The Great Tahoe Flume Race will be held on Sunday, September 12 at Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, Spooner Lake. The race is a fund raiser for the Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park Backcountry Patrol and is organized and sponsored by the Reno Wheelmen.
The original Great Flume Race was first held in the late 1980s, produced and organized by Max Jones and Patty Mc Mullen, owners of Flume Trail Bikes. This race was last held in 1994, the start/finish line was at Western NV Community College in Carson City; the “Big Loop” encompassed a climb up Kings Canyon, rolled into Spooner State Park, continued over the FlumeTrail (which at that time had a significant number of portages), and descended back into town via Red House Flume and Lakeview. A record was set for the 40 mile course during the ’94 race by Chris Ryalls with a time of 2:25. Impressive!
The 2010 edition of the Great Flume Race will go back to its roots with the start/finish in the Spooner State Park.
Organizer Kevin Joell adds:
“We are less than a month out from the Great Tahoe Flume Race on Sunday, September 12th. It’s time to start lining up the volunteers we will need to make this event run well. I’m also still in need of a few chairpersons. Volunteers get a race T-shirt and a lunch if they are at the park on Sunday.”
If you don’t plan on racing but would like be part of this exceptional event for a significant cause, the Wheelmen are in need of volunteers. Please contact Kevin at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following info: Name, e-mail, cell phone #, T-shirt size, and preferred position.