Hail the Trail is Back

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Celebrating its third year, the Hail The Trail 2019 is a fundraiser for trails, rewarding three lucky winners with a brand new mountain bike from Specialized Bicycles, Pivot Cycles, and SCOTT Sports.

To date, Hail the Trail has raised more than $70,000, benefiting trail building organizations in the host communities of the Epic Rides Series.

For two weeks only, each ticket you purchase for #HailTheTrail goes to funding Prescott Mountain Bike Alliance, Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trail Association, Muscle Powered, and Ozark Off-Road Cyclists to keep doing what they are doing … keeping the trails alive. Keeping our sport alive.


Ready. Set. Go. https://epicrides.com/hailthetrail/


Muscle Powered Needs Your Vote

We need your vote. Beginning tomorrow, September 25, 2018, please click on this link (note: the link won’t work until Tuesday, 9/25/2018) and vote for Muscle Powered to receive the 2018 NV Energy Power of Good Giveaway. The money will be used to conduct research along Secret Trail, identifying the most resilient native species of plants. The findings will be shared with local and regional land managers to help benefit trail building efforts in the Eastern Sierra. You can vote once per day. Voting is only open for four days, so please maximize your voting potential and vote each day.

Clicking on the image above will take you to the voting site.

In keeping with our mission of building a more walkable and bikeable community, Muscle Powered, in partnership with Carson City Parks, Recreation, and Open Space, will conduct a reseeding project along a portion of Secret Trail in the Eastern Sierra foothills. Dr. Johanna Foster, an ecologist and Board member of Muscle Powered will lead the collaborative effort to analyze which native plant species are most successful at regeneration. Research results will help land managers develop sustainable trail designs, and will be used for training and educational purposes with a goal of benefiting future recovery efforts on local trail systems.

Hail the Trail – BONUS RAFFLE

Just like last year, Epic Rides is sponsoring an incredible fundraiser that benefits Muscle Powered and we couldn’t be more stoked about it.

The Hail the Trail raffle gives you the chance to win a brand new mountain bike worth over $6,000. But this year there’s an added bonus!

Enter the Hail the Trail Raffle and in addition to winning a mountain bike, you could win one of these AWESOME components from FOX.

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         Fox Factory 34 Step-Cast                                   Fox Transfer Dropper Post

Every purchase of a Hail the Trail raffle entry also qualifies you for a chance to win one of these great bonus prizes from Fox. To enter the bonus drawing, go to the main Hail the Trail promotion page, buy one or more entries, come by the Muscle Powered tent during the Carson City Off-Road with proof of purchase (a confirmation on your phone or printed receipt is fine) and we will get you entered. Every Hail the Trail ticket equals one chance for the bonus drawing, so more Hail the Trail tickets means more chances to win the seat post or fork.

We will draw for these prizes on Sunday afternoon (June 17) You do not need to be present to win.

The prizes will be awarded in the form of a certificate issued by Fox so you will be able to select the correct size fork or post for your needs.

Email Muscle Powered with any questions: info@musclepowered.org

Here is a video from last year’s Hail the Trail campaign. It gives you a look into some of the work that goes on behind the scenes to keep our trails in pristine condition.

First Annual No Zombie Texting Awards

The “No Zombie Texting” educational video contest is a program to create a youth oriented safety video on the dangers of texting and driving. Wednesday night, after the Ride/Walk of Silence, in remembrance of cyclists and pedestrians who have been injured or killed sharing the road, the Governors Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board and Muscle Powered hosted the awards ceremony where the top three public service announcements were announced. In the Brewery Arts Center’s Black Box Theater, a substantial assembly of spectators gathered to view the video awards.

Third place: Team Ad, Ast and Alfredo, by Alfredo Chissotti

Second place: Team Worm Boys, by Samuel Johnson, Tristen Quintero and Ethan Snyder

First place: Team Petrova, by Kasandra Medina-Torres and Gisela Vazquez

May is Bike Month



This year, like every other, Muscle Powered is cramming tons of really cool bike events into Bike Month. All of which are listed on the Muscle Powered calendar. Here’s some more information about each of the events.


Ladies Mountain Bike Ride

The Ladies Mountain Bike Ride is a recurring event that takes place every Tuesday evening starting at 5:30 pm. Riders will meet up at Foothill Dr parking area (a.k.a. Pooh Corner) and ride some of the best single-track the Eastern Sierra has to offer. Helmets required.


Sunday Road Ride

As the name indicates, every Sunday a group gathers to ride road bikes. Meetup at Fremont School parking lot at 8 am. Riders usually split up into two groups (tortoises and hares) and each do 10-15 mile loops. Helmets required.


Bike Habitat’s Tour of Carson City
Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 9:00 am
Fuji Park Exhibit Hall

One of the region’s premier organized rides of Bike Month is put on by Bike Habitat. The Tour of Carson City is a scenic 30 miles loop around Carson complete with a popsicle stand at the halfway point and a fully catered lunch waiting for riders upon their return. The best part is that it’s all free. Partners include: Muscle Powered, the Carson Senators Mountain Bike Team, and San Marcos Grill.


Celebrity Ride Invitational
Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 11:00 am
McFadden Plaza

Everyone who’s anyone comes out for the Celebrity Ride. Local celebs are invited each year to participate. Riders will meet at McFadden Plaza and ride at a pleasant, easy pace around the historic west side of Carson City. The route will follow the famed Blue Line, offering several opportunities for photos with historically significant backdrops.


Bike Commuter Challenge
May 14 – 18, 2018

During Bike to Work Week, Muscle Powered sponsors this friendly competition. Get your co-workers together and form your teams. Commute to work over the course of the week and add up your miles. Participants in the challenge compete in various categories such as ‘most miles’ and ‘most trips.’ Sign up by emailing info@musclepowered.org


Ride/Walk of Silence
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 6:00 pm
Telegraph Square

The Ride of Silence is a free ride that asks its cyclists to ride no faster than 12 mph, wear helmets, follow the rules of the road and remain silent during the ride. There are no registration fees. The ride aims to raise awareness of safety issues facing all road users. It is also a chance to show respect for and honor the lives of those who have been killed or injured. This year, Muscle Powered has widened the scope of this event to include walkers/pedestrians.


No Zombie Texting Video Awards
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 7:30 pm
Brewery Arts Center – Black Box Theater

This video competition provided students the opportunity to create impactful 30-second video public service announcements to educate about the dangers of texting and driving as it impacts walkers and bicyclists. We have five :30 student videos that will be shown, and video teams will talk about their creative collaborative efforts. NOTE: The video awards ceremony is just after the Ride/Walk of Silence.


Bike and Music Festival
Friday, May 18, 2018 at 6:00 pm
McFadden Plaza

Ride your bikes over to McFadden Plaza for Muscle Powered’s 2018 Bike and Music Festival. Join Muscle Powered as we celebrate our 20th anniversary in Carson City. Get your raffle tickets for a chance to win some great bicycle swag, including a brand new bike (courtesy of Bike Habitat). Participate in one of the events: Paperboy Challenge, Slow-Race, Tricycle Time Trials. Or just hang out and enjoy the live music and a cold brew.


West Side Cruiser Ride
Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 6:00 pm
Brewery Arts Center

Where your costume, decorate your bike, and just have fun. Everyone is welcome to join this community ride through the west end of Carson City. You never know who you’ll run into on this ride with an eclectic collection of crazy bikes and even crazier people!


Full Moon Night Ride
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Foothill Dr parking area

Experience the trails like you never have before…by the light of the full moon. Muscle Powered and The Bike Smith collaborate efforts on this night time excursion into the wilderness on two wheels. Riders will meet up at the parking area on Foothill Dr and ascend into the hills of Ash Canyon. Helmets and lights mandatory.


For any questions regarding these events, please visit the Contact Us page.