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Nevada County Woods Riders
an off-road and dual-sport motorcycle club

About the Woods Riders

Woods Riders enjoy exploring the trails and back roads of Nevada County, California, surrounding Sierra mountain forests, and Nevada’s vast desert.

The Nevada County Woods Riders Motorcycle club (NCWR) brings together off-road motorcycle enthusiasts to enjoy trail rides and fun activities. NCWR promotes responsible trail use, advocates off-road vehicle (OHV) access rights, and fosters trail improvement programs with the Tahoe National Forest Service.

Nevada County Woods Riders is a not-for-profit motorcycle club based in Grass Valley, California. NCWR is a chartered member of American Motorcycle Association (AMA) and District 36.

Come to our neck of the woods and join in on the fun. Come to a meeting to check it out. General meetings are normally on the 1st Wednesday of the Month at El Tapatio in Auburn (see the Event Calendar for details). See the Contact Us page for NCWR contacts.  

Come early for bench racing and ordering food.

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Slideshow - 2024 NCWR DS Event

24th Annual Nevada County Woods Riders Dual Sport Event - 5/18/2024

Wow! Another Dual Sport event is in the books!

Thanks to all the volunteers, the event went smoothly from pre-running, set up, route changes (at the last minute), registration, raffle, GPS loading, lunch, sweeping, and clean up! 

Each and every one of you played a crucial role in making this our best Dual Sport ever. Your dedication and hard work did not go unnoticed. I'm genuinely grateful to be a part of such a fantastic team effort. The feedback from the participants was overwhelming! For those who didn't or couldn't volunteer, you missed a fantastic weekend with your fellow club members.

Also, a special thanks for all of our sponsors. Without their support, our raffle would not be at good as it is.

A full report will be given at the next club meeting.


Thank you for making this club the best it can be

Scott Rabeneau

President, NCWR

Thanks to our corporate sponsors| A&S BMW * Auburn Alehouse * Auburn Extreme Power Sports * Auburn Saw * Dunlop Tires * Future Ford * Giant Loop * Gilroy Motorcycle Center * Kile Brothers Cycle Works * Motion Pro * MPC * Newcastle Cheese Shop * No Toil * QWR * Roseville Motor Sports * Seal Savers * Sierra Motor Sports * Suspension by Buck * Work & Play Power Sports * Work Connection * Z 2 Track Days

YouTube video

Slideshow - VC Grand Prix DS 2024

Virginia City Grand Prix - 4/27/2024

On Saturday, April 27th and 28th, 2024, the Virginia City Grand Prix was held in Virginia City, NV. We had a few NCWR club members riding this race and they all placed well.

Class Racer Place in Class Overall
Vet Pro Luke Campbell 2 15 (Saturday)
50+ Am Adam Carpineta 2 201 (Saturday
40+ Nov Shawn Gable 8 67 (Sunday)
40+ Nov Josh West 9 73 (Sunday)
Dual Sport Nov Parker Jenks 2 Unknown (Sunday)

Great job racers!

Also on Saturday, Mike Ryan hosted a DS ride which had 10 riders. Some photos are in the slideshow above. There is also a short video on YouTube of the ride.

Thanks Mike for all the effort you put into making this a great ride.

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Foresthill Trail Clearing - 3/17/2024

Today, we had 22 folks show up to help clear trails in Foresthill, clearing 60+ trees and burning 10+ tanks of fuel.

After 4 hours of trail work, we enjoyed a BBQ and shared good time.

Thanks to all that came out to help today.

Slideshow - Foresthill Trail Work - 3-17-2024

Powersports Associations Expand Government Relations Team


IRVINE, CA – January 31, 2024 – As the new Western States Representative, OHV icon Don Amador will liaise with land managers, clubs, and officials in a newly created position with the Motorcycle Industry Council, Specialty Vehicle Institute of America, and Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association. Amador will continue to develop and enhance working relationships with key decision makers and program leads across a variety of agencies in the West, including: USDA Forest Service – Region 5, Bureau of Land Management, federally recognized Tribes, state OHV commissions, state highway patrols, and the California Air Resources Board.

The full article can be found here.

Nevada County Woods Riders Christmas Party

Our annual Christmas party was held this year at the Golden Empire Grange in Grass Valley on Saturday, December 9th after the 2023 Nevada County Toy Run.

Besides good food and great company, awards for volunteers were given and a White Elephant Gift Exchange took place.

2023 AMA Volunteer of the Year
Stu Wik

2023 AMA Service Award
Lance Neely

Members with 40 hours or more volunteer hours
Doug Christenson
Dale Durham
Alecia Glazebrook
Rod Glazebrook
Mike Martin
Steve Minniear
Don Moseman
Lance Neely
Jim Pope
Scott Rabeneau
Dave Van Wicklin
Josh West
Stu Wik

Members with 20 - 40 hours of volunteer hours
Paul Anderson
Rey Bitter
Tony Boggis
Adam Carpineta
Mark Dierolf
Dave Hannon
Mike Hewston
Brett LaCosse
Terry Larson
George Maier
Phillip Mead
Robert Moore
Jerry Ornellas
John Pellizzer
Kevin Rosell
Hannah Vogel
Tim Vogel
Alan Walls
Megan West
Jaime Wheeler
Teresa Wik
Trevor Williams

Thank you to all the 2023 Volunteers. With your participation, we were able to log a phenomenal 2,057 volunteer hours for the US Forest Service.

Slideshow - Christmas Party 2023

2023 Nevada County Toy Run

The 2023 Nevada County Toy Run was held on Saturday, December 9th. The event  and started at the Rood Center in Nevada City and ended at the Nevada County Fair Grounds.

This years event drew in nearly 1,700 bikes bringing toys and canned goods to Nevada County families in need.

NCWR had over 30 participants in this years event. Thank you to all that participated in the event.

Here is a link to a YouTube video with NCWR coming into view around 21:34.


Slideshow - NCTR 2023

New Nevada County Woods Riders Board Members

The results are in. After one month of voting, the three open Nevada County Woods Riders Board of Directors positions have been filled.

Rod Glazebrook and Scott Rabeneau were reelected for another two-year term. NCWR members also voted in Brett LaCosse.

All three will begin their terms in January 2024.

A special thanks also goes out to Josh West and Adam Carpineta, who also ran for a position. We'd also like to thank Steve Minniear, who will be leaving his position as President.

Spooktacular 2023

This year was the 7th Annual NCWR Spooktacular Halloween ride. 

It was a fun weekend, for sure. 

We had an adventurous dual sport ride, many hours of premium single-track riding thanks to the recent rains, a great potluck dinner, kids trick or treating, and a fantastic night ride.

Congratulations to the many winners this year.

  • Cutest costume
  • Spookiest costume
  • Funniest costume
  • Best decorated campsite
  • Best decorated dirt bike
  • Slow race
  • Balance beam
  • Tire sets

A special thanks to the many people that helped make this year's Spooktacular the best and largest.

Slideshow - Spooktacular 2023

Heart of Gold Gravel Ride Moto Support Volunteers

I'd like to than the following folks for coming out today to support the Heart of Gold Gravel Ride in Nevada County:

Mark B.
Dionne M.
Alan W.
Don F.
Don M.
Chris M.
Lance W.
John P.
Doug H.
Dale D.
Steve M.

There were no major incidents, and it was truly a great day to be out on the backroads of Nevada County. We were also fortunate to not have a LOT of dust.

If you missed this, stay tuned for next year. It's a great event with a great cause supporting wellness for teens in Nevada County.

After the event, we were treated to live music food and drinks!


Slideshow - HOG 2023

Quincy Fall Mountain Epic

The Nevada County Woods Riders partnered up with the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship this past weekend for the Fall Quincy Mountain Epic in Quincy, CA.

The folks from SBTS really know how to host a cool event. We did trail work, rode some world class singletrack, had an awesome dinner, played games, watched Supercross in our camp, listened to music, and then rode more singletrack on Sunday.

There was definitely something for everyone and thank you to the 24 NCWR volunteers that came out to this epic event making a huge success. 40% of the volunteers were from NCWR.

On Sunday, 11 of us put in another 45 miles of riding in some beautiful country and fun trails. We even met up with some local SBTS riders that showed us some new trails that none of had been on.

Rod & Dale

Slideshow - Quincy Epic Sep 2023

Thanks to our sponsors