For Release: March 13, 2007
Contact: Jeff Fontana (530) 252-5332
Fort Sage OHV Area Will Be Closed During Weekend Races
The Fort Sage off-highway vehicle area near Doyle will be closed to public riding and driving Saturday and Sunday, March 17 and 18, during the “Leprechaun 100” motorcycle races.
“We expect approximately 300 riders to compete in four races over the weekend,” said Dayne Barron, manager of the Bureau of Land Management’s Eagle Lake Field Office, which manages the OHV area. “For safety, we need to keep non-competitors off of the trails during these high speed events.”
The event is being organized by the Lassen Motorcycle Club and the Motorcycle Racing Association of Northern Nevada under a special recreation use permit issued by the BLM.
Spectators are welcome at the Widowmaker Trailhead, which contains the pit area, start/finish line and camping areas. 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 Fort Sage Road around Turtle Mountain, about seven miles, to the trailhead.
Visitors should use caution on the dusty road during the busy race weekend.
For more information, contact the BLM Eagle Lake Field Office, (530) 257-0456.
Eagle Lake Field Office 2950 Riverside Drive Susanville, CA 96130