Thursday, June 25, 2009

BONC Gala Ride for July - Nevada City

Please join us on the monthly BONC ride on Saturday, July 4th @ 10AM out of Nevada City! We'll ride some better and lesser known trails from town, including the reinvigorated Noab area.

We'll offer various ride options from *advanced to beginner*. The beginner group will be a No-Rider-Left-Behind ride. When we finish, we'll gather to enjoy some complimentary food prepared by BONC. Please bring a bike, helmet, water and mid-ride snacks. If you want to join BONC, we'll have memberships available. See you there! Meet at the USFS Ranger Station off Coyote Street.

NOTE: We need volunteers for this ride, including ride leaders, food bakers and someone to hang out at our booth during the ride. Let me know if you can help out, thanks.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Osborne Hill Trails Need Your Support

If you are concerned about the fate of the Osborne Hill property and the trails therein, please consider attending the county planning commission meeting on this Thursday (6/25) at 1:30PM at the Rood Center in Nevada City.

As many of you know, this property is adjacent to Empire Mine State Historic Park and has many trails. The developer wants to create a subdivision of 76 high end homes, plus additional buildings, a county-run-and-maintained septic system and a new paved road from the top of the hill out to Rattlesnake that will bisect existing trails.

** The County should hear about how important these trails are to the community **

If you cannot attend, please consider submitting written comments by July 2nd, addressed to:

Todd Herman
950 Maidu Ave,
Nevada City, CA 95959

Support New Trails at Hidden Falls

From our friends at FATRAC:

The environmental report is out for the Hidden Falls expansion and the public comment period has begun!

The county is proposing new trails and we should support this proposal. Attend a workshop on Tuesday June 23 at 6:30 pm to hear information on the project at the Mt. Pleasant Grange Hall, 3333 Mt. Pleasant Road, Lincoln. A public hearing to receive comments is set for Thurs July 9 at 10:50 a.m. at the NEW Planning Commission Hearing Room (old DeWitt).

  1. Attend the hearing (see above)
  2. Submit written comments by July 31. Please mail any comments to: Maywan Krach, Environmental Coordination Services, Placer Co Community Development Resource Agency, 3091 County Center Drive, Ste 190, Auburn, CA 95603. Thank Placer County for supporting multi-use trails in Auburn! Say you are looking forward to seeing more miles added to the existing trails and that you'll join volunteer efforts to help maintain them.
  3. Learn more by viewing the draft EIR:
Act now to support new local trails!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Trails at Loma Rica Ranch?

It is true, but we need your help to make it happen. Loma Rica Ranch wants to support young mountain bikers by permitting YBONC and the community to create designated bike trails on their property.

Jet Lowe of YBONC and Bill Haire will host a trail building day on June 27 and 28th from 9AM to 4PM. Show up and volunteer as much as you would like.

Please bring tools, gloves, wear long pants, etc. YBONC will provide lunches, drinks, water, and anti-poison oak stuff.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Trails: Celebrations and Conditions

I took in some quality experiences on the trail the weekend that made me step back and recognize how lucky I am to live up here.

Today, I did a solo ride out of White Cloud campground (see map) where I started up Pioneer, rode past Skillman, then cut into Burlington Ridge to enjoy some fantastic singletrack conditions. The recent heavy rains have settle things down nicely up there and yesterday's equestrian Poker ride left little impact. The motos trails that are usually duffy for the rest of the summer are packed down, at least for now. The highlight of the ride was descending Hallelujah, which was (pardon the pun) a near religious experience. So head up there now and enjoy it before it becomes a dustbowl again until next winter.

Yesterday, I hooked up the the National Trails day BONC ride at Deadman's Flat (photos). As with last years event, this celebration is proof of how many people in our community love trails and want to build more of them. Sometimes, it is easy to lose perspective of this as you collaborate primarily with one kind of user group. But there are strength in numbers and we should leverage this community as much as possible.