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September 2020

The Great Reno Balloon Race – CANCELLED

September 11 - September 13
Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, 1595 N. Sierra St.
Reno, NV 89503
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CANCELLED Safety has always been the organization’s top priority, and we will continue to uphold this philosophy in the wake of the global pandemic and its continued impacts on our community. While the organization has looked at many strategies to hold the 39th event, we cannot safely and financially do this while there is so much uncertainty. For that reason, GRBR has decided to cancel the 2020 spectator event. This decision doesn’t come lightly, and we know that so many…

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911 Memorial Mt. Grant Challenge – Cancelled

September 11 @ 5:00 pm - September 13 @ 10:00 am
Mount Grant Trail, 763 W Cottonwood Dr.
Walker Lake, NV 89415 United States
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Cancelled Climb the highest peak in Mineral County, Nevada, as a tribute to those who lost their lives on 9/11. This is a rare opportunity to climb 17 miles of some of the most pristine lands in the region and ascend 7000 feet to the summit of Mt. Grant. The location for the 9/11 Challenge is situated in the high desert of Nevada and near the community of Hawthorne; known as "America's Patriotic Home." ​

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International Camel & Ostrich Races – Virginia City, NV

September 11 @ 5:00 pm - September 13 @ 2:00 pm
Virginia City Fairgrounds, 458 F Street
Virginia City, NV 89440 United States
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In an event as hilarious as it sounds, the 61st International Camel & Ostrich Races will have you bursting with laughter for an all-out family-friendly event. Watch as camels, ostriches and even zebras gather in Virginia City to carry their daring riders across the finish line as the crowd goes wild. It’s a comical racing spectacle that the entire family will enjoy. You can even catch a ride on a camel – a photo op not to be missed. Once again…

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World Human Powered Speed Challenge – Battle Mountain Nevada – CANCELLED

September 12 - September 19
Battle Mountain, Battle Mountain, NV United States + Google Map

CANCELLED Human powered bicycle speed racing is a most unlikely spectator sport, and watching it isn’t easy. The instructions for spectators spell out the difficulties: limited parking and no services. Heats are conducted early each morning and late each afternoon of race week, with short intervals during the active periods to let the highway traffic through. There is no parking allowed along the road because the bikes do crash from time to time (hay bales are placed as bumpers where…

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Race the Rails – Coal Fired Steam Engine vs. Road Bikes vs. Mountain Bikes

September 12 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Nevada Northern Railway, 1100 Ave A
Ely, 89301 United States

The steam locomotive and the bicycle were both invented a little over 10 years apart. Both changed the way we travel. Which one will prevail on September 12 at the Race The Rails? At the sound of the train whistle, mountain bikers and road bikers race onto their individual courses to see who can get back to the depot before the train. This is not a race against time or your fellow riders, it’s a race against one of histories…

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Tour de Tahoe – Bike Big Blue

September 13
Lake Tahoe, 50 US-50
Stateline, NV 89449 United States
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Lake Tahoe -- Big Blue, as it is referred to by many -- is North America’s Largest Alpine Lake and the Jewel of the High Sierra ... and the Reno Tahoe Territory of the Nevada Commission on Tourism and Bike the West invites you to experience the adventure of riding your bicycle around her 72-mile shoreline by participating in the Annual Tour de Tahoe – Bike Big Blue. Bike the West has been producing America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride –…

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Silver State Classic Challenge

September 17 - September 20
Ely, 150 6th Street
Ely, NV 89301 United States
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Once a year Nevada closes down 90 miles of Nevada Highway 318 for professional racers and amateur enthusiasts pursuing the maximum in speed, horsepower, and high performance. Long fast straights, sweeping corners, blind dips, even carving through a twisty canyon along 90 miles of two-lane public highway. The current closed-course record stands at 219.6430 mph average speed, as recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records. The best part is, if you’ve got the nerve, a little cash, and a…

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Virginia City Hillclimb

September 19 - September 20
Silver City, 1300 NV-341
Silver City, NV 89428
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The annual Virginia City Hillclimb is managed by local volunteers and the Pacific Region of the Ferrari Club of America. The 5.2 mile paved roadway on Highway 341 between Silver City at the starting gate and to the top at the southern end of Virginia City (affectionately known at the Truck Route to the local drivers). Then the drivers attempt to hold these their massive, supercharged engines back down to Silver City to the starting gate, the cruise portion of…

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Fears, Tears, and Beers MTB Enduro Race – Ely NV

September 26
Ely, NV, Cave Lake State Park
Ely, NV United States
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Fears, Tears, and Beers is an Enduro format mountain bike event in Ely Nevada. Come out to Ely and pedal your bike to the top of the mountain while you are timed at specific sections of the course. There will be 2-6 timed sections comprised of twisty downhills and sprint sections. The event takes place on BLM and USFS administered lands under special use permits. Men’s and women’s events for all classes. Beginner Run: 11 miles, 1000’ climbing, 2 timed sections…

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Genoa Candy Dance & Faire

September 26 @ 9:00 am - September 27 @ 5:00 pm
Genoa, Nevada, 2289 Main Street
Genoa, NV 89411 United States
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The Genoa "Candy Dance" originated in 1919 as an effort to raise money to purchase street lights for the small, but enterprising community of Genoa, Nevada's first settlement. The original mission of the Genoa Candy Dance was to bring light to the town streets. Each Candy Dance after the first one in 1919 helped pay for the electricity and upkeep on those lights. Now, Candy Dance and the Arts & Crafts Faire added in the mid 1970s, provides for a…

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