This ride is a great way to get a taste of what the Reno Wheelmen Twilight Mtb Race Series has to offer. The series has been held from April until September for the past 28 years in the Reno Area on Thursday Nights. The series is run entirely by volunteers of the Reno Wheelmen, a nonprofit cycling club that has promoted cycling events in the Reno area since 1896. The events have been designed to promote cycling and fitness for all levels of cyclists in the community. Many of the these cyclists have volunteered hundreds hours with IMBA Related Clubs to help build and maintain the USFS trail system through the Carson Ranger District and Washoe County Parks Trail System.
The Reno Wheelmen host 50 plus competitive cycling events every year in all types of cycling disciplines. We support our members who race with generous race reimbursement as well as discounted clothing. You don't need to be a member to race, but it is encouraged as it is the support from our members and sponsors that allows us to promote these events.
Need to Know
This race course was used in 2016. Most of the trail was rebuilt by the Podunks in 2018. It is not part of the 2018 series, but is still a great ride. There can be snow and mud December to March. The mud on lower Peavine is all clay. It sticks to your bike until you stop. The only thing more fun that carrying a 50 lb. mud-covered bike is cleaning it
This fun downhill run begins above the Mahogany Forest
and heads SE down the Mahogany Forest
Trail (57), then north down the Scrub Brush Trail
(57, Road 21529, 69), then SE down Lingles Loop
Trail (69, Road 21515, 56/66, Road 21515, 66).
At trail marker 66, riders will continue SE down the Total Recall
Trail (66, 65, 64, Road 41653, 49, 63, Road 21551, 39, Road 21535, 62, 61, 60) to the finish at the intersection of Keystone Canyon Trail
and Total Recall
Trail (60). Riders can then return to the Hoge Road Parking Area/!Keystone Canyon TrailHead (28) by heading north up the Keystone Canyon Trail
(26, 27, Road 41652, 28) to the parking area. The route takes about 20 minutes at race pace (don't run anyone over!).
For a preview of this route, click here
History & Background