Upcoming Horseback Riding, Running & Cycling Events

April 2013 Calendar

Apr 1st, 5th, 8th, 12th: 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.

Apr 2nd: Auburn State Recreation Area Canyon Keepers meeting at Canyon View Community Center in Auburn, 6:30p.m., www.canyonkeepers.org. Gary Hughes will provide a photo slide show.

Apr 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th: Intermediate Road Bike Ride; meet 8:30a.m. at Trailhead Coffee Shop in Penryn. Register with Larry at 916-663-1512 or larry_merlo@yahoo.com, www.sfcyclists.com.

Apr 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th: Cool Fitness Running Club weekly run at the Olmstead Loop, 8:45a.m., www.meetup.com/Cool-Fitness-Trail-Runners.

Apr 4th: Mountain Bike Clinic & Ride led by Tom Peterson, 9:00a.m. – 12:00p.m. Register at 530-621-1224 or julie@arconservancy.org.

Apr 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th: 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.

Apr 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th: Equestrian Trail Training with Russ, 1:00p.m. – 4:00p.m. Register at 530-305-1977 or Coolhillsrider@gmail.com.

Apr 6th: Compassionate Choices Community Breakfast/Biscuits & Gravy Cook-off, 8:30a.m. – 10:30a.m., at Northside School. A fundraiser for HartSong Ranch Animal Sanctuary.

Apr 6th: American River 50 Mile Run, www.ultrasignup.com. 800 participants anticipated. Sacramento Start; Auburn Finish.

Apr 6th: The Ice Breaker Triathlon & Ice Breaker Dash, Granite Bay, www.tbfracing.com/events/icebreakertri.html.

Apr 6th: Olmstead Loop Trail Hike/Native Plants & Pollinators led by Kay Osborn. Register at 530-621-1224 or julie@arconservancy.org.

Apr 6th: Training Hill & Olmstead Loop Trail Hike (moderate – strenuous). Register with John at 916-967-1018, www.sierraclub.org.

Apr 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th: Road Bike Ride (all levels), 10:00a.m. at Flower Farm Coffee House in Loomis. Register with Charlene at 530-210-7147 or charm.sfcc@sbbmail.com, www.sfccyclists.com.

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

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

Apr 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th: Loomis Basin Equine Medical Clinic, 9:00a.m. – 11:00a.m. Drop-in discounted vaccines, 916-652-7645.

Apr 10th: Cronan Ranch (seniors) Hike. Register with Sheila at 530-886-0673, www.sierraclub.org.

Apr 10th, 20th: Salmon Falls Ranch Preview Trail Hike. Register at 530-621-1224 or julie@arconservancy.org.

Apr 13th: Divide Horsemen’s Association Obstacle Clinic with Samantha March at Enchanted April Farm in Pilot Hill, 10:00a.m. – 2:00p.m. DHA members only.

Apr 13th: Sunrise Photography Class at Deer Creek Hills Nature Preserve, 6:00a.m. – 8:30a.m. Register at www.rei.com/outdoorschool.

Apr 13th: Elegant Ears Mule Association Day Ride in Cool. Contact 916-773-6101 for more information.

Apr 13th – 14th: Wilderness First Aid Course, 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. Class is offered by Tahoe Rim Trail (register at www.tahoerimtrail.org.) and Wilderness Medicine Institute.

Apr 13th, 20th: Learn to Kayak at Lake Natoma, 9:30a.m. – 1:30a.m. Register at www.rei.com/outdoorschool.

Apr 14th: Horse Vaccine Clinic at Animal Medical Center/Large Animal Services (promo all day). Call for an appointment, 530-823-0162.

Apr 14th: Intro to GPS Navigation Class at Hidden Falls Regional Park, 10:00a.m. – 3:00p.m. Register at www.rei.com/outdoorschool.

Apr 14th, 20th: Native Grass Enhancement Project at the Olmstead Loop in Cool, 9:00a.m. – 1:00p.m. Contact timtrailhorsethomas@gmail.com or call Tim at 530-889-8676 to volunteer to weed out/enhance native grasses.

Apr 14th, 21st: Wilderness Survival: 3 Season Skills (emergency priorities, shelter, locating/accessing drinking water & making an emergency kit). Register at www.rei.com/outdoorschool.

Apr 16th: Gold Country Endurance Rider’s monthly meeting at Joe Caribe Bistro in Auburn (6:00p.m. dinner; 7:00p.m. meeting), www.gcer.org.

Apr 17th: Divide Horsemen Association’s general meeting at Greenwood Community Center, 6:30p.m. A panel of 6 local trainers will be featured – “Meet the Trainers”.

Apr 17th: Loomis Basin Horsemen’s Association monthly meeting features Folsom State Recreation Area Rangers speaking on the state of the Park at Loomis Round Table Pizza (6:30p.m. eat/7:00p.m. meet), www.garlic.com/~lbha/.

Apr 17th: Folsom Lake Bike Ride, Fish Hatchery to Beals Point & back. Register with Stan at 916-393-5373 or geezenski2@sbcglobal.net, www.sierraclub.org.

Apr 17th: Tamaroo Bar (seniors) Hike, Auburn Overlook to Tamaroo Bar & back. Register with Sheila at 530-886-0673, www.sierraclub.org.

Apr 20th: Essential Camping Skills Class, 9:30a.m. – 2:30p.m. Register at www.rei.com/outdoorschool.

Apr 20th: 5k Electric Run, 8:00p.m. at Cal Expo, www.electricrun.com.

Apr 20th: Dinner & Silent Auction fundraiser at Gold Country Fairgrounds, 4:30p.m. – 9:00p.m., info@horsesforhealing.com.

Apr 21st: Capital City Classic 5K, 10K & Riverfront 10 Mile Run, www.changeofpace.com.

Apr 21st – 28th: Auburn PRCA Rodeo at Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn, www.auburnrodeo.com.

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

Apr 26th – 28th: Litchfield Wild Horse & Burro Adoption (east of Susanville), by appointment at 530-254-6575. Contact 800-545-4256 or www.blm.com for more information.

Apr 27th: Apple Hill Blossom 5K and 10K Trail Run in Camino, www.jandjsportsproductions.com.

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

Apr 27th: Folsom Lake 10K/Marathon/50K Trail Run, www.ultrasignup.com.

Apr 27th: Wildflower (slow paced) Walk on Monroe Ridge led by naturalist Robert Mackler, 10:00a.m. – 1:00p.m. Register at 530-621-1224 or julie@arconservancy.org.

Apr 27th: Training Hill Loop Day Hike. Register with Mike at 916-966-0531 or greatstuff959@hotmail.com, www.sierraclub.org.

Apr 28th: Deer Creek Hills Preserve Equestrian Ride (working cattle ranch), 10:00a.m. – 2:00p.m. Contact Gina at 916-612-3719 or www.sacramentovalleyconservancy.org.

Apr 30th: Hidden Falls Regional Park Day Hike. Register with Mike at 916-966-0531 or greatstuff959@hotmail.com, www.sierraclub.org.

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