Paul Zieger representing the Cheaters Motorcycle Club has applied for a Special Recreation Permit (SRP # NVW01000-12-04) to conduct a motorcycle race in the Sahwave Mountains and Granite Springs Valley area on November 24 & 25, 2012.
The proposed race is on the portions of numerous courses (2000 Trailblazers, 2003 Trailblazers, 2003 Tank Slappers) used in the past.
No new ground disturbance will result from this proposed race. This is the same course used in October 2008 and 2009.
There are two to three proposed races for Saturday November 25. The pee wee racers (aged 3-7) would use a short portion of the race track in the vicinity of the start area. The mini riders (80-125cc bikes) and Amateur Women class (these two races maybe combined or eliminated depending on number of participants) would utilize the smaller loops as shown on the route map. There would be approximately 50 competitors between the two – three events.
The main race would be held on Sunday November 25. The start area as proposed would be on the Adobe Flats (also known as the Blue Wing Playa). Approximately 125 racers would be racing in stages depending on age, skill level and size of motorcycle. Two loops of the 40 + mile course will be required of the Pro riders, and one loop for all other skill levels.
Road wardens with flags would be stationed on major road crossings and along check points spread throughout the course. Any racer that does not make all checkpoints would be disqualified. Temporary directional signs would be placed throughout the course as well as signs that warn the driver of potentially hazardous areas.
The proposed course does cross sections of private land (checker board) and involves approximately 2 miles of the course. The proponent would be required to obtain permission to use all privately owned lands.
Upon conclusion of the race, the course would be ridden by race representatives in order to pick up any debris left by the racers and perform any necessary road or trail rehabilitation.
Most participants and spectators will be utilizing self-contained motor homes and trailers. The proponents will be required to provide potable restrooms. The proponents will also be required to provide for basic emergency medical care.
BLM representatives (LE Rangers and / or Outdoor Recreation Planners) will make on site visits during all phases of the race operation.