Alpenglow Sports, Tahoe City’s 39-year-old mountain shop, is starting an in-house adventure presentation series coined the Tailgate Talks.
The shows are focused on adventure, travel and mountain exploration. The shows will take place at Alpenglow Sports on various weekday evenings throughout the fall. Each show is communal in nature, designed to provide a fun and inspiring outlet for the Lake Tahoe adventure community and benefits a local nonprofit.
The first installment will be Sept. 21 at 7pm with Bree Loewen, a thoughtful and elegant explorer of the hardships and joys of search and rescue, risk and motherhood. Loewen will present stories and readings from her new book “Found: A Life in Mountain Rescue.”
Loewen’s first book, “Pickets and Dead Men,” was her account of the three seasons she spent as a climbing ranger on Mount Rainier.
The show begins at 7pm. Doors open at 6:30pm. Call Alpenglow Sports at 530.583.6917 for further details.
The Truckee Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) chapter is returning to the Lake Tahoe Airport this year for a Young Eagles rally, offering free airplane rides for youngsters 8-17. The rally will be Sept. 23 starting at 8am.
The free rides are part of the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Young Eagles program, in which volunteer pilots introduce kids to aviation by giving them airplane rides.
The EAA started the Young Eagles program in 1992 with the goal of flying 1 million kids by Dec. 17, 2003, the centennial of the Wright brothers’ flights. They easily surpassed that goal and to date more than 2 million kids in more than 90 countries have joined the ranks of Young Eagles. The Truckee chapter has flown over 3,500 Young Eagles in that time.
Following the flight, each young person receives a certificate making them an official Young Eagle. Their name will then be entered into the world’s largest logbook, which is on permanent display at the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh, Wis. In addition to the certificate, the new Young Eagle will be given their own logbook with an access code for a free EAA student membership and free access to the online flight training course offered by Sporty’s Pilot Shop, as well as several other programs.
Tahoe Games Bike Night is Sept. 29. returns in June for the third year. Registration is from 7-8pm, with the race at 9pm.
This family-friendly bike event features an illuminated cross country course at Lake Tahoe Golf Course in Meyers that
spans across fairways, into the rough, through sand traps and over bridges with the occasional cart path.
Races will be conducted in three heats broken down by classes. Awards and an after party will follow the race. Helmets, bike lights, headlamps, glow sticks, bike decor and costumes are strongly encouraged. The course will be designed for ages 10 and up on any non-motorized bicycle.
The Reebok Spartan Race World Championship at Squaw Valley will be Sept. 30-Oct. 1.
Elite athletes representing nearly 50 countries will put their skills and endurance to the test in individual and team competitions.
Athletes will compete for more than $100,000 in cash and prizes in the culminating event of the 2017 obstacle racing season at one of the most challenging courses in the world.
In addition to the World Team Championship, which will take place that Sunday, the weekend will feature Beast, Super and Sprint competitions, as well as a Kids Race, for ages 4-13. The event is the culmination of the 2017 Spartan Race Season, following the Global Elite Point Series.
Obstacle Course Racing fans are invited to take in all the action, including viewing access to select obstacles as well as the start and finish line, live music and entertainment, panel discussions, raffles, spectator challenges, vendor tents, and more. The event itself is free to the public, with a VIP spectator package available at $40. Tickets for a dinner with athletes are $40 for adults and $20 for children (13 and under).
For more details on Spartan World Championship events throughout the weekend, go online.
The Alpine Aspen Festival is a celebration of the beauty and vital role of aspen groves in providing clean water to millions of Californians and Nevadans. This year’s festival will include educational hikes, artist workshops, conservation projects, music, and more. It will be Oct. 7-8, 9am-4pm on Blue Lakes Road off Highway 88.