This proposal is composed of two loops (East Loop & West Loop – see maps). The proposed races would take place on February 16 & 17, 2013. The East Loop would be used for the Minis (100 cc) & women’s amateur races on Saturday, February 16. The Masters race (both men & women) would run each loop once and will be held on Sunday, February 17. Should the West loop be impassable due to snow at the higher elevations, the Masters Race would run the East Loop twice. The entire race would be routed on existing single track, two track and primitive/county roads.
NO NEW GROUND DISTURBANCE WOULD RESULT FROM THIS PROPOSED RACE.
It is estimated that there would be approximately 150 - 200 participants (total for all races) and 200 – 250 spectators (family members and pit crew). These spectators would be at the start/finish area. No spectators will be allowed on the course during the race – the 1 mile ‘pee wee’ (8 years old and under) course being the exception. The proposed race route is on BLM and private lands that are entirely within the WFO resource area. Less than one mile of course is on land under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Reclamation. The race organizers would be required to obtain permission / authorization from the private landowners before race day.
There would be several check points spread throughout the course to ensure that shortcuts are not taken, nor any new ground disturbance. Any racer that does not make all these points would be disqualified. Temporary directional signs would be placed throughout the course, as well as signs that would warn the racer of potentially hazardous areas.
Should the proposed action be implemented, the BLM would have an Outdoor Recreation Planner and Law Enforcement Officer on site at the start of each of the races on Saturday and Sunday. In addition, emergency personnel would be on site, and portable toilets sufficient to handle the expected crowd would be positioned at the start/finish line.
13, 23, 24
27, 26, 31
19, 20, 28-30, 33, 35
01-03, 05-10, 12, 13
16, 17, 20
21, 28, 29
03-08, 10 11, 15-23
26, 27, 34-36
04, 09, 16
20, 21, 28