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Central California District
Release Date: 03/03/10
Contacts: Larry Ames , (707) 468-4000  
News Release No. CA-CC-10-47

South Cow Mountain OHV Area to be Partially Closed for Event

The Bureau of Land Management will close a portion of the South Cow Mountain Off-Highway Vehicle Area to general recreation use and through traffic from Friday, March 12, through Sunday, March 14.

The closure is for public safety during the Sonoma County Sport Cycle Association's "Outlaw Hare Scrambles" motorcycle race.

The closure includes all BLM lands and trails between the Scott's Creek Road gate (east entrance) and Trail #25 (Boundary Ridge).  All other trails in the South Cow Mountain area will remain open to the public and can be accessed from Ukiah via Mill Creek Road.

The Sonoma County Sport Cycle Association has been granted an exclusive use permit to use selected trails within the OHV area for this event.  "We are expecting as many as 450 riders traveling as fast as 45 mph," said BLM Ukiah Field Office Manager Rich Burns.   "We have to be as certain as we can be that no one accidentally gets onto the race course, for the safety of both the racers and the public."

In the event of rain, the race will be rescheduled for April 23 through April 25.

For race information, contact Jeff Bauer at (707) 480-0792 or Nolan Irwin at (707) 303-5984. For additional Cow Mountain information, contact the Bureau of Land Management at (707) 468-4000.


Central California District   2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825  

Last updated: 03-03-2010