Motorcycle races coming to Fort Sage area; some trail access will be limited


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DOYLE, Calif. – Up to 400 riders are expected to participate in a series of motorcycle races Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 13-14, at the Fort Sage Off-Highway Vehicle Area near Doyle. Trail access will be available only to participants, while the races are underway. The pit area and start/finish line will be accessible only to participants and their support teams. 
“We are pleased to provide this site for competitive dirt bike riders,” said Emily Ryan, manager of the Bureau of Land Management Eagle Lake Field Office in Susanville. “We have developed a racecourse that will avoid vehicle impacts to areas burned in recent wildfires; the racecourse provides challenges for the riders and avoids areas where grasses and shrubs are coming back." 

The Fort Sage event is organized by Division 36 of the American Motorcyclist Association and Cross-Country Promotions, which holds a special recreation permit from the BLM. The organizers will provide course marshals, and the BLM will provide law enforcement rangers and staff to help monitor the event.

The BLM manages the Fort Sage OHV Area in a way consistent with the Biden administration’s “America the Beautiful” initiative, which includes goals of providing invaluable opportunities for recreation, while maintaining healthy public lands. 

For more information, telephone Marisa Williams at the BLM office in Susanville, 530-252-5303. More information about the Fort Sage Off-Highway Vehicle Area is available by visiting

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.