Outdoor Briefs 05/29/08 | TheUnion.com

Outdoor Briefs 05/29/08

Youth bicycling group needs funding

A new nonprofit group focused on fitness and youth cycling needs funding to get started.

Called Youth Bicyclists of Nevada County, or YBONC, the group will offer after-school and summer programs that include guided rides and classes on health and safety.

A fundraising dinner will be held on June 14 featuring youth cyclists, professional racers, health educators and trails coordinators. A silent auction will benefit Nevada Union High School’s mountain bike team.

Organizer Jet Lowe has exposed her children to cycling since she towed them around town in bicycle trailers, she said. Her son started a high school racing team.

“The whole goal is fitness and wellness,” Lowe said.

The fundraiser will begin at 5 p.m. June 14 at Seaman’s Lodge at Pioneer Park in Nevada City with a social hour, raffle and silent auction followed by a chicken, salmon or vegetarian dinner at 6 p.m.

Tickets cost $25 for adults, $15 for children ages 12 to 18 and $5 for children under 12. Register for the event by Friday by e-mailing to jetlowe@onemain.com.

Annual Father’s Day kayak demoTrina Kleist 5/28/08 COST

Wolf Creek Wilderness will hold its 8th Annual Fathers Day Kayak Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 15 at Scotts Flat Lake.

“This is a fantastically fun day on the water, with tons of kayaks to paddle, hourly paddling clinics, sprint races and raffle drawings with great prizes,” said Danny Childs, owner of the outdoor store on East Main Street in Grass Valley.

Cost is $25 for adults, $10 for children. Advance registration with payment is required; call 477-2722.

Do you have news to share about the outdoors? Contact Staff Writer Laura Brown, e-mail lbrown@theunion.com or call 477-4231.

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