Upcoming Horseback Riding, Running & Cycling Events

March 2014 Calendar

Mar 1: Skunk Hollow Trail Race 10k & 35k Runs, Magnolia Ranch Trailhead in Coloma, ultrasignup.com.

Mar 1 – 9: Snowfest at North Lake Tahoe & Squaw Valley, tahoesnowfestival.com.

Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29: Casual short or long road bike rides. Meet at Flower Farm Coffee House in Loomis, 9:30a.m. Contact Charlene at (530)210-7147 or charm.sfcc@sbbmail.com (Sierra Foothills Cycling Club). Other rides available at sfcyclists.com.

Mar 2: The Great Ski Race to benefit Tahoe Nordic Search & Rescue, thegreatskirace.com.

Mar 3, 10, 17, 24: Auburn Hill Hike Revisited, 6:00p.m., meetup.com/Roseville-Trail-Bike-Jog-Run-Club. Starts at Railhead Park in Auburn.

Mar 4: Guest Speaker Eric Peach will highlight contents of PARC’s new book “The American River Insider’s Guide to Recreation, Ecology & Cultural History of the North, Middle & South Forks at Auburn’s Canyon View Community Center, 6:15p.m. meeting, canyonkeepers.org.

Mar 4, 11, 18, 25: Interval Speed Training at Placer High School, 6:00p.m., meetup.com/SierraNevadaTrailRunners.

Mar 5: Spring Speaker Series – Equestrian First Aid & Nutrition; considerations when riding in the backcountry, 6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. at Cabela’s Reno, tahoerimtrail.org.

Mar 5, 9: Introduction to Cross-Country Skiing the Sierra – For Seniors, 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. at Tahoe Donner Snowshoe/Cross Country Ski Center, rei.com/outdoorschool.

Mar 5, 19: Upper Stagecoach to Kick A** Hill Hike (Auburn State Recreation Area), 5:00p.m. Members only, meetup.com/sachikinggroup/events.

Mar 6, 13, 20, 27: FATRAC night mountain bike ride (by special permit), FATRAC members only, meetup.com/FATRAC/events. Location changes.

Mar 7: El Dorado Equestrian Trail Foundation General Meeting at Greenwood Community Center (6:30p.m. – potluck/7:00p.m. – meeting), edetf.net.

Mar 8: American Canyon Trail Hike. Meet at Holiday Market in Cool at 9:00a.m., canyonkeepers.org.

Mar 8: Spenceville Day Ride (Equestrian), GoldCountryTrailsCouncil.org.

Mar 8: 25th Annual Way Too Cool 50k Run, “the most sought after 50k in the U.S.”, ultrasignup.com.

Mar 8: Snow Detectives with Tahoe Institute for Natural Science – Animal Tracking Secrets, 10:00a.m. at Tahoe Meadows, tahoerimtrail.org.

Mar 9: ERT – Lake Natoma 13.1 mile/26.2 mile/50K Runs on the American River Bike Trail, ultrasignup.com (Boston Marathon qualifier).

Mar 9: 22nd Annual Cool Mountain Bike Race at the Olmstead Loop in Cool, thecoolmountainbikerace.com.

Mar 9: Loon Lake SPOD (snow play of death, sledding etc), sierraclub.org.

Mar 12, 26: Rock Quarry Trail to Boot Buster Hill Hike (Auburn State Recreation Area), 5:00p.m. Members only, meetup.com/sachikinggroup/events.

Mar 15: Salmon Falls Hike & Birds of the Foothills, 9:00a.m. – 1:00p.m., led by Alissa Fogg from Point Blue Conservation Science. Contact (530)621-1224 to register, arconservancy.org.

Mar 15: Water Crossings on Trails by Horseback with Russ Grossman at Cool Hills Ranch. Contact coolhillsrider@gmail.com to register.

Mar 18: Gold Country Endurance Riders monthly meeting, at Joe Caribe’s (6:00p.m. – dinner/7:00p.m. – meeting), gcer.org.

Mar 19: Spring Speaker Series – Equines on the Tahoe Rim Trail, 6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. at Cabela’s Reno, tahoerimtrail.org.

Mar 19: Dr Langdon Fielding from the Loomis Basin Equestrian Medical Center will discuss Equine Arthritis at the Loomis Basin Horsemen’s Association meeting, garlic.com/~lbha.

Mar 19: Divide Horseman’s General Meeting at Greenwood Community Center (6:30p.m. – potluck/7:00p.m. – meeting), divideha.org.

Mar 22: Intro to Snowshoeing, 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. at Donner Summit Sno-Park, rei.com/outdoorschool.

Mar 22: Olmstead Loop Trail Hike, 9:00a.m. – 2:00p.m., led by Kay Osborn – master gardener & hiker.  Contact (530)621-1224 to register, arconservancy.org.

Mar 22: Bridges Tour Hike. Meet at American River Confluence, 9:00a.m., canyonkeepers.org.

Mar 23: Music on the Divide – Black Irish Band (Irish/Folk), 3:00p.m. at the I.O.O.F. Hall in Georgetown, dividechamber.com.

Mar 23: Mountain Bike the Quarry Trail at 9:00a.m. Call Jim at (916)782-8523, bikehikers.com.

Mar 27: Guest Speaker, Linda Tellington-Jones, at the Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn, 6:00p.m. Contact tevistalks@gmail.com or (530)823-7282 for reservations, teviscup.org.

Mar 27: Slide Presentation of Hikes Along the Forks of the American River, 6:00p.m. – 7:30p.m., led by Sheila Toner – author, historian, Road Scholar leader. Contact (530)621-1224 to register, arconservancy.org.

Mar 29: the Mountain Bike Sprint Triathlon at Granite Beach/Folsom Lake, totalbodyfitness.com/race/events/triathlon.

Mar 29: 4th Annual Dinner Fundraiser at Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn, horsesforhealing.org.

Mar 29: Cowboy Poetry at the Cork & Fork in Cool, dividechamber.com.

Mar 30: Knickerbocker Canyon Trail Run in Cool, 5k/10k/Half Marathon/30k, ultrasignup.com.

Mar 30: El Dorado County road cycling ride at 8:30a.m., starts in El Dorado Hills. Contact Steve at (916)205-3958 or cyclestev@aol.com, bikehikers.com.

Apr 1: Scott Liske will share his 2013 experience of hiking the Tahoe Rim Trail in 16 days at Auburn’s Canyon View Community Center, 6:15p.m. meeting, canyonkeepers.org.

Apr 5: American River 50 mile Run – Folsom, ultrasignup.com.

Apr 5: Equine Wellness Clinic at Auburn Equestrian Center, 10:00a.m. – 3:00p.m., ShowtimeEq.com.

Upcoming Months:

Apr 6: Credit Union SacTown Ten Mile Run around the State Capitol, runsra.org.

Apr 26: Folsom Lake Trail Run – Spring 10k/Half Marathon/35k/50k, ultrasignup.com.

Apr 26: American River Classic 25/50 Limited/Endurance Ride. Contact paul.klentos@gmail.com for more information, aerc.org.

Apr 27: Miners Revenge Half Marathon, Marathon, 2 person relay – Cool, ultrasignup.com.

May 3: The Canyons 50k Run in Foresthill, ultrasignup.com.

May 9: Go the Distance 5k, 24 Hour Run, in Loomis, ultrasignup.com.

May 10: 2nd Annual Gold Rush 100k in Folsom, ultrasignup.com.

May 10: Mother Lode Century Bike Ride, motherlodecentury.com, benefits Friends of El Dorado Trail.

May 11, 12: California Amgen Bicycle Tour.

May 18: 12th Annual Auburn Triathlon, jogrunrace.com.

May 18: Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center 2nd Annual Open House & Equine Health Fair.

May 24: Cool Ride & Tie & Equithon at the Olmstead Loop. 9 mi/12 mi/21 mi events. Proceeds benefit WSTF. Contact Sue at (916)316-2096 or Eve at (916)838-0376.

May 24: Western States 100 Mile Run Training Camp – Memorial Day weekend, ultrasignup.com.

Jun 7: Twilight Trail Adventure 5k & 10k Runs, ultrasignup.com.

Jun 14: She Rocks the Trails 10k & 25k Runs in Auburn, ultrasignup.com.

Jun 28, 29: WS100 Endurance Run – Squaw Valley, wser.org.

Jul 12: Ride & Tie Championships, Georgetown.

Jul 4 -6: Tevis Run Ride & Education Event in Foresthill, teviscup.org.

Jul 19: Gold Country 30/50 Mile Endurance Ride, gcer.org.

Aug 9: Tevis Cup 100 Mile in One Day Ride, teviscup.org.

Oct 11: Cool Ride & Tie & Equithon. 5 mi/9 mi/12 mi/21 mi events. Proceeds benefit WSTF. Contact Sue at (916)316-2096 or Eve at (916)838-0376.

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