WILL TRAVEL FOR GRAVEL Ride Series!
Join us for gravel rides as we prepare for the Wild West Gravel Grinder on May 9th.
These rides are FREE, casual and fun, and all are encouraged to participate. Register to be included in ride details via email and receive up-to-date information on status, times and locations.
1/18 Chico Center Gap Loop, 38 miles, 3200', https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29804618
2/8 Paskenta Paskenta Loop, 38 miles, 2,718', https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31685036
3/7 Red Bluff PettyJohn Loop, 26 miles, 2,233', https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31684984
4/11 Elk Creek Alder Springs Loop, 36 miles, 4,300', https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29833070
5/9 Red Bluff Wild West Gravel Grinder, 67 miles, 4,142', https://ridewithgps.com/trips/34579762
come prepared to be self-sufficient – mechanical fixings, water, fuel, phone, map/route
you assume all risk, of the good and the bad
rain or crappy weather cancels
updates delivered via email, so register for the series
Ride leaders: Jack C. and John W. (proclaimed non-hammerfest gravel grinders)
Swift Campout 2019
Butte Meadows to Yellow Creek, overnighter!
June 22, 23
Organizational Meeting, at Greenline Cycles
Thursday, June 13 – 6:00 pm
Ride organizer: Steven L., firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, June 22
Sunday, June 23
Pace will be mild, expecting to take 4 hours each day. Roads are all gravel/fire roads... so knobby, fat tires are encouraged. Bring some cash to help out with camp ground fees - 8 heads per campsite, $10 per site (bring small cash).
Bring your own camping gear/food for the night. Constant regroupings. Come prepared for self-sufficiency and knowledge of routes, downloaded or maps. Communicate needs with group.
More info and gear recommendations from Swift.
The Mile High Century is right around the corner!
On behalf of WOW and NVRC, I'd like to invite you to our Friday Night BBQ on the 14th and to ride with one of the two groups on Saturday the 15th! We highly suggest you register for the ride and support the Chester community.
All are encouraged to participate so start planning now! Camping at this point is very limited, but you might try looking in Warner Valley or toward Spencer Meadows (Gurnsey Creek Campground or Highlands Ranch Resort RV and Campground). If you can't find a campsite, you can always drive up the morning of the ride! (but you'll miss out on Pam's baby-back ribs!)
If you have any questions, please let me know or call/text Pam.
We hope you can make it!
John (and Pam P.)
Friday, June 14
5:30 pm – BBQ Potluck (baby-back ribs!)
Pam's Place, 3721 Almanor Drive West, Prattville
(on the corner of Dusty Lane and Almanor Drive West)
Bring a dish to share and BYOB. AND, a lawn chair!
Host: Pam P. 559.289.3624
Saturday, June 15
Mile High Century – Chester
6:30 am – depart Chico
8:00 am – register & meet – Chester Park
8:30 am – roll out
1. 18 mph, 85 miles - skipping Warner Valley
No-nonsense ride... getting it done.
(stopping at rest stops but riding focused - pace lines, etc)
Ride leader: John W. 530.514.8325
2. 16-17 mph, 70-85 miles - skipping Warner Valley and possibly taking a shortcut in the valley
Supportive, more leisurely than the 18 mph group.
(pictures, regroups, etc)
Ride leader: Pam P. 559.289.3624