Here's how it works...
Easy comfortable pace as the group rides the lower park trails to Five Mile and cuts through the golf course to continue on upper park road.
At Diversion Dam you pretty much climb at your own pace with a regroup at the end of the park road. From there we ride the remaining trail to the creek crossing where we carry bikes across.
We wind our way to 10 Mile House Trail and climb/hike-a-bike to Green Gate. Regroup at the 132 parking lot and continue on to Forest Ranch.
A final regroup at the store allows a BYOB Independence Day toast. The group then descends back on HWY 132 together "team time trial" style. This should get the group back to One Mile by 10:30 to take advantage of a pancake breakfast and Chico's 4th of July Celebration.
I will ride my Fargo. Others have ridden cross, and mtb. Some have even taken their road bikes. Keep in mind that you need to be self sufficient for this ride. You are responsible for tubes, water, food, whatever you need. No sag available. Sketchy cell service in some parts.
Will be a fun ride. Post or email any questions. Thanks!
BOGO Rides – July 7 & 8 – Lake Almanor!
Ride around Lake Almanor on the 7th, spend the night and ride the Fingers Ride on the 8th! Two rides for the price of one!
Sunday, July 8
8:30am – Plumas Pines Resort
60mi, 2000' climbing, regroups as needed.
The route has three out'n back sections – roads end to Juniper Lake, Drakesbad and Domingo Springs.
Bring money, food, water and the appropriate tools and tubes for your bike. This is a NO SAG ride. Come prepared.
Afterward, we have lunch on the deck, overlooking the lake at Plumas Pines Resort.
Ride Leader, Pam Plemmons
Contact, firstname.lastname@example.org or text 559.289.3624
Kindly RSVP – thank you!
Saturday, July 7
10:00am – 708 Hennessy Way, McCloud (Jeff's house)
100k (62mi), 5400' climbing, 4ish hr ride (depending on beverage consumption – riding responsibly will be encouraged!)
There is a section of rough road before Dunsmuir and a two mile gravel section leaving Weed but both are very road-bike worthy.
Ride Leader, Jeff Ochs
Kindly RSVP via email.
The house will be full of people that weekend but there are a couple of RV campgrounds and plenty of hotels in town, as well as nearby camping if you want to make a weekend of it. Or, come up for the day!
For those needing more riding on Sunday, Jeff can provide his favorite routes for your choosing.
Come explore the North State with Jeff and company, and taste the local brewery offerings!
Escape the Chico Heat and join us for a low-key dirt road ride to the mysterious and mossy Phantom Falls (can you see the Phantom?) from DeSabla Reservoir. The route is mostly out-and-back, fairly shady with a scenic loop. Mostly very good quality dirt road, but Powellton can get dusty. Suitable for mountain bike or cross bike if you have good skills. Ideal ride for road bike riders who own a mountain bike! Regular re-groups. No one left behind.
Bonus Option: at the end of the ride, we can add on a short trip down to Butte Creek for a swim and snack. Adds a few miles and some climbing.
Be self-sufficient and prepared as there are no services on the route! Bring water, food and basic tools. Helmets are required and bikes in good working order with adequate tires and flat-fixing supplies.
21.5 miles, 2100 ft climbing
Estimated ride time is 3 hours, back to cars around 1pm (or 2pm with swimming hole option)
Tacos afterward in Paradise! Meeho's?