For the second year in a row this mountain bike race will take to the single tracks at Squaw. Downhill specialists will show how it's done over the 3 day event.
A women's specific clinic will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday. The goal here is to teach women how to better control the downhill trails, twists, turns, jumps and drops. Registration for this clinic ends on September 6th. Registration for the clinic also includes a festival pass. Professional women athletes and certified coaches will be leading the learning. Female riders of all abilities are welcome.
A free film, Anthill Films new movie, Not Bad, will light up at the Tram Promenade on Friday at 7:30 p.m. The showing is outside, and being dressed for a chilly evening is a good idea.
In addition to the film and the women's clinic, there will be a Tour de Squaw Poker Run, a guided 20 mile trek on the Tahoe Rim and Western States trails, kiddie races, two free clinics by pro rider Clint Claassen on Saturday, and a Jump2Jump BMX show.
Registration for any of the events is online. Early registration is important as some of the events have a limited number of slots.
Take into account that all of this happens in Squaw Valley, with plenty of great things to do year round. It looks to be a very mountain bike type of weekend.