upcoming Horseback Riding, Running & Cycling Events

March 2013 Calendar

Mar 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th: 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.

Mar 1st, 4th, 8th, 11th, 15th, 18th, 22nd, 25th, 29th: 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.

Mar 2nd: Lost Trail Half Marathon Run, Granite Bay, www.ultrasignup.com.

Mar 2nd: Mountain Bike Clinic & Ride, 9:00a.m. – 12:00p.m., led by Tom Peterson.  Preregister with julie@arconservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

Mar 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 16th, 17th, 18th: Backcountry Skiing with a Professional Ski Guide, www.sugarbowl.com.

Mar 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th: 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.

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

Mar 5th: Canyon Keepers meeting at Canyon View Community Center (5:45 – snacks, 6:15 – meeting), www.canyonkeepers.org.

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

Mar 7th: Spring Wildflowers of the Foothills slide show, 6:30p.m. – 8:00p.m.  Presentation by California Native Plant Society.  Preregister with julie@arconservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

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 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th: Cardiac Bypass Hike & Tailgate Party, 6:00p.m., www.meetup.com/sachikinggroup.

Mar 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th: Equestrian Trail Riding training with Russ, 1:00p.m. – 4:00p.m.  Preregister at 530-305-1977 or Coolhillsrider@gmail.com.

Mar 8th, 9th: American Endurance Ride Conference Convention at Grand Sierra Resort Reno, www.aerc.org (trade show, speaker seminars, awards, tack swap).

Mar 9th: Wakamatsu Historical Tour, 10:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.  Preregister with julie@arconservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

Mar 9th: Lake Clementine Trail – Hike, 10:00a.m. – 12:00p.m., led by Kay Osborn.  Preregister with julie@arconservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

Mar 9th: Way Too Cool 50K Run, www.ultrasignup.com.  ASRA Cool staging area closed, 800 participants anticipated.

Mar 9th: NATRC Region 1 (Competitive Trail Riding) Convention at Bothwell Art Center in Livermore.  Preregister at www.natrcregion1.org.  Contact Linda.thomason@comcast.net or 510-651-9470 (trade show & speaker seminars).

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

Mar 10th: Cool Mountain Bike Race, www.auburnbikeworks.com.  ASRA Cool staging area closed, 250 participants anticipated.

Mar 13th: American Canyon – Western States Trail Hike (Seniors).  Contact Sheila at 530-886-0673 or www.sierraclub.org.

Mar 13th: Spring Speaker Series – Fire on the Mountain, what to do if you encounter fire on the trail, 6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m.  Preregister at www.tahoerimtrail.org.

Mar 16th: Stevens Trail Day Hike.  Meet at trailhead at 9:00a.m.  Contact Carroll at canasta@wizwire.com or www.sierraclub.org.

Mar 16th: Wildlife and Birding Mountain Bike Expedition, Folsom Lake in Granite Bay, 9:00a.m. – 1:00p.m.  Preregister at www.rei.com/outdoorschool.

Mar 16th: Tillotson Trail Historical Hike, 9:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.  Preregister with julie@arconservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

Mar 17th: Wildlife and Birding Kayak Expedition, Negro Bar on Lake Natoma, 8:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.  Preregister at www.rei.com/outdoorschool.

Mar 17th: Sierra Crest Snowshoe Trek, Kirkwood backcountry trails, www.kirkwood.com or 209-258-7248.

Mar 17th: Auburn State Recreation Area 12 Mile Loop Hike.  Meet at American River Confluence.  Contact Greg at 916-989-5377, www.sierraclub.org.

Mar 17th: Salmon Falls Ranch Preview & Fundraiser Trail Hike.  Preregister with julie@arconservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

Mar 17th: St. Patrick’s Day Equestrian Ride at Deer Creek Hills, 10:00a.m. – 2:00p.m.  Contact Gina at 916-612-3719 or outreach@sacramentovalleyconservancy.org.

Mar 17th: Divide Horsemen’s Association Clinic with Marta Michilizzi at Cool Hills Ranch.  Contact pgcool4@sbcglobal.net or Katie at 530-885-6399.

Mar 17th: Fuzzy Wuzzy Open Schooling Show at the Loomis Basin Horsemen’s Arena.  Contact Cheryl at 916-202-7851 or mlaha@vfr.net.

Mar 19th: The World from a Bicycle (pictorial tour) at Sierra College, 6:30p.m. – 9:30p.m., www.sccommed.org.

Mar 19th: Gold Country Endurance Riders monthly meeting at Joe Caribe Bistro (6:00p.m. – dinner and 7:00p.m. – meeting), www.gcer.org.

Mar 20th: PG & E Trail Hike (Seniors).  Meet at Quarry parking lot, 9:30a.m.  Contact Sheila at 886-0673 or www.sierraclub.org.

March 20th: Loomis Basin Horsemen’s Association meeting at Loomis Round Table Pizza (6:30p.m. – eat and 7:00p.m. – meeting).  Dr. Eduardo DeLaCruz will talk about how horse’s feet work, www.garlic.com/~lbha/.

Mar 23rd: Snowshoe Social & Race, benefiting Truckee Tahoe Humane Society, www.northstarattahoe.com.  Dogs will be allowed on the cross-country course.

Mar 23rd: Western States Trail – Volunteer Trail Work Days, www.wser.org.

Mar 23rd: Native American History Hike at Deer Creek Hills.  Contact Gina at 916-612-3719 or outreach@sacramentovalleyconservancy.org.

Mar 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 24th: A Cheesy Springtime Stroll at Jollity Farms in Garden Valley, 4:30p.m. – 6:00p.m.  Preregister with julie@arconservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

Mar 24th: Knickerbocker Canyon 10K/Half Marathon/30K Trail Runs, www.ultrasignup.com.  150 participants anticipated at ASRA Cool staging area.

Mar 24th: Dirty Secret Trail Running, Auburn Overlook.  50 runners anticipated.

Mar 27th: Spring Speaker Series – Equines on the Tahoe Rim Trail: Speaker Panel (preparation tips), 6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m.  Preregister at www.tahoerimtrail.org.

Mar 30th: The Mountain Bike Triathlon, 200 yard swim/6 mile mountain bike/2 mile trail run, Granite Bay, www.tbfracing.com.

Apr 6th: American River 50 Mile Run, www.ultrasignup.com.  800 participants anticipated.

Upcoming Months

Apr 6th: The Ice Breaker Triathlon & Ice Breaker Dash, Granite Bay.

Apr 7th: Jim Brown/Cool Fitness & Northside School/Knickerbocker Loop (30 participants).

Apr 7th, 10th, 14th, 21st, 24th, 28th: Dirty Secret Trail Training (50 participants).

Apr 20th: Electric Run, Sacramento.

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

Apr 27th: American River Classic 50 Mile Endurance Ride, www.aerc.org.

May 11th: Folsom Lake International, Granite Bay.

May 12th: The Mother’s Day Triathlon, Granite Bay.

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

Jun 1st: Tevis Cup Educational/Fun Ride, www.teviscup.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.

Oct: Annual Fall Mushing Clinic; learn to teach your dogs to pull, Truckee, www.sndd.org.

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