Sports Briefs | Skate the Lake slated for Aug. 14-15
Fully supported mountain bike ride
Lake Tahoe’s Most Beautiful Trail Ride, the area’s first and only fully supported mountain bike ride, will take place above the East Shore on Saturday, Aug. 29. The scenic and challenging course starts at Spooner Lake and continues up to Marlette Lake and the scenic Flume Trail. It then connects with Tunnel Creek Road for a descent to Tunnel Creek Café. It covers a total of 14 miles and climbs 1,100 feet. The ride — not a race — is offered as a fully supported event, which includes transportation to the start of ride, aid stations, course marshals, bike patrol, and post-ride nourishment and party. Proceeds from the event will go to Tahoe Area Mountain Bike Association (TAMBA), the Incline Bike Project (www.Incline BikeProject.org) and Nevada State Parks. Registration through Aug. 15 is $48 per adult and $36 per child. Cost is $54 per adult after Aug. 15. Children under 10 years old are free. Find more information and register at http://www.bikeintahoe.com. Day-of registration will be available if not sold out (cash or check only).
Skate the Lake
The 11th Annual Skate the Lake is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Aug. 14-15. The event is a longboarding marathon that promotes an active lifestyle while raising awareness and funds for Boarding For Breast Cancer’s (B4BC) education and prevention programs. Participants will longboard, bike, blade or rollerskate a 28-mile stretch of Lake Tahoe, starting from the 64 Acres parking lot in Tahoe City on Aug. 15 at 8:30 a.m. Helmets are mandatory. A registration kick-off party will take place at the Art Haus & Cinema in Tahoe City on Aug. 14 from 5-10 p.m. More information is available at b4bc.org/skatethelake.
The first Tahoe City Cornhole Tournament will be held at Commons Beach this Saturday, Aug. 8, starting at 5 p.m. Cost is $10 per team or $15 day-of. The grand prize is a custom premier cornhole set. Call the Rideout Community Center at 530-583-3440 to sign up.
Sierra Crest 30K/50K
The Auburn Ski Club will present the inaugural Sierra Crest 30K/50K on Saturday, Aug. 8. The event is a point-to-point trail run that takes advantage of some of the Truckee/Donner Summit region’s best singletrack. Volunteers are welcome for all events by emailing email@example.com or by calling 530-426-3313. Learn more at http://www.truckeefunrun.com.
The second annual Boulder Bash competition and climbing festival will return to Donner Summit on Aug. 21-22. The event is a fundraiser presented by Tahoe Sports Hub and benefiting the the Truckee Donner Land Trust’s efforts to purchase the iconic Black Wall climbing area on Donner Summit and keep it free and open to the public. The weekend will include an all-ages competition, slide show and presentation by Lisa Rands, free climbing clinics, free after-party and more.
Free stand-up paddleboard demos
Tahoe Sports Hub is offering free stand-up paddleboard (SUP) demos every Saturday evening at Donner Lake’s West End Beach through Aug. 29. These demos will allow the public to try the latest in SUP technology, compare different styles of boards and receive technique tips from paddle experts. In addition to free demos, Tahoe Sports Hub is also offering a free Paddleboard Yoga class with instructors from “The Butterfly Effect” on July 18 and a free fun race with Olympic ski racer Daron Rahlves on Aug. 1. The race is open to paddlers of all ages and abilities; prizes will be awarded to all participants. All events run from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30. More information is available at http://www.TahoeSportsHub.com.
Butterfly Effect 5K
The Butterfly Effect 5K Run will take place Sept. 5 in Incline Village. The event, put on by Lake Tahoe’s Movement of Wings, raises funds and awareness for thyroid cancer. The run starts at 7 a.m. at the Village Green and takes place on mostly paved terrain, with short sections of hard-pack dirt paths and grass. Online registration, which closes on Aug. 30, is available at butterflyeffect5k.org.
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