Trail Mix: China Peak Adventure Center opens Saturday

The Fresno BeeJune 25, 2014 

China Peak's Adventure Park opens for the summer season on Saturday, with free lift tickets offered for mountain bikers, hikers and disc golfers.

MIKE HUSHAW — Special to The Bee

While there's obviously no snow up at China Peak, the mountain resort at Huntington Lake will open its Adventure Center this weekend for mountain bikers, climbers, disc golfers and hikers.

To celebrate opening day, China Peak is offering free lift passes Saturday.

The Adventure Center will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through the summer season. Mountain bikes are available for rental starting at $40 per half day. Scenic chair rides for hikers start at $15 per person ages 13 and up, and the climbing wall tickets start at $10 each or $25 for an unlimited day pass.

Rock crawls at Lakeshore

Over two weekends this summer, Lakeshore Resort will be hosting the first Huntington Lake Rock Crawls, a four-wheel drive event held on the shore.

Drivers will compete Saturday to qualify for Sunday's finals. Registration is at 4 p.m. Friday. Multiple classes and courses will be available. Registration costs $55 per vehicle.

Huntington Lake Fishing Derby

Starting Friday, Huntington Lake will host a two-month long fishing derby with prizes for the largest rainbow trout, brown trout, kokanee and sucker fish.

Licensed adults and children ages 16 and up are allowed to compete. Anglers 15 and under will have their own competition. The derby closes Sept. 1.

Summer schedule

July 5-6, Lakeshore Rock Crawl

July 19-20, China Peak Challenge Disc Golf Tournament

Aug. 2, China Peak Mud Run 5K

Aug. 9, China Peak Triathlon and Multisport Festival

Aug. 10, Big Kites Festival at Huntington Lake

Aug. 16, Rumble to the Peak motorcycle ride

Aug. 23-24, Lakeshore Rock Crawl

Aug. 30-31, final weekend of China Peak summer season

Details: www.skichinapeak.com & www.lakeshoreresort.com.

EVENTS

• REI Stand-up

Paddleboarding Basics

When: 3 p.m. Sunday

Where: Fresno REI (7810 N. Blackstone Ave, 93720)

The REI Outdoor School is holding a 90-minute class that will cover the basics of stand-up paddleboarding. The course does not replace the need for on-water skills instruction.

Details: www.rei.com/fresno

• North Fresno Rotary Run

When: July 12

Where: Fig Garden Village (Shaw and Palm avenues)

The 5K race and 2-mile fun run/walk start at 6:30 a.m. and 6:35 a.m. A pancake breakfast and sidewalk sale will start after the race in the parking lot of Fig Garden Village.

Pre-registration costs $25 for adults and $15 for children under 12. Prices increase $5 on race day.

Participants will receive a shirt, goodie bag and pancake breakfast. All proceeds benefit North Fresno Rotary charities. Pre-registrations due July 10.

Details: www.northfresnorotary.org

• End of the Trail Disc Golf Classic

When: Aug. 30-31

Where: Mooney Grove Park in Visalia

The annual tournament is a Professional Disc Golfers Association sanctioned event. More than 140 players have registered for the two-day tournament at Mooney Grove Park. There are 28 spots left in various divisions for both men and women. Registration starts at $77 for recreational players and $112 for pros.

Details: www.discgolfscene.com

The reporter can be reached at amoreno@fresnobee.com, (559) 441-6401 or @anhelllll on Twitter.

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