Our ride leader, Brandon, will be camping at Wild Plum Campground Saturday night. There are two campsites reserved, allowing 6 campers each, if you want a spot PLEASE COMMENT BELOW or call the shop to reserve a spot. Camping gear not included.
Sunday the 10th, we will be meeting at Downieville Outfitters (2 hour drive from Chico, .5 hour from the campsite) for a shuttle @ 9:00am and again for a 1:00pm shuttle.
Shuttles are $20 for each rider or $35 for 2 shuttles.
We have a van reserved at Downieville Outfitters for both shuttles,
CONTACT THE SHOP TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT!
Saturday: We will ride to the top of Mills Peak, catch a cool view from the fire lookout, and enjoy the blissful 3,550ft descent back down to the parking area.
Sunday: Be prepared for some of the coolest riding in Northern California. Once we get a shuttle up to Packer Saddle, it is a 5,000 foot descent through fast and forested trails, right back to downtown Downieville. It'll be epic! The ride has very little climbing as you descend 5,000 feet of beautiful trails and scenic backdrops.
Both rides would best suit the INTERMEDIATE rider with a few advanced technical sections thrown in. Check out the trail descriptions for more information. A full suspension mountain bike is recommended.
Bring your trusty bike, some long sleeves, and gloves, it might be chilly in the morning, along with bike supplies and money for lunch.
There are some awesome restaurants in both Graeagle and Downieville that we can refuel at. Burritos anyone?
Demos are availabe at North Rim Adventure Sports
Contact the shop for more information.
178 E 2nd St, Chico
Phone: (530) 345-2453
CLUB MEMBERS MEET TO RIDE:
Mile HIgh 100
Saturday, June 16
5:30am – Carpool from the Hwy 32 Park & Ride
7:00am – Meet & roll from Chester Park, Chester, CA
Online Registration: https://www.bikereg.com/mile-high-100
Day of Registration available 6:00-7:00am
108 mi, 3200'
56 mi, 1500'
33 mi, 600'
Ride Leader: Jeff Ochs, firstname.lastname@example.org
(Jeff plans to ride the full century and has room in his truck for 3 more riders and bikes. He can take 8 total bikes if folks want to bring a second car. Email Jeff if you want a spot or to offer a second vehicle for riders.)
Proposed Pace: Dependent on those who show up. Meet and group. (Jeff would like to form a group of 18-20mph. If anyone would like to offer a slower or quicker group to ride with, please mention your offer in the comments below. Basically, ride what you ride and if you group up, great. If not, you have friendly faces along the way you'll run into.)
Event Info: http://www.milehigh100.com/
This is a great, nearby ride event. It's a good ride to do as a group or sub-groups, so start planning now.
After a quick warm-up on Hwy 36, ride the park Car FREE from the South Visitor Center to the top, and return to Highlands for lunch, a snack or a must deserved beverage. This LVNP event happens just once a year before the park opens to through traffic, so now is the time to experience the park with 15 foot snowbanks, clear views, crisp mountain air and NO traffic. You might even forget about the effort of climbing, at this elevation!
Climb at your own pace, regroups at Morgan Summit, the Visitor Center (restrooms, coffee, water) and at the Summit Parking Lot. If you want to do more, great... Summit Lake is a great turnaround spot as is Manzanita Lake (restrooms, water). As always, be self-sufficient and prepared for mechanicals – NO sag is provided. Bring lots of water, fuel and money. Helmets are required and bikes in good working order, with adequate tires and flat-fixing supplies.
34 miles, 3900' climbing, 3.5-4 hrs
Before we head home, let's gather for our celebratory ride feast at Highlands Ranch Resort.
Climb at your own pace, regrouping at mi 8 (US Forest Dept in Brush Creek - last chance for water), mi 24.25 (Four Trees) and at mi 30.7 (the turnoff to Bucks Lake). Be self-sufficient and prepared for mechanicals – NO sag is provided and cell service is spotty. Bring lots of water, fuel and money. Helmets are required and bikes in good working order, with adequate tires and flat-fixing supplies. In addition to the Epic Ride Alert... consider this your Remote Ride Alert too. :-) Be prepared.
We'll stop, eat and drink at the turn around point at Bucks Lake. Bring cash for what you might crave at the store but be prepared to climb back over Grizzly Summit to get home.
62 miles, 6980' climbing, 4.5 hrs
Or, for the Death Riders in training...
84 miles, 9200' climbing, 5.5 hrs
(Miner's Ranch Store, Oroville - leave by 8:00am)
We'll stop in Oroville on the way home for our celebratory ride feast!
La Costena De Acapulco, 1900 Oro Dam Blvd