Trail Mix 10/17: Fat Tire Classic part of Apple Festival

The Fresno BeeOctober 16, 2013 

Events

15th Annual Fat Tire Classic

When: 10 a.m. Sunday

Where: Springville Apple Festival, Springville

Riders can still register for the 8-mile cross country mountain bike race along the scenic Tule River Fire Road.

The race, held annually during the Springville Apple Festival, is open to all riders (beginners, sport, expert and single-speed) and has a $100 cash prize for the first racer to reach the top of the mountain. The kids race is at 9 a.m., and kids race free. Registration for adults is $40 and includes a T-shirt.

Register at www.springville.ca.us/applerun/bike/bike.html.

International and Adventure Travel Basics Run For Hope 10K

When: 8 a.m. Saturday

Where: Cutler Park, Visalia

The Visalia Rescue Mission is hosting the second annual 10K race. The event also includes a 2-mile race and 2-mile walk for participants along the St. John's River Trail in Cutler Park. Registration starts at 7 a.m. and is $30 for the 10K and $22 for the 2-mile run and walk.

Details: visit www.vrmhope.org.

Family Hike at Striped Rock

When: 9 a.m. Saturday

Where: Mariposa County

The Sierra Foothill Conservancy will host a one-day family hike led by Marcus Newman through oak woodlands and granite outcroppings in western Mariposa County.

The group will meet at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds parking lot at 9 a.m. The hike is free for members, with a suggested $5 donation for nonmembers.

Details: www.sierrafoothill.org or (209) 742-5556

Adventure travel basics

When: 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday

Where: Fresno REI

The free course will cover pre-planning and preparation, logistics, equipment and apparel selection, adventure travel activities, and available resources.

Details: www.rei.com/fresno

Closed

All National Wildlife Refuges were to remain closed until the federal shutdown was lifted, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife announced.

Nearby refuges that were affected are the Merced, San Luis and Kern (Pixley) refuges. Hunters still had access to state wildlife areas during the shutdown, including the Mendota and Los Banos wildlife areas.

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