Monday, July 19, 2010

Busy Weekend for BONC Volunteers

Last weekend was a busy weekend for BONC volunteers.

On early Sunday morning, a group of five brave souls hooked up with the USFS to work on brush clearing for the South Yuba Ridge Trail (pictures). Meeting at 7AM, they set in to prepare the route so that flagging could be finished for this trail and ultimately, BONC could apply for grant money to fund construction. The group started hiking up the trail just after 8 am and stopped about 12:45 pm at our high point about 2 miles and 1000 ft in elevation gain from where we began. It was hot out there.

The trail needs more brush clearing. Joe Chavez of the USFS said he'd get his crew out there to continue what we started. Thereafter, BONC volunteers will flagging higher up once the trail path is clear.

On Sunday, Shannon and I made a field trip to scout out a possible 2 mile trail route between Diamond Arrow and Round Mountain.

We started at the top of the RM trailhead heading east. The terrain was steep and difficult at points and we encountered lots of PO and thick manzanita at times. As usual, the route seemed simpler on a topo map than in the field. Regardless, we learned a lot about what we have to work with.

It will be very challenging to snake this trail between steep sideslopes and private property boundaries. Another field trip or two is required to find a possible route. Let me know if you are interested in joining me for another expedition sometime soon.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

BONC Gala Ride - August 7th

Join BONC for the next fun Gala ride event on Saturday, August 7 @ 10AM. Meet at the Five Mile House on Highway 20.

We'll have ride groups for all abilities, from advanced to beginner. No rider will be left behind. Please mark your calendar. We will have BONC membership forms on hand if you want to sign up. Hope you can join us!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Recap: BONC Gala Ride for July

BONC had a very successful Gala ride last weekend. Thanks to Darwin's efforts, we partnered with KNCO to combine our ride to benefit the Sierra Nevada Memorial Foundation. The weather was great as three big ride groups (Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced) rode quality trails in the Highway 20 corridor. Here are some pics.

Hope you can join us for our next fun ride event!

Friday, July 02, 2010

Tahoe Trail Event 2010 - Register Today!

BONC has a limited number of camping slots available for this year's Tahoe Trail Event on August 13-15th. Sign up now! We ask for a $10.00 donation to help BONC defray our costs.

BONC will join other Northern California mountain bike clubs for this annual multi-club campout, which will include Tahoe 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. We will re-route a section of the Tahoe Rim Trail, building entirely new singletrack. Learn more.

This event is a great time!