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Get ready to Rage at the Ranch

Lara Mullin, Sierra Sun

The second set of races in the three-race Rage’n at the Ranch series at Donner Ski Ranch will draw over 100 mountain bikers this weekend for two days of fierce competition on DSR’s challenging trails.

Friday, Aug. 3 kicks off the weekend’s races with a practice day for all interested race participants. Race day registration begins at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4 before the first racers cross the starting line.

Saturday’s races include a 6-mile loop cross country event as well as a dual slalom race. On Sunday, race day registration will again be held at 7 a.m., followed by the downhill which begins at 9:30 a.m. Each athlete will take two runs on the downhill course, with the best time taking home the win in each division.

Racers of all ages and ability levels are encouraged to participate, and can register in one of the following categories: Pro, semi-pro, expert (senior, master and junior age groups), sport (also with three age divisions) and beginner. Registration is $30, plus $10 for a lift ticket for the downhill and dual slalom events.

This year is the fifth anniversary of the Rage’n at the Ranch Mountain Bike Series, which will conclude in September with the third and final race weekend.

On Saturday and Sunday Aug. 11 and 12, DSR will be hosting the Old Highway 40 Motorcycle Days.

This year’s event will include: the pavement hillclimb – three miles, 37 turns and 1088 feet of ascent up Highway 40, the super trials with riders going head to head, the dirt hillclimb up a 50-degree slope, the street fighters battle trax, hybrid dirt bikes in the super TT Nationals, freestyle motocross demonstrations presented by Big Air Extreme and moto sphere demonstrations presented by Monte Perlin.

Shuttle bus service will be provided for spectators to view Sunday’s Pavement Hillclimb and to the Dirt Hillclimb via Donner Ski Ranch’s Chair #1. Spectators can purchase tickets at the gate for $18 on race day (children under 7 years old and under free), or purchase advance tickets by contacting Donner Ski Ranch at 530-426-3635.

Registration for the events is also available online at http://www.donnerskiranch.com.


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