Upcoming Horseback Riding, Running & Cycling Events

May Calendar

May: The 137th Kentucky Derby.

May 3: The Canyons 50k Run, ultrasignup.com. Foresthill to Swinging Bridge & back, along the Western States Trail.

May 3: Weimar Institute Trails Hike. Contact Imelda at 916-508-4441 or sierraclub.org.

May 3: Mountain Bike Clinic & Ride led by Tom Peterson, 9:00a.m. – noon. Contact 530-621-1224 or julie@arconservancy.org to register and for more information.

May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31: Casual short or long road bike rides. Meet at Flower Farm Coffee House in Loomis, 9:30a.m. Contact Charlene at 210-7147 or charm.sfcc@sbbmail.com (Sierra Foothills Cycling Club). Other rides available at sfcyclists.com.

May 5, 12, 19, 26: Auburn Hill Hike Revisited, 6:00p.m., meetup.com/Roseville-Trail-Bike-Jog-Run-Club. Starts at Railhead Park in Auburn.

May 6: California State Parks are Great Places Expo at the North Lawn, State Capital, 11:30a.m. – 1:30p.m.

May 6: Mike Lynch (from Auburn State Recreation Area) will be the guest speaker at Auburn’s Canyon View Community Center, 6:15p.m. meeting, canyonkeepers.org.

May 6: Loon Lake to Bassi Falls Hike, sierraclub.org. Contact Mike at greatstuff959@hotmail.com or 916-966-0531.

May 6, 13, 20, 27: Interval Speed Training at Placer High School track, 6:00p.m., meetup.com/SierraNevadaTrailRunners.

May 7, 21: Auburn State Recreation Area Quarry Trail to Boot Buster Hill Hike, 5:00p.m., meetup.com/sachikinggroup/events.

May 9, 10: Go the Distance 5k Fun Run & 24 Hour Relay, at Del Oro H.S. in Loomis, ultrasignup.com. Proceeds benefit the Loomis Union School District.

May 10: Cronan Ranch Hike, 8:30a.m., canyonkeepers.org. Meet at Pedro Hill staging area.

May 10: Stevens Trail Hike, sierraclub.org. Contact Stan at geezenski2@sbcglobal.net or 916-216-0923.

May 10: 2nd Annual Gold Rush 50k & 100k Runs in Folsom, ultrasignup.com.

May 10: Fleet Feet’s Dirty Secret 5.8 & 10.3 Mile Runs in Cool, dirtysecrettrailrun.com. Proceeds benefit Project Fit – a nonprofit youth fitness initiative.

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

May 10: Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing at the Auburn State Recreation Area Quarry, 9:00 – 3:00p.m., rei.com/outdoorschool.

May 10: Learn to Kayak Class for Women at Upper Lake Clementine, 10:00a.m. – 2:00p.m., rei.com/outdoorschool.

May 11: California Amgen Bicycle Tour. Stage 1 travels along Hwy 49 through Auburn and Cool.

May 15: Discovering & Mapping Emmigrant Trails to the West. John Winner (President, California/Nevada Chapter of the Oregon –California Trails Association) and Dee Owens (trail mapper and webmaster) will discuss work being done in the El Dorado National Forest. Register with julie@arconservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

May 17: Guided moderate horseback trail rides with some trotting. Ride from various local staging areas. Contact Kit at cj1myers@aol.com for directions and information. Sponsored by El Dorado Equestrian Trails Foundation.

May 17: 3rd Annual Coloma River 5k, 10k, 10 mile Runs, ultrasignup.com. Proceeds benefit JDRF which funds Type 1 Diabetes.

May 17: Alpine Scrambles – Conditioning and Preparation for Mountaineering, 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. Contact clindse@rei.com or 916-759-3440.

May 17: Sensory Clinic for Horse and Rider sponsored by Sacramento County Sheriff’s Search & Rescue.  Contact Karen at 916-698-0343 or sensory@sacsar.com.

May 17: Jenkinson Lake Hike, sierraclub.org. Contact John at 916-967-1018.

May 17: Dru Barner campground cleanup and guided horseback trail ride, EDETF.net@gmail.com or http://EDETF.weebly.com.

May 17: 5th Anniversary All About Equine Animal Rescue presents Boots & Bling BBQ, Auction, Dance, 5:00p.m. For more information, 916-520-4223 or allaboutequine.org.

May 17, 18: Competitive (judged) Trail Ride at Spenceville Wildlife Area. Contact Kim at 916-276-3033 or foxworthykim@yahoo.com, thesfha.org (Sierra Foothills Horseman’s Association).

May 17 – 18: Lake Paddle & Camping (Class) at Lake Clementine, sierraclub.org. Contact Ann at annprentiss@gmail.com or 510-508-6433.

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

May 18: Jenkinson Lake Hike, 10:00a.m. – 2:00p.m., led by Donna Orth. Register at 530-621-1224, arconservancy.org.

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

May 20: Gold Country Endurance Riders monthly meeting, at Joe Caribe’s in Auburn (6:00p.m. – dinner/7:00p.m. – meeting), gcer.org.

May 21: Foresthill Divide Loop Hike, sierraclub.org. Contact Sheila at 530-886-0673.

May 21: Placer County Resource Conservation District to speak about Pasture Management, Soil Erosion, Water, and tips for keeping animals and pastures healthy at the Loomis Basin Horsemen’s Association meeting at 7:00p.m. (at Loomis Round Table Pizza), garlic.com/~lbha.

May 21: Divide Horsemen’s Association General Meeting at Greenwood Community Center (6:30p.m. – lasagna night/7:00p.m. – meeting), divideha.org.

May 22 – 23: Overnight Kayaking – Sierra Nevada Lakes. Contact clindse@rei.com or 916-759-3440.

May 24: Trail maintenance day along the South Fork of the American River Trail System. Contact Kristin@arconservancy.org or 621-1224.

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

May 24: Wilderness Survival: 3 Season Skills at Auburn State Recreation Area Quarry, 9:00a.m. – 3:00p.m., rei.com/outdoorschool.

May 24 – 26: Western States 100 Mile Run Training Camp – Memorial Day weekend, ultrasignup.com. All runners welcome.

May 25: Dru Barner Memorial Fun Ride, sponsored by El Dorado Equestrian Trails Foundation. Proceeds benefit our local trails, edetf.net.

May 25: Sunday Casual road bike ride. Meet at the Loomis Train Depot at 10:00a.m. Contact ted.herr@yahoo.com or sfcyclists.com.

May 25: Rock Climbing Rescue Class at Auburn State Recreation Area Quarry, 9:00a.m. – 3:00p.m., rei.com/outdoorschool.

May 25: Learn to Kayak Class at Upper Lake Clementine, 10:00a.m. – 2:00p.m., rei.com/outdoorschool.

Upcoming Months:

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

Jun 13 – 15: Horse Expo at Cal Expo.

Jun 15: She Rocks the Trails 10k & 25k Runs in Auburn, ultrasignup.com.

Jun 22: Equestrian Poker Ride at Spenceville Wildlife Area. Contact Kim at 916-276-3033 or foxworthykim@yahoo.com, thesfha.org (Sierra Foothills Horseman’s Association).

Jun 26 – 29: USA Track and Field Championships at California State University Sacramento’s Hornet Stadium.

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.

Aug 9: Cool Moon 100 mile, 50 mile, 25 mile, half marathon runs, elementalrunning.com.

Oct 11: Pioneer Spirit 50 mile run, elementalrunning.com.

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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