Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tahoe Trail Event 2010

Join us for our annual Tahoe weekend of camping, riding and trailwork on August 14-16, 2010.

BONC will join FATRAC, MBOSC, ROMP, and other Northern California mountain bike clubs for our annual Tahoe multi-club campout, which will include rides, a half day of trailwork, movie night, a raffle, and hanging out with other mountain bikers from all over Northern California. We'll camp at Zephyr Cove campground on the east side of Lake Tahoe. This is a walk-in campground, so your car may be a few hundred feet from where we will camp. We'll partner with the Tahoe Rim Trail Association to reroute a section of the Tahoe Rim Trail at Kingsbury Grade.

There will be many rides, mostly around the east shore and south shore of Lake Tahoe. BONC will ask for a $10.00 donation to help us to reserve your spot. Please let me know if you plan to join us.

August 14th - 16th 2010
Zephyr Cove Campground (east side of Lake Tahoe)

This event is a great time!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Hirschman Pond and the Mini-Excavator

Today, I spoke with Bill Haire regarding the Hirschman Pond trail project in Nevada City. I was pleased to learn that trail construction is underway. Bob Hale is building the trail with his mini-excavator, which is great news. Bob and his brother have built trails in this area for decades. Along with others, they built the North Yuba trail from Indian Valley to Goodyear's Bar, which is an outstanding piece of singletrack.

I can't wait to ride this new trail, but everyone should know that the trail is still under construction and not open for public use at this time.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Country Trails Plan Vote June 8th

A reminder that an important hearing for the Western Nevada County Non-Motorized Recreational Trails Master Plan is coming soon. From Larkyn Feiler:

"The tentative date scheduled for the Board of Supervisors to consider adoption of the Trails Plan is June 8, 2010 at 1:30 pm in the Board Chambers of the Eric Rood Administrative Center.

This public hearing is very important for the outcome of the Trails Plan and we encourage you to attend the meeting and participate in the public comment period or provide comments in writing prior to the meeting if you are unable to attend."

Send messages to:

Larkyn Feiler
Advance Planning Division
Nevada County CDA
950 Maidu Avenue, Suite 170
Nevada City, CA 95959

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Ride on National Trails Day - Sat. 6/5

Join BONC as we celebrate National Trails Day with the Nevada County Land Trust and other supporting organizations on Saturday, June 5th. We'll host a ride for two levels of riders:

Beginner: Ride around Nevada City on local trails
Intermediate/Advanced: Ride up on trails in the Highway 20 corridor

Both meet at Stonehouse Parking Lot at 9:30AM. Afterwards, we'll join the the National Trails Day event from 12-1:30 at the Stonehouse parking lot. This is always an inspiring event, so even if you cannot join the ride, be sure to stop by for the festivities.

Loma Rica Ranch Race

In case you have not heard, there is a bike race or two this weekend :-) One is on pavement and involves guys named Levi, Larry... or is it Lance? Whatever. Anyway, the first race is on Saturday at Loma Rica Ranch and it is a big deal!

A lot of volunteers have put in a lot of hours to build the trails for this course. Trails were create via under YBONC's Trail Stewardship Program of teen club members, parents, contractors, and local non-profit volunteers. A big thanks to everyone who chipped in, especially Jet Lowe, the tireless leader of YBONC!

To support this event, please consider racing or donating to YBONC.

Round Mountain Trailwork- 6/12

Join BONC for trailwork on Round Mountain on Saturday, June 12. We'll install some culverts, improve drainage and tackle additional important tasks. Meet @ 10AM just off Rock Creek Road (map).

Please join us. We'll offer food and drinks for participants. Please bring long pants, shoes and gloves. Some of us may ride afterwards.