Upcoming Horseback Riding, Running & Cycling Events

April Calendar

Apr 8, 15, 22, 29: Fast Friday Road Bike Ride, 9:30a.m. Start/finish at the Flower Farm Nursery in Loomis, 20 – 30 miles. Contact Dave at (916)947-0541 or dba1@pacbell.net, sfcyclists.com.
Apr 9: K2 Challenge – 4 mph Run for 6 Hours or Out, Auburn, ultrasignup.com.
Apr 9: Jenkinson Lake/Sly Park 9 mile Day Hike. Contact Jack at (916)944-4942, sierraclub.org.
Apr 10: Ruck a Chuck 50K Trail Run, Foresthill, singletrackrunning.com or ultrasignup.com.
Apr 10: Salmon Falls Ranch Hike led by Bill Jensen, 8:00a.m. – 3:00p.m. Preregister with julie@arconservancy.org or (530)621-1224.
Apr 11, 18, 25: 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.
Apr 13: Out and back American Canyon to Western States Trail Hike, approximately 5 miles. Contact Sheila at (530)886-0673 or canyonkeepers.org.
Apr 13: Back Country Horsemen Mother Lode Unit Day Ride at Cronan Ranch, bchcmlu.org.
Apr 13: Earth Day American River Cleanup at the Confluence, 9:00a.m. – noon, visitplacer.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 14, 21, 28: Trail Running for Beginners – about 4 miles. Meet at Cavitt Junior High in Granite Bay, meetup.com/SierraNevadaTrailRunners.
Apr 15: Mountain Bike Fridays with Victory Velo, meetup.com/Auburn-Cycling/events, 10:00a.m. Auburn Overlook.
Apr 16: Survivor 5K Mud Run Nor Cal at the Van Vleck Ranch, Rancho Murieta, survivormudrun.com.
Apr 16: Bike Around the Buttes 17.5, 40, & 100 mile rides, bikearoundthebuttes.com.
Apr 16: Sierra Century Road Bike Ride, sacwheelmen.org.
Apr 16: ASRA Quarry Trail Hike led by Donna Orth and Evan Jones, 9:00a.m. – 2:00p.m. Preregister with julie@arconservancy.org or (530)621-1224.
Apr 19: Gold Country Endurance Riders monthly meeting in Auburn (dinner – 6:00p.m.; meeting – 7:00p.m.), gcer.org.
Apr 20: Divide Horsemen’s Association’s monthly general meeting, divideha.org.
Apr 21: Auburn Dam Area Hike, approximately 3 hours. Contact Barry at (530)878-7048 or canyonkeepers.org.
Apr 21: Tenkara – Japanese Fly Fishing, rei.com/outdoorschool. A rod – a line – a fly; simple applications for your next hike. Sacramento REI.
Apr 22: Mountain Bike Fridays with Victory Velo, meetup.com/Auburn-Cycling/events, 10:00a.m. Hidden Falls.
Apr 23: Horses for Healing Spaghetti & Meatballs Bash at the Auburn Elks Lodge, 5:00p.m. – 8:30p.m., visitplacer.org.
Apr 23, 24: Gold Country Pro Rodeo at Auburn’s Gold Country Fairgrounds, goldcountryprorodeo.com.
Apr 23: Traverse Creek Hike led by Tom Peterson, 9:00a.m. – 12:00p.m. Preregister with julie@arconservancy.org or (530)621-1224.
Apr 23: Folsom Lake 10K, ½ Marathon, 35K, 50K Trail Runs, ultrasignup.com.
Apr 23: WALK – The El Dorado Trail (4th Saturday each month), meetup.com/Placerville-Casual-Hike-Bike.
Apr 24: Uncharted Scramble: a 6 – 9 mile Run on a coarse within 1 ½ hours from downtown Sacramento. Runners will be notified of the location 1 week before the race, unchartedscramble.com.
Apr 27: Fitness Monitor Basics, 7:30p.m. – 8:30p.m., Sacramento REI. Preregister at rei.com/outdoorschool.
Apr 28: Map & Compass Navigation Basics Class, 6:30p.m. – 8:30p.m. at Sacramento REI. Preregister at rei.com/outdoorschool.
Apr 29: Mountain Bike Fridays with Victory Velo, meetup.com/Auburn-Cycling/events, 10:00a.m. Auburn Overlook.
Apr 29: Auburn Ravine 8 – 10 mile Day Hike. Contact Stan at 916-216-0923, sierraclub.org.
Apr 30: American River Classic 25/50 Mile Endurance Horseback Ride, aerc.org.
Apr 30: Mother Lode Century ½ Metric, Metric Century, 81.5 Mile and Century Road Bike Rides – Coloma, motherlodecentury.com.
Apr 30: Wilderness First Responder Recertification at Clair Tappaan Lodge in Norden, sierraclub.org.
Apr 30: Bad Ass 5K Beer Run in Camino, benefits the Garden Valley Fire Protection District, badassbeerrun.com.
Apr 30: 10th Annual American River Parkway ½ Marathon & 5K Runs, changeofpace.com.
Apr 30: 3 mile March for Babies fundraiser in Sacramento, marchforbabies.org.
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, trail otherwise off limits, racebehindbars.com.
May 3: Nutrition for Fitness with Sacramento Natural Food Co-op, 7:00p.m. – 8:30p.m. at REI Sacramento. Preregister at rei.com/outdoorschool.
May 3: Canyon Keepers monthly meeting at the Canyon View Community Center in Auburn, (refreshments 5:45p.m.; meeting 6:15p.m.), canyonkeepers.org. Speaker Roger Staub will explore the influence of the Towle family lumber business on the commerce of the Sierra Foothills and the Western States Trail.
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: Fleet Feet Dirty Secret 5.8 & 10.3 Mile Trail Runs, Cool, dirtysecrettrailrun.com.
May 7: 20th Annual Komen California Race for the Cure, Sacramento, komensacramento.org.
May 7: Cronan Ranch Equestrian Day Ride, goldcountrytrailscouncil.org.
May 7: The Canyons Endurance Runs 50K & 100K, Foresthill, ultrasignup.com.
May 7: Folsom Lake Falcon Crest Trail Run (5K, 10K, 8 Mile, 13.1 Mile), tctruns.com.
May 8: TBF Mother’s Day Triathlon/Duathlon & 5K Run at Folsom Lake SRA, totalbodyfitness.com.

Upcoming Months:

May 13 – 15: Tevis Fun Ride, teviscup.org.
May 14: Run in the Pines (5K, 10 Mile, 13.1 Mile, 20 Mile, 50K), Pollock Pines, tctruns.com.
May 14: Liberty Horse Training Fundraiser in Somerset. 5-star Parelli pro & a horse behavior specialist, windowstomysoul.org/events or 620-2760.
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 14, 21, 22: Crew Leader Training, tahoerimtrail.org.
May 15: 14th Annual Auburn Triathlon, localraces.com, auburntriathlon.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 21: 2016 Gold Country Tour de Cure road bike ride in Rocklin, benefits the American Diabetes Association, tour.diabetes.org.
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 26 – 30: Sacramento County Fair, sacfair.com.
May 29: Dru Barner (Equestrian) Fun Ride, gdetf.com.
May 29: The Trails in Motion Film Festival, an international tour that showcases the most breathtaking trail destinations, finest trail and ultra-running films, at the Auburn State Theater, trailsinmotion.com.
Jun 4: 16th Annual Gold Country Trails Council Poker Ride, Skillman Horse Campground, goldcountrytrailscouncil.org.
Jun 5: The Wildest Ride Road Bike Rides (40 mi, 70 mi, 110 mi, 140 mi), wildestride.com. Finish is in Auburn.
Jun 10 – 12: Western States Horse Expo, horseexpo.com.
Jun 12: She Rocks the Trails 10K & 25K Runs, Auburn, ultrasignup.com.
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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