Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Flume Trail Race in Lake Tahoe

The penultimate Sierra Cup race is upon us ...

Mountain bike racing once again returns to the famous Flume Trail above Lake Tahoe on Saturday, September 10, 2011.  The Great Tahoe Flume Race is presented by the Reno Wheelmen and sanctioned by USA Cycling.  It is part of the Sierra Cup Regional Championship Series, a seven race point series to determine the best riders in Northern California and Nevada.

The race starts next to Spooner Lake in Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park at 9:30am.  The course will take riders over 23 miles of some of the most beautiful trails in the country including the world renowned Marlette Flume Trail.   The course has over 3300’ of climbing and the entire course is above 7000’ elevation. There are age and ability categories for all levels of riders.  All categories will complete the same course.

All proceeds from the event go to supporting the all volunteer backcountry patrol in the Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park.  Celebrating its tenth year of service, the patrol provides directions, mechanical help, and medical assistance to all park users.  It is an International Mountain Bicycling Association affiliated National Mountain Bike Patrol, and one of the largest chapters in the country.

Online Registration is now open at http://www.BikeReg.com.  The cost is $35 or $20 for Women and Junior categories. Registration includes course support, a post race BBQ, and a huge product raffle from our sponsors.  The race is limited to the first 200 to sign up.  For more information, visit http://www.renowheelmen.org or e-mail mtb11@renowheelmen.org.

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