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Music and biking events position Sky Tavern as new venue for outdoor fun

By Bill Henderson
Music and mountains go together. Maybe it is the thin air, cooler temperatures, or just the stunning backdrop scenery that makes music sound better and inspired folk rock legend John Denver to write Rocky Mountain High. Sky Tavern will capitalize on the perfect pairing of higher elevation and local music with the summer concert series.

After last summer's success with island musician Eric Stone, parents managing Sky Tavern started up something new for the area, a local concert series half way up Mt. Rose. One Sunday a month, from June until September, the aspen grove at the base of the Sky Tavern ski runs will be filled with live music.

Because Sky Tavern is a community effort, local talent was chosen for the inaugural season by Sky Tavern parent and concert series lead Clayton Stanfield. Stanfield used his persuasive skills and engaged the amazing talent of the Novelists for the first show.

Cooler temps and great sounds should be reason enough to drive up out of the valley. Toss in food, beer tents and maybe chairlift rides or zip line thrills all at Sky Tavern prices and the party is complete. Tickets for the concerts themselves will be on a suggested donation basis. It all starts June 22, so bring a chair up to Sky Tavern on a day when the temperature is bound to be uncomfortable, and have a great time with the Novelists.

Music is not the only thing happening this summer at Sky Tavern. The bike park is back under way. With several races being planned and a bunch of construction ahead, this summer community effort is under way as well. A 2500 gallon water tank was just installed to wet down the slalom course, so this is really happening.

Huge plans are finally gaining traction to position Sky Tavern as the center of the Mt. Rose corridor mountain biking sport. When completed, Sky Tavern will have lift service and both, up and down trail networks tying Tahoe to the valley floor. It is an ambitious undertaking, again all done by volunteers. Watch for more information here or go to Sky Tavern MTB Park on Facebook.

Bill Henderson is the Executive Director of Sky Tavern. For more information about concerts email For information on biking or to get invloved email

Letter From the Publisher

The high mountain trails should be open much earlier this year considering the mild winter weíve experienced. It's time to lace up the hiking boots, dust off the mountain bike and get outside. We are very fortunate to live in a beautiful area with so much to explore and enjoy in the great outdoors. That alone should be reason to rejoice.

I'm very excited about the return of Galena Fest for its sixth year. The generosity and support this community has provided continues to amaze me. Special thanks go to Mike Rounds of Watson & Rounds, David Gentry of South Reno Athletic Club, Kevin Joell of the Reno Wheelman, Randy Collins of College Cyclery, Andy Pasternak of Silver Sage Center, and the Great Basin Institute. The support and cooperation of the USFS and Washoe County are also greatly appreciated. With the enthusiasm of our sponsors, organizers and volunteers, we are able to create a festival that benefits and celebrates the outdoors.

As always, I will be competing in our signature event, The Bloody Rose, with many of my friends and neighbors. This uphill mountain bike race is a real challenge and if you havenít given it a try, I highly recommend going for it. The cyclocross races will give the kids a chance to show off their talents while having a lot of fun. Even those who donít feel like competing in any of our physically challenging events will find plenty to do, including browsing through vendor tents and exhibits while enjoying some good beer and music.

I hope to see you all there!
Hereís to a great summer,

Richard Keillor

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