Sports Briefs | Fundraising mountain bike ride, Squaw Mountain Run and more
Fundraising mountain bike ride in Tahoe CityBiking for a Better World will host the BBW Burner fundraising mountain bike ride on Thursday, Aug. 5. The event will raise funds to purchase bikes for students at an elementary school in Nicaragua. The BBW Burner starts at 64-Acres Park in Tahoe City at 9 a.m. and follows a 5-mile loop. Riders will have four hours to complete as many loops as they would like, and they are encouraged to gain sponsors to pledge by the lap or hours ridden. Registration is between 8 and 9 a.m., in the 64-Acres Park parking lot. Registration is $25. Visit http://www.bikingforabetterworld.org to donate.Squaw Valley Mountain RunThe 30th Squaw Valley Mountain Run is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 7, with more than 500 entrants expected. Starting at the 6,200-foot base of Squaw Valley USA, the course climbs 3.6 miles up the Mountain Run trail up to High Camp at 8,200 feet, where awards, a raffle, music, refreshments and beer are provided for participants. The event, which is a fundraiser for The Auburn Ski Club Junior Nordic Team, is part of La Sportiva Mountain series and attracts top runners as well as recreational runners and hikers. Awards for the uphill competitors will be given for top three places in five age categories. The fastest time on record is 29 minutes, set by Shiloh Mielke from Weaverville, N.C., in 2008. Del Wichelman, age 85, is the oldest competitor and a regular at the race. If pre-registered, cost is $35 for adults and $20 for youths 18 and younger. Day-of registration is $45 for adults and $30 for youths 18 and younger. For more information go to http://www.squawmountainrun.com. To sign up online go to http://www.active.com.Lake Tahoe Open Water SwimBig Blue Adventure is putting on the inaugural Lake Tahoe Open Water Swim from the shore of Sugar Pine State Park on Sunday, Aug. 8. The event includes a 1andamp;#8260;2-mile, 1-mile and 2-mile swim set up off the beach of the Ehrman Mansion, where spectators can watch the action first hand from the pier. Prices range from $25 to $55. Event officials are looking for kayak volunteers to assist in water safety. Volunteers earn $10 an hour of racing credit to use towards any future Big Blue Adventure event, which range from triathlons, adventure races and trail races. For information go to http://www.bigblueadventure.com/pub/main.asp?daPageID=677.Disc golf course opens at SquawSquaw Valley USA announced the opening of its new 18-hole mountaintop disc golf course. Disc golfers can ride the Cable Car to High Camp to play free of charge. The course will be open from 10:40 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily until Aug. 22, and then from 10:40 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Sept. 6. Holes 1, 2 and 18 are located directly behind the High Camp complex, forming a beginner loop for those looking to get a feel for the game. For more advanced players, holes 3 through 17 offer more extreme disc golfing.Ladies Race Night at NorthstarJoin the Tahoe LUNA Chix at the Northstar Resort Cross Country Mountain Bike Race Series on Thursday, Aug. 19 for a fun mountain bike race to benefit the Breast Cancer Fund. No experience is necessary. Racers can choose from three categories andamp;#8212; beginner, novice or expert. Entry fee is $15 and all proceeds from women entrants on Aug. 19 will go directly to the Breast Cancer Fund. Race registration is from 5-5:45 p.m. Racing begins at 6 p.m. sharp. Entry fee includes a raffle ticket for a chance to win prizes, including LUNA Sport bike jerseys. The Tahoe LUNA Chix will also be hosting a free pre-race bike maintenance clinic at 4:30 p.m. at Plaza Bikes in the Village at Northstar. For more information, visit http://www.teamlunachix.com.Drop-in Ultimate FrisbeeTahoe City PUD Park and Recreation is offering drop-in Ultimate Frisbee at Bechdolt Field (North Tahoe H.S.) from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays through Aug. 21. No cost to play. Must be 16. For more information call 583-3440 ext. 10.Truckee football fundraiserThe Truckee High football team is selling community cards with local merchant discounts for $20 apiece to raise funds for its program. Look for the Truckee players selling the cards and wearing red this summer.Trail Running GroupMaximize training time with specific workouts in group setting with instructor Julie Young, owner of o2fitness. Learn valuable injury prevention exercises while achieving efficient biomechanical stride via drills. Weekly workouts progress to train physiological and neuromuscular systems, starting with specific strength, technique intervals, power and speed, and progressing to tempo and lactate threshold intervals. All abilities are encouraged to join. Training takes place from 7-8 a.m. Tuesdays, in six-week sessions. Cost is $100 per six-week session. For more info e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.o2fitness.net.