Thursday, April 28, 2011

MTB Tahoe North - 7/24 - 7/26

Join FATRAC, BONC and the Truckee Donner Land Trust as we celebrate a weekend of riding, more riding, beer, camping and trail building! This year, we will focus on North Shore fun as we camp at Martis Creek, ride classics like the Tahoe Rim Trail and work with the TDLT to build a new section of Donner Lake Rim Trail singletrack.

Please register online today:

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

BONC Gala Ride - Saturday 5/7, 10AM

Rich Looney will lead May's BONC Gala Ride. From Rich:

"What is a Gala Ride? Good question.

We meet once a month for FUN casually paced group mountain bike rides at
different locations throughout Nevada County. ALL these rides are "NO-DROP
group rides (we will NOT leave you behind or get you lost). Rides usually last 2 to 3 hours and are great opportunities to meet other mountain bike riders at your skill level and discover the BEST trails in our area without having to do it by yourself! ALL BONC Gala Rides are FREE and open to the public and led by experienced local mountain bike riders familiar with the trails.

Groups for ALL Skill Levels:

Skill Building Beginner Group: The ride starts off slow and easy paced, focused on skill development and FUN!

Adventurer Intermediate Group: Moderate pace, we'll stop and enjoy the view once in a while and re-group, focus is developing skills, fitness, and FUN!

Advanced Group: Faster pace, little stopping along the way, sometimes challenging terrain and obstacles, keeping it FUN! (This is NOT a race group)

Join us for snacks and refreshments after the ride!

Date: Saturday May 7, 2011 (5/07/11)

Start Time: 10am (2-3 hours)

Start Location: Five Mile House

Route: Pioneer Trail (Hwy 20)

Skill level: No Drop, ALL Levels. (This means that we encourage beginners as well as advanced riders to join us)!

FREE Tune-up adjustments (Basic Tune-up) and equipment safety check for beginners.

* PLEASE contact us to schedule Tune-up on your bicycle (work on bicycles will be conducted at the Five Mile House before the ride)

Families welcome, this BONC Gala ride is along the historic Pioneer Trail and will serve ALL types of riders and skill levels.

Happy Trails!


Monday, April 25, 2011

Kicking Butt and Building Singletrack

We had an especially fruitful day at Bullard on Saturday, building a new section of singletrack. BONC efforts continue to earn the admiration and gratitude of the Forest Service (see note below) as we open up great trails for everyone. More details about the event in our upcoming newsletter. Some pictures of our fantastic volunteers in action:


I just want to thank all involved in the setting up and implementing the 200' reroute on Bullards Trail on 4/23/2011. From the pictures, it looks great and turned out just as planned. It is one of the biggest pleasures in my job to be working with the great folks like those who were part of this making things happen for benefit of the users and the environment. John, Moss is a great addition to the BONC group and will be a asset to the Bullards Trail System. Great job! Joe

Joe Chavez
Public Service Officer
Yuba River Ranger District"

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Trees Out at Bullards

Joe Chavez of the USFS asked me to pass along the good news that all downed trees have been taken out of the Bullards Bar trail system. Those of you who have ventured out there in recent months know what mess it had become. Volunteers are still needed for sections where the trailbed itself was damaged. We will accomplish this at our 4/23 event and open up the rest of the trails for the season.

As for the major erosion canyon west of Dark Day, it still remains. The USFS plans to repair this during the fall with a contractor who will fill in this section and carve in the trail (no reroute will occur). The CA Department of Boating and Waterways will fix the cause of the problem, which is runoff from a recently-built parking lot.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Pictures: Round Mountain Volunteer Day 4/9

BONC volunteers put in some high quality work yesterday on the Rock Creek Flume Trail near Round Mountain. We rock armored one perpetually wet section, cut a re-route around a mud hole and improved drainage elsewhere. Full write up coming soon. See us in action here.

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