The smell of pine in the air, the warm sunshine on our heads and most of all, a deep snowpack… for the Lake Tahoe community, this symbolizes an important time of year. It’s time for the 4th annual Rally for Rocker. In memory of Steve “Rocker” Anderson, this event isn’t just a competition but an opportunity for the Tahoe community to join up one last time to shred and fundraise for the Rocker Memorial Skatepark.
DIY… Rocker Banked Slalom
As in years past, the 4th annual Rally for Rocker is a REAL grassroots event meaning there aren’t any snow grooming machines, snowmobiles, or resort employees building the banked slalom course. It’s 100% crowd-funded and hand dug. This also means that anyone can participate and riders can take as many runs as they can handle. All you gotta do is HIKE! That’s right… no chairlifts or snowmobiles, just your own self. The entire community is invited to come out and catch the fun. Don’t forget something to eat and drink – this event is BYOB and BYOF(ood), so come prepared.
To get your blood pumping here’s the course preview from last year’s event:
When: Saturday, April 29th
Where: Sugar Bowl Academy 815 Lupine Trail, Norden, CA 95724
***Parking at Sugar Bowl Academy then follow the signs to the course.***
Registration & Practice: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Competition: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Race (Grom’s, Men’s, Women’s and Masters): $20
Package (Race & T-shirt): $30
Trophies (Handmade): 1st, 2nd and 3rd place
Be nice to Ma’ Nature
Hopefully you make it up to this year’s event, and if you do, make sure to pack out what you pack in. The U.S. Forest Service is allowing this event again but it’s up to all of us to not lose this privilege. You can be as messy as you want inside your own home, but don’t leave Mother Nature’s backyard worse off. Even if you see trash (that’s not yours), pick it up for a little extra wilderness kindness. Hope to see you there!