Author Archives: Bill McGibbon

SofSNF Dual Sport Adventure

Come out to the Stewards of the Sierra National Forest 9th annual Adventure Bike ride  and Dual Sport bike rides  for fun and to support the SOTSNF.   As you know the Stewards of the Sierra National Forest are dedicated to keeping your trails and public access open in the Sierra National Forest for all to use and enjoy.  You entry fee is a donation that is tax deductible so a win-win situation for all!

For the Adventure Bike riders on Saturday, and Sunday there will be an optional Self-Guided Big Bike Adventure ride through the Sierra National Forest. GPS tracks (Garmin bring your cable) will be provided which will consist of great back roads and trails throughout the area. The routes will be approximately 200 miles Saturday and 100 miles on Sunday. Optional hard way splits for the more experienced riders.

For Dual Sport riders on Saturday and Sunday there will be an optional Self-Guided Dual Sport ride through the Sierra National Forest. Roll Charts and GPS tracks (Garmin bring your cable) will be provided which will consist of great back roads and trails throughout the area. The route will be approximately 120 miles on Saturday and 100 miles on Sunday. Optional hard way splits for the more experienced riders.

Thanks to many GREAT SPONSORS there will be a raffle table full of swag and prizes during the BBQ dinner on Saturday night.

You are encouraged to sign up online as there is a strict 200 rider limit.

See FLYER For much more information and a mail in entry form.

Dates:   July 13-14-15, 2018
Place:   Elks Lodge in Oakhurst, California

CERA’s Successful “Enduro Weekend”

Row 2 Waitin’ To Go

The Dust, albeit a very small amount” has settled, the results are final, the trophies are ordered and the tools put away for another year.  California Enduro Riders Association has completed our first attempt at running the Fools Gold Enduro and the Crazy Miner Family Enduro on the same weekend.  From the comments heard at both the Enduros and on social media it appears that it was a huge success with the riders as well as the volunteers, both club members and friends, who worked so hard to make it happen.

 

Congratulations to Italo Ruggiero, Overall Winner of the Crazy Miner!

Congratulations to Steven Godman Overall winner of the Fools Gold!

For those riding one or both Enduros it became a “family weekend” of camping and riding with friends while competing in the District 36 Championship Enduro Series and the District 36 Championship Youth/Family Enduro Series.   And a bonus for us was seeing all the families together, making the weekend even more special to our club.  All types of off road riding is and should be a family sport involving the youngest to the oldest, bringing family’s together under a shared desire to “play” together.

Of course the weekend didn’t go off without a few hitches that, fortunately we were able to overcome…..  First off we were advised by the Forest Service on the Monday before that there was a nesting Goshawk too close to one of our trails on a section of course used by both the Fools Gold and Crazy Miner and we would have to re-route.  Anyone that puts on an event like this and knows all the planning and work that goes into it beforehand can tell you that a re-route at the last minute is not so easy to do.  However on Thursday (just before you all got there) our Fools Gold Course Leader, Rick Guidice, was able to make a re-route and now you know why there was a last minute mileage reset that was not included on the published route sheet.  And, as most already now know, we were shorthanded to man 10 planned checks on the Fools Gold.  Having enough volunteers to man 8 checks, on Friday night we had a meeting and decided which two check locations (out of 10) we would lose and then worked to renumber the checks signs and reset the clocks.  Here a special thank you goes to CERA member Tom Guidice who worked three days straight arraigning and rearranging the work force to meet the needs of both Enduros.  This was a daunting task at the least and the stress on Tom’s face told the tale.  Well Done Mr. Guidice!

For the Crazy Miner, Due to no one’s fault, there was some confusion on a check location and it so happened to be one of the checks that was used in the same location on both loops.  And to make matters worse it was to be a tie breaker on both loops.  It didn’t take the referee long to decide to throw out those two checks and fortunately our Crazy Miner Course leader, Bob Jones, had put a third tie breaker check in and this saved us from having any ties for the qualifying Youth/Family Championship Classes.

The conditions both days were pretty close to ideal with very little dust and fairly cool .  Yes we could have used some rain before but with the way things are now we pray for NO rain beforehand.  We were just informed in February that the Forest Service, at the request of the US Fish and Wildlife Service (Sacramento Office), changed our threshold of rain for cancelation from ½” to ¼” within 48 hours of the event with a 48 hour “drying out’ period.

CERA say’s THANK YOU to everyone that came out to ride one or both Enduros for supporting our club and especially the sport of Enduros.

AND last but certainly not least, we especially say THANK YOU to all the club members, their families, their friends and friends of friends that came out for the weekend to work and make this event happen.  Without you there is no us.

CERA

Our Sign Up Team.  And after two days they were still smiling!

Crazy Miner & Fools Gold Pre Entry Rows Posted

Crazy Miner Pre Entry Row Assignments

Fools Gold Pre Entry Row Assignments

Crazy Miner Route Sheet

Fools Gold Route Sheet

A few short days and time for “Game On”

Come out for a full weekend of Enduro riding!  This Saturday May 5th we are running our Crazy Miner Family Enduro, Round 2 of the 2018 District 36 Youth Family Enduro Championship Series followed on Sunday by Round 3 of the 2018 District 36 Championship Enduro Series.

We’re starting you off on an event you can ride with your family and as a warm up for the full enduro on Sunday so bring the family for a camping weekend.  There are no  fees for gates or camping, just great camping in the national forest!  Do remember to stop at the Forest Service Ranger Station (halfway between Georgetown and Mace Mill Road) and get a fire permit (also at no charge) if you plan on a campfire.

Stuff to know:

Dates:    May 5-6, 2018
Place:
Mace Mill Staging Area
Mace Mill Rd.

Georgetown, CA
Sign Up Hours:
Friday 3-5 pm / 7-9 pm
Saturday 7-9 am / 3-5 pm 7-9 pm
Sunday 6-8:30 am
(subject to change)
Key times:
Crazy Miner – 9:00 am
Fools Gold – 8:00 am

Crazy Miner Pre Entry Row Assignments

Fools Gold Pre Entry Row Assignments

Crazy Miner Route Sheet

Fools Gold Route Sheet

Crazy Miner – Fools Gold Flyer
Map to the meet

Maybe you’d like to come up and help put on one or both of the meets?  We are looking for extra help and no experience is necessary – we train on the job!  Show up and ask for Tom or Bill!

Fools Gold and Crazy Miner Route Sheets Posted!

Crazy Miner Route Sheet and Fools Gold
Route Sheet links below!

A few short days and time for “Game On”

Come out for a full weekend of Enduro riding!  This Saturday May 5th we are running our Crazy Miner Family Enduro, Round 2 of the 2018 District 36 Youth Family Enduro Championship Series followed on Sunday by Round 3 of the 2018 District 36 Championship Enduro Series.

We’re starting you off on an event you can ride with your family and as a warm up for the full enduro on Sunday so bring the family for a camping weekend.  There are no  fees for gates or camping, just great camping in the national forest!  Do remember to stop at the Forest Service Ranger Station (halfway between Georgetown and Mace Mill Road) and get a fire permit (also at no charge) if you plan on a campfire.

Stuff to know:

Dates:    May 5-6, 2018
Place:
Mace Mill Staging Area
Mace Mill Rd.

Georgetown, CA
Sign Up Hours:
Friday 3-5 pm / 7-9 pm
Saturday 7-9 am / 3-5 pm 7-9 pm
Sunday 6-8:30 am
(subject to change)
Key times:
Crazy Miner – 9:00 am
Fools Gold – 8:00 am

Crazy Miner Pre Entry Row Assignments

Fools Gold Pre Entry Row Assignments

Crazy Miner Route Sheet

Fools Gold Route Sheet

Crazy Miner – Fools Gold Flyer
Map to the meet

Maybe you’d like to come up and help put on one or both of the meets?  We are looking for extra help and no experience is necessary – we train on the job!  Show up and ask for Tom or Bill!