NATRC Region 1 consists of Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, British Columbia, Alaska and part of Nevada. So, if you love trail riding, would like to meet more people who share your passion, and you live in Region 1, or are within commuting distance - come join us!
Our goals for our website are to keep our members informed about NATRC Region 1 activities, and to keep us all motivated to get out and ride. So, if you're looking for the next NATRC ride, go to the Ride Schedule page, where our 2015 rides are listed along with contact information to get signed up. If you're stuck at the office and trying to remember how you feel when you're riding, check out our Stories & Articles page, where we have links to
- Region 1 ride stories,
- "Reprints" of interesting articles,
- Tips for first time riders,
- Archives of Leadline, the Region 1 newsletter, and
- PDFs of NATRC documents that riders might want to refer to, such as the Rule Book, and
- a link to the Membership Form!
And if you've just discovered NATRC riding, and are wondering if it's the right thing for you, that same Stories & Articles page has a "New Riders" section to provide answers to some questions, links to information for first time riders, and first-ride stories on the web.
Come Ride with Us!
Region 1 News
First Edition of Trail News!
Trisha Taniguchi, our Region 1 Trail Advocate, has published the first edition of Trail News: a one-pager with information about trail openings (and closures), trail organizations, trail work days, legislation that can affect trail access - you get the picture. If you want to stay informed about what's happening in the world of trails and what you can do about it, take a look.
Nor Cal Appaloosa Awards!
The Northern California Appaloosa Association is offering awards for year-end High Point Appy riders in our region. You can find out how to get into the running for the prizes here.
New Leadline Posted
The Spring edition of our Region 1 newsletter is now on-line: Leadline Spring 2015.
New Edition of Hoof Beats North
Hoof Beats North is the magazine of our Alaskan contingent. This season's edition has a
Everybody Always Told Me . . .
Kaysha Egerer returned to competition last season after getting married, having a child and starting a career. Kaysha's story is about her return to NATRC. It's inspiring - take a look.
Year End Points
Region 1 year-end standings are available here. Please let Jim Ferris know if you see any mistakes or have any questions. Congratulations, all!
NATRC Strategic Plan
The National Board of Directors has published the NATRC Strategic Plan, which gives a high level look at our status with regard to membership, demographics, and growth; and proposes some actions to expand our reach. It's interesting reading and the NBOD is soliciting ideas and responses from our members, so take five minutes and give it a read.
NATRC Meets AERC
Trisha Taniguchi and I rode a 50 mile AERC ride at the Gold Rush Shuffle Endurance Ride, held in Wheatland, CA. It was a first for both of us, and we both completed - my ride story can be found under Hello, AERC! on our Stories and Articles page. And there's a link in the story to Trisha's blog, where you can read her version of events. Executive summary: we both completed and we both had a great time.
Mt Diablo, Jackson Forest, and Georgetown Photos!
Our revered webmaster finally remembered to post photos from Mt Diablo, Jackson Forest, and Georgetown. The Jackson Forest and Georgetown photos are in our Photo Gallery, each in its own album. The Mt Diablo photos are at Serena Dudas Photography. Take a look.
Emma McCrary, a legendary Region 1 NATRC rider, ride manager, and trail blazer (both figuratively and literally), has died. Information about her ongoing legacy, as well as some photos of Emma are on Emma's Page.
See you on the trail!