Upcoming Horseback Riding, Running & Cycling Events

September Calendar


Sep 8 – 11:  Gold Country Fair at the Auburn Fairgrounds.

Sep 9 – 11:  Boating Gear Swap at Henningson Lotus Park in Lotus, friendsoftheriver.org.

Sep 9 – 11:  BONC Grousefest (mtn bike trail building event) in Nevada County, motherlodetrails.org.

Sep 10:  History of Carson Pass at the Information Station, 10 a.m., at Hwy 88/Kirkwood, meetup.com/Amador.

Sep 10:  Marshall Women’s Health Expo & 5k run/walk, visiteldorado.com.

Sep 10, 11:  USRRA Cowboy Classic Ranch Rodeo at Squaw Valley Rodeo Grounds, seecalifornia.com.

Sep 10, 17, 24, 31:  Therapeutic yoga at Auburn’s Canyon View Community Center, 8 – 9:30 a.m., auburnrec.com.

Sep 11:  5k run/walk Run to Remember at Sacramento’s Capital Mall, sac911run.com.  A Change of Pace and The Heroes Connection partner to collect and distribute personal care items for soldiers abroad.

Sep 11:  Ride the Parkway.  Fun bike ride to benefit the American River Bike Trail, sacramento365.com.  Includes music and vendors.

Sep 11:  Robinson Flat trail races, motherlodetrails.org.

Sep 14:  Backpacking the Grand Canyon, 7 – 8:30 p.m., rei.com/outdoorschool.

Sep 14:  Olmstead Loop Day Ride with Backcountry horsemen Motherlode Unit, bchmlu.org.

Sep 14, 21, 28:  Riverview Trail Run, 11 a.m.  Starts at “Green Gate” along the Western States Trail, meetup.com/SierraNevadaTrailRunners/events.

Sep 15, 22, 29:  Casual paced Thursday road bike Rides, 8 a.m.  Contact Ron at (530)878-0184, sfcyclists.com.

Sep 16 – 19:  10th Annual American River Music Festival, Coloma, theamericanriver.com.

Sep 16, 24:  Bat Spectacular: Evening Kayak tour at Cosumnes River Preserve, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m., rei.com/outdoorschool.

Sep 17:  Great Sierra River Cleanup at multiple locations, 9 a.m. – noon.  Contact bronti@arconservancy.org or (530)621-1224.

Sep 17:  Learn to Kayak Class at Upper Lake Clementine, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., rei.com/outdoorschool.

Sep 17:  Sierra Hiking – Level 2: Mount Judah, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., rei.com/outdoorschool.

Sep 17:  Lover’s Leap of Faith Runs at Strawberry, tctruns.com.

Sep 17:  Cool evening Training Hill loop hike with pizza & karaoke at 6 p.m., meetup.com/hikersandcompany.

Sep 17:  Tahoe Sierra Century road bike ride, tahoesierracentury.com.

Sep 17 – 18:  Gold Rush Live – Marshall Gold Discovery State Park, Coloma.

Sep 18:  Rock Climbing classes, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Auburn SRA: Quarry Trail, rei.com/outdoorschool.

Sep 18:  Emerald Bay Trail Run, 7.5 mi/12k course, tahoetrailrunning.com.

Sep 20:  The Way to Santiago de Compostela – Which Way for You, 7 – 8:30 p.m., rei.com/outdoorschool.

Sep 21:  Divide Horsemen Association’s general monthly potluck/meeting, and informal trail ride at Olmstead, divideha.org.

Sep 22 – 25:  30th Annual Draft Horse Classic Harvest Fair at Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley, nevadacountyfair.com.

Sep 23:  Auburn Cycling – Mountain Bike Fridays at Hidden Falls Regional Park, meetup.com/Auburn-Cycling/events.

Sep 23 – 25:  Backcountry Horsemen Motherlode Unit’s Mountain Meadow Ride in El Dorado National Forest, bchmlu.org.

Sep 24:  Backcountry Navigation with a GPS – Level 1, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., rei.com/outdoorschool.

Sep 24:  Singletrack Mind & Tahoe Mountain Guides Core Fundamentals 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., tahoemountainguides.com.

Sep 24:  Ultra Race of Champions 100k, 50k, 25k Trail Runs, Auburn, ultraroc.com and ultrasignup.com.  Registration is currently open.

Sep 24, 25:  Wilderness First Aid – WMI Course.  Contact (775)298-4485 or info@tahoerimtrail.org.

Sep 25:  Tack swap in Loomis, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., lbha.us.

Sep 25:  Fleet Feet Trail Running Run – Cronan Ranch, all day, motherlodetrails.org.

Sep 25:  Great Auburn Obstacle Race/5k Fun Run, auburnrec.com.

Oct 1:  Tahoe Flume Trail Fall Classic ½ marathon, ultrasignup.com.

Oct 1:  Sacramento Century.  Ride for a Reason – Conquer Childhood Cancers, sacramentocentury.com.  20, 40, 65 & 100 mile road bike rides.

Oct 1:  Red Rock Rumble 30/50 mile Endurance Rides, aerc.org.

Oct 1:  Folsom Lake Ultra Trail, Granite Bay.  110k solo and 3-person relay team runs, singletrackrunning.com.

Oct 1:  GDETF Dru Barner Equestrian Poker Ride, gdetf.org.

Oct 2:  Heart of Cool 5k, 10k & ½ marathon Trail Runs, heartofcooltrailrun.com.  This is a fundraiser for Northside School.  Volunteers needed.

Oct 4:  Canyon Keepers monthly meeting at the Canyon View Community Center in Auburn, (refreshments 5:45p.m.; meeting 6:15p.m.), canyonkeepers.org.  Charles Griswold (Associate Curator of the Department of Entomology at the California Academy of Sciences) on “The Secret Life of Spiders”.

Oct 8:  Coolest Ride & Tie and Equathon.  6, 12 and 22 mile distances.  Contact Susan at (916)316-2096 or susansmythjackson@gmail.com, rideandtie.org.

Oct 9:  Placer Farm & Barn Tour, placergrown.org.


Upcoming Months:


Oct 15:  Overlook Endurance Runs 50k & 30k Trail Runs, trasonrunning.com.

Oct 15 – 16:  Gold Country Gathering Alpaca show at Nevada County Fairgrounds, nevadacountyfair.com.

Oct 22:  Marshall Gold Discovery Run, tctruns.com.

Nov 18 – 20:  Mountain Mandarin Festival, visitauburnca.com.

Dec 4:  California International Marathon in Sacramento, runcim.org.








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