RUTS Beach Day – Mike Tarter 20 year memorial. Fri July 31st

On Friday July 31st we will bring back a RUTS summer tradition (BEACH DAY!) and celebrate Mike Tarter, the founder of Racers Under the Son. This year marks the 20th anniversary of our founders passing and the Tarter family will be honored with your presence. We are specifically looking for the “old timers” to come share some stories and memories with the club.

Bruce Wright will be saving some space, starting at 6am, at Bolsa Chica State Beach, lifeguard tower # 23. There will be RUTS EZ up and flags flying all day and we will have BBQ and a bon fire at 6pm. Bring your beach toys, surf board, roller blades, bikes, skateboards, volleyball, firewood and towels! The Burnett family will be there all day, starting at 10am. At 6pm, we will fire up the campfire and BBQ for a a fun evening of fellowship. Beach closes at 10pm.

You may bring your trailer / motorhome if you want. Parking is available.

Bruce will be giving surf lessons!

RUTS will provide burgers and drinks and we are asking each family to bring a side item to share. Potato salad, fruit salad, macaroni salad, chips, veggies, watermelon, brownies, SMORES!


Bolsa Chica State Beach is located in Huntington Beach, California and extends three miles from Warner Avenue to Seapoint Avenue along Pacific Coast Highway.

Once you enter the beach at the entrance, turn RIGHT and go THREE life guard towers to #23. Some people might choose the free parking near Warner and walk or bike to the beach. Parking fee is $15 for cars, $30 for RV’s. Bolsa beach brochure:

To bring:

Beach chairs, towels, EZup, surfboard, boogie board, volley ball, bikes, roller blades, frisbee, towels, sun screen, snacks, drinks, friends and family!
We can’t wait to see you there.

Kennedy Meadows, July 17th-19th

John Wiltsey will be heading up to Kennedy Meadows to scope out the camp site on Thursday July 16th . Trailboss, Scott Burnett will be heading up on Friday the 17th at noon.

Trailboss: Scott Burnett: (949) 689-5078

Directions: From the East-turn west from Hwy. 395 at the Kennedy Meadows turnoff (9 Mile Canyon). Go 35 miles to Fish Overflow campground on RIGHT, Mohogany Group Campsite on left exactly 3/4 miles further down the road, If RUTS is not at either of those campgrounds, then they will be 1 mile further down road at  Troy Meadow Campground ($17 per night)

From the West- from Kernville north to the Sherman Pass Road to the Forest Service Blackrock Information Station. Then go south East on Sherman Pass Road. Troy Creek Campground will be on the LEFT, Mohagonay camp will be on the RIGHT, 1 mile down road, then finally, Fish Creek Overflow will be on the LEFT, 3/4 of a mile past Mohogany.

RUTS signs / arrows will be at the entrance to the campground.

Check the facebook page right before you drive up for an update on the camp area.

Map to 9 Mile Canyon turn off @ 395: