Fall, winter, daylight, night
Night bike riding in Ash Canyon
Jeff Potter posted on bikecarson.com:
Night riding season is here.
Due to work schedules, some mountain bikers either ride at night or don’t ride at all. So, if you would like to be a part of the former, come on out and join a good group of riders for some post-work pedaling.
The rides will meet every Tuesday and Thursday (the exception is Thanksgiving, unless there is interest) at Foothill Drive and Winnie Lane at 6:30 p.m.
Barring severe weather conditions, the rides will continue, but check the blog just in case.
Also, as a courtesy, if you plan on attending the ride please let us know by leaving a comment at bikecar
Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving
Why not combine fitness and feasting on Thanksgiv-ing?
The Carson City Pinkerton Ballet Theatre is putting on a Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning to support its annual production of “The Nutcracker.”
This is a 5K and 1-mile fun run for kids. Both races will begin at Fleet Feet, 3246 N. Carson St. The kids race begins at 8:30, the 5K begins at 9 a.m.
For more information, call Fleet Feet at 883-3361 or e-mail Molly Walt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Compete in triathlon at your own pace
Think you don’t have what it takes to finish a triathlon? Think again.
The Carson Aquatic Facility’s self-paced triathlon is back.
Keep your exercise program on track through the holiday season and accomplish something you never thought you could.
How does a self-paced triathlon work? Like a regular triathlon, this individualized version involves three disciplines of exercise: swimming, biking and running.
Participants choose the distances they would like to enter based on their own schedules, strengths, goals and fitness level, and then have a full 40 days to accomplish that goal.
The triathlon will run Nov. 23-Jan. 3. Categories offer a range of distance requirements to suit everyone’s needs and abilities.
Participants who reach their goal will receive a triathlon T-shirt. The cost for this event is $15 per person.
For more information on this fun, unique and challenging event, call 887-2242 or stop by the Carson Aquatic Facility at 841 N. Roop St. to register.
Junior ski/snowboard registrations start
Winter is coming. Kids, get ready to hit the slopes. The Carson City Recreation Division is launching its 53rd Annual Junior Ski/Snowboard Program.
Registration will be 9 a.m.-noon Saturday and Dec. 12 in the lobby of the Carson City Community Center. The program is available to all children ages 9 to 15 years old.
The program offers the following:
• Six Sundays of fun on the slopes
• Ski or Snowboard instruction (all ability levels)
• A no-restrictions season pass to Diamond Peak
The cost for the program is $305 with transportation included, and $190 without. Equipment is not included in either package.
The program begins Jan. 10, weather permitting. For additional information, call at 887-2000 ext. 30351.
Wanted: Volunteer ski/snowboard instructors
The Carson City Recreation Division is looking for volunteer ski and snowboard instructors for the 2010 Junior Ski/Snowboard Program.
Volunteers must be 18 years or older and must be committed to teaching and/or chaperoning for six Sundays beginning in January.
Free lift tickets for afternoon skiing/snowboarding will be provided.
Contact Kurt Meyer at 887-2000 x30351 or email@example.com if you are interested in helping out.
Ski swap at Tahoe Cross Country
The 10th annual Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Swap is 10 a.m. Saturday.
It’s the place to buy and sell gear for skate skiing, classic, snowshoeing, telemark, backcountry and more.
Admission is free.
There will be a raffle at noon for a season pass and other great prizes. Tickets will be on sale today and Saturday at Tahoe XC.
Register your sale items from 2-9 p.m. today.
Volunteers are needed.
For more information, go to http://www.tahoexc.org or call 530-583-5475.