Big Checks From Bigfoot

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  • 08-06-2004
    Bigfoot
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    12 HOURS OF WEAVERVILLE
    We had a great time back on June 19 at the first ever 12 Hours of Weaverville, here in NorCal. Recently we returned to Weaverville to present a $650 donation to the Weaverville Basin Trail Committee. "We'll put that money to good use," said Committee Chairman, Scott Morris. "The trails could use some more signage and we've been out of trail maps for awhile."

    Team Bigfoot and couple of hundred mountain bikers will return to Weaverville in October for the LaGrange Fall Classic, a three-day event that includes a hill climb on the 15th, a cross-country race on Saturday the 16th, and a downhill on Sunday the 17th. That too will be a benefit for the trails. Last year we had about 160 riders. So we're hoping for at least 200 this year, which at $5 per rider will mean a donation of another $1000 to the Weaverville Basin Trail System.

    BIGFOOT CLASSIC
    The Bigfoot Classic Mountain Bike Race has been a Humboldt County tradition since the 80's. When Team Bigfoot took over the race in 2001, we made it a benefit for the Humboldt County Search and Rescue Team.

    This year's event was held July 17 & 18 on Simpson/Green Diamond property at Bald Mountain. The Search and Rescue Team members were on site at the races, ready to assist in the event of a rider injury. "Thankfully, the team ended up just enjoying two days of race spectating," said team commander Rich Nicholson. "Not one injury to deal with. We like that," he added.

    The $455 raised for the team this year increases the total amount donated to the team by Team Bigfoot to $2,080.We love being able to help the SAR Team. Many people don't realize that they're all volunteers, that they pay for their own equipment and training, and that what funding they do get from the state is very minimal.
  • 08-07-2004
    Knucklehead
    Wow, good job Vic!!!

    I'm happy to have been a part of that!

    See you at Tish Tang & La Grange. (Can't make 12 Hour of Humboldt as originally planned, unfortunately. It's such a kick a** race!)
  • 08-11-2004
    Bigfoot
    Tish Tang Cancelled
    Well we tried. All was looking good to bring back the beloved Tish Tang Tangle race, last run in 2000 in Willow Creek. The biggest hurdle, getting permission from the Hoopa Tribe for the portions of the course that run on reservation property, had been cleared months ago.

    But the US Forest Service denied our permit, saying that two of the trails were not "official" trails, despite the fact that they're just old skid roads that were brushed out for the race WITH a permit in '98.

    The good news is we've mapped out a course using the Hoopa side that will be just great for next year. We'll work on those trails over the winter....yesterday it was 102 in Willow Creek!