Football startingThe Truckee Donner Recreation and Parks District has announced youth flag football will be starting in September.The season will run Sept. 11 to Oct. 25 and feature an introduction to the fundamentals of football. Teams will play five on five in this league co-sponsored by the NFL and Nike.The team will have leagues for ages 8-10 and 11-15, and will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with some Wednesday and Friday action, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. The cost is $51.50.For more information call TDRPD at 582-7720.Bike series at Northstar endsNorthstar-at-Tahoe’s weekly mountain bike race series for riders of all ages and abilities are Thursday nights until Aug. 16. The cost to participate in each race is $8.Northstar’s trail crew has built two courses that will alternate each week. One course is four miles, the other is seven miles. The number of laps a competitor completes will depend on the category he or she is registered under. Race categories for men and women are: beginner, sport and expert/pro.Race registration will take place in Northstar’s Village from 5 to 5:45 p.m. the day of the event. The race begins promptly at 6 p.m. at the base of the gondola. Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers in each race category at the end of the series in Aug. Winners will be determined based on cumulative points earned throughout the series. All racers are required to wear a helmet. Northstar will not provide tech support.Northstar’s mountain bike park is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and offers over 100 miles of trails, most accessible by chairlift.For more information, call (800) GO-NORTH or visit http://www.skinorthstar.com.TDRPD adult coed soccerRegistration is now underway for the Truckee Donner Recreation and Park District’s Adult Coed Soccer League. Now in its ninth year in Truckee, the league will have both an A and B and 35 and older league.Teams play nine players a side with at least three women on the field at all times. Players may sign up as a team or put on a free agent list.Games are on Sundays starting Aug. 12 and the season will end approximately October 14. League fees are $335 per team plus player fees.For more information, call TDRPD at 582-7720.Rim Trail grand opening partySeptember 21-23After 20 years of work, the Tahoe Rim Trail, a 150-mile loop trail that runs along the ridges and mountaintops circling Lake Tahoe, will officially open in September.To celebrate, the Tahoe Rim Trail Association is hosting an event titled the 150-Mile Celebration Sept. 21-23. The three-day celebration will include trail hikes, mountain bike tours, horseback rides and an evening reception.An official grand opening ceremony will take place Sept. 22 at Martis Lookout off of Hwy. 267. Key Nevada dignitaries, the trail founder, Lake Tahoe tourism representatives and volunteers instrumental in the development of the trail plan to attend.The Tahoe Rim Trail is truly a trail like no other. Built and maintained by volunteers, the trail winds through two states, six counties, three national forests, state parkland and three wilderness areas. It is open to runners, equestrians, hikers, and in most areas, mountain bikers. An estimated 3,000 people use the trail each week during peak summer and fall months.In 1999, the Tahoe Rim Trail was named the Millennium Legacy Trail of Nevada, one of only 50 trails in the nation to receive this distinction. For the last two years, it was voted as one of the “Best Places to Hike in Nevada” by Nevada Magazine.The Tahoe Rim Trail is considered one of the largest volunteer projects in the country. More than 10,000 volunteers have worked nearly 200,000 hours to make the trail a reality. Many more have donated monies to help fund the $300,000 per year needed to maintain the trail.For more information about the 2001 Celebration, contact the Tahoe Rim Trail Association at 775-588-0686 or visit their Web site at http://www.tahoerimtrail.org.Full moon hikes are backSquaw Valley USA’s summer full-moon hikes are scheduled for the evenings of Sept. 1 and 2.The three-hour hikes begin at the High Camp Bath & Tennis Club and traverse Squaw Valley’s peaks through fields of wildflowers and along well-marked mountain trails.Hikers are treated to views as the moon rises over Lake Tahoe and the Sierra.Hikers of all ages and abilities are welcome. Arrive at the Squaw Valley Cable Car Building between 5:30 and 6 p.m. in order to ride the Cable Car to High Camp.Cable Car tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children ages 12 and younger.The hikes begin from High Camp at approximately 6:30 p.m. Sturdy shoes and warm clothes are recommended, and guests are encouraged to bring water and a flashlight.The last cable car down for all evening hikers and guests is at 10:40 p.m. each evening.For more information, call 583-6985 or visit the Web site at http://www.squaw.com.Kids pass dealNorthstar-at-Tahoe is offering local school students $50 season passes. Additionally, the resort is unveiling a new children’s Sunday lesson program for the 2001-2002 winter season.Kids with a local school I.D. can purchase a season pass for only $50 that includes access to Northstar’s downhill lifts as well as cross-country ski trails. The pass is valid Sunday through Friday all season long excluding Nov. 23-24, Dec. 16-Jan. 4, Jan. 21-22, and Feb. 17-22.For more information, please call Northstar’s Guest Services Center at (530) 562-2267 or visit the Web site at http://www.skinorthstar.com.
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