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Tahoe Rim Ride - August 26, 2017- Tahoe Rim Trail/Spooner Backcountry- 2017 Entry Form

 

The 2017 Tahoe Rim Ride will be held on August 26, 2017 (Pending Permit/Sanctioning). As in prior years, we will be using a Lottery Entry approach to the event. Please send in your Lottery/Reservation Form prior to the drawing to be held on December 1, 2016 at the start of the Ride Season!!

 

Tahoe Rim Ride

Come and experience the Lake Tahoe Nevada Backcountry on a ride like no other! 

The Tahoe Rim Trail is one of the world’s premier trails.  This spectacular trail is 165 miles of single-track multiuse trail, winding peak to peak around Lake Tahoe.  

The Tahoe Rim Ride covers a portion of this trail and other surrounding Spooner Backcountry trails.

The backcountry is more than a recreational playground and an ecological resource. It is also the site of the Marlette Water System, the water provider for Virginia City, Gold Hill, Silver City and parts of Carson City. 

Developed in the last half of the 1800s to furnish the timber and water required by the gold and silver mines in Virginia City and Gold Hill, the system is comprised of Marlette Lake, Hobart Reservoir and an intricate system of flumes and pipelines. http://parks.nv.gov/parks/marlette-hobart-backcountry/

Pictured are Connie Creech and LS Shardonney Bey +/ set to a background of Marlette Lake and Lake Tahoe - Photo by Baylor - Gore Photography

 

ALL ENTRANTS MUST PRE-REGISTER ENTRIES WILL NOT BE TAKEN AT RIDE CAMP
2015 RIDE IS FULL

The 2015 Tahoe Rim Ride is currently full.  Please see www.endurancetrax.com/entries.html for a complete Entry List and Waiting List.

Come and experience the Lake Tahoe Nevada Backcountry on a ride like no other!  The Tahoe Rim Trail is one of the world’s premier trails.  This spectacular trail is 165 miles of single-track multiuse trail, winding peak to peak around Lake Tahoe.  The Tahoe Rim Ride covers a portion of this trail and other surrounding Spooner Backcountry trails. The backcountry is more than a recreational playground and an ecological resource. It is also the site of the Marlette Water System, the water provider for Virginia City, Gold Hill, Silver City and parts of Carson City.  Developed in the last half of the 1800s to furnish the timber and water required by the gold and silver mines in Virginia City and Gold Hill, the system is comprised of Marlette Lake, Hobart Reservoir and an intricate system of flumes and pipelines.  http://parks.nv.gov/parks/marlette-hobart-backcountry/

Directions: Ride camp is 0.6 miles off Kings Canyon Road (a dirt road) near Spooner Lake at the summit of Hwy 50 in Nevada.  The turnoff to camp will be well flagged with ribbons.  From Reno take Highway 395 South around Carson City.  395 will end at Fairview Road, turn right and follow the signs to Hwy 50 West/South Lake Tahoe.  From Hwy 50, continue approximately 9 miles. You will pass a highway department equipment shed and sand/gravel parking area. The turn-off to camp is the next immediate right.  From Hwy 50 West (Sacramento/South Lake Tahoe): Take Hwy 50 East toward Carson City.  You will go past the turn off for Hwy 28 and continue on Hwy 50 for another 0.9 miles.  The turn off to camp will be a left onto the dirt road immediately after the Spooner Summit sign and small paved parking lot.

Access: There are a couple of short, steep hills with loose sandy soil on the single-lane dirt access road and 4WD may be helpful but shouldn’t be required. Large rigs (LQ or Over 3H) MUST contact ride management prior to the ride to discuss rig size and accessibility.

Weather: Ride Camp is located near Spooner Lake at 7,000’ elevation. The average temperatures for August are 43-82 with ½” of rain. It can be windy at times. Come prepared for cool afternoons/evenings.

Ride Camp: Camp will be open on Friday, August 28th after 12:00pm. Parking is EXTREMELY limited and is the reason we have had to restrict entries for this ride.  Please ride share if at all possible and plan on being very “neighborly” to your neighbors.  Please work with our parking volunteer to park as close as is safe (Spaces will be assigned as you enter camp).  Due to limited space, corrals may not be used in ride camp.  Horses must be tied to trailers or Hi-ties. 

Camp is in a dirt lot used with special permission from Nevada State Parks.  Please come prepared to clean up your hay, manure, and any other trash.  Horse water and portable toilets will be available in camp. You should have cell phone reception at camp and on most of the trails. Loose dogs or excessive barking in camp may result in rider disqualification.  Please ensure your dogs are on a leash or kept within your rig, and can be quiet when left alone.

Check-In & Start Times: All riders should complete Check-in and vetting prior to the Ride Meeting at 6:00 p.m.  There will be NO VETTING in the morning prior to the ride.  Registration will open around noon on Friday, August 28th. Pre-ride vetting will begin after the vets arrive Friday afternoon. The Ride Meeting will be at 6:00 p.m. on Friday night.  The 50 mile ride will start at 7:00 a.m. and riders will have 12 hours to complete the ride, including any hold time.  All riders must check-in with the out timers, at the start, within 15 minutes of the starting times.  “Ties” will be allowed, however there is only one award. Disputes will be settled via coin-toss.

Trail Information: Amazing, spectacular, beautiful! Come and develop your own description!  Footing is mostly single-track trail with sandy jeep roads and moderate hills.  Some of the trail is narrow with drop-offs and there are some technical boulder sections and wooden bridges to cross.  There are sections of rock, hoof protection is recommended. 

The 50 mile ride will consist of three sections, with two 45 minute hold vet-checks at 18 and 28 miles.  All vet checks will be out of camp at a single away location. 

Hold times and section distances may be subject to change and will be finalized at the Ride Meeting. There is plenty of natural grass and water; management will also haul in water to a few key locations. You will be riding on Nevada State Park and USFS trails.  SMOKING ON THE TRAIL IS PROHIBITED.  KEEP IT CLEAN – PACK IT IN – PACK IT OUT.

This ride is held via a special use permit from Nevada State Parks.  The backcountry is managed as a non-motorized area to preserve the area’s ecological and recreational attributes. Only motorized vehicles displaying a State Parks motorized vehicle permit are allowed in the backcountry. This means that only Ride Management and Veterinary vehicles will be allowed into the vet check area.  There will be a single out-check location for all rides. Ride Management will be taking crew bags into the check location for riders. Hay and water will be provided.

The course is not “Closed to the Public” during this event.  We will be posting notices prior to the event and notifying local clubs about our event; however you may encounter other users on the trails during this ride.  Some of the trail is hiker/equestrian only, and some is the trail is multi-use (Bikes, hikers, equestrians).  Please approach each encounter along the trail in a safe and courteous manner.

Crewing: If you have crew who would like to come to the vet check, they need to function as an official ride volunteer and be able and willing to assist with any and all riders coming through the checkpoint.  Management and volunteers will be leaving for the vet-check at approximately 7:00 a.m. and the check is expected to close around 4:00 p.m., although pulled riders/horses will be transported out when the trailers get full.  Please plan on being gone all day if you are coming to help. We LOVE our volunteers and will gladly provide them with a token of thanks and meals, simply check the box on the entry form so we can plan accordingly. 

Ride Rules: This ride is sanctioned by the American Endurance Ride Conference, and is subject to all AERC rules. Please call or visit the AERC web site (www.aerc.org) for further information on rules or for a complete list of rules. Some rules included are:

  • All equines must be at least 5 years old according to their actual birth date to compete in the 50 mile ride.  Equines must be 4 years old according to their actual birth date to participate in the 30 mile ride.

  • Junior Riders (under 16 as of 12/1/14) must be accompanied by an adult at least 21 years of age who is entered in the ride.  Juniors MUST wear an ASTM/SEI approved helmet.

  • Harassment and/or unsportsmanlike behavior toward ride volunteers, other riders or veterinarians may constitute cause for dismissal from the ride.  Ride Officials decisions on any matters are final.

  • Opinions of the Veterinarians are final regarding the health and condition of the horse. All equines may be subject to drug testing by saliva, urine or blood.

  • The permitting process for this ride is extensive.  Riders MUST be courteous to other trail users and keep safety paramount at all times.  Your behavior at this event determines our future permitting and any unruly riders will not be allowed back for future events.

Meals: Dinner will be available Friday night for $9.00.  Saturday dinner will be available for all riders starting around 5:00p.m. Additional meals for Saturday may be purchased for $9.00.  Sandwiches and snacks will be provided for riders at the away vet-check(s).

Awards: Awards will be presented at dinner Saturday evening.  Completion awards will be given to all successful finishers. First Place, Best Condition/Horse of Excellence, Top 10, Mid-Pack, and Tail End will be awarded for both distances.  All Juniors will receive a special award.  Please pickup your awards before leaving, they will not be mailed.  Other fun awards and random drawings for all riders in each distance (must be present to win).

Entry Fees: Entry fees, Refund, and Cancelation Policies are stated on the following Entry Form.  Please read all information carefully.  Checks will be cashed upon receipt.    Your full payment must be received by the stated dates in order to reserve an entry.  YOU MUST PRE-ENTER, THERE WILL BE NO ENTRIES ACCEPTED AT THE RIDE.

Completed entry forms and all ride fees must be received for ALL RIDERS by May 31st 2016 (If you do not have your guest rider(s) set, you may send in the entry forms/fees “TBD” and provide the rider information no later than July 31, 2017.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received no later than July 15th, 2016 will receive a full refund. Any cancellations after July 15th, 2016 will be subject to a $25.00 administration fee.  No refund will be issued for cancellations received after July 31, 2016 unless your spot is filled from the waiting list (Administrative fee will be subtracted from the refund).  No refunds will be issued for cancelations received after August 10, 2017. Checks will be cashed upon receipt.

Questions & Information:  Detailed information and updates about our ride can be found at our website and facebook page.  Please be sure to “Like” us on facebook to get updates, and exchange pictures and details with other riders.  A complete entry list is posted on our website.  Please direct all questions and comments to ride management.

Website:    

www.EnduranceTrax.com

Facebook:  

www.facebook.com/EnduranceTrax

Entry List:     

www.EnduranceTrax.com/entries.html

Ride Management:  

Alisanne (Sanne) Steele

Sanne@EnduranceTrax.com

775 315-4315 (Cell)  -  775 883-4346 (Fax)

611 North Nevada Street

Carson city, NV 89703

Crysta Turnage (Vet Check Manager)