WELCOME RIDERS to the 10th Annual Red Rock Rumble 50- and 30-Mile Endurance Rides...AND the second running for the Red Rock Rumble 75- and 100-Mile Events. This area will be familiar to many folks who have enjoyed Red Rock rides in the past. We are using different areas again this year so there may be away vet checks. So, while it will be familiar, it will also be new. Through the generosity of several local ranchers, we will have lots of water available throughout the ride. It is the consideration of another local landowner that we were able to get you into some really great areas. This is a wonderful time of year to see the deer, antelope, and wild horse herds. There can be some grass along the trail depending on rainfall. CAMP is bare bones. There is horse water available but as a precaution PLEASE BRING AN INITIAL SUPPLY OF WATER WITH YOU FOR YOUR HORSE. We have had trouble with the spring freezing and it taking longer to get camp water established on Friday. There are no campfires allowed. Contained, gas/propane fire rings are permitted but must be attended at all times.
Please note!! We need to have 15 participants signed up to host the 100-Mile Event and 10 participants signed up to host the 75-Mile Event!
PARKING: Parking is always tight. Please plan on trailer-pooling if possible, and plan on parking very conservatively. There is absolutely no parking or camping of ride entrants allowed on the old burn (left side of the road as you enter camp). This space is designated for volunteers, vets, and the taco truck.
LOCATION / DIRECTIONS: Ride camp is located off Red Rock Road, just a little north of Reno. Take the Red Rock Exit off US Hwy 395 and head east 15 miles. There will be ribbons and signs telling you where to turn right onto a dirt road. Follow the dirt road about a mile to camp. This is a single lane road. Be careful coming and going on this road and watch for other vehicles.
Quiet hours are in effect from 10pm-4am. Generators must be turned off by 9pm. If you feel you have a medical condition that requires a generator to run all night, then please notify management prior to arrival so we can arrange for your parking space so that others are not disturbed by your generator noise.
Dogs must be leashed in common areas. Dogs that cause issues could cause their owner/rider to be disqualified. This includes but is not limited to eating/taking food meant for human consumption, going through garbage, barking incessantly, biting, peeing or pooping on hay, tack or tires of any of managements vehicles. Well behaved and well socialized dogs are always welcome. Clean up after your dog and be a good dog owner and you won't have issues.
Horse behavior - while horses are independent thinkers and can be unpredictable and exuberant, they should also be trained to a level that they are safe to be around and be handled by other humans. If your horse cannot be contained or controlled to a reasonable level, please use this weekend to work on training your horse to a safe level AT HOME and don't expect the volunteers and vets to risk their lives doing the training for you.
Campfires are not permitted in camp. Small portable gas rings may be used but may not be left unattended.
Garbage: You bring it in you haul it out. If you see garbage pick it up and throw it away. We will have garbage bags and recycle bins in main camp for use in that area.
Hay and Manure: You may spread your hay and manure. You do need to fill in any dig holes that your dog, horse or pet rabbit dig while you are enjoying this rustic camp. The wildlife will do a lot of the clean-up but let's not leave the place looking like Red Neck Burning Man.
TRAIL DESCRIPTION: The trails will not be set in stone until the week prior to the ride due to Mother Nature's procrastination in her decisions regarding weather and fire. What we are hoping for ... All trails laid out in a loop configuration with ONE away check (probably TWO for the 75-and 100-mile rides), with the balance of your holds being at camp. Crews will have access to any away vet checks. Please bring a vet check bag to pack what you need. Light snacks and beverages will be available at any away check(s), as will water and hay for horses. Worst case scenario ... all holds will be in camp.
The trail is almost entirely sandy jeep roads and sandy single track. There are hardly any rocks. You MAY pass through a meadow or two that can be wet depending on the weather, and there is usually a bit of grass along the trail. There are no significant water crossings but if we have a wet fall there may be some small creeks.
The loops will all be available in GPS format and will be sent with your rider packet information the week prior to the ride. We will also send Rides of GPS files.
RIDERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN SAFETY WHILE CROSSING PAVED ROADS!!!
PRE-RIDE VET CHECK / RIDE MEETING: Our Head Vet will be Dr. Susan McCartney with Dr. Hannah Leventhal as the control judge and treatment vet plus 1-2 more depending on the total number of entries. Vetting will begin upon the arrival of the veterinarians, approximately 4 pm Friday. There will be a short ride meeting to go over the trails and any updates. You will be sent your ride packet via email the week of the ride. Feel free to print out anything you feel you will need. We will not be printing off a bunch of paper that will just get thrown away and never looked at again. Any time changes will be posted and/or announced.
STARTING TIMES: 100-mile ride starts at 5 am, 75-mile ride starts at 6 am; 50-mile ride starts at 7 am, and 30-mile ride begins at 8 am. These times are subject to change based on weather conditions, but we plan to make the most of what daylight we have available.
MEALS: Everyone's favorite Taco Truck will be on site to provide all riders with one meal on Saturday. Additional meals may be purchased with cash directly from the taco truck.
AWARDS: Completion awards will be given to all successful finishers on both rides. There will also be awards for the Overall Winner, 1st in each weight division, 1st Junior, Best Condition and Top Ten for the 100-, 75-, and 50-mile ride. A Best Condition Award will be given on the 30-mile ride. Please pick up your awards if you are not staying for the awards presentation, or have someone pick them up for you, otherwise they will be forfeited.
There will be a buckle for the 100-Mile Riders who successfully complete the 100-mile ride. The buckle will be unique to this ride and the first time in a long time we have offered buckles outside of VC100.
SERIES RIDES: The Red Rock Rumble Ride is the final event in our NASTR Triple Crown, Trifecta, and Hat Trick Ride Series. Our series rides feature the beautiful Northern Nevada valleys, deserts, foothills, and mountains. We invite you to test yourself and your horse, and join us in the fun and challenge, as well as the special awards. Nomination fees are $30 if paid at this ride and must be paid with your entry prior to the start of the ride. Riders must have completed their ride at Nevada Derby and NASTR to be eligible for awards.
FEES: 30 mile ride $130; 50 mile ride $140; 75 mile ride $180; 100 mile ride $220; 100 Mile Buckle $165 pre-ride, 200 post-ride; late fee $40 if recieved after October 8, 2022; Junior Discount $65.