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Silver State Run - 2016 - March 18-20
The Raptor Offroad Community (ROC) Silver State Run came up as an idea for those who live in Northern CA and Nevada to run a trail to Las Vegas. This trip covers over 500 miles in two days and is a different type of event than the ROC team typically does. This is a RUN, which means we are covering more miles and harder terrain than our normal trail adventures. As with all ROC events, this NOT a race and is a fun run done at cost for all who attended including team members.
Space is limited for safety reasons so register soon.
Expectations of participants.
As this is a RUN
event, we require participants to have the necessary safety gear and properly equipped vehicles for this event. Any make or model vehicle is welcome to attend as long as they can meet the safety and equipment requirements as outlined below. These requirements are to ensure everyone has a fun time as well as we keep any issues to a minimum. If you do not have the necessary requirements for this run, please look into our other trail adventures we host as those are open to any and all off road vehicles, stock to modified. This trip requires participants to be able to cover long distance stretches, which requires a stock Raptor or higher prepared vehicle.
Participation requirements- MANDATORY for safety:
VHF Radio set to channels - 152.00 and 162.400
- If you need radio programming help, a ROC team member will help you program any Icom or handheld
Full Size Spare (2 preferred / better)
5 Gallon Fuel Can
Tablet, Phone or Offroad capable GPS
- If you need help loading maps, a ROC team member can assist you before we leave
Upgraded suspension to handle longer and harder use
- Equal or greater than a stock Ford Raptor for comparison
Properly serviced / maintained vehicle I.E. all fluids full, good tires, belts and other items in good condition.
Planned Trip Summary:
Starting in Reno NV, the trip will cover 235 miles on the first day, with stops at a former Pony Express Station and a middle of nowhere landmark, Rod and Darlene's, in Gabbs NV. These stops give everyone a chance to get out and stretch as well as be social. Overnight accommodations will be at Tonopah NV, where the group will be able to freshen up and enjoy a social dinner.
Day two is another 235 miles of trails before entering into Las Vegas. There will be three stops for the day: Ryolite Ghost Town, Lippincott Lead - Ghost Mine, and a fireworks stand that says they have “everything” you will ever need.
Event cost break down
$110 - Covers Decals, Event Insurance, PayPal.
Optional items you can chose from upon registration are: Boxed lunch from Whole Foods for day one and Subway for day two, as well as group hotel rates.
Night 1: Pre meeting
For those who would like a more relaxed start for the weekend’s activities, we have arranged a group rate at the Western Village Casino right by the starting point. This will allow those of you who are coming from a distance to have a place to rest and relax before a weekend on the trail.
Western Village - 815 Nichols Blvd, Sparks, NV 89434
Day 1: Meeting Location
March 18th, 2016
TA Sparks - 200 N McCarran Blvd, Sparks, NV 89431
8:00am – Trip begins.
A drivers’ meeting will be held to go over the rules of the trail as well as make sure everyone has the required gear. This is also a chance for participants to ask questions and get assistance on any part of trail setup.
Lunch stop will be
After lunch, we will head out to complete the second leg of the trip to Tonopah for overnight accommodation and dinner. This is the most remote section of the trip and also the most breathtaking. If you ever wanted to know what being in the middle of nowhere felt like, this is the section for you.
Best Western - 320 Main Street, Highways 6 & 95 Tonopah, Nevada, 89049
(Includes full hot breakfast)
Dinner stop - Tonopah Brewing Company - 320 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Tonopah, NV 89049
Day 2: Dash to Las Vegas
Leave from the hotel at 8:00am on the DOT!!!
This day has a more casual feel than the day before. While we are covering the same amount of trail miles, the biggest difference is we are making stops for fuel and restrooms at small towns vs. being out on the trail the entire day.
Lunch stop will be in Ryholite
Time: ~ 12:30 – 1:30
After lunch, we will make the final push to Las Vegas. On the way we will stop at a ghost mine and a fireworks store. The fireworks stop is the last stop before we hit Las Vegas.
Hotel stop for Las Vegas:
Silverton Casino Hotel - 3333 Blue Diamond Rd Las Vegas NV
(Note – Rates on hotel subject to change depending on when you sign up. The sooner you book the cheaper the rate as per contract with hotel)
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