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Fall, winter, daylight, night

Photo submitted by Jeff MoserJesse Richardson, of Carson City, rides his mountain bike at night. A group of cyclists is organizing night rides on Tuesdays and Thursdays. To join them, go to bikecarson.com and leave a message.

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 kmkcwalt@charter.net.

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 kmeyer@ci.carson-city.nv.us 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.