"Sadly, the GCTC board received information that last night caused us to vote to cancel the June 5, 2021 Poker Ride at Skillman Horse Camp for this year. Because we are still in the restrictive Red Tier, Nevada County is still only allowing 50 people at outdoor gatherings. Because of this, USFS will not issue us a permit for an event with more than 50 people. They will only permit for future events, based on current restrictions.
The Woods Riders were gearing up for their May 22nd Skillman event, which is nearly identical in scope and size to our Poker Ride. The USFS declined to issue them a permit based on the COVID restrictions now in effect. Woods Riders have decided to cancel their event. They, like us, can not plan and implement a complex plan on short notice, should the regulations loosen at a later time.
The GCTC Annual Poker Ride has always been our premier event, and we do not want to damage the ride's reputation by having a last minute event that will not meet GCTC's high standards.
Bernard Molloy, President
Gold Country Trails Council"