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Rubicon Trail Foundation 8th Annual Cantina for the Con

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         FOR the Pre-Sales Event!



The Rubicon Trail Foundation  is proud to announce the 8th Annual Cantina for the Con, happening September 1-2, 2012, Labor Day weekend,  at the Loon Lake Spillway.

Tacos Available ALL DAY Saturday and Sunday!

Visit Vendors that SUPPORT the Sport Saturday and Sunday!

Raffle at 4pm on Sunday – Do not need to be present to win! 


Make a donation for a chance to win some great prizes!  Last year, thanks to our vendors and friends we raffled off over $15,000 in prizes!  

I don’t live in the area can I still win?  YES, you can. We don’t care where you live; we just want your support. So if you win a prize we will send it to you. We do ask that you pay for shipping if it’s a large item.

Do I have to be at the event to win?  NO, you don’t. We understand that you want to help us support the trail and might not be able to make it for whatever reason. (Even though you’re missing out on great tacos.)

What amount can I donate?  We ask the you donate a minimum of $1. The more you donate the better your chance to win.

How do I make a donation??   There are a few ways to donate! We will gladly accept your check or money order made out to the Rubicon Trail Foundation (RTF) or you can buy tickets using your credit card.  If you are purchasing by credit card, you can call Dave directly at 408-445-1601. If he does not answer, please leave your name and number and he will return your call as soon as possible.

We ask if you would like to donate, please send an email to with the following information:

Your name
Home address
Phone Number
Amount of Donation

1 for $1
7 for $5
15 for $10
32 for $20
85 for $50
200 for $100

Please make your check or money order out to: Rubicon Trail Foundation
Send it to:
Cantina Donations
c/o Dave Gross
PO Box 24401
San Jose, CA. 95154

When your money is received, you will receive an email back with your individual ID# and your entry numbers. Please note this is not automatic and must be done by a real live person, so please allow us time to process your information.

Attention! Your pre-sale funds must be RECEIVED by Wednesday, August 29th by 6pm! 

Of course, we will be selling tickets at the event too!


This year we have new and exciting sponsors and vendors lined up for you to Visit on Saturday and Sunday! 

We are excited to announce Raceline Wheels and Falken Tires joining us as a Platinum Sponsors

Pitbull Tires, Ruff Stuff, Marlin Crawler, Inchwork, Bend-Tech, Daves Off-Road, Trail Gear, Metal Cloak, GenRight,,, Adco Driveline,,, Busted Knuckle Films, Reid Racing Steering Knuckles, Extremem Gear Off-Road, River City Differentials, NorCal Rock Racing, Total Metal Innovations, Dougherty Racing Cams, Bower Media, I’m Not Just a Girl and MORE RAFFLE PRIZES COMING IN EVERY DAY!

Two Radio Stations have really Stepped UP to help out also!
98 Rock
Aftershock – Pair of tickets
Various cds/movies
2 pair of signed drum sticks from Carl Palmer (drummer Emerson Lake & Palmer)
Ozzy Osbourne canvas painting

The Eagle
Fog Hat – 1 pair and overnight stay in Boomtown (this is on Sept 1 so a pre-sale raffle)
Lisa Lampanelli – 1 pair (sept 22)
Joe Rogan – 1 pair (sept 14)
Further Festival – 1 pair (sept 30)
Styx – 1 pair (Sept 6)
Lynyrd Skynrd/Doobie Brothers – 3 pair (October 5)
Tedeschi Trucks Band – 2 pair (Sept 7)
Overnight stay and Dinner for 2 Atlantis Reno (through the end of the year)
Ridge Golf Course in Auburn – 4 passes (1 foursome) (through the end of the year)

Sponsorship Levels
Bronze $100 cash/product
Silver $250 cash/product
Gold $500 cash/product
Platinum $1000 cash/product

Please contact Steve Hersh at 530-672-9993 or for Sponsorship, Vending and Product Donations.

Vendor Setup Friday August 31st.  Booth Space is limited, be sure to contact Steve as soon as possible.

Deadline for Raffle Prize Donations Friday August 24th, both certificates and product


Come have some of our famous Cantina  tacos, nachos, ice cream, drinks available all day Saturday and Sunday.  There will be many vendors, entertainment,  and plenty of great people who love 4-Wheelin.  We will also be having an RC Race Competition, featuring  RECON G6 challenge, R/C Rock Riot, and G6 U-T-A-C.


cantina for the conThe 2012 Event is already Ramping up!  Over the weekend of August 11th, a group of Rubicon Trial enthusiasts joined the Rubicon Trail Foundation on a special VIP trip set up for radio personalities from 98 Rock and the El Dorado County personelle.

The Rubicon Trail Foundation’s focus of fund raising is to help to enhance the future health of the Rubicon Trail, while ensuring responsible motorized year-round access. The focus of the trip was to show off the Rubicon Trail and how beautiful and important it is to keeping open.  Everyone on the trail had a great day, as usual, and we are confident that the radio personalities will positively help spread the word about this great event.

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Photos Compliments of Harry Situations:  To See the Full Gallery, go to


Join us Tuesday Aug 21 @ Extreme Gear Off Road

Rock-N-Roll 4×4 will be hosting our annual PRE-Ticket Sale BBQ off of Sunrise and 50 in Rancho Cordova on Tuesday 8/21 starting at approximately 5:30pm until Dusk at Extreme Gear Off Road at 11389 Trade Center Drive, Ste. C Rancho Cordova, CA 95742. Map to Extreme Gear Off-Road

If you have never been to this, you need to come this year. Ask anyone who has come in the past, the Pulled Pork Tacos are off the hook!!!!

If you buy Tickets we will feed you, if you buy a lot of tickets, we will feed you really well.  We will be grilling Hot Dogs with all the fixings.  For the Big Spenders they will receive Real low and slow BBQ’d Pulled pork!


  • 1 for $1.00
  • 15 for $10
  • 32 for $20
  • 85 for $50
  • 200 for $100

Remember, you do not need to be Present to Win August 2nd @ 4pm!  This is a Great Opportunity to Join in on the Event!



The Rubicon Trail Foundation is a federally recognized, non-profit organization dedicated to the future health of the Rubicon Trail.  The Rubicon Trail acts as the support for Rubicon work projects and as a liaison with local government organizations. This support can range from getting approval for projects from the appropriate agencies, to feeding the volunteers, to buying the supplies needed to maintain the trail. We also fight the efforts of others to close or restrict use of the Rubicon Trail System.  All funds raised help to enhance the future health of the Rubicon Trail, while ensuring responsible motorized year-round access.


Our Officers and Directors represent a wide variety of Rubicon Trail users and supports.  These include trail users, land owners, county representatives, manufacturers, and Rubicon event organizers.  For more information on getting involved or supporting the Rubicon Trail Foundation please call us at 1-888-6rubicon or visit our website at

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