Upcoming Horseback Riding, Running & Cycling Events

October Calendar

Oct 6: Canyon Keepers monthly meeting at the Canyon View Community Center in Auburn, 471 Maidu Dr., 6:15p.m., canyonkeepers.org.  Gus Thompson, 26 year Auburn Journal reporter will present his perspective of living nearby from a historical and recreational viewpoint.

Oct 6: Georgetown Divide Chamber meeting at Cool Beerwerks, 5:30p.m. – 7:30p.m.

Oct 7: Ecologist Kate Gazzo will speak on Climate Change & Resilient Plants, 7:00p.m. – 8:30p.m.  Contact (530)621-1224 or julie@arconservancy.org.

Oct 8: Trail Running For Beginners, 3 – 6 miles.  Meet at Northside Elementary School in Cool, 6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m.  Contact leader @ (775)315-0710 or meetup.com/Auburn-Running-Company/events.

Oct 9, 16, 23, 30: Hammerin’ Wheels Mountain Bike Friday at Hidden Falls, 9:30a.m., motherlodetrails.org.

Oct 10: Sacramento Century 20 mi/40 mi/65 mi/100 mile bike rides, sacramentocentury.com.  Sponsored by American Veterans and Sacramento Habitat for Humanity.

Oct 10: Euchre Bar Massacre 25 mile and 50 mile Runs along the North Fork of the American River, ultrasignup.com.

Oct 10: Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk, 9:00a.m. – 2:00p.m., outofthedarknessauburn.com.

Oct 10: Folsom Lake Ultra Trail 110k Run, singletrackrunning.com.  Run starts in Auburn.

Oct 10: Two Sly 30k Race (Partner Race) at Jenkinson Lake, one10trailseries.com.

Oct 10: Tour de Rocklin family ride, 20 mile and 100k bike rides to benefit local non-profits, rocklin.ca.us.

Oct 11: Sierra Foothill’s Horsemen’s Association Competitive Trail Ride at Spenceville Wildlife Preserve, thesfha.org.

Oct 11: Rock Climbing Anchors Class – Natural Fixed Protection, at the Auburn State Recreation Area Quarry, 9:00a.m. – 3:00p.m., rei.com/outdoorschool.

Oct 11: Trekking Pole Techniques at the Olmsted Loop Trailhead, 10:00a.m. – noon, rei.com/outdoorschool.

Oct 11, 18, 25: Sunday Sundaze moderate level training road bike ride, 40+ miles in and around Auburn, sfcyclists.com.

Oct 12, 19, 26: Auburn Hills Hike – Beginner/Intermediate.  Meet at the Railroad Yard in Auburn, 6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m., meetup.com/Roseville–Trail–Bike–Jog–Run–Club/events.

Oct 17: That Diamond Run 10k and half marathon Runs in Cool, ultrasignup.com.

Oct 17: The Sierra Trail Half Marathon & 5k Runs at Folsom Lake SRA, totalbodyfitness.com.

Oct 17: That Dam(n) Run Trail Races – 10k & half marathon, 8:00a.m. – 1:00p.m. at Northside Elementary School, damntrailruns.com or meetup.com/Auburn-Running-Company/events.

Oct 17, 31: New Volunteer Orientation for All About Equine Animal Rescue, 9:00a.m. – 11:00a.m., allaboutequine.org in El Dorado Hills.

Oct 18: Folsom Lake Mounted Patrol Qualification Tests – Granite Bay Horseman’s Assembly Area, 9:00a.m. – 2:00p.m., motherlodetrails.org.

Oct 18: 50 Mile Mountain Bike Race, 1 – 4 person relay at Folsom Lake SRA, totalbodyfitness.com.

Oct 18: Sierra Foothills Horsemen’s Association Poker Trail Ride at Spenceville Wildlife Area, thesfha.org.

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

Oct 20: Gold Country Endurance Riders monthly meeting (6:00p.m. – dinner, 7:00p.m. – meeting), gcer.org.

Oct 21: Meteor Shower Hike – Sierra, at Foresthill Road Trailhead, 5:30p.m. – 9:30p.m., rei.com/outdoorschool.

Oct 21: Divide Horsemen Association’s general meeting at Heart to Heart Winery in Pilot Hill, divideha.org. for details.

Oct 21: In the Footsteps of Greatness: John Muir Trail Fast & Light, 7:00p.m. – 8:30p.m., rei.com/outdoorschool.  Class is led by author/adventurer Josh Mathe.

Oct 21: Lake Clementine Trail Hike.  Meet at the American River Confluence at 9:30a.m.  Contact Sheila or canyonkeepers.org.

Oct 24: Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing Class – Level 1, 9:00a.m. – 3:00p.m., rei.com/outdoorschool.

Oct 31: Happy Halloween!

Nov 7: Pollock Pines Run in the Pines 5k/10 mile/half marathon/20 mile/50k Runs, active.com.

Upcoming Months:

Nov 12: 21st annual Cowpoke Fall Gathering at the Blue Goose Fruit Shed in Loomis.  Poets, Singers, and Storytellers, cowpokefallgathering.com.

Nov 15: Golden Rattle 10k, 25k, 50k Runs in Auburn, ultrasignup.com or one10trailseries.com.

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

Nov 20 – 22: Mountain Mandarin Festival at the Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn.

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

Feb 19, 20: AERC Convention in Reno, aerc.org.

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