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Luna Chix road rideCome join the Tahoe Luna Chix for a womens-only road ride. The group will meet for a ride to Boca Reservoir on July 8 at 5:45 p.m. Arrive on time as the ride will leave at 6 p.m. sharp. Road bikes are required. This easy, no-drop ride welcomes riders of all skill levels. Park in the first parking lot on the right-hand side of the road. E-mail with any questions.Un Mundo InvitationalThe second annual Truckee Sunrise Rotary Un Mundo Invitational Soccer Tournament will be held at Truckee High and Alder Creek Middle schools on Aug. 2-3. The tournament will feature 16 adult league teams with professional referees. Cost per team is $350 and is due by July 15. For more information call 386-4275 or 448-1230.SMCS tryoutsSierra Mountain Soccer Club (SMSC) is holding tryouts for the 2008 fall season from July 7 through July 20. For specific dates, times and locations of the tryouts for each of the fall soccer teams, visit the Web site at Call 587-3361 with any questions.Summit 7000 Soccer tryoutsSummit 7000 Soccer Academy is holding tryouts and player evaluations for its fall academy teams each day through July 12. Evaluations will be held for U-10, U-11 and U-12 teams for girls and boys. Young athletes will be evaluated in seven areas of performance. Tryouts will be held at Squaw Valley on Tuesday from 4-6 p.m., at Lahontan on Wednesday from 4-6 p.m., at Kings Beach Elementary on Thursday from 4-6 p.m. and at Squaw Valley on Saturday from 12-2 p.m. For more information call 587-5455 or 414-4059 or visit soccer campAYSO Summer Soccer Camp will be held at Riverview Sports Park from July 14-18. The camp will feature fun introductory soccer sessions for the youngest players to intensive technical and tactical sessions for advanced players. Register now at hoops campThe TCPUD Parks and Recreation Department is taking registration for its new Essential Skills Basketball Camp, which is open to boys and girls grades third through eighth. The camp will be held at North Tahoe High and Middle schools on July 18 and 19 from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. each day. Fee is $85 if registered before July 14, or $99 after. The camp includes video analysis and feedback, skill review and scrimmages, and each camper will get a T-shirt. Scott Conn and Brad Hester, North Tahoe High varsity coaches, will be conducting the camp. For more info call 583-3440, ext. 10 or 11.Youth tennis campThe TCPUD Parks and Recreation Department is taking registration for its youth tennis camp. The first session will be held Monday through Friday, July 7-11, and the second session July 14-18. The camp will be held at the North Tahoe High School tennis courts from 9-10 a.m. and is open to children ages 5 through 11. Anja Wittels, the No. 1 player on North Tahoe High varsity team and Nike Tennis Camp Counselor, will be the instructor. Pre-registration is required and can be completed at the Rideout Community Center. Registration minimum is five with a maximum of 10 and ends the Friday before each session. For more info call 583-3440, ext. 10.Wilderness survivalThe TCPUD Parks and Recreation Department is taking registration for its Wilderness Survival Class. The first session will be held July 12 and the second session on Aug. 9, both from 8 a.m.-noon at Rideout Community Center. The class is open to adults and will be instructed by Daniel Rodni, owner of Wilderness Solutions. Pre-registration is required. It can be completed at the Rideout Community Center, by calling 583-3440, ext. 10 or by visiting Registration fee is $40 for residents and $45 for non-residents, per session. Registration ends the Wednesday before sessions.Gymnastics summer campsMy Playground in Truckee is offering summer gymnastics camps for boys and girls ages 6-13. Camp includes gymnastics, crafts, team-building, nutrition education and more. The week concludes with a final demonstration presentation for family and friends on Friday. Level 1-2 campers have the option to join Debbie Meyer, three-time Olympic gold medal champion swimmer for swim lessons in the afternoon. Camps are offered the weeks of July 14 and July 28, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. daily (Mon-Fri). Pre-registration required. For more information call 587-7404.NASTC rockclimbingThe North American Ski Training Center (NASTC) offers rock climbing courses and guided rock climbs throughout the summer season. They offer a variety of levels from beginner climbs to Grade IV and Alpine levels. NASTC can accommodate private lessons, children, large groups and corporate retreats. Their guides are AMGA certified, highly experienced and familiar with many of the great climbing spots in the area. Call 581-4772 or visit for more information. Luna Chix road rideCome join the Tahoe Luna Chix for a womens-only road ride. The group will meet for a Verdi Loop Road Ride in Reno on July 15 at 5:45 p.m. Arrive on time as the ride will leave at 6 p.m. sharp. Road bikes are required. This easy, no-drop ride welcomes riders of all skill levels. Meet at the Patagonia Outlet in Reno on the south side of the building near the paved river trail trailhead. E-mail with any questions.Trail FestOn Saturday July 19 the Tahoe Rim Trail Association is hosting Lake Tahoes annual Trail Fest event. The event will be held at Commons Beach starting at 9 a.m. with guided hikes, cycles and paddles and will continue to 4 p.m. with live music by The Saddle Tramps, beer tasting and an outdoor barbecue. For more information go to or contact Allison at (775) 298-0238 or climbingUClimb will host a two-day rock climbing event on Donner Summit on July 19-20. Sponsored by Mountain Gear and Marmot, the UClimb event will include professional climbing instruction from Alpine Skills International guides. Instructors will take small groups of amateur climbers to get hands-on experience while learning climbing techniques, how to use climbing gear, voice commands, knot tying, belaying and etiquette. Registration for the weekend event begins at $159 for youth ages 10-17 and $199 for adults. Registration includes professional climbing instruction, camping for Friday and Saturday nights, a barbeque on Saturday and a pancake breakfast on Sunday. Gear packages are $289 for youth ages 10-17 and $329 for adults. Individuals can also register for event festivities without the climbing instruction for $49. Registration is available at or by calling (800) 829-2009.Youth swim The Truckee Tahoe Swim Team is holding ongoing tryouts at the Truckee Pool on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6 p.m.NASTC skiingThe Truckee-based North American Ski Training Center (NASTC) is again offering its summer ski trip to Portillo, Chile. As part of the program, NASTC offers six full days of coaching by members of the PSIA (Professional Ski Instructors of America) National Demonstration Team. In addition to the time spent out on the hill, the NASTC group spends time indoors with video reviews, tech talks, ping pong tournaments and basketball games. For more information visit or call 582-4772.Sierra TrekThe 41st annual Sierra Trek, hosted by the California Association of Four Wheel Drive Clubs, will be held Aug. 7-9 with a new base camp at Cisco Grove Campground. The event kicks off with a short-wheel base run on the challenging Fordyce Creek Trail. To register or learn more information, contact Robert Reed at (925) 447-3142 or email Information and registration is also available by visiting the Associations Web site at clinicThe Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Park District is offering an ongoing stroke clinic throughout the year. The clinic focuses is freestyle and is designed for all swimming abilities. Cost is $15 per session. Class times are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8-8:45 a.m. Call the Aquatic Coordinator for more information at 582-2361.Rideout gymRideout Community Center is offering open gym Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Friday nights from 6-9 p.m. Monday night is drop-in dodgeball from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday evenings are drop-in basketball from 6-9 p.m., and Wednesday evenings are drop-in volleyball from 6-9 p.m. Cost is $2. For more info call 583-3440, ext. 10.Truckee open gymThe Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Park District is offering adult drop-in basketball for $3 per player. The open gym is offered year-round Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Veterans Building in downtown Truckee from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information contact the TDRPD at 582-7720.Soccer campChallenger Sports is holding one of its nationwide British soccer training camps at Pomin Park in Tahoe City during the week of July 28Aug. 1. Each day campers ages 3 to 14 will practice and master new individual skills and understand small group and team tactics, as well as scrimmage. Each camper will receive a free T-shirt, soccer ball, player evaluation and end-of-camp gift. In addition, any child who signs up online at least 45 days prior to camp will receive a genuine British Soccer replica jersey. To sign up visit or contact Jamie at or call (866) 528-9688.XC coach neededTruckee High School is in need of a boys and girls cross country coach for the fall 2008 season. If interested contact Truckee athletic director Bob Shaffer at 582-2612.

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