After the Waterfall fire of 2004, plastic tree protectors were put in place to help the seedlings that were planted as part of the recovery process. Since that time, the plastic tree protectors have long outlived their usefulness and are now an eyesore. On Saturday, October 1st, please join local Boy Scouts for a special Trash Mob to remove the plastic protectors.

  • Meet at 7:45-8:00 at Long Ranch Park/corner of Bristol & Longview
  • REQUIRED: long pants, long sleeved shirt, closed toe shoes, helmet (bike helmets okay), and gloves (Muscle Powered has a few helmets and gloves for those who do not have those items)
  • Snips for clipping plastic connectors (optional)
  • Water and light snacks for the work site will be provided
  • Coffee and light snacks in AM
  • 12:30-2:00 Lunch at Long Ranch Park after cleanup (bring your own sack lunch, beverages provided)
  • Raffle with local merchant prizes during lunch

Click HERE for a map of the meet up location.

Please send questions to randygaa@musclepowered.org


August Trash Mob

20160319_080712This Saturday, August 27th, Muscle Powered will be holding its monthly Trash Mob. This time, the group’s efforts will be concentrated on cleaning up a portion of the Carson River. The Trash Mob will meet at 8:00 am on the just south of Lloyd’s bridge along the east side of the river off of Sierra Vista Lane. Trash bags, work gloves, and trash pickers will be provided.

Who: All are invited
What: Trash Mob
When: Saturday, August 27th from 8-9 am
Where: East side of the Carson River, south of Lloyd’s Bridge: Google map of location

Annual Sassabration Festival


Don’t forget about the awesome bike parade/pride ride this Saturday from the Brewery Arts Center to Sassafras at 11 AM this Saturday! The Carson City Sheriffs Office is providing escort and there is an epic stop at A to Zen for water and organic homemade lemonade and gourmet iced teas (infused with local Lavender)! A to Zen is about to launch their Tea Bar – but we get an advance preview and free tasting! There will be a truck and trailer heading back to BAC after arriving at Sassabration for those who want their bikes brought back downtown and secured at the BAC until later in the day or Sunday… Join us on this awesome ride celebrating ALL community, diversity, and unity!!!

Trash Mob at Blue Canyon Mill


During the Comstock Lode stamp mills dotted the landscape along the Carson River east of Carson City. Ore from nearby mines were brought to the stamp mills to be processed and have the gold and silver removed from the rock before it was sent off to San Francisco.

One of these mills, the Blue Canyon Mill located in the Carson River Canyon, is long gone but remnants of the foundation are still visible. Despite bullet-riddled signs that designate the area as a “No Shooting” zone, there is evidence of target shooting along with illegal dumping. The Trash Mob will clean up the area removing garbage from the historical site as well as the nearby Carson River.

Meet at the dirt parking lot along Deer Run Rd at 8:00 am and we’ll carpool in to the site which about a mile down the gravel road. The road gets rocky as you approach the site, so vehicles with ground clearance are recommended beyond the parking area. Trash bags, work gloves, and trash pickers will be provided.

Who: Everyone is invited to attend
What: Trash Mob, a one hour concentrated effort to remove trash
When: Saturday, June 25th, 8-9 am
Where: Meet at the dirt parking lot on the east side of Deer Run Rd where it crosses the Carson River (click here for map)
Why: A landmark of historical significance desperately needs to be cleaned up

If you have any questions, email Randy Gaa at randygaa@musclepowered.org

Women’s Mountain Bike Ride Thursday

The Carson City Off-Road event may be over, but Bike Month isn’t. This Thursday, June 23rd, Muscle Powered is organizing a women’s mountain bike ride in Ash Canyon. The group will meet at Foothill Rd and Winnie Ln at 5:30 pm and then start the ride at 6:00 pm. Bring your bike, helmet, and be ready for a great ride.p5pb13623840

Rose Grant and Amy Beisel riding in the Carson City Off-Road. Photo by Dan Severson from Pinkbike

Bike to Work Week Party and Corporate Challenge Results

What a great week!  Total miles ridden during 2016 Challenge was 2,530.69 and total trips taken was 505. Carbon Offset by Cycling vs Driving was 1158.59lbs and total calories burned was 87587.6.

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Lee Harter, June Joplin and Kelly Clark in front of Comma Coffee on Bike to Work Day.  Comma Coffee has been a supporter of BTWD since the beginning. Thank you June!

In the Public Agency division we had a couple of surprises this year. The Rough Riders once again dominated the highest Mileage category with a total of 774.36. The surprise is Team OTR taking over the Average Team Miles category from the Rough Riders with an avg of 3.52. For the fourth year in a row the Cyclepaths have won the Most Trips category with 108 trips. Nice job everyone!


The Secretary of State team enjoying free coffee at LA Bakery, another long time supporter of BTWD. Thank you Ali and Liela!

For the first time in Corporate Challenge history Allison MacKenzie Law Firm had a total sweep of all categories. Nice!

Total Miles – 127.57

Total Trips – 59

Average Miles – .94.

Full results can be found below

Now for what has to be the sweetest commute to work:

Public Utilities Commission rider David Noble sent these pics in from his Friday morning commute.  I’m very envious.


View of LT from Tunnel Creek Rd


Twin Lakes from the TRT


View into Carson from Tanks Rd.  I think I’d call in sick and keep riding.


PUC Team – Seth, Cassandra and David

Bike to Work Week Party


Lilian reaching for an Appeal

We had a nice turnout at our annual party. Mikey mc’d the event keeping the attendees entertained.  Unfortunately the rain and lightning kept Incendio from performing outside.


Randy Gaa on the trike

Holden, Lilian, Elsa and Renee all placed in the Tricycle Time Trial while Keith Conrad CRUSHED Danny Miller in the Newsboy competition’s sudden death playoff.

Other winners of the night-Amanda Garcia won the cruiser bike at BTWW party. I’m sure we’ll see her riding it this Wednesday night.

Thank you to all our volunteers that made this event so much fun. And thank you to all of our Corporate Challengers. You make this a very fun and exiting event. A special thanks to Toby Welborn for keeping track of all your miles, trips, averages, calories and offsets. He’s motivated by hops so please by him a beer when you see him.

Public Miles

NV Guard Rough Riders 774.36
DETR 337.9
NDEP Eco Cyclists 271.9
Secretary of State 192.46
NDOT 189
OTR 176
Public Utilities Commission 161.8
Nv Health & Human Services 67
USDA Prime Rollers 59.2
USPS Newmans 32
USGS Frackers 3
Allison-MacKenzie 127.57
Resource Concepts All Stars 98
Redrock Dental Molar Cyclers 25.5
Lumos & Assoc 15

Public Trips

DETR 108
NV Guard Rough Riders 78
Secretary of State 57
NDEP Eco Cyclists 56
OTR 19
USPS Newmans 16
Public Utilities Commission 15
USDA Prime Rollers 14
Nv Health & Human Services 9
USGS Frackers 1
Most Trips Private
Allison-MacKenzie 59
Resource Concepts All Stars 18
Redrock Dental Molar Cyclers 13
Lumos & Assoc 9

Highest Average

OTR 3.52
NV Guard Rough Riders 1.55
Nv Health & Human Services 1.34
USDA Prime Rollers 0.91
Public Utilities Commission 0.51
Secretary of State 0.38
NDEP Eco Cyclists 0.25
DETR 0.23
USPS Newmans 0.1
NDOT 0.07
USGS Frackers 0.02
Highest Average Private
Allison-MacKenzie 0.94
Redrock Dental Molar Cyclers 0.85
Resource Concepts All Stars 0.49
Lumos & Assoc 0.14