Upcoming Horseback Riding, Running & Cycling Events

August Calendar

Aug 4: Canyon Keepers monthly meeting at the Canyon View Community Center in Auburn, 471 Maidu Dr., 6:15p.m., canyonkeepers.org.

Aug 6, 7: Elegant Ears Mule Club Annual Tell’s Creek Campout Work Days, facebook.com/elegantears.muleclub.

Aug 7: Sunset Photography Class at the Olmstead Loop Trailhead, 6:30p.m. – sunset., rei.com/outdoorschool.

Aug 8: Twilight Trail Adventure Runs 5k & 10k, Auburn, ultrasignup.com. or twilighttrailadventure.com.

Aug 8: Sierra Crest 30k & 50k Runs, Truckee, ultrasignup.com.

Aug 8: Emigrant Lake Hike, 8:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.  Preregister with julie@arconservancy.org or 530-621-1224.  Easy-moderate 8 mile hike.

Aug 8: Susan B. Anthony 5k Run, chipsrunning.com or ultrasignup.com.

Aug 8, 9: Cool Moon 100 mi/100k/50 mi/25 mi/14 mi/100 mi team relay runs, elementalrunning.com, ultrasignup.com.

Aug 8, 15, 22, 29: Sierra Foothill’s Cycling Club Casual Intro Road Bike Ride geared for new riders, 8:30a.m., charm.sfcc@sbbmail.com or 530-210-7147.  Routes and Leaders change.

Aug 10: 7th Benefit for All About Equine Animal Rescue at El Dorado Saloon in El Dorado Hills, 11:30a.m. – 9:00p.m., allaboutequine.org.

Aug 11: Echo Peak Day Hike along the Pacific Crest Trail.  10 miles round trip starting at 7300 elevation.  Contact greatstuff959@hotmail.com, 916-966-0531 or sierraclub.org.

Aug 11, 18, 25: Tuesday Interval Track Workout, 6:00p.m.  Temporary location at Railroad Park in Auburn, meetup.com/Auburn-Running-Company/events.

Aug 12: Meteor Shower Hike, 7:00p.m – 11:00p.m.  Meet at Foresthill Road Trailhead, rei.com/outdoorschool.

Aug 12: A Walk thru History Hike on Donner Summit.  Contact Sheila at 530-886-0673 or sierraclub.org.

Aug 12 – 16: NevadaCountyFair.com, Grass Valley.

Aug 13: S. Fork American River Clean-up, 9:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.  Contact arconservancy.org or 530-621-1224 for more information.

Aug 14 – 16: Tri-Cities Horsemen Ride – Camp at Wright’s Lake, tri-citieshorsemen.org.

Aug 14, 28: Hammerin’ Wheels Mountain Bike Friday at Hidden Falls Regional Park, 9:30a.m.

Aug 15: Tahoe Sierra 100 Off-Road Mountain Bike Century at Soda Springs, northlanderevents.com/events.

Aug 16: Run on the Sly, Pollock Pines, runonthesly.com.

Aug 16: Learn to Kayak class for seniors at Lake Natoma, 9:00a.m. – 1:00p.m., rei.com/outdoorschool.

Aug 18: Gold Country Endurance Riders monthly meeting at Black Bear Diner in Auburn (6:00p.m. – dinner, 7:00p.m. – meeting), gcer.org.

Aug 19: Divide Horsemen Association’s monthly meeting at Greenwood Community Center (6:30p.m. – potluck; 7:00p.m. – meeting), divideha.org.

Aug 20: Wendell Robie Trail Hike with Barry, canyonkeepers.org.  Meet at the Olmstead Loop in Cool, 8:45a.m.

Aug 22: Lover’s Leap Hike, 8:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.  Hike along the old Pony Express Trail in an area recognized for its superior granite rock climbing.  Contact julie@arconservancy.org or 530-621-1224.

Aug 22: Squaw 2 Alpine 10k Run Challenge.  Proceeds benefit the Humane Society, tahoetrailrunning.com or squawalpine.com.

Aug 22: Pioneer Spirit 50 Mile Run & Relay at the Cool staging area, singletrackrunning.com or ultrasignup.com.

Aug 22: Kayak Day Tour – Consumnes River Preserve, 8:30a.m. – 12:30p.m.  Discover the abundant plant and wildlife, rei.com/outdoorschool.

Aug 25: Maud Lake Day Hike from Wright’s Lake.  Contact Jim at 530-756-3973 or cramerjc@gmail.com or sierraclub.org.

Aug 25: Smith Lake Day Hike, in Desolation Wilderness.  Moderately strenuous.  Contact Mike at greatstuff959@hotmail.com, 916-966-0531 or sierraclub.org.

Aug 29: Castle Peak 100k Run, Truckee, ultrasignup.com.

Aug 29: Menage a Trail – Team Trail Trilogy (Run), ultrasignup.com, Cool.   3 person and 3 loops (6 – 7 – 8 mile loops).

Aug 29: Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing Class – Level 1, at the Auburn Quarry, 8:00a.m. – 2:00p.m., rei.com/outdoorschool.

Aug 29: Day of the Horse, offering fun-education-bbq, at Reis Ranch in Penngrove.  Contact 800-732-8220 or reisranch.com.

Aug 30: Buffalo Stampede 10 mile Run, Sacramento, ultrasignup.com.

Aug 30: Standup Paddleboard Tour – Upper Lake Clementine – Level 2, 9:00a.m. – noon, rei.com/outdoorschool.

Upcoming Months:

Sep 4 – 6:  Mother Lode Morgan Horse Show at Murieta Equestrian Center, svmhc.com.

Sep 5:  Camp Far West 30-50-75 mile Endurance Rides, aerc.org or 916-768-5385.

Sep 5:  Mountain Bike Clinic, 9:00a.m. – noon, led by Tom Peterson.  Contact arconservancy.org or 621-1224.

Sep 10 – 13:  Gold Country Fair, Auburn, goldcountryfair.com.

Sep 11 – 13:  Jose Manuel Correia Lopes Working Equitation Clinic, Cool, 916-295-7116 or SandySmythTraining.com.

Sep 12:  Tahoe Sierra Century, tahoesierracentury.com.  60 mi and 100 mi routes.

Sep 12:  Foresthill Divide Heritage Celebration, foresthillchamber.com.

Sep 13:  Robinson Flat 35k & 50k Runs, ultrasignup.com.

Sep 18 – 21:  9th Annual American River Music Festival, americanrivermusic.org.

Sep 19:  Lobster on the River in Coloma, placervillerotary.org.

Sep 19:  Greater Sierra River Clean-up; trash cleanup on various waterways in El Dorado County.

Sep 19:  Gear Up Cycle for Youth, gearupforyouth.com.  40 Mile scenic road bike ride along the Sacramento River; benefits regional youth programs.

Sep 19:  Emerald Bay 7.5 mi & 12k Runs, tahoetrailrunning.com.

Sep 19:  Bad Ass Beer Run in Garden Valley, active.com.

Sep 20:  Ironman Lake Tahoe, ironman.com.

Sep 24:  Draft Horse Classic, nevadafairgrounds.com.

Sep 26:  Ultra Race of Champions half marathon, 50k, 100k, Auburn, ultrasignup.com.

Sep 26, 27:  13th Annual Great Lake Tahoe Bike Race & Ride, tahoebikerace.com.

Oct 1:  General/All Georgetown Divide Equestrian Trails Foundation Members meeting at the Greenwood Community Center (potluck – 6:30p.m.; meeting – 7:00p.m.), gdetf.com.

Oct 3:  Coolest Ride and Tie & Equathon, rideandtie.org.  Various Ride and Tie, Equathon and Run distances.  All proceeds benefit Horses of Honor and Western States Trail Foundation.  Contact susansmythjackson@gmail.com.

Oct 10:  Sacramento Century 20 mi/40 mi/65 mi/100 bike ride, sacramentocentury.com.  Benefits Sacramento Habitat for Humanity.

Oct 18:  Overlook Endurance Runs 50k, 30k, ultrasignup.com or trasonevents.com.

Nov 7:  Pollock Pines Run in the Pines 5k, 10 mi, ½ marathon, 20 mi, 50k Runs, active.com.

Nov 20:  Turkey’s Revenge 5k, 10k Run at Beal’s Point, singletrackrunning.com.

Dec 12:  Auburn’s First Vertical Challenge (approximately .6 mi run) at the American River Confluence, singletrackrunning.com.

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