Upcoming Horseback Riding, Running & Cycling Events

October Calendar


Oct 7:  3rd Annual Llamas & Pajamas family event at the Blackberry Creek Farm Animal Sanctuary in Colfax, 3:30 – 8:30 p.m., visitplacer.com.

Oct 8:  Placer Grown Farm & Barn self-guided Tour, visitplacer.com.

Oct 10:  Dave Schnake, V.P. for Trail Operations for Tahoe Rim Trail, will give a talk on Tahoe’s Geology at the Incline Village Library, 6:30 – 8 p.m., tahoerimtrail.org.  Dave has a B.S. in Geology and a M.S. in Geochemistry.

Oct 11:  Back Country Horsemen Day Ride on the El Dorado Trail, Latrobe.  Contact Kathy atgoodkatgood@yahoo.com.

Oct 13 – 29:  Pumpkin Nights at the Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn, 6:30 – 10:30 p.m.  A ½ mile walking path with over 3,000 carved pumpkins, visitplacer.com.

Oct 14:  English Benefit Horse Show, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., lbha.us/horse-show.

Oct 15:  Western Benefit Horse Show, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., lbha.us/horse-show.

Oct 15:  2017 Horses for Healing Golf Tournament at Auburn Valley Golf Club, horsesforhealing.org.

Oct 15:  Granite Head Trails & Ales 6.6 mile Run & 11.2-mile Run, Granite Bay, granitehead.com.

Oct 15:  5 – 7-mile Cronan Ranch Hike, led by Amy.  Register with julie@arconservancy.org or (530)621-1224.

Oct 15:  Wakamatsu Historical Public Tour, 10 a.m. – noon.  An approximately 1.5-mile guided hike of the first Japanese Colony (Wakamatsu Tea & Silk Farm) in the U.S., in 1869.  Contact the American River Conservancy at (530)621-1224 to register.

Oct 16, 23, 30, Nov 6:  Auburn Hills Intermediate Hike, 6 – 8 p.m., at Railroad Park in Auburn, meetup.com/hikersandcompany/events.

Oct 20, Nov 3:  Mountain Bike Rides at Hidden Falls Regional Park, 8:30 a.m., 2 – 3 hours, 10 – 15 miles, meetup.com/Auburn-Cycling/events.

Oct 21:  Star Gazing & Wine Tasting at Wakamatsu Farm, 7 – 10 p.m.  Wine will be provided by David Girard Vineyards.  Register at julie@arconservancy.org or (530)621-1224.

Oct 21:  Marshall Gold Discovery (13.1, 10k, 5k) Runs in Coloma, tctruns.com.

Oct 21:  Switchback Challenge 11k & 11k Relay Runs in Meadow Vista on the Sugar Pine Mountain Trail, switchbackchallenge.com or ultrasignup.com.

Oct 21, 22:  Wilderness First Aid with NOLS and REI at Camp Herms in Berkeley, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.  Register at rei.com/outdoorschool.

Oct 22:  That Dam(n) ½ marathon & 10k Runs, ultrasignup.com.

Oct 22:  Marlette Lake Day Hike, 8 a.m., meetup.com/Sacramento-Sierra-Club/events.

Oct 25:  Loomis Basin Horsemen Association’s meeting at Loomis Round Table Pizza (eat at 6 p.m.; meeting 6:30 p.m.), lbha.us.

Oct 25:  Bridgeview to Stagecoach to Mossy Rock 3-mile loop hike.  Contact Sheila at (530)886-0673, canyonkeepers.org in advance.

Oct 27 – 29:  Joe Wolter Clinic: Colt Starting/Green Horse Horsemanship/Cow working & Ranch Roping at the Cottonwood Equestrian Center, joewolter.com.

Oct 28:  All-Day Enduro Motorcycle Race takes place at Rock Creek Trail System, motherlodetrails.org.

Oct 31:  Tyler Lake Day Hike (near Wright’s Lake), 7:30 a.m., meetup.com/Sacramento-Sierra-Club/events.

Nov 4:  Tells Creek B-17 Crash 5-mile Day Hike, 8:30 a.m., meetup.com/Sacramento-Sierra-Club/events.

Nov 4:  50-mile out and back Run from Beals Point, snerultras.com.

Nov 4:  Rio del Lago 100-mile Endurance Run, 2018 Western States qualifying Run, rio100milecom.

Nov 4:  3-mile Cronan Ranch Hike, led by naturalist Gregory Lake.  Register with julie@arconservancy.org or (530)621-1224.

Nov 5:  Run the Parkway Half Marathon, motherlodetrail.org.

Nov 8:  Back Country Horsemen of California Mother Lode Unit Day Ride at Salmon Falls, bchcmlu.org.

Nov 9:  Cowpoke Fall Gathering at the Blue Goose Fruit Shed in Loomis, cowpokegathering.com.

Nov 12:  52nd Clarksburg Country Run (20 mile, ½ marathon, 10k, 5k, Fun Run), localraces.com.

Nov 14:  Sierra Science: Sierra Conifers and the Mega-drought: how do trees survive, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., sierracollege.edu/events.

Nov 15:  Divide Horsemen Association’s general meeting at the Greenwood Community Center, divideha.org.


Upcoming Months:


Nov 17:  Olmstead Loop Hike: small ponds, grinding rocks & meadow, led by Sheila Toner, 9 a.m. to noon.  Register at julie@arconservancy.org or (530)621-1224.

Nov 23:  Turkey’s Revenge 5k, 10k & 1k Fun Run at Beals Point, singletrackrunning.com.

Nov 24 – 26:  Gold Rush Shuffle Pioneer 30/50-mile Rides at Camp Far West, aerc.org.

Dec 2:  Georgetown Divide Equestrian Trails Foundation Annual Holiday Party, gdetf.com.

Dec 3:  California International Marathon, Sacramento, runsra.org.

Dec 9:  Foresthill Uphill Challenge 1k Run, singletrackrunning.com.

Dec 27 – 29:  Little Rustlers Horse Camp: Success in the Saddle and in Life, 8:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., healingpastures.chorseranchauburn.org.






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