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August 2020

Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off – CANCELLED

August 26 - August 31
Victorian Square, 1100 Nugget Ave.
Sparks, NV 89431 United States
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CANCELLED The Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks, Nevada, announced today that the 2020 Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook Off has been cancelled due to COVID-19 related state and local government-imposed event restrictions. The Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook Off is an iconic special event in Northern Nevada and is the largest of its kind in the western United States, bringing hundreds of thousands of rib lovers to Northern Nevada since 1989. “This was a very difficult…

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September 2020

Tri-County Fair & Stampede in Winnemucca

September 3 - September 6
Tri-County Fair, 1000 Fairgrounds Rd
Winnemucca, NV 89445 United States
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Winnemucca's Wildest Weekend has something for everyone! 99th Annual Labor Day Rodeo The 99th Annual Rodeo on Saturday, September 5 promises a lot more than 8 seconds of excitement. This year, our Bulls and Broncs Rodeo will feature more money, more cowboys and more action than one has a right to see! Also don't miss the Great Basin Challenge where young Buckaroos compete for silver buckles at 6:30pm. Come see why this is Nevada's oldest continuous rodeo.  

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Jim Butler Days

September 5 - September 7
Tonopah, NV, Main Street
Tonopah, NV 89049
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Travel on US Highway 95 to celebrate the founder of Tonopah and it's historic past at the Annual Jim Butler Days. Highlights you won't want to miss include the 50th Annual Jim Butler Days Parade, Street Dance, Live Music, Comedy Show, Nevada State Mining Championships, Nevada Pro-Am Arm Wrestling, Bartender Races, Wine Tasting and Whiskey Tasting just to name a few. *Kid Friendly        

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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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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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