Gold Rush Adventure Challenge 30 HR
Aug
11
to Aug 12

Gold Rush Adventure Challenge 30 HR

Cancelled- Due to fire in National Forest

The Adventure Challenge will be held in the Central Sierra Nevada mountains of Northern California Disciplines of hiking/running, mountain biking, orienteering, paddling, and ropes with 2, 3 and 4 person teams.

The event will take you to remote parts of Northern California.

Come and join us for a classic style adventure race, compete against other teams and while this is an event that you can complete in a weekend it will let you experience a real adventure.

www.goldrushar.com

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SF PENINSULA TRAVERSE
Jul
16
to Jul 17

SF PENINSULA TRAVERSE

By Invite Only

112 Miles of MTB
16,000+ elevation gain
2 days of riding

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South of San Francisco, mountains rise between the bay and the ocean. Where there are mountains, there will also be trails. This ride explores these trails and connects a number of gorgeous public open spaces and parks that the Bay Area is fortunate to have within reach.

The ride has three distinct phases, which we will be tackling in two days. The first day will bring us down to the ocean and its cool marine layer, that, depending on the season, can blanket the coast for most of the day. We'll spend the second half of the day wandering through deep coastal redwood forest singletrack. We will hit famous Purisima and El Corte Madera (Skeggs) open space preserves, with towering redwoods basking in marine climate.

On the second day, after Skeggs, we will hit Bay Area Ridge Trail where we will take in the views of both the ocean and the bay – sometimes at the same time!  We'll then hit the John Nicolas redwood singletrack trail in Sanborn County park. The day will be finish with fire roads which we will hit in the mountains south of South San Jose. The fire roads are steep but the views will be rewarding. We'll end the trip by descending to Almaden valley and back to civilization.

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This is a serious ride.  Designed to be done in 3-4 days, we will be knocking it out in two.  If you are interested in joining us, please contact me directly roy@bonesadventure.com .

Once we have a final list of riders (limiting this to five), I will be coordinating travel logistics and sending out a proposed packing list.  Hope your summer legs are ready.

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2018 NAV-X CHALLENGE @ BIG BASIN
May
19
8:00 AM08:00

2018 NAV-X CHALLENGE @ BIG BASIN

Event Website

  • Big Basin Redwoods State Park (map)
  • N Escape Rd
  • Boulder Creek, CA, 95006
  • United States

QUICK INFO

  • Date: Saturday, May 19, 2018
  • Location: Gazos Creek Picnic Area in Big Basin Redwoods State Park
  • Event Director: Dennis Wilkinson (contact)
  • Course Director: Misha Kreslavsky
  • Courses:  2 & 4h Map Trek

REGISTER

LIST OF REGISTERED ENTRANTS

Follow this link to an updated list of entrants.

EVENT SUMMARY

The third event in the 2018 Nav-X Challenge series brings us back to the majestic redwoods of the Santa Cruz mountains. The course will offer challenging strategic and tactical choices for any navigation sports enthusiast, whether you are looking for a scenic 2 hr hike or a 4 hr endurance race against some of the best in the west.  Misha Kreslavsky of BAOC is designing the courses.  

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Sunset Orienteering on Diablo- Powered by Lupine Lights
May
5
7:30 PM19:30

Sunset Orienteering on Diablo- Powered by Lupine Lights

Bones Adventure Club event #4 will be a night orienteering run in the foothills of Mount Diablo.  The event will be ROGAINE-style, where each team of 1-4 persons will try to find as many controls as possible within 90 minutes, on foot. 

This is a low-key "training" event, with minimal costs (~$10 for map).

More information will follow, but if you are interested, please RSVP at charles@theworkyard.com so we can make sure there are enough maps.  We are aiming to have detailed O-maps available for the event.

What:       Score’O from sunset into the night

Where:     Castle Rock Regional Rec Area- Borges Ranch Run Parking Area

When:      May 5th
              
Schedule: 5:30 PM Optional Orienteering Instruction
                 6:30-7:00 Registration
                 7:00 PM Pre-run briefing and map distribution
                 7:30 PM Start
                 9:00 PM Finish time
                 9:00-10:00 PM Campfire and awards

Format:    Night Score’O; Collect as many checkpoints as you can in 90 minutes. Participants can run Solo or in Team… no restrictions as long as the team members stay together.  Maps will be distributed 5 minutes before the start of the run.  All levels of runners welcome- you can even walk it if you want.  Controls will be marked with glow sticks and reflective tape.

Event is on- rain or shine.  

What to bring:

  • Compass
  • Running shoes with good traction
  • Enough food and water for 90 minutes
  • Pen or pencil (highlighter optional)
  • Small pack to carry it all in
  • Cell phone
  • Headlamp - as powerful as possible (Lupine recommended)
    Bones Adventure Club members are eligible for a significant discount on Lupine Lights.  
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Nav-X Challenge Series -Las Trampas
Apr
15
9:00 AM09:00

Nav-X Challenge Series -Las Trampas

Nav-X's second race of the season....

QUICK INFO

  • Date: Sunday, April 15, 2018
  • Location: Las Trampas Regional Park
  • Event Director: Andrew Peterson & Kyle Peter (contact)
  • Course Director: Gavin Wyatt-Mair
  • Courses:  2 & 4h Map Trek

How Many controls can you collect in either 2 or 4 hours?  We will be there trying to clear the course.  Come join us in a beautiful location while honing your navigation skills.  Full details can be found on the official Nav-X website.

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Mountain Bike Orienteering- Granite Bay
Mar
17
9:00 AM09:00

Mountain Bike Orienteering- Granite Bay

Granite Bay State Park is a great venue for a MTB navigation event.  With over 50 miles of trail, there are plenty of options to ensure that strategy is just as (or more) important as pure speed.  Come test your navigation, route finding, and mountain biking skills on the amazing single-track of Granite Bay.  

Teams will have 90 minutes to collect as many controls as they can find using only a map and compass.  Controls will have different values based upon their difficulty.  The team who collects the most amount of points within the 90 minute time limit will receive eternal glory as the one who rules them all.  Time penalty will apply for those who arrive after 90 minutes.

When- Saturday, March 17
            9:00 Sign-in Opens
            9:30 Navigation Clinic (How to Read a Map) Overview
            9:45 Pre-ride map distribution and instructions
          10:00 Mass start
          11:30  Cutoff time finish
          12:00 Awards- Ranking

Where- Granite Bay State Park
             Granite Beach Parking Lot (the long skinny one)

Cost-   This is a training event, not an official race.  A $5 donation to reimburse for the cost of the map is appreciated.
            The park does charge a $12 entry fee, (the Poppy Pass works here)

Teams-  Team of 1-4 riders

Required to bring (team):
Food and water for 90 minutes
Cell phone (for emergency or photos only)
Pen or pencil (recommend two)
Watch (or device to keep time)
MTB In good working condition (individual)
MTB Gear – Helmet (Required), Shoes, and proper attire for conditions (individual)
Compass (optional)
Map board (optional)
A great attitude

For those new to MTB navigation, it's a lot easier to read a map while riding when it is mounted on your handlebars (instead of in your pocket, in your sleeve, or under your sweaty hand.  While not required, you might consider the following map board options to make your life easier (and a little bit faster):

Best
http://ny.nordenmark.com/products/#mtb-o (specs)
https://www.o-store.ca/Product-Nordenmark-MTB-Light_209.aspx (to order)

Inexpensive
https://www.amazon.com/Zefal-Doomap-Map-Holder-Black/dp/B001DCHTZS/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1519145925&sr=8-2&keywords=bike+map+holder

To make your own
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Icxy_ES53w

Questions can be emailed directly to chris.barry03@gmail.com
To make sure have enough maps printed, please RSVP to chris.barry03@gmail.com

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NavX Challenge Series- Briones
Mar
10
8:00 AM08:00

NavX Challenge Series- Briones

One of our favorite events of the year is a series of foot navigation races put on by Nav-X.  The series kicks off again in 2018 at Briones Regional Park in the East Bay area of San Francisco, with a 2-hour and a 4-hour option. We will be out there and invite you to join us.

Details:

  • Date: Saturday, March 10, 2018
  • Location: Newt Hollow Picnic Area at Bear Creek Staging Area - Briones Regional Park
  • Event Director: Kyle Peter 
  • Course Director: Heidi Cusworth
  • Courses:  2 & 4h Map Trek

    Nav-X Website and Full Details for Briones
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Tour of Sufferlandria- 2018
Feb
3
to Feb 11

Tour of Sufferlandria- 2018

Okay, we know what you are thinking.....  

Where is the ADVENTURE in nine straight days of indoor biking on a trainer?

Team Bones has been riding The Tour of Sufferlandria the past few years as a way to kick off the pre-season- getting our cycling legs ready for the start of the new year.  As such, we've been liberal with our definition of "adventure" here.  There IS the adventure of seeing if you can last all nine days, whether your chamois can survive the whole tour, whether you can water your house plants all week with the dripping "holy water" collected from each session, etc.  

Most importantly, all money collected benefits the Davis Phinney Foundation to fight Parkinson's disease.  If you'd like to join The Club for The Tour, register as a member of  Bones Adventure or if you want to register as an individual REGISTER NOW.

What you'll need:  

  1. Access to a smart trainer with a power meter or ERG mode

  2. The Sufferfest application downloaded on your PC, Mac, iPad, or phone (see the HANDBOOK link below)

  3. A high pain threshold- yikes.

THE OFFICIAL 2018 ToS HANDBOOK

Once it's over, you will have accomplished something truly incredible. HONORGLORY and VICTORY will be yours.

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Olmstead Adventure on Foot (90 minutes)
Jan
27
9:00 AM09:00

Olmstead Adventure on Foot (90 minutes)

  • 7209 Saint Florian Court Cool, CA, 95614 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Bones Adventure Club will be putting on its first event on Saturday, January 27 beginning at 9:00 AM.  The event will be ROGAINE-style, where each team of 1-4 persons will try to find as many controls as possible within 90 minutes, on foot. 

This is a low-key "training" event, with minimal costs (~$5 for map).

More information will follow, but if you are interested, please RSVP at roy@bonesadventure.com so I can make sure there are enough maps.

We will be meeting in the parking lot behind the fire station.  If anyone would like a tutorial on navigation before the event, please plan on arriving at 8:00 AM.  We will be walking to the start area at 9:00 AM sharp, so please plan on being a little early so you don't miss it.  Maps will be distributed 5 minutes before the start of the run.

What to bring:

  • Compass
  • Running shoes with good traction
  • Enough food and water for 90 minutes
  • Pen or pencil (highlighter optional)
  • Small pack to carry it all in
  • Cell phone
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