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Reno Wheelmen Twilight MTB: Peavine Bacon Strip SuperD

 4.3 (3)

6.8 Miles 11.0 Kilometers


90%

Singletrack

73' 22 m

Ascent

-1,605' -489 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

6,592' 2,009 m

High

5,043' 1,537 m

Low

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All categories race this 7 mile downhill!

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Features -none-

There can be snow and mud on the course from December to March. The mud on lower Peavine is all clay. It sticks to your bike until you stop. The only thing more fun than carrying a 50 lb mud-covered bike is cleaning it.

Overview

The Reno Wheelmen Twilight MTB Race 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 these cyclists have volunteered hundreds of hours with IMBA-affiliated clubs to help build and maintain the USFS trail system through the Carson Ranger District and the Washoe County Parks Trail System.

The Reno Wheelmen host 50 plus competitive cycling events every year in the Road, MTB, and Cyclocross disciplines. The Wheelmen hosted the 2018 USAC Cyclocross Nationals in January at Rancho San Rafael Park. They support racing and 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

The ride up to the start from Hoge Road Registration takes 1 to 1.5 hours. A shuttle up the access road takes about 1 hour to the drop off point (1880 or 1881) and 10-15 minutes of rolling DH riding to the start near (58). Shuttles are not provided.

Description

The race starts above the Mahogany Forest near (58) and heads SE down Mahogany Forest to take a right down the Bacon Strip, (57), (56), then veer right on the Crispy Bacon Strip (55), (54), then veer right on Halo (44). Watch the rocky sides of the trail around (43), and stay right on the singletrack (42) and (41). Cross the road and head around the gate to the Kings Row Connector (40) to the finish at the Leadership Parkway Traffic Circle. Parking is available at the finish (30).

History & Background

Check out Peavine, A Mountain of Memories by John C. Evanoff.

Poeville was first mined in 1864. The mine is still in use today. More info here.

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Apr 26, 2018
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