Fordyce runs sold out!

The Thursday and Friday Fordyce runs are now sold out. Registration is still available for all other runs.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE JULY 24, 2014. After July 24th, registration will be available for trail runs at full price but will not include any meals. On-site registration will also be allowed for trail runs only (at full price) but will not include any meals. No meals will be available for purchase on-site.

Sierra Trek

August 7-10, 2014 | Meadow Lake near Truckee, CA
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Amy Sagraves, Sierra Trek Chair

Sierra Trek 2014 is the 47th Annual Cal4Wheel event on the Fordyce Trail and the surrounding area trails, which is located in California’s beautiful northern Sierra Mountains. This family oriented event is based out of the Meadow Lake Campground and offers four-wheeling experiences for the mild to wild off-road enthusiast.

Fordyce Trail is an extremely technical and challenging trail, therefore is offered to the more modified vehicles requiring at least 33” tires and a minimum of one locker. Larger tires, two lockers and crawler gearing are all recommended to improve the overall participant experience on the Fordyce Trail runs. The surrounding area trails allow Sierra Trek to offer runs for SUV, ATV, and less modified 4x4 vehicles.

This year Bill Ellis has signed on be the event co-chair. Bill has many years of leadership experience in our community and is deeply committed to Sierra Trek’s continuing success.

In 2014 we will continue to focus on family activities in the main camp area by again offering the Axial G6 Event, RTI ramp, kids raffle and the large event raffle. Expanding upon the success of 2013 we will again have the vendor show in the main camp area. Thank you to Steve Piazza and all of the 2013 volunteers for setting us up for an even bigger and better event this year!

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Camp Map

Sierra Trek 2010

Noxious Weeds

US Forest Service logoThe USDA Forest Service has requested that all vehicles that would run on the Fordyce Jeep Trail be washed immediately prior to the event. This is a preventative measure to help prevent the introduction and spread of noxious weeds such as yellow star thistle. Vehicles can spread weeds from one site to another by carrying plant parts and seeds.

When a vehicle is driven through a weed-infested area, weed seeds may become lodged between the tire treads, in the coils of a winch, behind the license plate, or in cracks and crevices on the underside of the vehicle. Seeds may travel hundreds of miles before becoming dislodged in an area where the weeds were not previously found. The source of many weed infestations has been traced to roads, trails, railroads, and other travel ways.

To prevent the spread of weeds from vehicles participating in the Sierra Trek event, thoroughly wash the undercarriage and tire-tread of the vehicle to remove seeds and bits of vegetation. This material may have been picked up during the last run or from where the vehicle was last parked. Noxious weeds such as yellow star thistle are common in urban areas and along the highways leading to the Sierra Trek event.