Nighttime mountain bike bliss
Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association will host Corral Night Ride on Oct. 21 at 5:30 p.m. This fun ride and costume contest includes barbecue, prizes and fun rest stops. Expect to start riding around 6 p.m. and party until who knows when.
The ride will be a poker ride, meaning there will be healthy competition on who can make the best poker hand after receiving cards at each of the stops along the ride. Bonus segment up to Armstrong Connector for extra cards. Jokers wild.
Proceeds from the event will go to trail maintenance and improvements. The fee is $25 per person, $20 for members. Includes BBQ by Chimayó BBQ Tacos & Tortas, prizes and rest stop snacks with registration. Open to all ages.| tamba.org
Around the lake in three days
The 22nd annual Lake Tahoe Marathon will host the Tahoe Triple and the Tahoe Trifecta in three days from Oct. 13 to 15. The Triple, three marathons, will run from Sand Harbor to Homewood, from Homewood to Lakeside Beach and from Stateline to Incline Village. The Trifecta, three half-marathons, will run from Carnelian Bay to Homewood, from Emerald Bay to Lakeside Beach and from Spooner Summit to Incline Village. This year is the first Around the Lake Relay. It will be a four-person relay team starting at midnight in front of Harvey’s Hotel Casino on the state line. Runners will alternate running counter-clockwise two legs each around Lake Tahoe and finish 72 miles later at the Marathon finish line and Lakeside Beach. | laketahoemarathon.com
Community ski swap
Sky Tavern Ski Swap and Sale is on Oct. 13 and 14 at the former location of Sports Authority on Kietzke Lane in Reno, Nev. There will be deals on new and pre-owned skis, boots, boards and clothing. There will be food trucks, bounce houses and Big Chris Hart making noise. Dress in costume on Oct. 13 to win prizes. | skytavern.com
Granite Chief Wilderness
American River Conservancy volunteer Tom Dodson will lead an exploration of the Granite Chief Wilderness Area from the Hell Hole Reservoir Trailhead. This three-day hike is from Oct. 13 to 15. Due to the landslides on Eleven Pines road, the hike will start in Foresthill. Hikers must bring food. There will be water along the trail. This is an intermediate, 16-mile, roundtrip hike with no extreme elevations. Participants must be age 12 with some backpacking experience. The cost is $40 for ARC members and $55 for nonmembers. | Register firstname.lastname@example.org or (530) 621-1224
Plant sugar pine seedlings
Sugar Pine Foundation needs volunteers to help plant more than 4,000 sugar-pine seedlings, progeny of blister-rust-resistant parent trees. Help is needed on Oct. 15 during Truckee River Day, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Waddle Ranch; Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to noon in Tahoe Vista with SOS kids and Southwest Gas employees; Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Little Valley Burn Scar in Reno; Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. to noon at Granlibakken with Tahoe City Rotary; and Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to noon at Glenbrook with Tahoe Douglas Rotary and a special guest speaker from Tahoe Institute for Natural Science. Seedlings are $10 for those who want to plant their own. | sugarpinefoundation.org
Ride with no reservations
Tahoe Pyramid Bikeway announces the 13th annual Ride the Rez on Oct. 21. This is an intermediate dirt ride with a few obstacles. The ride, led by adventure riders Ted and Trevor Oxborrow, starts at Natchez School in Wadsworth at 9 a.m. Allow one hour to drive to Wadsworth to stop at the convenience store at Exit 43 and buy a Tribal permit or get a permit online at pyramidlake.us. Parts of the trail are in poor condition and should be attempted by strong riders only. There are several options for ride length. | RSVP (530) 305-9835 or email@example.com
Learn about Kings Beach trail
Learn more about the proposed Kings Beach trail on Oct. 24 at a public meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. at the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach.
Over the summer, the Truckee Tahoe Airport board approved an $85,000 funding partnership for the construction of a new multi-use trail off Beaver Street in Kings Beach on Tahoe’s North Shore. When completed, the new trail will transform a current OHV trail with chronic erosion problems into a multi-use trail that hikers, mountain bikers, motorcyclists and equestrians can enjoy.
TAMBA volunteers will be working with the U.S. Forest Service to build the new trail, with the goal of preventing eroding sediment from flowing into Griff Creek and Lake Tahoe. Tahoe Fund and North Tahoe Public Utility District are funding the project with the Truckee Tahoe Airport District, and work on the trail is scheduled to start in 2018. Learn more about the proposed trail at TheTahoeWeekly.com. | tamba.org
High Fives debuts “Coming to My Senses”
High Fives Foundation presents its new film, “Coming to My Senses” at the Tahoe Art Haus on Oct. 27 along with the premiere of its new “B.A.S.I.C.S. 7” film series on snow safety and awareness.
“Coming to My Senses” follows Aaron Baker who broke his neck in a motocross accident, leaving him paralyzed from the neck down in 1999. Despite doctor’s grim prognosis over the next 16 years, Baker decided not to listen to those who said he had a million-to-one odds of ever feeding himself again and instead, through painstaking effort, endeavored to regain as much mobility as possible. The new edition of the “B.A.S.I.C.S.” film series addresses snow safety and awareness and the vulnerabilities an athlete encounters when enjoying the mountains.
The showings are at 5:30 p.m. for $15 and at 8 p.m. for $20, which includes an athlete poster signing and a Q&A with “Coming to My Senses” director Dominic Gill. Read more about the films and watch the trailers at TheTahoeWeekly.com. | tomysenses.com
Ski flick action
“Drop Everything” | Matchstick Productions brings its new film, “Drop Everything,” to the region with two showings. “Drop Everything,” is the brainchild of Tahoe’s own Scott Gaffney, the man behind “There’s Something About McConkey” and other Matchstick classics.
A film showings is on Oct. 12 at Bundox Bocce in Reno, Nev. Gaffney also recently spoke to Tahoe Weekly on the making of “Drop Everything.” Read the feature and watch the trailer at TheTahoeWeekly.com. | skimovie.com
“Rogue Elements” | Teton Gravity Research brings its newest ski film, “Rogue Elements,” to Reno, Nev., on Oct. 12. Join the Teton Gravity Research team as they embark on an adventure filled with fury and glory and witness the unimaginable. Segments of the film feature locals Jeremy Jones and Sammy Luebke.
The movie will show at The Freight House at Greater Nevada Field in Reno, Nev. Doors open at 7 p.m. Showing at 8 p.m. Tickets $10. Read more about the film and watch the trailer at TheTahoeWeekly.com. | tetongravity.com
Racing it old school
Rebelle Rally is the first women’s off-road navigation rally raid in the U.S. Blending the love of driving with the ultimate challenge of precise navigation, the Rebelle tests skills over seven days of competition. It is not a race for speed, but based on the elements of headings, hidden checkpoints, time and distance using maps, compass and road book. The race begins in Lake Tahoe on Oct. 12 and ends on Oct. 21 in San Diego. It will travel over dirt roads, double tracks, open desert and sand dunes. No GPS or cell phones allowed. Professional driving and racing skills not required. | rebellerally.com
Watch them advance
The Western Division BMX Finals, the Blackjack Nationals, take place from Oct. 13 to 17 with three days of bike madness at Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center. Spectators and invited to see top BMX riders advance to the championships. | usabmx.com
Before the snow flies
South Lake Tahoe
The fourth annual California Avalanche Workshop is on Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lake Tahoe Community College. The event is a pre-season gathering of snow travelers to share knowledge, learn, laugh and network. This seminar is modeled after the International Snow Science Workshop and other regional one-day snow and avalanche workshops throughout the West. The workshop will feature speakers from different sectors of the winter sports industry. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the event. | (530) 541-4660, ext. 463, or ltccconnect.com
Wits wins over brawn
Virginia City, Nev.
The Hunt is a twisted, riddle-solving race on Oct. 14 in the eerie landscape of Virginia City, which transforms into an apocalyptic breakout room crawling with the flesh-starved dead.
You compete against fellow survivors. You are timed. Your team is tested. Find the clues. Keep an eye on the clock. Just remember to watch out for the living dead. There is no set course. This is a fast-paced test of your wits. This is an experiment to reveal your team’s strength and unity. Be ready. Not everyone can emerge victoriously. But in the dead of Virginia City, everyone wants to hear you scream. | Register redrunvc.com
Compete in dead heats
The third annual Slaughterhouse Lane Coffin Races are on Oct. 14 at 10 a.m. in Heritage Park. Teams of four runners push a homemade coffin down the street with a rider inside. The course is about 250 feet. Businesses, organizations, service clubs, friends and family are encouraged to form teams and create coffins to race in the event. Registration to race is $50. It is a family friendly event and everyone is encouraged to participate. | mainstreetgradnerville.org
It’s da bomb
Snowbomb Ski & Board Festival returns for the season at the Santa Clara Convention Center on Oct. 28 and 29, at San Francisco Pier 35 on Nov. 4 and 5 and Sacramento Cal Expo Center on Nov. 11 and 12. The events open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on all days includes up to 75 percent off skis, boards, apparel and more, plus exhibits and sponsor booths. There will be entertainment, beer and wine tastings, a climbing wall, complimentary lift tickets and prizes. Tickets are on sale now. | Tickets sfskifest.com
Diamond Peak featured in ski flick
Incline Village, Nev.
In spring 2017, a crew of riders on the way to Snowboarder Magazine’s Superpark 21 event swung by Diamond Peak for a special photo and video shoot that will be included in the soon-to-be-released feature-length movie, “Pepper.”
With the sun setting over Lake Tahoe in the background, slope-style Olympic gold medalist Sage Kotsenburg and friends Chris Grenier, Ozzy Henning, Nils Mindnich and Garrett Warnick sessioned a custom-built jump on Crystal Ridge. Footage from the two-day film shoot can be seen in Kotsenburg’s “Who Is Pepper? Ep. 1” teaser on the Snowboarder Magazine Web site. The movie is scheduled for release on iTunes on Oct. 18 with a potential screening at Diamond Peak this fall or winter. See the trailer at TheTahoeWeekly.com. | snowboarder.com
Runs of fun to come
Get in shape and mark your calendars for these upcoming fun runs in downtown Reno: No Brainer Dash on Oct. 28 and Santa Dash on Dec. 16. | Register crawlreno.com
Popular annual runs
Tahoe Mountain Milers Running Club announces the 28th annual Nevada Day Classic 8K Run and 2 Mile Run/Walk is in Carson City, Nev., on Oct. 28. All racers finish just before the start to the parade with 1000’s of people lining Carson Street to cheer them in. | tahoemtnmilers.org
Wookies race dirty
The Dirty Wookie 10K is a new point-to-point race starting at the Brewers Cabinet Brewpub and finishing at the Brewer’s Cabinet Production Facility in Reno, Nev. Run or walk and celebrate Halloween and all things Wookie on Oct. 29 starting at 9:30 a.m. The Dirty Wookie 10K, Wobble Before You Gobble and the Reno Run 4 Love are all a part of a new race series, the Truckee River Triple. The Dirty Wookie is $40 to before Oct. 28 and $45 thereafter. It is $80 to register for the series. | desertskyadventures.com
Mash it or trot
The 41st annual Donner Lake Turkey Trot & The Mashed Potato Mile is on Nov. 4. The idea of a fun race around Donner Lake was hatched back in 1976 by a small group of enthusiastic runners who wanted to make room for all the turkey and pies they were going to be eating in the weeks ahead. Auburn Ski Club Junior Nordic Team organizes the race as a fundraiser and a way to get ready for the ski season. Walkers begin at 9:30 a.m.; the Mashed Potato Mile starts at 10 a.m. and the Turkey Trot at 10:30 a.m. Pre-register by Nov. 1 at Tahoe Mountain Sports or online. | active.com
First to gobble
The inaugural Carson Valley Turkey Trot is on Nov. 23 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. starting at Lampe Park in Gardnerville, Nev. The 5km fun run or walk will award to finishers in each age category. Come in costume or as a team. Leashed, friendly dogs are welcome. The finish is at Minden Park. | visitcarsoncity.org
“Line of Descent” opens in October
The lineage of mountain lifestyle continues in Warren Miller Entertainment’s 68th full-length feature film, “Line of Descent,” debuting in October. In this year’s film, WME travels the globe, by land, air and sea, exploring the ties that bind ski culture. Visit the French Alps with professional skier and Tahoe local Amie Engerbretson and come along as WME rides some of the deepest lines of Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows.
Tahoe showings are scheduled for Nov. 24 and 24 at 7:30 p.m. at Olympic Village Lodge in Olympic Valley, and on Dec. 1 and 2 at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe at 7:30 p.m. Tickets details TBA. Read more about the movie and watch the trailer at TheTahoeWeekly.com. | warrenmiller.com
Lots o’ clinics
Kirkwood Mountain Resort offers many upcoming clinics and workshops for guests who want to enhance his or her skiing experience. E:K (Expedition: Kirkwood) Masters Program is a mid-week social program from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for passholders age 50 and older . It is offered on Dec. 13 and 27, Jan. 10 and 24, Feb. 14 and Feb. 28, March 7 and March 21, and April 4, 2018.
E:K AIARE Level 1 is a three-day introduction course to avalanche phenomena. Ongoing sessions will be offered throughout the winter from Dec. 15 to April 1.
E:K Steeps focuses on the unique Kirkwood terrain and offers the exploration and skill development it takes to successfully ski/ride these areas with confidence. It will be offered on Dec. 16, Jan. 13, Feb. 17 and March 17.
E:K Ladies Only Clinic is open to intermediate and advanced skiers and riders. It is offered from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 30, Jan. 27 and April 7.
E:K Freeride Workshop is designed to take intermediate and expert skiers/riders to the next level. It is offered on Jan. 6, Feb. 24 and March 10.
E:K Backcountry Workshop is an introduction to avalanche awareness and will create a solid foundation on which to build skills for the AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Certificate Course. It is offered on Jan. 20, Feb. 3 and March 24. | kirkwood.com
Wax dem skis, boards
Boreal Mountain Resort announces upcoming events. Expression Session #1 is on Dec. 15 at 5 p.m. The Burton Qualifier is on Jan. 27 at 9 a.m. The Airblaster Board Games are Feb. 24, 2018 at 9 a.m. The Boreal Banked Slalom is from March 10 to 11. The Tim Sims Retro Worlds is from March 24 to 25. It’s Tits is on April 7 at 1 p.m. | Boreal Mountain on Facebook
Championship returns to Sierra
U.S. Ski & Snowboard announced that Squaw Valley will host the 2018 Liberty Mutual Insurance NASTAR National Championships from March 21 to 25, 2018 — the first time the event returns to the Sierra since 1981. Following the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, NASTAR National Championships will build on the enthusiasm generated by the games and provide a new locale for fans to get involved with alpine sports. NASTAR participants qualify for the championships by earning a Top 10 national ranking or a Top 5 state ranking within their age, gender and ability group by Feb. 19, 2018. Racers can also qualify by earning a top ranking at their favorite resort or at the Regional Championships. | nastar.com/national-championships
Welcome, Class of 2017
A group of eight skiing athletes and sport builders have been announced as inductees to the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017. On April 12 to 15, 2018, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows will celebrate ski and snowboard history as it welcomes the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame to honor its class of 2017. Visit TheTahoeWeekly.com to learn about this year’s class of inductees.
The event will honor athletes and sport builders with lifelong national and international achievements in the sport. This year’s Class of 2017 Inductees was announced at the Hall of Fame in the Upper Peninsula town of Ishpeming Mich. on Sept. 15. For more details and to purchase tickets for the April induction, visit snowsporthistory.com.