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Bike Like a Girl!   Leave a comment

By Tim Hauserman

 

Sian and Julie TBF

Bike Like A Girl!

 

Tahoe Donner’s Alder Creek Adventure Center will be home for two unique three day camps for girls this summer developed by the new non-profit organization Bike Like a Girl! The three day program is being offered June 29,30 and July 1 as well as July 20,21 and 22nd. The camp will include both on and off bike fun and will run from 9-12 pm each day.

The Bike like a Girl program was founded by three top notch female cyclists who were passionate about giving girls the opportunity to get excited about being on a bike. The girls will learn bike maintenance and handling skills, develop self-confidence and social skills, and develop an understanding of the science, engineering and math of cycling. And of course they will get to ride bikes with a couple of amazing cyclists.

Co-founder Julie Young says, “We developed a curriculum thanks to talented and creative educators that utilizes the bike to teach the STEP curriculum. Our program also opens doors and provides stepping stones for girls who may gravitate to the sport of cycling at the competitive level. We also want to help girls who may not be able to afford the expense of cycling, to participate in the program by providing equipment and program scholarships.

We are super excited to hold camps at Tahoe Donner because they have developed a fantastic trail system that facilitates skill development, and best of all provides opportunities for exploration and adventure.”

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Sian Julie Abbey

Bike Lie a Girl founders Julie Young, Michelle Faurot and Sian Crespo

 

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The camp coaches include Kimberly Larson and Michelle Faurot, who was part of a Race Across America Team that sponsored Bike Like a girl. Girls need their own bikes and helmets. The cost is $150.00 for each session. To register contact Michelle Faurot at michelle@bikelikeagirl.org or 917-331-8208. Class size is limited.

If your child cannot attend the program, but you would like to support the very worthwhile concept of Bike Like a Girl, you can go to bikelikeagirl.org to find out more information.

 

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Snowfest! Lake Tahoe and Truckee Winter Carnival!   Leave a comment

By Michelle Portesi

SnowFest-2012

 

For 10 days Tahoe and Truckee celebrate snow in this long time, annual event.

Along with the Great Race, there is a Rib Cook Off, Dress Up Your Dog contest and even a Polar Bear Swim. Brrrrrr! …among many other events.
It all starts tonight at Garwoods at 5pm tonight, featuring the Snowfest Queen Coronation.

According to forcasts, Mother Nature intends to get in the act, and favor us with said white stuff starting on Saturday, so grab your gear and make plans to be in attendance for our annual homage to our Sierra lifestyle and celebrate snow!

For a complete list of events, go to the website at: www.tahoesnowfestival.com

 

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Spring road ride: Verdi   Leave a comment

By Tim Hauserman

After all the rain last week, spring is forecast to once again be sprung in the mountains, leading many folks to get a hankering to be out on their bike. With the morning temps still nippy and a bit of mud around, now is a perfect time to head to Verdi for a ride. Its only 20 miles east of Truckee, the grass is green, the horses and llamas are out enjoying the sunshine, and the temperature is usually 10-15 degrees warmer bringing it right into the Goldilocks zone.

 

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Ranch outside of Verdi

 

Start your ride from Crystal Peak Park, just off Business 80, a short distance from Gold Ranch. The park sits next to the Truckee River and there is plenty of parking, picnic tables and restrooms. From here you have several options:

-Head east from Verdi, following the Truckee River to the edge of the Sommersett development. Here you can climb on nicely maintained bike lane through the extensive residential community enjoying views of Reno and the surrounding desert. Turn around wherever you wish and return to the bottom, where a bike path leads you east to 4th Street. Take 4th to Mayberry, then follow Mayberry for a mile, to a left turn into the Edgewater Park development. Cruise through the neighborhood to a bike path, and now follow the bike paths and roads along the Truckee past a series of riverside parks. Before you know it, you are in downtown Reno, at the Reno Whitewater Park.

 

Bike trail at Dorostkar Park  along Mayberry road in Reno.

Bike trail at Dorostkar Park along Mayberry road in Reno.

 

-Want to add some distance? Before heading east on Business 80 from your starting point, ride South Verdi Drive to Boomtown. Cross over I-80 and circle through the lovely neighborhood to the south, adding an extra half hour of riding.

-Ready to make a day of it? Just after you turn onto Mayberry take a sharp uphill turn onto Plateau, and then wind your way all the way across Reno to the Mt. Rose Highway and back for about a 45 mile trip. Check out the link below for the Reno Area bike map, and be sure to take a copy with you on your ride.  The purple line is the ride I just described.

http://www.rtcwashoe.com/bicycling/documents/BIKE_MAP_13_online.pdf

Quick tip: Don’t forget to fill up your tank at Gold Ranch before returning to California. The gas prices are usually at least 60 cents a gallon less then Truckee.

 

Small side tributary of the Truckee River along the bike trail.

Small side tributary of the Truckee River along the bike trail.

 

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