Motorcycle trials Come see the best trial riders in North America compete in the National Championship Motorcycle Trials at Donner Ski Ranch on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 4-5. Gates open 8:30 a.m. Cost is $10 a day. Those under 10 are free. Food and drink will be available. Call 426-3635 or visit donnerskiranch.com for more info.Skate contestThe seventh annual Black Flys Eyewear skateboard competition returns to the Truckee Skatepark on Saturday, Aug. 4. The free competition for skateboarders is open to all age groups. Music, raffle prizes and free swag are scheduled throughout the day. This years event also includes the Porters Do or Die Challenge and Snowbombs Best Trick competition. Helmets are required. Competitors can sign up at the event. Those under 18 must have parental consent. Registration closes at noon.Free Mountain Bike RaceThe first Chickadee Mountain Bike Race, a 40-mile free race starting and ending at the Fifty Fifty Brewing Company in Truckee, will be held Sunday, Aug. 5, beginning at 8 a.m. The route, which will feature mostly singletrack with a little fire road and pavement, will be determined at the start. The race is unsupported, so bring enough food, water, tubes, tools, etc. to take care of yourself. Nutrition and hydration products will be available at the start. For more information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.Mountain RunThe 27th annual Squaw Mountain Run, a benefit for Auburn Ski Clubs Junior Nordic skiers and the Tahoe Forest Hospital Foundations cancer prevention programs, will be held Aug. 4 beginning at 9 a.m. Starting at the base of Squaw at 6,200 feet, the course climbs the 3.6-mile mountain run to High Camp at 8,200 feet, where awards, a raffle, music, refreshments and beer will be provided. Salomon is awarding a pair of Salomon XA Pro 3D to the top three men and women. Participants may also run or take a more leisurely pace and hike or Nordic walk. There will be a cable car ride to the top for those who want to take part in the three-mile flower walk. Race day registration will be available. Visit http://www.squawmountainrun.com for more information. To register online go to http://www.active.com.Laker seminarsThe North Tahoe High athletic department is hosting two days of seminars presented by Bigger Stronger Faster on Aug. 9-10 to teach athletes and coaches how to properly use the schools new weight training center. On Aug. 9, a clinic designed to teach coaches how to use equipment and practices specifically for their sport will be held from 2-4 p.m. The Be an 11 seminar, a motivational event for athletes and coaches, will take place from 6-9 p.m. the same day. Aug. 10 will be Day 1 for strength and conditioning from 9 a.m.4 p.m. in the NTHS gym. Seminars are open to all North Tahoe athletes and are sponsored by the North Tahoe Booster Club.Hip-hop danceThe Psyche dance team will hold auditions for competitive hip-hop dance on Aug. 15. Teams include Mini Psyche K-5, Pre-Teen Psyche sixth-eighth grade, Teen Psyche ninth-12th grade and Adult Psyche ages 18 and older. The traveling teams compete once a month. Call 587-8326 for more information.NFL Flag Football This NFL-sponsored league offers boys and girls ages 5-17 a chance to participate in non-contact football. Teams of eight to 10 players will compete in five-on-five games against North Tahoe, Incline, Truckee and others. Age groups are co-ed 5-6; 7-8; and 9-11; boys 12-14; girls 12-14; boys 15-17; and girls 15-17. Participants will keep the NFL Reversible Flag Jerseys and a set of flags. Parents need to register their children online at http://www.tcpud.org with the NFL Organization and fill out a TCPUD Parks & Recreation registration form. The fee is $55 for the season if registered by July 31 and $65 after July 31. Fees can be paid at the TCPUD Parks & Recreation Department at 221 Fairway Drive in Tahoe City. Coaches, officials and volunteers are needed. For more information call 583-3796, ext. 21 or e-mail email@example.com.Free physicalsAlder Creek Middle School student-athletes may receive free sports physicals at Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance on on Aug. 6 from 6-9 p.m. The center is located at 10710 Donner Pass Road. To register call 587-3769.LUNA Chix ride/runCome join Tahoe LUNA Chix for a womens only mountain bike ride or trial run on the Sawtooth Trail in Truckee. The two groups will meet at the Sawtooth Trailhead on Aug. 7, departing at 6 p.m., sharp, so arrive 15 minutes early. This is a moderate ride/run with some technical sections and a few steep climbs; a great trail to practice technical skills. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.Tennis tournamentThe Compass Draw at the Tahoe Donner Tennis Center will be held Aug. 10-12. Cost is $65 per person. Participants choose their partner and place themselves in the appropriate league (7.0, 8.0, 9.0). Breakfast and lunch will be provided all three days of play. Players receive a commemorative T-shirt for participating in the event. The Ralston School of Massage will be on hand throughout the weekend. For more information contact the Tennis Center at 587-9474.AYSO sign-upsTruckee AYSO will be having a soccer league for boys and girls ages 14-19 from mid-August until Nov. 4. Eligible birth dates to play are Aug. 1, 1983-July 31, 1988. If a player is not on file, he or she will need to provide a birth certificate copy. Contact Jeanie McCarthy at 587-4841 or sign up online at http://www.eayso.org.Family softballThe Rideout Community Center will offer family softball drop-in on Sundays from 1-3 p.m. All ages and abilities welcome. Participants need to bring their own equipment. For questions contact the Rideout center at 583-3440 or the Tahoe City Public Utilities District at 583-3796, ext. 29.Ultimate FrisbeeThe Rideout Community Center will offer drop-in Ultimate Frisbee each Wednesday throughout the summer from 6 p.m. until dusk. All ages are welcome. Those under 18 need to be accompanied by an adult. Participants need to bring their own equipment. For questions contact the Rideout center at 583-3440 or the Tahoe City Public Utilities District at 583-3796, ext. 29.Two-for-one golfThe Northstar Resort golf course is offering two-for-one green fees any time of day Sunday-Thursday through Aug. 31. To receive the deal, golfers must present a coupon/ad that the resort will run in local papers throughout the month. The deal is not valid for groups or tournaments.Northstar hikingNorthstar Resorts new hiking park is set to open this summer with complimentary gondola rides and scenic chairlift rides. There are new trail options for hikers of all abilities, including a new beginner loop starting at the top of the Tahoe Zephyr Express, the Sawmill Reservation Trail located at mid-mountain and the Tahoe trail located at the top of the Vista Express. Theres also a new beginner/intermediate loop starting at the top of the Vista Express and concluding at the top of the Tahoe Zephyr Express.Home run derbyThe Tahoe City Public Utility Distric and Pete N Peters are hosting a home run derby on Friday, Aug. 31 at Bechdolt Field at North Tahoe High School from 6:308:30 p.m. Preregistration is required; theres a limit of 25 contestants. Cost is $10 and includes a TShirt. Arrive 15 minutes early for rules and lineup for the derby. Register by Aug. 24 at the TCPUD on Fairway Drive in Tahoe City. For more information call Zane Cole at 5833796 ext. 21 or email email@example.com.Coed volleyball leagueThe Tahoe City Public Utilities District (TCPUD) Department of Parks and Recreation is offering fall coed volleyball leagues for players age 18 and older. The league, which is open to all ability levels, will play on Wednesday evenings from Sept. 12-Nov. 14 at the Rideout School Gym. Registration is open from Aug. 1-31 at the TCPUD on 221 Fairway Drive in Tahoe City. A $185 sponsor fee is required to register. Cost is $215 after Sept. 11. The team fee is $190 for residents and $240 for non-residents. Team fees are due by Oct. 9. Pre-registration is required. For more information call the Parks and Recreation office at 583-3796, ext. 21 or 29, or go to ww.tahoecitypud.com.Mens basketball leagueThe Tahoe City Public Utilities District (TCPUD) Department of Parks and Recreation is offering a mens fall basketball league for players 18 years of age and older. Open for all ability levels and skills, the league will play on Thursday evenings from Sept. 13Dec. 6 at Rideout School Gym. Registration period is from August 1-31 at 221 Fairway Drive in Tahoe City. The early bird sponsor fee of $390 is required to register; cost is $420 after Aug. 17. The team fee is $340, with a resident discount fee of $290; fees are due by Sept. 27. Pre-registration is required. For more information call the Parks and Recreation office at 583-3796, extension 21 or 29, or go to http://www.tahoecitypud.com.Truckee open gymThe Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District is offering adult drop-in basketball for $2 per player. The open gym is offered year-round Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Veterans Building in downtown Truckee from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information contact the TDRPD at 582-7720.Open gymThe Rideout Community Center is offering adult open gym Monday though Friday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and from 2:30-5 p.m. Fee is $2. The center is also offering open gym for ages 6 and younger Monday through Friday from 9-11 a.m. and from 1-2:30 p.m. at no cost. For questions contact the Rideout center at 583-3440 or the Tahoe City Public Utilities District at 583-3796, ext. 29.League to Skate Lake TahoeThe League to Skate Lake Tahoe will meet at 7 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club in Kings Beach on the first Tuesday of each month. Foremost on the agenda is the proposed skate park to be built in Tahoe Vista. There will be updates, discussion, activities and movies. Remaining dates will be Aug. 7 and Sept. 4.