Sports Briefs | Ride with Tour de France champ Andy Schleck at Homewood |

Sports Briefs | Ride with Tour de France champ Andy Schleck at Homewood

The Start Haus' final free stand-up paddleboard race of the summer will take place this Friday, Aug. 16, at Donner Lake's West End Beach.
Courtesy Greyson Howard |

Cycling enthusiasts are invited to meet and ride with Tour de France Champion Andy Schleck and cycling legends Jens Voigt and Frank Schleck at Homewood this Friday as a show of support for the Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway and the Tour de Nez. The internationally renowned athletes will be in Reno-Tahoe to relax and train for the USA Pro Cycling Challenge starting Aug. 19 in Aspen, Colo. In addition to a meet-and-greet in Reno on Thursday, the cyclists will be at the Homewood/West Shore Café parking lot on Friday at 9 a.m., where the public will receive an opportunity to ride with them for the first 20 miles of a training ride. A donation of $25 for the ride and $100 for ride and photo opportunity is suggested and benefits the Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway. For more details, route descriptions and to connect with fellow cyclists, go to For event logistics, contact David Larson at 775-762-5418.


The Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Foundation (SAF) will host its first fundraiser Aug. 24 to raise scholarship funds for the resorts’ snow sports teams. The Alpine 2 Squaw 10K Challenge is a 10-kilometer run from Alpine Meadows to Squaw Valley. The challenge is open to runners and walkers, as well as dogs for those who register in the “Pets and People” category. All proceeds will benefit SAF as well as the Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe. The run will start in the Alpine Meadows parking lot and will follow the US Forest Service fire road until it joins up with the Western States Trail. The run then drops down Squaw’s Red Dog Face and finishes at the base of KT-22. Check-in is the morning of the event from 6-7:30 a.m. at The Village at Squaw Valley. Shuttles will run racers over to the start, with the last shuttle leaving at 7:30 a.m. Cost is $30 through Aug. 9 and $40 starting Aug. 10. Day-of registration is $50. Pet registration is $5, with all proceeds benefiting the Truckee Tahoe Humane Society. Registration is currently open at 


Sugar Bowl Resort will hold its annual Labor Day Gear Sale from Aug. 31-Sept. 2 from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. each day at the Truckee High School parking lot. Deals will include 50-65 percent savings on last season’s gear, with top name brands including Helly Hansen, Patagonia, K2, Volkl, Burton, Armada, Arc’Teryx and more. Sugar Bowl and Royal Gorge 2013-14 season passes will also be on sale, on site.


The Start Haus and the Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District will host the final free stand-up paddle board race of the summer at Donner Lake’s West End Beach on Friday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., weather permitting. The race will include men’s, women’s and children’s categories, as well as prize packages for winners. Each participant also will be entered for free into a raffle for a chance to win prizes. SUP SF Bay will continue with its SUP Yoga Fitness class before the race at 4:30. For more info contact the Start Haus at 530-587-5781 or online at, or go to


From snow to water, SheJumps is all about getting females involved in outdoor activities. This month, the group is focusing on water. SheJumps will hold a women’s kayak roll clinic from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23, at the Incline Village Recreation Center pool. The clinic is an opportunity for beginner kayakers to learn one of the most important skills for whitewater kayaking in a safe and supportive environment. Experienced kayakers who want to sharpen their skills are also welcome. Women should bring bathing suit, goggles, nose plugs, kayak, skirt, and paddle if you have them. The event is limited to 12 participants. RSVP with Meghan Kelly at


CrossFit Avalanche, CrossFit Blizzard and Waterman’s Landing have partnered for a third season to offer Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP) Workouts three times per week through early September. The hour-long workouts will take place at Waterman’s Landing in Carnelian Bay, and will be led by CrossFit Level 1 certified trainer Anik Demers-Wild. Classes will be held Mondays at 9:30 a.m., Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m., and Fridays at 4:30 p.m. Participants are encouraged to wear clothing and shoes they can work out in and also get wet. The cost to participate is $20 per session for non-members, and is included in the cost of membership for CrossFit Avalanche and CrossFit Blizzard athletes. Paddleboards are provided. Classes are geared toward 12 participants and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Advance registration is required and can be completed at For more info go to


Boost Swimming is offering weekly open water mini clinics on the Ironman Lake Tahoe course for those interested in improving their technique and building confidence swimming in open water. Weekly open water weekly clinics will take place at the Kings Beach State Recreation Area from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. every Friday through Sept. 27, and will be led by Open Water National Champion and former USA Swimming National Team Coach Jeff Pearson. The clinics are geared toward participants of varying abilities, whether competing in the Ironman or training for their first triathlon. The inaugural session is free of charge. Cost of subsequent sessions is $20 per session. Boost Swimming will also offer a half-day freestyle clinic on June 29 at the Incline Village Recreation Center. Early bird pricing is available for $99 through June 22, with the price increasing to $149 following that date. Register at

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