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27
Oct

GALENA FEST — MOUNT ROSE HILL CLIMB
RENO, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 27, 2009
GALENA FEST KIDS RACE GROUP RESULTS

MALE AGE GROUP: 1 – 4

Place Name Age City/state Time Bib#

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1 davis holback 4 Reno NV 7:21.40 109

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 1 – 4

MALE AGE GROUP: 5 – 7

1 Henry Korver 6 Reno NV 5:59.90 118
2 Joey Kretzschmar 6 reno NV 6:00.70 130
3 Max Schnelker 6 Reno NV 6:09.85 125
4 Grant Smith 5 Reno NV 6:55.15 129
5 Michael Venezia 6 Reno NV 7:03.40 131
6 Giavanni Galeoto 6 Reno NV 7:04.35 136
7 Nick Reed 6 Reno NV 7:32.15 137
8 Grant Smith 5 Reno NV 7:44.45 128
9 Owen Swall 6 Sparks NV 8:52.40 103
10 Ethan Saenz 5 Reno NV 11:19.50 110
11 lucas miers 7 reno NV 25:02.30 108

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 5 – 7

1 Hope Matteson 6 reno NV 7:00.55 112
2 Abby Swall 6 Sparks NV 7:24.10 104

MALE AGE GROUP: 8 – 10

1 Austin Smith 10 Reno NY 6:42.35 105
2 Dalton Debold 8 Reno NV 6:43.90 132
3 Alex Oggerino 10 Reno NV 7:05.20 106
4 Devon Richw 8 Reno NV 7:09.85 127
5 Drew Swall 8 Sparks NV 7:30.45 102
6 Connor Riche 8 Reno NV 7:57.70 126
7 Ken Piccirilli-Platt 8 Reno NV 8:49.35 134
8 Conner Dalluhn 8 Reno NV 8:59.90 123
9 Cole Matteson 8 reno NV 9:07.40 111
10 Chris Neal 8 Reno NV 12:42.65 138

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 8 – 10

1 Nina Bohlmann 8 reno NV 8:59.40 113

MALE AGE GROUP: 11 – 13

1 Dolan Debold 12 Reno NV 11:47.00 133
2 Jacob Dalluhn 12 Reno NV 11:49.75 124
3 Max Bohlmann 11 reno NV 28:21.25 115

FEMALE AGE GROUP: 11 – 13

1 Katherine Swezey 12 Reno NV 23:16.00 117
2 Olivia Piccirilli-Platt 11 Reno NV 28:21.10 135

27
Oct

GALENA FEST — MOUNT ROSE HILL CLIMB

RENO, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 27, 2009

OVERALL RESULTS – THE BLOODY ROSE

Place Div/Tot Div Name Sex Age City/state Time No.

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1 1/18 M3039 Kyle Dixon M 35 Reno NV 1:20:08.10 17
2 1/29 M4049 Scott Vaughan M 46 Incline Village NV 1:27:12.15 55
3 2/18 M3039 Tyler Honeyman M 36 Chico CA 1:28:06.80 45
4 1/10 M50+ Paul Gossi M 53 Reno NV 1:28:57.25 29
5 1/7 M1929 Travis Dursee M 26 Reno NV 1:29:37.75 62
6 2/29 M4049 paul miers M 43 reno NV 1:33:40.85 19
7 2/7 M1929 Ryan Thym M 26 Reno NV 1:33:48.15 14
8 3/18 M3039 Barrett Donovan M 36 reno NV 1:34:24.00 66
9 3/7 M1929 David Hodgson M 26 Reno NV 1:34:45.25 13
10 3/29 M4049 James Kelley M 46 crystal bay NV 1:35:13.90 71
11 4/29 M4049 Allen Hill M 46 Reno NV 1:35:41.85 54
12 4/18 M3039 martin sanford M 33 reno NV 1:35:43.65 9
13 5/29 M4049 Troy Campbell M 40 Reno NV 1:37:39.05 50
14 5/18 M3039 Nathan Brown M 36 NV 1:38:35.60 63
15 6/18 M3039 bill dietz M 39 tahoe city CA 1:39:15.10 7
16 6/29 M4049 Trevor Oxborrow M 45 Washoe Valley NV 1:39:26.10 70
17 7/18 M3039 David Noble M 36 Incline Village NV 1:40:56.45 53
18 8/18 M3039 Joel Bellin M 39 Reno NV 1:41:33.70 4
19 7/29 M4049 Kurt Bickel M 49 Mc Kinney TX 1:42:51.25 31
20 2/10 M50+ Mark Henderson M 56 Reno NV 1:43:52.60 41
21 8/29 M4049 Brad Chisolm M 46 Truckee CA 1:44:24.80 73
22 9/18 M3039 Frank Magee M 36 Reno NV 1:44:37.55 37
23 4/7 M1929 James Mclennan M 26 Washoe Valley NV 1:44:37.60 64
24 5/7 M1929 Michael Sebert M 24 Reno NV 1:44:52.60 40
25 3/10 M50+ Richard Keillor M 52 Reno NV 1:47:42.20 1
26 9/29 M4049 stacy mellum M 49 reno NV 1:48:43.10 30
27 10/29 M4049 Steve Mestre M 48 Reno NV 1:51:13.00 22
28 10/18 M3039 Monte sanford M 38 Reno NV 1:52:31.70 121
29 1/1 NOAGE Samuel Echo M 99 Reno NV 1:53:05.30 47
30 11/29 M4049 John Sagebiel M 45 Reno NV 1:53:19.65 16
31 11/18 M3039 Jim Bryant M 30 Reno NV 1:55:24.15 20
32 12/18 M3039 juris vaskovskis M 30 fernley NV 1:56:32.35 33
33 12/29 M4049 rick davis M 48 reno NV 1:56:37.55 21
34 13/29 M4049 tom sullivan M 48 reno NV 1:57:19.10 2
35 14/29 M4049 Jim Haplan M 44 Incline Village NV 1:57:20.50 75
36 1/3 F50+ Lynn Henderson F 56 Reno NV 1:59:20.90 38
37 6/7 M1929 Franklin Gourdin M 19 Vacaville CA 1:59:58.20 35
38 13/18 M3039 John Truex M 37 Sun Valley NV 2:00:15.55 12
39 15/29 M4049 Steve Mims M 43 Reno NV 2:01:26.00 5
40 16/29 M4049 Steve Boydon M 46 Reno NV 2:01:50.15 61
41 14/18 M3039 Christopher CZYZ M 36 Reno NV 2:01:53.05 72
42 1/1 M1418 Erik Johnson M 15 Incline Village NV 2:02:51.30 34
43 17/29 M4049 Arie Kuperus M 45 2:03:34.65 52
44 2/3 F50+ Debi Paerzan F 51 Reno NV 2:06:37.95 48
45 18/29 M4049 Rich Staley M 40 Reno NV 2:09:04.40 46
46 19/29 M4049 Scott Winzeler M 48 Reno NV 2:10:57.20 26
47 20/29 M4049 Tony Carlstrom M 46 Reno NV 2:11:57.70 74
48 1/4 F4049 Mary Liz Magee F 44 Reno NV 2:13:56.30 42
49 15/18 M3039 Tim boblauer M 36 2:14:56.15 122
50 7/7 M1929 Erik Hertel M 24 Reno NV 2:15:00.25 32
51 2/4 F4049 Julie Valentine F 47 Reno NV 2:15:32.85 8
52 21/29 M4049 Daniel McCoy M 46 Incline Village NV 2:16:14.65 69
53 4/10 M50+ Steven Johnson M 57 Incline Village NV 2:17:35.85 24
54 5/10 M50+ Cy Pourzan M 56 Reno NV 2:18:34.60 49
55 22/29 M4049 Michael Rounds M 46 Reno NV 2:20:10.95 39
56 6/10 M50+ Anthony Karr M 51 Saggitarius NV 2:20:29.00 120
57 23/29 M4049 Dale Beesmer M 47 Reno NV 2:21:00.55 23
58 24/29 M4049 David Geddes M 46 Reno NV 2:21:56.60 67
59 25/29 M4049 Lane Swall M 40 Sparks NV 2:24:44.95 6
60 1/1 F3039 Debrea Terwilliger F 34 Sun Valley NV 2:26:59.25 11
61 7/10 M50+ TERRY VACHON M 67 RENO NV 2:32:05.10 3
62 26/29 M4049 Keith Sprackline M 46 Sparks NV 2:32:07.85 56
63 8/10 M50+ Louis Durano M 50 Reno NV 2:33:23.50 18
64 27/29 M4049 Randy Brown M 46 Reno NV 2:33:29.80 58
65 9/10 M50+ Chester Gourdin M 53 Vacaville CA 2:34:42.60 25
66 3/4 F4049 Jillaine Geddes F 46 Reno NV 2:38:27.80 68
67 10/10 M50+ Colin Duncan M 51 Reno NV 2:41:34.60 60
68 28/29 M4049 Eric Robinson M 46 Reno NV 2:45:41.20 59
69 4/4 F4049 laurie smith F 48 reno NV 2:45:48.90 27
70 3/3 F50+ seanne smith F 50 reno NV 2:45:49.90 28
71 16/18 M3039 Scott Schoenfeld M 36 Reno NV 2:55:53.40 119
72 17/18 M3039 Matt Gotchy M 36 Reno NV 3:09:53.85 44
73 18/18 M3039 Jeff Machaels M 36 Reno NV 3:13:18.20 57
74 29/29 M4049 Jon Olsen M 40 reno NV 3:20:31.50 15

30
Sep

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 29, 2009

http://www.RenoGalenaFest.com


Opening its inaugural mountain bike competitions, fishing contest and festival event by welcoming more than 500 riders and participants, Galena Fest 2009 established itself as Reno’s newest outdoor adventure and sport venue while raising more than $5000 to benefit Galena Creek Regional Park in Reno, NV.


With an initial entry field of roughly 50 riders, The Bloody Rose mountain bike climb to Relay Peak Summit garnered an additional 40 competitors on race day morning, all who were willing enough – or silly enough – to race over a course of 11.2 miles and 4700’ elevation climb to claim the bragging rights of first-ever, Bloody Rose overall winner. That award went to Kyle Dixon, the men’s winner, who finished in just 1:20:00, and Lynn Henderson, the women’s winner, who crossed the finish line at the Summit in 2:13:00.


Most competitors chose to descend along Mt. Rose Highway after crossing the finish line. The Bloody Rose challenged riders aged 15 to 50+, men and women, a tandem pair, an elite group of hardened riders and those simply reveling in the limelight; all enjoyed being part of the first of its kind mountain bike climb to be hosted in Reno.


The Thorn, a slightly simpler climb to the back Wall of Sky Tavern, followed The Bloody Rose course for the initial 5.7 miles along the base of Mt. Rose and along Slide Mountain. Those 15 finishers were greeted with unparalleled views of the Summits and plenty of cold water, aid and support.


More than 40 kids ages 4-13 competed in Park-side races including loops which took them over Galena Creek and through Bitterbrush Trail. When told about next year’s plans to add more single track for the ages 8-10 and 11-13 categories, riders confirmed their excitement for the 2010 races.


The Big Fish Contest, hosted at Marilyn’s Pond on the south side of the Park, put more than 70 fisher-people ages 4-11 after the 700 stocked and an additional 100 lbs of rainbow trout brought into the Pond for the Contest. To date, the 10 pounder, stocked by Galena Fest, has not been caught!


In seeking its goal to raise money to support the Park, Galena Fest 2009 donated 2 new bear box receptacles to the Park through corporate support and will donate approximately $3000 to keep the Park open, safe and clean and to ultimately re-establish outdoor programs at the Park.


Save the date for the 2nd Annual Galena Fest: Sunday, September 26, 2010.

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28
Sep

GALENA FEST — MOUNT ROSE HILL CLIMB
RENO, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 27, 2009
OVERALL RESULTS – THE BLOODY ROSE – MEN




Place Div/Tot Div Name City/state Time No.
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1 1/18 M3039 Kyle Dixon Reno NV 1:20:08.10 17
2 1/28 M4049 Scott Vaughan Incline Village NV 1:27:12.15 55
3 2/18 M3039 Tyler Honeyman Chico CA 1:28:06.80 45
4 1/9 M50+ Paul Gossi Reno NV 1:28:57.25 29
5 1/7 M1929 Travis Dursee Reno NV 1:29:37.75 62
6 2/28 M4049 paul miers reno NV 1:33:40.85 19
7 2/7 M1929 Ryan Thym Reno NV 1:33:48.15 14
8 3/18 M3039 Barrett Donovan reno NV 1:34:24.00 66
9 3/7 M1929 David Hodgson Reno NV 1:34:45.25 13
10 3/28 M4049 James Kelley crystal bay NV 1:35:13.90 71
11 4/28 M4049 Allen Hill Reno NV 1:35:41.85 54
12 4/18 M3039 martin sanford reno NV 1:35:43.65 9
13 5/28 M4049 Troy Campbell Reno NV 1:37:39.05 50
14 5/18 M3039 Nathan Brown NV 1:38:35.60 63
15 6/18 M3039 bill dietz tahoe city CA 1:39:15.10 7
16 7/18 M3039 David Noble Incline Village NV 1:40:56.45 53
17 8/18 M3039 Joel Bellin Reno NV 1:41:33.70 4
18 6/28 M4049 Kurt Bickel Mc Kinney TX 1:42:51.25 31
19 7/28 M4049 Brad Chisolm Truckee CA 1:44:24.80 73
20 9/18 M3039 Frank Magee Reno NV 1:44:37.55 37
21 4/7 M1929 James Mclennan Washoe Valley NV 1:44:37.60 64
22 5/7 M1929 Michael Sebert Reno NV 1:44:52.60 40
23 2/9 M50+ Richard Keillor Reno NV 1:47:42.20 1
24 8/28 M4049 stacy mellum reno NV 1:48:43.10 30
25 9/28 M4049 Steve Mestre Reno NV 1:51:13.00 22
26 10/18 M3039 Monte sanford Reno NV 1:52:31.70 121
27 10/28 M4049 John Sagebiel Reno NV 1:53:19.65 16
28 11/18 M3039 Jim Bryant Reno NV 1:55:24.15 20
29 12/18 M3039 juris vaskovskis fernley NV 1:56:32.35 33
30 11/28 M4049 rick davis reno NV 1:56:37.55 21
31 12/28 M4049 tom sullivan reno NV 1:57:19.10 2
32 13/28 M4049 Jim Haplan Incline Village NV 1:57:20.50 75
33 14/28 M4049 Trevor Oxborrow Washoe Valley NV 1:59:20.90 38
34 6/7 M1929 Franklin Gourdin Vacaville CA 1:59:58.20 35
35 13/18 M3039 John Truex Sun Valley NV 2:00:15.55 12
36 15/28 M4049 Steve Mims Reno NV 2:01:26.00 5
37 16/28 M4049 Steve Boydon Reno NV 2:01:50.15 61
38 14/18 M3039 Christopher CZYZ Reno NV 2:01:53.05 72
39 1/1 M1418 Erik Johnson Incline Village NV 2:02:51.30 34
40 17/28 M4049 Rich Staley Reno NV 2:09:04.40 46
41 18/28 M4049 Scott Winzeler Reno NV 2:10:57.20 26
42 19/28 M4049 Tony Carlstrom Reno NV 2:11:57.70 74
43 15/18 M3039 Tim boblauer 2:14:56.15 122
44 7/7 M1929 Erik Hertel Reno NV 2:15:00.25 32
45 20/28 M4049 Daniel McCoy Incline Village NV 2:16:14.65 69
46 3/9 M50+ Steven Johnson Incline Village NV 2:17:35.85 24
47 4/9 M50+ Cy Pourzan Reno NV 2:18:34.60 49
48 21/28 M4049 Michael Rounds Reno NV 2:20:10.95 39
49 5/9 M50+ Anthony Karr Saggitarius NV 2:20:29.00 120
50 22/28 M4049 Dale Beesmer Reno NV 2:21:00.55 23
51 23/28 M4049 David Geddes Reno NV 2:21:56.60 67
52 24/28 M4049 Lane Swall Sparks NV 2:24:44.95 6
53 6/9 M50+ TERRY VACHON RENO NV 2:32:05.10 3
54 25/28 M4049 Keith Sprackline Sparks NV 2:32:07.85 56
55 7/9 M50+ Louis Durano Reno NV 2:33:23.50 18
56 26/28 M4049 Randy Brown Reno NV 2:33:29.80 58
57 8/9 M50+ Chester Gourdin Vacaville CA 2:34:42.60 25
58 9/9 M50+ Colin Duncan Reno NV 2:41:34.60 60
59 27/28 M4049 Eric Robinson Reno NV 2:45:41.20 59
60 16/18 M3039 Scott Schoenfeld Reno NV 2:55:53.40 119
61 17/18 M3039 Matt Gotchy Reno NV 3:09:53.85 44
62 18/18 M3039 Jeff Machaels Reno NV 3:13:18.20 57
63 28/28 M4049 Jon Olsen Reno NV 3:20:31.50 15





GALENA FEST — MOUNT ROSE HILL CLIMB
RENO, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 27, 2009
OVERALL RESULTS – THE BLOODY ROSE – WOMEN




Place Div/Tot Div Name City/state Time No.
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1 1/3 F50+ Lynn Henderson Reno NV 2:06:37.95 48
2 2/3 F50+ Debi Paerzan Reno NV 2:13:56.30 42
3 1/3 F4049 Julie Valentine Reno NV 2:15:32.85 8
4 1/1 F3039 Debrea Terwilliger Sun Valley NV 2:26:59.25 11
5 2/3 F4049 Jillaine Geddes Reno NV 2:38:27.80 68
6 3/3 F4049 laurie smith reno NV 2:45:48.90 27
7 3/3 F50+ seanne smith reno NV 2:45:49.90 28

28
Sep

GALENA FEST — MOUNT ROSE HILL CLIMB
RENO, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 27, 2009
THE THORN AGE GROUP RESULTS



Place Name City/state Time Bib#
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MALE AGE GROUP: 30 – 39
1 Kirk Korver Reno NV 53:43.00 80



FEMALE AGE GROUP: 30 – 39
1 Angela Pace Reno NV 1:07:56.00 82



MALE AGE GROUP: 40 – 49
1 Chris Oggerino Reno NV 1:12:14.00 77
2 tom Everling Reno NV 1:15:13.00 87



MALE AGE GROUP: 50 – 98
1 Chet Burton Reno NV 46:43.00 85
2 Steve Erickson Reno NV 57:54.00 65
3 Craig Etem Reno NV 1:01:40.00 78



FEMALE AGE GROUP: 50 – 98
1 Greta Jensen Reno NV 1:01:17.00 79
2 Jennifer Swezey reno NV 1:55:46.10 116

28
Sep

GALENA FEST — MOUNT ROSE HILL CLIMB
RENO, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 27, 2009
THE BLOODY ROSE AGE GROUP RESULTS





Place Name City/state Time Bib#

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MALE AGE GROUP: 14 – 18
1 Erik Johnson Incline Village NV 2:02:51.30 34





FEMALE AGE GROUP: 14 – 18
(none)





MALE AGE GROUP: 19 – 29
1 Travis Dursee Reno NV 1:29:37.75 62
2 Ryan Thym Reno NV 1:33:48.15 14
3 David Hodgson Reno NV 1:34:45.25 13
4 James Mclennan Washoe Valley NV 1:44:37.60 64
5 Michael Sebert Reno NV 1:44:52.60 40
6 Franklin Gourdin Vacaville CA 1:59:58.20 35
7 Erik Hertel Reno NV 2:15:00.25 32





FEMALE AGE GROUP: 19 – 29
(none)





MALE AGE GROUP: 30 – 39
1 Kyle Dixon Reno NV 1:20:08.10 17
2 Tyler Honeyman Chico CA 1:28:06.80 45
3 Barrett Donovan reno NV 1:34:24.00 66
4 martin sanford reno NV 1:35:43.65 9
5 Nathan Brown NV 1:38:35.60 63
6 bill dietz tahoe city CA 1:39:15.10 7
7 David Noble Incline Village NV 1:40:56.45 53
8 Joel Bellin Reno NV 1:41:33.70 4
9 Frank Magee Reno NV 1:44:37.55 37
10 Monte sanford Reno NV 1:52:31.70 121
11 Jim Bryant Reno NV 1:55:24.15 20
12 juris vaskovskis fernley NV 1:56:32.35 33
13 John Truex Sun Valley NV 2:00:15.55 12
14 Christopher CZYZ Reno NV 2:01:53.05 72
15 Tim boblauer 2:14:56.15 122
16 Scott Schoenfeld Reno NV 2:55:53.40 119
17 Matt Gotchy Reno NV 3:09:53.85 44
18 Jeff Machaels Reno NV 3:13:18.20 57





FEMALE AGE GROUP: 30 – 39
1 Debrea Terwilliger Sun Valley NV 2:26:59.25 11





MALE AGE GROUP: 40 – 49
1 Scott Vaughan Incline Village NV 1:27:12.15 55
2 paul miers reno NV 1:33:40.85 19
3 James Kelley crystal bay NV 1:35:13.90 71
4 Allen Hill Reno NV 1:35:41.85 54
5 Troy Campbell Reno NV 1:37:39.05 50
6 Kurt Bickel Mc Kinney TX 1:42:51.25 31
7 Brad Chisolm Truckee CA 1:44:24.80 73
8 stacy mellum reno NV 1:48:43.10 30
9 Steve Mestre Reno NV 1:51:13.00 22
10 John Sagebiel Reno NV 1:53:19.65 16
11 rick davis reno NV 1:56:37.55 21
12 tom sullivan reno NV 1:57:19.10 2
13 Jim Haplan Incline Village NV 1:57:20.50 75
14 Trevor Oxborrow Washoe Valley NV 1:59:20.90 38
15 Steve Mims Reno NV 2:01:26.00 5
16 Steve Boydon Reno NV 2:01:50.15 61
17 Rich Staley Reno NV 2:09:04.40 46
18 Scott Winzeler Reno NV 2:10:57.20 26
19 Tony Carlstrom Reno NV 2:11:57.70 74
20 Daniel McCoy Incline Village NV 2:16:14.65 69
21 Michael Rounds Reno NV 2:20:10.95 39
22 Dale Beesmer Reno NV 2:21:00.55 23
23 David Geddes Reno NV 2:21:56.60 67
24 Lane Swall Sparks NV 2:24:44.95 6
25 Keith Sprackline Sparks NV 2:32:07.85 56
26 Randy Brown Reno NV 2:33:29.80 58
27 Eric Robinson Reno NV 2:45:41.20 59
28 Jon Olsen reno NV 3:20:31.50 15





FEMALE AGE GROUP: 40 – 49
1 Julie Valentine Reno NV 2:15:32.85 8
2 Jillaine Geddes Reno NV 2:38:27.80 68
3 laurie smith reno NV 2:45:48.90 27





MALE AGE GROUP: 50 – 98
1 Paul Gossi Reno NV 1:28:57.25 29
2 Richard Keillor Reno NV 1:47:42.20 1
3 Steven Johnson Incline Village NV 2:17:35.85 24
4 Cy Pourzan Reno NV 2:18:34.60 49
5 Anthony Karr Saggitarius NV 2:20:29.00 120
6 TERRY VACHON RENO NV 2:32:05.10 3
7 Louis Durano Reno NV 2:33:23.50 18
8 Chester Gourdin Vacaville CA 2:34:42.60 25
9 Colin Duncan Reno NV 2:41:34.60 60





FEMALE AGE GROUP: 50 – 98
1 Lynn Henderson Reno NV 2:06:37.95 48
2 Debi Paerzan Reno NV 2:13:56.30 42
3 seanne smith reno NV 2:45:49.90 28

18
Sep

Fresh from Mc Kinney, Texas, current Texas State Master’s Time Trial
champion and Texas Road Cup points leader, Kurt Bickel returns to his
former home town and dirty roots to challenge Reno’s best at the
Bloody Rose Hillclimb.


With 17 wins, two time trial course records and the Tour of the Gila
under his belt this year, he hopes to claim the Mt. Rose season pass at
the top of Relay Peak.


“I know it’s not going to be easy” said Bickel. “It’s been a couple of
years since I got on the mountain bike, and probably 5 since I’ve
raced one. Reno’s got a huge number of talented riders, and I haven’t
adjusted to the altitude yet.”


Chances of winning?


“It depends, mostly on who shows up. Kyle Dixon is a current National
Champion and was really looking strong when we rode together a few
days ago. There are other guys who are part mountain goat too. And I’m
an old guy. I’ll be pretty happy if I can get a Silver Peak down after
the race and don’t have to take oxygen.”


When asked what the key is to a good finish, Bickel recalled his
winning effort at the National MTB Championships several years ago.


“Pacing. Patience. You get all excited and want to drill it right
away. Do that and 10 minutes later you end up sucking air through a
straw or on the side of the trail losing your breakfast. The air just
gets thinner and the trail steeper as you close in on the top. You
gotta keep some gas in the tank”


Post race plans?


“Enjoy the festival, try to talk one of the kids out of a big trout
for dinner that night, then head back to Texas for our road race
championship.”


Register for the Bloody Rose today!

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18
Sep

It’s just been confirmed that 65 member of the Galena High School Band will be performing at Galena Fest on September 27th. The band will be playing at the beginning of the Bloody Rose and Thorn climbs (from about 8-10 a.m.). There will also be a live rock band performing at 11 a.m. (more details to come).



Come out and support your local park in what is shaping up to be an incredible community-wide event. Hopefully the nice weather will last a couple more weeks!



Don’t forget to register for The Bloody Rose mountain bike climb.

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24
Aug

Mountain Bike Climbs, Bike Races for Kids, The Big Fish Contest for Kids and Outdoor Activities Offered During Inaugural Event to Benefit Galena Creek Regional Park




August 24, 2009 —Save the Date: the inaugural Galena Fest 2009 will take place Sunday, September 27, 2009, at Galena Creek Regional Park, Reno, NV; activities get underway at 8 am and include competitive mountain bike races for all ages, The Big Fish Contest for 4-11 year olds, and outdoor activities and fun for all ages. The festival will get underway around 11 AM and will feature live music, BBQ and food, a beer/beverage terrace and competition awards.




What’s sure to be the most talked about and anticipated element of Galena Fest, The Bloody Rose, a grueling, competitive climb starting at the Park and climbing more than 4700’ of vertical over 11 miles, will conclude at the top of Relay Peak, overlooking Lake Tahoe. The overall men’s and women’s finisher will take home a season pass to Mt. Rose Ski. The Bloody Rose starts at 9 AM. The Thorn, a shorter 5 mi. climb from the Park to The Wall at Sky Tavern, will challenge even the toughest. Category winners will enjoy lift tickets at Mt. Rose Ski. Start time is 9:30 AM. Both races are open to ages 14 and over. Early registrants will be timed and will compete for the prizes.




Kids races for those ages 5-13 will feature courses through the Park; helmets required and winners will enjoy hoodies donated by Mt. Rose Ski. Start times vary and begin at 10:30 AM. Registration is required.




Fishing buddies ages 4-11 can enter The Big Fish Contest at Marilyn’s Pond. Registration begins at 10 AM and the Contest runs 11 AM – 1 PM. Cabela’s has donated Rod & Reel sets for contest winners. Donations appreciated.




Outdoor activities abound for all: castle creations at the volleyball pit, apple art at Bear Mat picnic area, and a festival with live music, food vendors and beer/beverage terrace will take place at Eagle Meadow. The Festival is free and open to the public; proceeds from the sale of food and beverages will benefit the Park.




Online registration and more details: http://www.RenoGalenaFest.com




Additional information and media at renogalenafest@gmail.com or 775-253-4560.




Directions: Galena Creek Regional Park – NORTH Entrance: 18350 Mt. Rose Highway, Reno, NV 89511.




For Program Partners and Event Supporters, please visit our website: RenoGalenaFest.com

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