Best in the Desert Vegas to Reno Off-Highway Vehicle Race to begin on August 13

Carson City, Nev – Best in the Desert (BITD) will be holding their annual Vegas to Reno desert off-highway vehicle race beginning on Friday, August 13, at approximately 5:15 a.m., near Bonnie Claire, Nevada with the final participants finishing near the town of Dayton, Nevada, Saturday, August 14, around 11 a.m. The event will be held on public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management within the Tonopah, Stillwater, and Sierra Front field offices. 

Race participants may be using roads that the public uses to access public lands both August 13 & 14, so please plan accordingly. To provide for public safety, BITD race officials will be controlling traffic along the race route and several access roads until the last race vehicle has passed. Participating vehicles include dirt bikes, quads, utility terrain vehicles, and trucks.

Due to aircraft used for filming the race, the use of drones during the event is strongly discouraged since they could interfere with aircraft in the area and pose a public safety issue.

For more information, please contact Arthur Callan, Outdoor Recreation Planner, at 775-885-6000. 


This year, we invite everyone to reimagine your public lands as we celebrate 75 years of the BLM’s stewardship and service to the American people. The BLM manages approximately 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. 

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Lisa Ross