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2C Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Riders prepare to depart from the Howling Dogs Bike and Ski Shop in Graeagle at the inaugural Patriot 16 bike ride last July. This year's ride, a fundraiser for the Mohawk Valley Independence Day celebration, is set to take place July 5. Photo by James Wilson Established last year as a way to raise money for the Mohawk Valley Independence Day fireworks demonstration in Graeagle, the Patriot 16 bike ride returns this year. The challenging 16-mile out-and-back ride gave the riders a sense of accomplishment at the finish line. Trophies were awarded for the most junior and senior rider. This year, on Saturday, July 5, the second annual ride will start and end at the Howling Dogs Bike and Ski Shop in downtown Graeagle. At 8 a.m., a siren will get riders started. Riders will make their way to Blairsden via the old Johnsville Road with the single-lane bridge. Riders will then ride north on Highway 89 to westbound Highway 70 for 7 miles. Once riders get to the Mt. Tomba Restaurant, they will turn around and head back to Graeagle where the ride ends. Participants can spend the rest of the day enjoying the Mohawk Valley Independence Day celebrations, concluding with the spectacular fireworks display at dusk. Proceeds from this noncompetitive ride will go to support the Mohawk Valley Independence Day Celebration. At the time of writing, the ride has 15 participants signed up, and organizers would like to see 10 more. Registration costs $40 and includes a commemorative shirt and refreshments at the end of the ride. To register, go to m James Wilson Sports Editor Members of Feather River College's rodeo team traveled to Casper, Wyoming, to compete in the College National Finals Rodeo last week. The rodeo, which took place June 15 - 21, had the best of the best competing against one another for the national title. Feather River had some ups and downs, prompting coach Jesse Segura to deem this year's competition a "learning experience." The women's team, which took the West Coast Region earlier in the season, placed 31st in the national finals. The men's team placed better: llth overall. According to Segura, the main reason the women's team, which dominated throughout the season, placed so low was a lack of experience competing at that level. "The girls are still pretty young," said Segura. "I'm not sure they knew what they were getting into. By the end, though, they seemed more comfortable with it all." The men's team placed really well in several rounds, but also had some rounds that lowered its averages. Two members of FRC's team placed in the top 10 of their events. Grant Denny took ninth in bareback riding, and Kara Kohutek placed ninth in breakaway roping. With the rodeo season now complete, Segura is already gearing up for next year. In addition to his already strong team, Segura recruited three national high school champions to join the team. Segura thinks that next year's team may be FRC's strongest ever. Serving Lassen and Plumas Counties nual Ion James Wilson Sports Editor sports@plu rnasnews.corn The annual Fourth of July triathlon at Graeagle is under new care this year, organized by Community Multisport Events, the racing events business out of Clio. Community Multisport Events is the same racing event-coordinating business that holds the Graeagle Century Ride at the end of July, along with open-water swimming clinics throughout the year. This year's triathlon is scheduled to start at the Millpond in Graeagle at 7:30 a.m. July 6. The annual swimming/biking/running event has a lot to gain by switching over to the care of the Clio business this year. One of the main differences between this year's Fourth of July triathlon compared to prior years: this year the event will be sanctioned by USA Triathlon. A sanctioned triathlon has a set of rules triathletes and organizers must follow to ensure the safety of the athletes, along with vehicles and pedestrians they may come across. Being sanctioned signifies a corisistency in the race, along with a level of safety and high quality: All triathletes competing in the race must be members of USA Triathlon before competing. One:day membership costs $12 for adults and $10 for minors, and can be paid with registration fees. Athletes off all ages and skill levels are welcome, with three cqurses to choose from. The Olympic triathlon will be the big one, designed for intermediate to expert This triathlete jumps on her bike, getting ready for the second portion of the triathlon. Photo by James Wilson "p triathletes. The sprint athletes, though space will triathlon covers about half be limited. A post-race party: the distance as the Olympic, will take place at the and is attainable for most Graeagle Outpost, which beginners. The kids will include a barbecue, mini-triathlon is open for local craft beer from The those under 18. For detailed Brewing Lair and an awards descriptions of the courses, ceremony. go to A portion of the moneyi", raised from the event will '. Registration costs $100 for help offset the cost of the -" the Olympic triathlon, $85 Mohawk Valley '" for the sprint triathlon and Independence Day ', $20 for the kids celebrations. The Portola ' mini-triathlon. CommunityHigh School softball team, Multisport Events pIans to whose members will be on hold another triathlon out of site volunteering, will Graeagle on Aug. 31, and a receive $1,000 of the discount is available forproceeds. those who sign up for both For more information or races. Discounts are alsoto volunteer, go to ': available for veterans and :' military personnel, or contact Alice Berg at Spectators are welcome to836-1201. join the fun and cheer on the FRC basketball to hold summer clinics James Wilson on the court with the help of July 14 - 17. Each day, Sports Editor FRC players, players will start at 9 a.m. A clinic between 9 and 11and c.ontinue through to 8 ., a.m. Will take place each day p.m. A good portion of the The Feather River College for grades three - six. campers will be from out of men's basketball team is Between 12:30 and 2i30 p.m., town, allowing local players gearing up for another set of grades seven - 12 will get a chance to see what kind of' camps this summer, with one-on-one instruction with competition is out there. "- some changes from last the college basketball The cost for locals to summer, players, participate in the camp is ' Last year, the basketball The camp will focus on the $50. The price does not team held one camp for fundamentals of the game include meals or lodging. locals and out of town and teamwork, and is openMeal plans are available to ' basketball players. This to players of all skill levels, purchase for those year, however, a locals-only The cost for all four days is interested. clinic is planned in addition $40. To sign children up for to the annual summer camp. Local athletes between this healthy and active camp On July 7 - 10, local grades seven and 12 are also contact FRC coach Randy youths between third and invited to participate in the Rick at 283-0202, ext: 278, or " 12th grade will get the annual camp taking place ' chance to learn new skills I Chain Saw Work Piling & Burning Machine Brushing I Certified Hand Crews, First I00' Defensible Space i I Yard Raking, Gutter Cleaning, etc.