chalk Rock endurance ride May 27th - 28th 2023
RIDER LIMIT: This ride is limited to 70 riders combined for all distances. We also have a 45-vehicle limit and encourage ride-sharing. As we approach capacity, corral space may be limited. Entry requests will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Historically, the ride has filled to its limit. Please plan accordingly and submit your ride application early.
THE TRAIL: Now a two-day ride, Chalk Rock will have an LD and a 50-miler on both days. Trails have been re-opened to use the well-loved 2013/2014 course. Trails are primarily on both maintained and older/ unmaintained logging roads. Depending on the recent weather, this lends to having harder and softer footing throughout the ride. Like all REER rides, there are elevation changes. The weather is usually calm and humid in the mornings, with the possibility of warm and sunny afternoons. Hoof protection is suggested. This is a ride, not a race. RIDE CAMP: Ride camp is a bi-level grassy meadow bordered by redwood trees and a creek. Horse water will be troughed from the creek. Please bring your drinking water. Access is limited for huge rigs. No cell service in the ride camp.
DIRECTIONS: From Highway 101, take the Highway 36 exit just south of Fortuna. Continue east on 36 for about 30 miles to the bridge at Bridgeville. Turn right at the end of the bridge; you’ll be heading to Blocksburg. Follow signs about two miles until you see a marked pipe and wire gate on the right side of the road. Turn right into camp. Make sure you’re watching for ribbons and signage. From I-5, take Hwy 299 to Hwy 101, go south, and follow the above.
ALTERNATIVE ROUTE:The alternative route using Highway 36 from Red Bluff to Bridgeville is a VERY winding, steep,, narrow highway with truck traffic. If you choose to use this route, turn left at the bridge; then follow the above directions. If you’re unfamiliar with Highway 36, turn up your trailer brakes before heading down McClellan Mountain into Bridgeville and USE LOW GEAR.
RIDE ADDRESS:Chalk Mt. Ranch45000 Alderpoint Rd.Bridgeville, CA 95526
RIDE RULES: The Chalk Rock Endurance Ride will comply with all AERC, REER & State of California Rules and Regulations. Dogs are welcome in camp but must leash at all times. All riders must complete a Chalk Rock Liability Release to be signed at check-in. HEAD VET: Dr. Dan Chapman. Please plan on picking up your registration packet and vetting your horse in on Friday afternoon. If you’re riding two days on the same horse, your Day 1 completion vet check will also serve as your Day 2 vet-in.
FOOD: The ride entry fee pays for one meal per rider. Please arrange for and pay for additional meals when you send in your ride entry. Registered volunteers receive complimentary meals and pre-packaged lunches. Extra meal tickets are $15.00.
CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY: Full refund 14 days before the ride. A $30 fee is withheld for cancellation within 14 days of the ride date. Cancellations (including no-shows) after the Tuesday before the ride receive no refund. A full refund of less than $30 for entrants whose horse did not pass the pre-ride veterinarian examination by the attending ride veterinarian/s.
CONTACT INFO: Questions/concerns? Would you like to bring a volunteer or donate your time to help run the ride? Please contact: Ride Manager, Robin Drechsler: firstname.lastname@example.org 707-923-3097
MAIL SIGNED ENTRY FORMS with FEES TO: Robin Drechsler, 3601 Zenia Lake Mt. Rd., Zenia, CA 95595Make checks payable to REER/Chalk Rock (Checks are cashed after the ride). Proof of current AERC membership or payment of non-member fee is required.