Ft. Sage trail access limited during motorcycle races

Up to 200 riders are expected to participate in the Diamond Back Hare Scrambles motorcycle race, Saturday and Sunday, March 12 and 13, at the Fort Sage Off-Highway Vehicle Area near Doyle. Trail access will be available only to participants while the races are underway.

Spectators are welcome at designated viewing areas. Participants and visitors can camp overnight at the Raptor Trailhead on the left of the main entrance road. There are signs for the trailhead. Single-day visitors will use parking areas along the access roads.

“We have worked with race organizers to lay out a racecourse that will provide challenges for riders while avoiding areas still recovering from wildfires,” said Emily Ryan, manager of the BLM Eagle Lake Field Office in Susanville. “We are pleased to provide this site for competitive dirt bike riders.”

To reach the Fort Sage OHV Area, take Laver Crossing from Highway 395 just north of Doyle and follow the directional signs about 4 miles to the Raptor Trailhead.

The Lassen Motorcycle Club and District 36, American Motorcyclist Association sponsor this race under 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.

For more information, call Marisa Williams at the BLM office in Susanville at 252-5303. More information about the Fort Sage Off-Highway Vehicle Area is available by visiting https://www.blm.gov/visit/fort-sage.