Join us for the 26th Anniversary Rubithon
June 17th thru 22nd, 2014

In Memoriam – Marv Spector 1949-2014

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Marc SpectorThe Rubicon Trail is one of the most challenging and threatened trails in the US. It will test your nerve, your driving skill and your vehicle. One thing you can do to enhance a great Rubicon experience is to ensure your vehicle is safe, well maintained, and any known issues are corrected BEFORE you arrive at the trailhead. The potential for body damage and breakage is high, and there are no parts stores within a reasonable distance of the trail. With that in mind, your trail spares should travel with you.

Each organized run will meet at the trailhead listed for a pre-run safety check, proof of insurance, and registration check-in. You will then be led in by a Trail Lead, an experienced wheeler that will help you navigate your way through the trail and help with any issues. In addition, you will have committee members on your run that will help with any problems you may encounter along the way.

Joel MorantonOnce in the Springs, please check in after you get your camp set up. There you will be given your meal tickets, your Grand Prize raffle ticket and a schedule of events for Friday and Saturday. While in the Springs, feel free to explore the area, check out the stone cabin, hike, fish or swim in the beautiful Rubicon River, compete in the horseshoe tournament or the RC Rock Crawler competition, attend an educational class, or just be lazy and enjoy the beauty of the Sierras.

On Friday, Alvaro Rodriquez will again be hosting the “ROCK CHEF” competition, so if you think you can throw down with camp cooking this may be for you.   Look here for details.  Friday, after Rock Chef, come hang out in the Springs and enjoy the camaraderie of the Marauder’s Bar.

On Saturday, you can start your morning off with a pancake breakfast in the Springs. In the afternoon, there will be educational classes, a horseshoe tournament and a RC rock crawling competition. Back by popular demand, we will be having a wine tasting event to support the Rubicon Trail Foundation before dinner, for an additional fee of $25/person. Emily and Jennifer Stayner and crew have an incredible dinner planned, topped off with a raffle sure to impress.

On Sunday, we will have committee members on Cadillac Hill from 7-2 to help everyone exit expediently. Please stay in your vehicle and we will stack rocks or set up any winching that may need to be done. If you choose to exit later in the day, or to exit back via Loon, you may do so, but you will not have the Rubithon Committee there to help and will be on your own.

The Rubicon Trail is located in the high Sierra’s and accordingly, the weather can be very unpredictable. Bring swimsuits, rain gear and even a coat that will work in the snow (not kidding!) Also, bring gloves, eye protection and plenty of sunscreen and mosquito spray! There are bears in the area, so be bear smart -- don’t leave food lying around in camp and definitely keep it out of your tents!

Lastly, the Rubicon Trail falls under county and federal jurisdictions, and as such, is likely to be patrolled by law enforcement. Drinking and driving will not be tolerated, and violators may be cited and/or arrested. In short, save the drinking for camp and don’t drink and drive!

For more information, and updates from others planning to attend, check out the official 26th Rubithon thread on

Please apply by May 15th to ensure we have enough food, T-shirts and to save yourself the $25 late fee!

We encourage you to join us for as many TLCA events as you can find time for, and we look forward to seeing you in 2014 for the 26th Anniversary Rubithon Event!

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