Caliente played host to the Nevada “200” Trailride April 1-3.

Caliente’s 32nd Annual Nevada “200” Trailride was held last weekend April 1-3.

Hosted by Best in the Desert and Harden Offroad, this invitation only, non-competitive event, is the only 200-mile trailride in the United States. More than 150 die-hard off-roaders gathered from as far as Hawaii and Canada for this epic ride. The event was also sponsored by Motion Pro.

There are two rides, A, for more advanced riders, and C, for beginners and intermediate. The first day was approximately 50 miles. The second day averages around 100 miles and the third day another 50.

The event started in 1985 by Scot Harden, Harden Offroad, and Casey Folks , Best in the Desert, created the Nevada “200” Trailride.

Harden is a member of AMA Hall of Fame, and Folks is a member of the Off-Road Racing Hall of Fame. From 1985 through this year, Harden and Folks have donated over $40,000 dollars to the City of Caliente, Caliente Fire Department, Caliente Elementary School, VFW etc., and other community organizations. The event is also gives a boost to local businesses.

The “World Famous Easter Egg Hunt” and Awards Dinner and Roast was held at the Caliente VFW Saturday night.