Good news, bad news. Mother Nature has really been cranky this year and Lake Tahoe is having the worst winter in recorded history. Right now there is zero snow there and temps are in the 50s.
To its credit, the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Lake Tahoe has been moving snow and trying to make snow and pull rabbits out of its hat, but even its super powers have limits. So Round 5 of the 2018 AMA National Snow Bike Series at Lake Tahoe did not happen last Saturday. This is the first time in the Series’ 10 year history of running snow bike races that it has had to shut down an event due to lack of snow.
But fear not. The Lake Tahoe race is going to happen on Saturday, March 24. The Cascades haven't been getting much snow either, so this year the Series is canceling the March 24 Diamond Lake, OR, round, and instead is finishing up the season on March 24 at Lake Tahoe. With more time to prepare and cooler temps, Tahoe will be awesome, even in a crappy winter.
More good news. The Series is fine on snow for the race in Kalispell, MT, Feb. 24 and the March 11 event in West Yellowstone, MT, is also in fine shape on snow. So the rest of the season looks like this:
Round 5 - February 24 - Kalispell, Montana - register here.
Round 6 - March 11 - West Yellowstone, Montana - register here.
Round 7 - March 24 - Lake Tahoe, Nevada - register here.
Again, Round 8 that was going to be held at Diamond Lake, OR, is not going to happen this year due to lack of snow and the inability to make any. So, 6 of a rider's best 7 rides will count toward AMA National Titles.
For more information, visit www.snowbikeseries.com.