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Default 2017 RAD events – Area 51, Salton Sea, Mammoth, Pony Express, Black Rock, and more

Hello everyone,

Instead of making a post for each event, I am going to make one post that lists all the events for the Road Adventures Club (Formerly ROC). This way you can subscribe to the thread to get event reminders and see post run reports and images in one spot. This is also to make sure we are a good forum supporter by keeping the post clutter down to a minimum and it allows us to post all the disclaimer stuff in one spot.


2017 Event Dates:
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March 4-5 – Black Rock Desert / Lovelock Mines
April 7-8 – Salton Sea / Ocotillo Wells
May 19-20 – Area 51 – Vegas to Vegas
June 24-25 – Test and tune / Dirt days
July 14-16 – Pony Express – Salt Lake to Carson City
August 18-20 – Mammoth Volcanic Trails
September 8-10 – Pismo Beach Dunes
October 13-15 – ROC Fest – Barstow

Events will be posted to this thread on how to sign up.


Disclaimer:
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These are pay your own way events. This means even I, the organizer, pays my own way to attend. Organizing drives is my hobby, and I enjoy organizing and hosting events for fellow enthusiasts. I pay for the website and store system out of my own pocket to make sharing information and registering easier on everyone.

Expectations of participants.
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Our trail runs are planned around having fun, seeing sites, and traveling specific amounts of mileage per day / event. This means you, the participant, are aware of the miles needing to be covered per day and that you are expected to cover these miles in a reasonable time frame. Our group is NOT a "fly as fast as you can" group, but at the same time we are not a crawler group. We enjoy off roading with all types of trucks/SUVs , therefore the routes and daily mileage requirements are selected with non-modified 4X4 vehicles in mind. By signing up, you understand we ask that when the trail conditions allow, you drive at a safe pace that allows you to cover the terrain / distance as expected by the group.

Recommended gear
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Boefang U5R Hand Held VHF Radio – OR - 50 watt VHF Radio
2 full size spares (Depending on trip / 1 is minimum with plug kit)
Off road GPS setup
- Lowrance GPS Unit
- Android – Backcountry Navigator
- IOS – Motion X
Tow Straps
5 Gallons of Fuel
GPS mileage APP or Lowrance overlay
- Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...v.gpstripmeter
- IOS - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rall...063654075?mt=8

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We are looking forward to seeing all the old faces on the trail as well as meeting new people who enjoy going out on desert trail runs.

For more details see the club website at : Road Adventure Drives
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Black Rock Trails – March 4 - 5

The first of the 2017 event year starts off with a fun adventure weekend that has an out and back format. Day one we be driving the Fly Geyser / Black Rock Trail. Covering 259 miles of mixed terrain, it will be quite an adventure. The mid-day lunch point includes seeing the Fly Geysers and a fun run down the Black Rock dry lake bed, or as you may know it, Burning Man. On the way back to the hotel, we will also make a stop to see an un-named mine. Sorry, there are no details on it other than it was an old copper mine.

Day two we will head to our poker run 4 area with the emphases on exploring. We will be covering 200 miles of trails and visiting 4 mine sites. This day is meant to be a little more relaxed, with some smoother trails and less adventure trails. Our goal is to be back to Reno by 6:00pm for dinner so people can start to make the trek home.

* Hotels are billed at a group rate with taxes included.
* Whole Foods boxed lunch includes sandwich, pasta salad, fruit, cookie, and soda.
* Port o Subs boxed lunch includes sandwich, chips, fruit, cookie, and soda.

*Weather note*
With all the wild weather as of late, we have alternate trails planned in case of rain before the event. These trails are more about exploring, with several stops at abandoned mines. We would only use these trails if the event is under threat of rain, in order to avoid a mud fest.

Pre Event hotel
Date: March 3rd – Pre-event night
Hotel: Western Village
Address: 815 Nichols Blvd, Sparks, NV 89434

For those who are there early and wish to meet for dinner, we will meet at the following brewery. If you plan on attending the dinner, please make sure to note it on the registration form.

Date: March 4rd
Address: Carolina Kitchen and BBQ - 950 Glendale Ave, Sparks, NV 89431
Time: 6:00pm

Day 1: March 4 – Black Rock
To start, we will be heading out on a loop north, which will end in Fernley, NV. We decided to get a hotel for this run so that the following day we only have to drive 10 miles rather than 40 miles to get to the trail.

Day 1: Meeting Location
Address: Shell - 8755 N Red Rock Rd, Reno, NV 89508
Time: 7:30am
Depart: 8:00am – Trip begins.

The first leg of the day will have the longest section of pavement in order to get to the main trails. The trails for the day will be a mix of open terrain and lake beds.

Lunch stop will be at Black Rock Lake Bed
Address: Gerlach, NV 89412
Time: ~12:30pm arrive with 30 min for lunch

After lunch, we will head along the Black Rock lake bed and then turn to the lake for a fun run down the lake bed to the fuel stop for the day.

Address: NV-447, Gerlach, NV 89412

The last section of the day will be the adventure trail section, which leads up to an abandon copper mine. This section of trail has a lot of tight turns and a few areas where you get to work on your transitions over the terrain. By the end of the day, you will have earned your beer, in a fun way of course.

Address: Best Western - 1405 E Newlands Rd, Fernley, NV 89408
Time: `6:00pm

Dinner for end of Day one will be in Sparks at Mary & Moe's Wigwam.
Address: 255 Main St, Fernley, NV 89408


Day 2: March 5


Day two will be an open terrain trail day. We will be headed to four mines to explore the forgotten past of Nevada.

Address: Best Western - 1405 E Newlands Rd, Fernley, NV 89408
Time: 7:30am meet up in parking lot
Depart: 8:00am to head to trails.

Lunch stop will be around noon at the 3rd mine stop. After exploring the mines, we will have some open terrain trails to explore as we head back towards Reno for dinner. We should be off trail earlier on this day so people can begin to make their way home in the evening.

Dinner Stop for those who wish to join in some local brew’s.
Address: Great Basin Brewing - 846 Victorian Ave, Sparks, NV 89431
Time: 6:30pm

For those who have a longer drive home, you are welcome to keep on trekking once we are off trail. The dinner stop is the last planned event stop for this weekend’s adventure.

Register for the event on the club site:
Black Rock Registration
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Monday February 27 is deadline to sign up for Black Rock.

NOTE: All the other events have been posted to the website. Sign up is first come and space is limited on them.

Offroad trail run registration page - www.raddrives.com/catalog
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lovely! thanks for the info
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