MEET. GRIND. EAT.
It's going to be hot this weekend! Cool off with a well-earned dip at Lower Kimshew Falls (near Stirling City).
Sunday, May 13
7:45am - Chico Hwy 99/Hwy 32 Park and Ride
8:00am - carpool/caravan departure
8:45am - Lovelock – parking across the street from the 'top' of Coutolenc
9:00am - We ride!
23 miles, 2000 ft climbing
Moderately paced, moderate climbing, regular re-groups. No one left behind! Ideal for strong road riders who want to try gravel grinding!
Road quality should be good after the light winter! Mountain bike or cross bike recommended. Expect to return to the trailhead between noon and 1pm.
Bring sufficient food and water, tools, sunscreen etc.
MEET. SHRED. EAT.
We are going to go see our friends up in Redding again and this time, they are hosting a cool event, the Mule Mountain Mayhem!
Hitting the trail at 10:15am by climbing up Meiner's/Escalator to get a lap in on Snail Trail. After Snail Trail, we will head back to the parking area and ride Enticer before the start of Mule Mountain Mayhem event at 1.
Even if you don't participate in the Checkpoint Challenge, starting at 2pm, it will be a great event to hang out at!
There will be food trucks lining up for the event so make sure you bring some cash for food!
It's going to be a good time! If you have questions, please contact Brandon at NRAS! He's awesome!
See you shredders in Redding.
Ride the Butte Meadows Loop; from Chico, to Honey Run, Sterling City, Butte Meadows, Forest Ranch and home.
Too much of a ride? Meet us in Paradise (Depot Park – 8:00am), Sterling City (Merlo Park junction – 10:00am'ish) or along the way and ride over to Butte Meadows and back. The meet-up locations and times are estimates, so start where & when you can and spin up the hill... we'll see you along the way or for lunch in Butte Meadows. You don't have to do the whole loop to be a bad ass... you just have to ride some part of it!
Be self-sufficient and prepared for mechanicals – NO sag is provided. Bring lots of water, fuel and money. We'll stop in Butte Meadows to have a snack or burger at either the Bambi Inn or Mercantile Store. OR! ...make arrangements to meet your significant other at Butte Meadows and hitch a ride home.
In short, make the ride work for you. Casual pace, an occasional regroup, a general concern for others... but be prepared for no hand-holding! This is a big ride.
81 miles, 7200' climbing
All the eat'n will be done in Butte Meadows... choice of establishments and eats. We'll try to gather and eat together; sub-groups may form.
(don't eat too much... it's a climb up to Hwy 32 from BM and a few spin-ups to FR)