Mr. Curtis, representing the Gold Diggers Motorcycle Club of Elko Nevada, has applied for a Special Recreation Permit (SRP # NVW0100-12-07) in order to conduct a motorcycle race in an area adjacent to the South Jackson Mountains. The race is proposed to take place on November 10 & 11, 2012.
The proposed course would follow the route as described in EA #NV-020-02-28 and used for the Winnemucca 100 Motor Cycle Race run in November 2002. This course was also used in the Fall of 2007 and 2008 following completion of respective DNAs.
No new ground disturbance would result from this proposed race. The proposed course utilizes the same courses.
The proposed race course is northwest of the Jungo/Bottle Creek Road intersection and South of the South Jackson Wilderness. The intermediate rated riders would race on a loop of approximately 16 miles on Saturday. The Masters race on Sunday would be on a loop of approximately 41 miles. As noted on the map, most of the intermediate race would use the same route as the Masters course, with the exception of a 3 mile stretch following an established two track. The Start/Finish /Pit area would be the same as utilized in 2007 and 2008. The proponent estimates approximately 70 racers on Saturday and 150 on Sunday. Spectators will be confined to the start finish area and be comprised of mostly friends and family of those participating in the races.
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.
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.
The proposed race route is on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands administered by the Black Rock Field Office/Winnemucca District.