Bicycle demo scheduled for Aug. 12The Rocky Mountain Bicycles Demo Tour is coming to Truckee on Sunday, Aug. 12. The demo starts at noon at the Sawtooth Ridge trailhead just off Thelin on the 06. By 5 p.m. The demo party, sponsored by Cyclepaths Pedal andamp; Paddle, Tahoe Mountain Guides and Rocky Mountain Bicycles, is free and open to the public.Truckee ski racer raising funds to competeTruckee Olympic alpine ski racer Marco Sullivan started a new website, www.americandownhiller.com, that will provide personal commentary on training and racing, as well as skiing news and an avenue to donate money to allow him to continue his training with the U.S. Ski Team. Due to budget shortfalls on the U.S. team, athletes ranked outside of the top 30 in the world are being asked to take on their own expenses. Sullivan’s expenses for the upcoming season have been estimated at $22,000 with the travel, training and racing costs. He will be racing all of the World Cup downhills and is looking to move into position to be a medal contender in 2014.Registration available for Hot August ChillThe annual Hot August Chill Open Water Swim put on by the Truckee Tahoe Swim Team is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 19. The event offers three separate distances from West End Beach. The 500-, 1.2-mile and 1-mile events are sanctioned by USA Swimming and USMS/Pacific Masters. The 1/2-mile and 1-mile events count toward Open Water points, while the 500-yard swim is sanctioned as a novice swim. The 1-mile swim is the 2012 Championship event of the Open Water season. All swimmers must be current registered members of one of these organizations in order to compete. Pre-registration deadline is Aug. 12. Same-day registration closes at 8:30 a.m. Find more info at www.truckeeswim.com.TDRPD to hold children’s golf tournamentsThe Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Park District is holding its Parent and Child (ages 6-15) golf tournament at Ponderosa Golf Course on Sunday, Aug. 19. The nine-hole tournament costs $30 a team and includes green fees, a goodie bag, awards and lunch. A second tournament will be held Sunday, Sept. 16 for golfers ages 15 and under. Cost is $15 and includes green fees, goodie bags, awards and lunch. Both tournaments start at 1 p.m. Golfers must have their own clubs and proper attire — collared shirt, walking shorts/pants, closed-toe shoes. Register at the Rec Center at 8924 Donner Pass Road, or call 530-582-7720.Auburn Ski Club to host biathlon, children’s clinicThe Auburn Ski Club will host the National Summer Biathlon Championships from Aug. 24-26. There will also be a youth race and adult novice race during the Championships on Aug. 25. In summer, biathletes leave their rifles on the range and replace skiing with running. More details can be found at www.auburnskiclub.org/biathlon. Before then, the Auburn Ski Club is offering its Kids Biathlon Clinic for beginners on Sunday July 29 from 10 a.m.-noon. Children will have the opportunity to shoot a real biathlon rifle (.22 caliber) after receiving a safety class. Coaching, rifles and ammunition are provided. Parents must register their children prior to the clinic and sign a liability waiver on the day. Open to ages 8-18. For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org.The First Tee junior golf lessonsRegistration is open for junior golf and life skills programs with The First Tee of Northern Nevada at Tahoe City Golf Course. The remaining class sessions is Aug. 24. Classes are available for beginner to advanced youth golfers ages 7-18. Cost is $80 per session; each session includes eight lessons. Financial assistance is available. Equipment is also provided for those who do not have their own clubs. Registration is available at www.tftnn.org or by calling 775-851-2332.New Trailblazer Bike CampThe Northstar Bike Academy will offer a new mountain bike camp for youth ages 10-16 who are just getting started with the sport, are interested in improving their bike-handling abilities or may be preparing for the next big race. Offered every Monday and Tuesday through Aug. 14, the six-week camp will give riders access to experienced local coaches for $395. For more information or to register, visit www.NorthstarCalifornia.com.North Tahoe tennis, JV soccer coach neededNorth Tahoe High School is seeking coaches to lead the boys' and girls’ tennis and JV girls’ soccer teams. Anyone interested in the positions may contact athletic director Judi Dietz at email@example.com.Learn to kayakThe Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Park District’s last kayaking class is scheduled for Aug. 23 at Donner Lake’s West End Beach, from 9-11 a.m. Cost is $20. All equipment and basic instruction is included. Call 530-582-7720 to sign up.TDRPD offering August kayak eventsTruckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Park District is offering a full moon paddle tour on Donner Lake on Aug. 31 from 7-9 p.m. Paddle around the shoreline and learn fun facts about the railroad and Truckee. Must have prior boating experience or have participated in previous TDRPD paddle programs. Meet at West End Beach. Cost is $20 or $10 with own kayak. Tennies andamp; Tails Fun Run/Walk slated for Labor Day weekendKick-start the Labor Day weekend by joining the inaugural Tennies andamp; Tails Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, Sept. 1 at 9 a.m. Enjoy a cool morning jog (or walk) alongside the riverfront Legacy Trail with (or without) a dog while helping the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe raise funds for its new dog and cat shelter, which broke ground last month. Cost is $20 if pre-registered or $30 on the day of the event; children under 5 are free. All participants receive a T-shirt. Visit www.hstt.org/events/2012tenniestails to register.
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