The Bureau of Land Management will close the South Cow Mountain Off-Highway Vehicle Area to general recreation use and through traffic on Aug. 5 and 6 to provide for public safety during the Mendocino Redtail Rally.

NorCal Rally has been granted an exclusive use permit to use the length of Mendo-Lake Road for this “stage rally” event.

“The rally cars will be racing at high speeds on the road in both directions,” said Rich Burns, BLM Ukiah Field Office manager. “We have to be as certain as we can be that no non-participant accidentally gets onto the race course, for the safety of both the racers and the public.”

No spectators will be allowed on the course during the event. The area will be reopened to the public on Sunday morning, as soon as the area is cleared of all race-related materials.

For additional Cow Mountain information, contact the Bureau of Land Management at (707) 468-4000.

Source: BLM