One racer collects some air in a previous race at the Fort Sage Off-Highway Vehicle Area near Doyle. File photo

November motorcycle races coming to Fort Sage area; trail access will be limited

Up to 200 riders are expected to participate in a series of motorcycle races, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 14 and 15, at the Fort Sage Off-Highway Vehicle Area near Doyle. Trail access will be available only to participants while the races are underway.

Due to precautions associated with preventing spread of COVID-19, the race pit area and start/finish line will be open only to participants, their families and support teams.

“We will be using a racecourse developed last year to avoid vehicle impacts to areas burned in the 2018 Long Valley Fire,” said Emily Ryan, manager of the Bureau of Land Management Eagle Lake Field Office in Susanville. “It provides challenges for the riders and avoids areas where grasses and shrubs are coming back after the burn. We are pleased to provide this site for competitive dirt bike riders.”

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.

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

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