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Northern California District
Release Date: 03/13/12
Contacts: Jeff Fontana , (530) 252-5332  
News Release No. NC-12-39

Roads, Trails in Dry Valley Area will be Used for Motorcycle Races

Weekend back country explorers planning to visit the Dry Valley Area east of Susanville over the weekend of March 31 through April 2 will encounter more people than usual, as a one-day motorcycle race is scheduled on public land.

Travel on some roads and trails, including Dry Valley Road, will be restricted by course marshals while races are in progress, according to Marisa Williams, an outdoor recreation planner with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Susanville.

Riders of all ages and abilities will use routes in the Bureau of Land Management’s Dry Valley Special Recreation Management Area about 60 miles east of Susanville and 60 miles north of Reno.  Racers will use courses ranging from two miles to 42 miles, with all events scheduled Sunday, April 1.

The Diamond Back 100 events are sponsored by the Lassen Diamondbacks Motorcycle Club and the Motorcycle Racing Association of Northern Nevada under a permit issued by the BLM.

Spectators are welcome but must stay in the signed designated areas.  Driving directions and race details are at


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Last updated: 03-13-2012