“This is a two stage enduro. S1 is the Podunk Trail. S2 is the UNR DH to Evans.”
— Mtb Race Director
Race - Sep 20, 2018
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.
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 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
There is no water at the Hoge Road Trailhead. There is water at the gas stations and Ben Liquor on North Virginia and Parr Blvd. Bathrooms and water can be found at the Casino and Rancho Park, south of McCarran Blvd.
Transition 1 (T1) to Stage 1: The start from Hoge Road registration takes 10-15 min (2 km/350 ft ascending). From the Hoge Road Trailhead (28), climb north up Total Recall
(27, 61, 60, 39), then head left on the Podunk Trail (39, 38, 37) to the Stage 1 Start.
Stage 1 begins at the bench near trail marker 37 and heads down the Podunk Trail (37, 36, 35). The stage finishes near the Keystone Canyon Trail
Parking Area (21). This section is about 3 km with 700 ft of descending (6-10 min).
Transition 2 (T2) 3 km/400 ft: Head up Keystone Canyon (21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 60, 26). Then turn right toward the UNR DH Course
. The route climbs up to the Rock Pile (U1) for the start of Stage 2 (U1).
Stage 2 starts at the top of UNR Downhill Course (U1) and goes through the jumps/berms, then rolls across the meadow down to the Evans Canyon Trail
(17, 18, 19) to Miners Trail
(19, 6, 7) to the finish at trail marker 7 at the Evans Creek Crossing of Miners/Evans Canyon Trail
. This section is about 3 km with 700 ft of descending (6-10 min). The last few minutes can be pedally.
Rideers can return downhill to the Rancho San Rafael softball fields (Reno Sports Complex) (0) down Evans Canyon Trail
(4, 3, S2, 2, 0).
History & Background