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BLM Makes Plans for April Races at Fort Sage OHV

Public riding and driving will be restricted at the Bureau of Land Management’s Fort Sage Off Highway Vehicle area near Doyle during the Sierra 100 Hare Scrambles motorcycle races, set for Saturday and Sunday, April 6th-7th.

On April 6th, trails in the north and eastern parts of the recreation area will be off limits to public riding. On April 7th, only race participants will be allowed on trails in the entire OHV area.

“We expect approximately 200 competitors, and for safety reasons we must keep casual riders off the trails while these high speed races are underway,” said Marisa Williams, an outdoor recreation planner for the BLM Eagle Lake Field Office in Susanville.

Spectators are welcome in a designated viewing area near the start/finish line at the trailhead on the east side of the Fort Sage Mountains. To reach the trailhead, take the Laver Crossing Road (just north of Doyle) east from Highway 395. Turn right on Hackstaff Road, then left onto Fort Sage Road. Follow the road about seven miles to the trailhead. The route will be marked with flags and signs.

The races are sponsored by the Lassen Motorcycle Club of Susanville and the Motorcycle Racing Association of Northern Nevada, which have a special permit from the BLM. The organizers will provide course marshals, and the BLM will provide law enforcement rangers and other staff to help monitor the event.

For more information, contact Williams at the BLM office in Susanville, (530) 257-0456.

Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso Publisher/Editor
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