Upcoming Horseback Riding, Running & Cycling Events

March Calendar

Mar 6: Cool Nooks and Crannies Road Bike Ride from Holiday Market in Cool, 9:00a.m., sfcyclists.com. Contact wiglaura@yahoo.com.
Mar 8: Gold Country Trails Council monthly general meeting at Nevada County Horsemen Clubhouse in Grass Valley, 7:00p.m., goldcountrytrailscouncil.org.
Mar 8, 15, 22, 29: Stray Dog Bicyclists Pack Riders weekly recreational rides, meetup.com/stray-dog-bicycles-pack-riders.
Mar 9: Quarry Trail to Murder’s Bar Hike, canyonkeepers.org. Meet at the Quarry parking lot at 9:45a.m. For more information, contact Sheila at (530)886-0673.
Mar 10: El Dorado County 4H Club meeting at Northside School in Cool, 6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. Contact jmschack4@gmail.com.
Mar 11, 25: Mountain Bike Fridays at Hidden Falls, motherlodetrails.org.
Mar 12: Gold Country Trails Council Spenceville Equestrian Day Ride, goldcountrytrailscouncil.org or motherlodetrails.org.
Mar 12: Placer High School 12th Annual Crab Feed at the Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn, 6:00p.m. – 10:00p.m., placermusic.org.
Mar 12: Born to Roam – volunteer naturalists plan hikes and explorations for young naturalists and their adult companions, scheduled once/month, 10:00a.m. – noon. Preregister with julie@arconservancy.org or (530)621-1224.
Mar 12, 13: Blue Diamond Almonds Shamrock’n ½ Marathon, 5K and Kid’s ½ Mile. Supports Project Fit – a free after school running platform, shamrocknhalf.com.
Mar 13: Sacramento Valley Morgan Horse Club Equestrian Trail Ride in Fair Oaks, motherlodetrails.org.
Mar 14 or Apr 2: Kayaking for Boomers 50+ at Lake Natoma, 11:00a.m. – 2:00p.m. (or 12:00p.m. – 3:00p.m.), auburnrec.com.
Mar 14, 21, 28: Auburn Hills Hike: Beginner/Intermediate. Meet at Pacific Ave./Railroad Park in Auburn, 6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m., meetup.com/Roseville-Trail-Bike-Jog-Run-Club/events.
Mar 15: Gold Country Endurance Riders monthly meeting at Black Bear Diner in Auburn (dinner – 6:00p.m.; meeting – 7:00p.m.), gcer.org.
Mar 15, 22, 29: Interval Speed Training at Placer High School track in Auburn at 6:00p.m., meetup.com/SierraNevadaTrailRunners/events.
Mar 16: Trail Talk: Extraordinary Mountain Biking in the Tahoe Basin, hosted by Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association and Tahoe Rim Trail Association, Reno. Register at rei.com.
Mar 16: Divide Horsemen’s Association’s monthly general meeting, divideha.org.
Mar 18, Apr 1: Victory Velo Mountain Bike Fridays at Auburn Overlook Equestrian Staging Area, motherlodetrails.org.
Mar 19: 2016 “On Tour” Wild & Scenic Film Festival at the State Theater in Auburn, 2:00p.m. – 9:00p.m., livefromauburn.com.
Mar 19: Cool Mountain Bike Race at the Olmstead Loop, presented by ATown Bikes in Auburn, bikereg.com.
Mar 19: Winter Wildlife Survival Snowshoe with Tahoe Institute for Natural Science, tinsweb.org.
Mar 19: Western (beginner level) Guided 4 Mile Loop Hike at Cronan Ranch. Preregister with julie@arconservancy.org or (530)621-1224.
Mar 19: Skunk Hollow Trail Race, Coloma. 10K & 35K Trail Runs, ultrasignup.com.
Mar 19: Folsom Southside Trail Run (38 Mi, 50K, 21Mi, 13.1Mi, 10K, 5K), tctruns.com.
Mar 19, 20: International Volkswalk 10K Hike at Hidden Falls, placerpacers.org.
Mar 20: Mudfactor Seriously Fun 5K Obstacle Run in Sacramento, mudfactor.com.
Mar 20: Map & Compass Level 2 Navigation Class hosted by Sacramento REI, 10:00a.m. – 3:00p.m. Register at rei.com/outdoorschool. Introductory class offered on Mar 22.
Mar 23: Intro to local mountain bike trails – REI Sacramento presentation, 7:00p.m. – 8:30p.m., meetup.com/FATRAC/events.
Mar 26: Knickerbocker Canyon 5K, 10K, ½ Marathon, 35K Trail Runs, insidetrail.com and ultrasignup.com.
Mar 26: WALK – The El Dorado Trail (4th Saturday each month), meetup.com/Placerville-Casual-Hike-Bike.
Mar 26: Windy Point Hike – “Wildflowers with a Twist of History”. A 4 mile moderately strenuous hike above the North Fork of the American River, 10:00a.m. – 2:00p.m. Preregister with julie@arconservancy.org.
Mar 27: Family Snowshoeing Class at Donner Summit SNO-PARK, 10:00a.m. – 3:00p.m., rei.com/outdoorschool.
Mar 27: Happy Easter!
Mar 27: Kanaka Valley Easter Day Hike – a 695 acre valley with diverse plant and animal habitat, links Federal and State public lands. Preregister with julie@arconservancy.org or (530)621-1224.
Apr 2: American River 50 Mile Endurance Run, ar50mile.com.
Apr 2: REI Trail Run Series at ASRA: Run #2 Olmstead Loop, rei.com/outdoorschool, 9:30a.m.
Apr 2: The 2016 Sacramento Giant(s) Riverfront 5K and 10K Runs, register.racepartner.com/sacramentogiantrace.
Apr 2, 3: Wilderness First Aid – Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS. Register at tahoerimtrail.org.
Apr 3: Run Sactown 2016 10 Mile, 5K & Miracle Mile Runs to benefit 170 Children’s Hospitals, runsactown.org.
Apr 4: Dusty Dividers El Dorado County 4 H Club meeting at Marshall Grange, 6:30p.m. – 8:00p.m. Contact dustydividersclubleader@gmail.com.
Apr 5: Canyon Keepers monthly meeting at the Canyon View Community Center, 471 Maidu Dr., Auburn, (refreshments 5:45p.m.; meeting 6:15p.m.), canyonkeepers.org. Speaker/author is Gary Noy.
Apr 6, 13, 20: Mature (horseback) Riders: getting back in the saddle. 3 classes at Healing Pastures in Auburn, auburnrec.com.

Upcoming Months:

Apr 9: K2 Challenge – 4mph for 6 Hours or Out, Auburn, ultrasignup.com.
Apr 10: Ruck a Chuck 50K Trail Run, Foresthill, singletrackrunning.com or ultrasignup.com.
Apr 14, 21, 28: Backpacking 101: equipment, meal planning and safety. Ranger Scott Liske – instructor, at Canyon View Community Center, 6:30p.m. – 9:00p.m., auburnrec.com.
Apr 16: Sierra Century Road Bike Ride, sacwheelmen.org.
Apr 23: Gold Country Pro Rodeo at Auburn’s Gold Country Fairgrounds, goldcountryprorodeo.com.
Apr 23: Sutter Buttes 25/50 mile Endurance Ride, aerc.org.
Apr 23: Folsom Lake 10K, ½ Marathon, 35K, 50K Trail Runs, ultrasignup.com.
Apr 30: American River Classic 25/50 Mile Endurance Ride, aerc.org.
Apr 30: Mother Lode Century ½ Metric, Metric Century, 81.5 Mile and Century Road Bike Rides – Coloma, motherlodecentury.com.
May 1: Pony Express Marathon, ½ Marathon, 5k Runs at Sacramento Capital Mall, changeofpace.com and ultrasignup.com.
May 1, 15, 29: Race Behind Bars. Mountain bike ride on the 5.9 mile course on Folsom Prison property, otherwise off limits, racebehindbars.com.
May 7: Gold Country Challenge 18 Mile, ½ Metric, 55 and 75 Mile Metric, 100 Mile Road Bike Rides – Grass Valley, rotarygoldcountrychallenge.com.
May 7: Kentucky Derby.
May 7: 20th Annual Komen California Race for the Cure, Sacramento,
May 14: Gold Country Challenge Century, Metric, ½ Metric, and Family 18 Mile Road Bike Ride, Grass Valley, rotarygoldcountrychallenge.com.
May 14: Gold Rush 50k & Relay Runs at the Cronan Ranch, goldrush50k.org.
May 15: 14th Annual Auburn Triathlon, localraces.com.
May 15: Apple Blossom Bike Tour, benefits El Dorado Adventist School, bikereg.com. 6 Mile family route, Metric ½ Century, Metric Century.
May 20 – 22: IMBA Level 1 Mountain Bike Instructor Certification Program at Folsom Lake SRA, 5:00p.m., rei.com/outdoorschool.
May 22: Stage 8 – Overall Finish for the Tour of California Road Bike Ride, Sacramento, amgentourofcalifornia.com.
May 22: Equine Health Fair at Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center in Penryn, lbemc.com.
May 29: Dru Barner (Equestrian) Fun Ride, gdetf.com.
Jun 5: The Wildest Ride Road Bike Rides (40 mi, 70 mi, 110 mi, 140 mi), wildestride.com. Finish is in Auburn.
Jun 18, 19: NATRC Competitive Trail (horseback) Ride at Dru Barner in Georgetown, natrc.org.
Jun 19: Wild West Ride & Tie in Nevada City, rideandtie.org.
Jul 9: Gold Country Endurance Ride 2016, gcer.org.
Jul 16, 17: Tahoe Rim Trail 55K, 50 Mile & 100 Mile Endurance Runs, tahoemtnmilers.org.
Jul 23: Tevis Cup 100 Mile in One Day Ride, teviscup.org.
Sep 22 – 25: Draft Horse Classic at Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley.
Sep 24: Ultra Race of Champions 100k, 50k, 25k Trail Runs, Auburn, ultraroc.com and ultrasignup.com. Registration is currently open.
Oct 15: Overlook Endurance Runs 50k & 30k Trail Runs, trasonrunning.com.
Nov 18 – 20: Mountain Mandarin Festival, visitauburnca.com.

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