RENO, NV | MARCH 22, 2012: Over a dozen vehicles left the Reno Sparks Convention Center for the “Mild to Wild” Fundraiser Trail Ride on Tuesday morning with all proceeds benefitting the BlueRibbon Coalition. The day in the dirt was the kick off to the Reno Expo weekend event presented by Miller Lite that includes the Reno Off-Road & Motorsports Expo, Reno Outdoor Recreation Expo, Spring Home & Garden Show and Reno Pet Show and Pug Parade starting Friday March 23rd through Sunday March 25th.
“BlueRibbon Coalition appreciates every person that came out today to enjoy the land that we all enjoy and help support the fight to protect our daily recreational access,” said BlueRibbon Coalition representative Del Albright who joined the group. “The BlueRibbon Coalition fights for you nationwide, we are the all sports, all trail group. We are protecting your access to all sports you can think of including four wheeling, jet skiing, snowmobiling, rock hounding and just about every other outdoor sport. It isn’t just about the dirt sports, it is about all sports and all trails.” BlueRibbon Coalition will be the beneficiary of the Silent Auction at this weekends Reno Expo. They will also have a booth where you can learn more and become a member.
The Reno weather was perfect for a day on the trails. Blue sky, white clouds and not much wind. Without much precipitation this year, but a recent rain, the trail was perfect! No dust and not much mud, the ultimate combination. A full day led the group to a lookout over Reno, a Petroglyph rock garden, past many wild horses and through one of the hardest rocky canyons known in the area: Bronco Canyon. The group of drivers ranged from very experienced to new, and each drove through the rock garden, some easier than others. With multiple lines to choose from, everyone stayed within their comfort level. At the end of the trail, we all met back up and decided on what way to leave the trail system. With another very scenic route back to town the full day of wheeling had nothing but success in the rear view mirror. These are the reasons why we love our off-road sport so much.
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The Reno Sparks Convention Center will be thriving with hundreds of booths to explore and family friendly entertainment including the Team eXtreme Trials motorcycle riders, Bass Tubs of Oklahoma fishing demonstrations, Don Engebretson “The Renegade Gardener”, Live Stingray Encounters, HotShot the Robot, Joseph Greco & Scott Killion’s country music tribute live on stage, the Pug Parade and a Silent Auction benefitting the BlueRibbon Coalition.
Tickets for the Reno Expo are as low as $8 with a coupon downloadable at http://lockettshows.com. “We are very excited to have all of the shows at one time again this year,” said event producer Al Lockett. “There will be something for everyone in the family to look at and enjoy as well as a full weekend of giveaways and entertainment.”
SHOW HOURS AND ACTIVITY SCHEDULE
Friday Show Hours: 11am – 9pm
Saturday Show Hours: 11am – 7pm
Sunday Show Hours: 11am – 5pm
Pug Parade - 2pm Sunday
Team eXtreme Motorcycle Trials Riding – Daily: 12noon, 2pm, 4pm, 7pm
Bass Tubs of Oklahoma Demonstration – Daily: 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 4:30pm, 7:30pm
Renegade Gardner on Stage – Daily: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm
Joseph Greco & Scott Killion’s Country Music Tribute – Daily: 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 5:30pm, 8pm
About Lockett Shows:
Reno's original show producers since 1967, Lockett Shows has produced successful convention center shows in Reno, Nevada for over 40 years. Al & Shirley Lockett currently present the Spring Home & Garden Show, Fall Home & Lifestyle Show, Reno Off-Road & Motorsports Expo, Reno Outdoor Recreation, Travel & Vacation Expo, Pet Show and Pug Parade, Holiday Arts & Crafts Festival and the Specialty Food and Craft Pavilion, as well as, the Reno Bridal Shows—Premier Bride Showcase, Grand Bridal Showplace and the Bridal & Beauty Expo.