Dragoon Gulch Trail Work Day on Black Friday

Come out and help build this great community trail in Sonora! BYO tools, lunch, and water.

Dragoon Gulch Trail Work Day November 29, 2019

 

Score some nice parts and support the MLBC!

A MLBC board member has listed the following used bike parts on eBay for sale with net proceeds to be donated to the MLBC. Check out these listings–if they are something you can use, your purchase can help grow the MLBC!

Steve Rex 56cm fillet brazed fixie bicycle frame with AlphaQ fork and Chris King Nothreadset

White Industries Track Hubs 28h silver with 16t cog

Campagnolo Chorus Skeleton Dual Pivot Front/Single Pivot Rear Caliper Brakes Silver

Campagnolo Record Carbon Ultra-Torque 180mm C10 39/53 Crankset with threaded bottom bracket cups

FSA SL-K SBS Carbon Seatpost 27.2mm/350mm 20mm setback

Ritchey WCS 4-Axis Black Alloy Stem 100mm, 31.8mm, 1 1/8″, 17 deg (sold)

Board Meeting and Member Meetup

The MLBC Board will be meeting at 4:30 pm next Thursday, October 24, 2019, at board member Carl Baker’s home in Columbia. The MLBC board meetings are scheduled for the fourth Thursday of the month. For more information, directions to the meeting, or the agenda, contact info@motherlodebike.org.

After the Board Meeting, at 6:00 pm, we will be hosting a member meetup at Carl’s house in Columbia to socialize, share a meal and welcome new members to MLBC. If you are not a member, please JOIN the Motherlode Bicycle Coalition¬†and invite a friend.

We would like to get to know the members of the Motherlode Bicycle Coalition and hear your priorities for improving riding conditions in our area. Every other month we will plan a meet and greet to discuss bike news and events happening in our area. Please RSVP to info@motherlodebike.org, if you are planning to attend, so we can plan ahead and make enough food for everyone.

Finally, four MLBC board members participated in the Dragoon Gulch Trail Work Weekend and had a great time. See the Union Democrat for a report, or come to the Board Meeting to see how our poison oak is coming along!

 

Dragoon Gulch Trail Work Weekend October 12 and 13

The Volunteers for Outdoor California provides a volunteer workforce for large-scale trail maintenance and construction projects, habitat restoration, and related land stewardship activities on public lands in partnership with public agencies and other nonprofit organizations. Help us maintain and expand the Dragoon Gulch Trail system October 12 and 13 with V-O-Cal!

We are excited to participate in this event, and if you would like to volunteer along side us, sign up at the link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080b4fa4a823aafc1-dragoon. V-O-Cal is trying to get a headcount of the number of volunteers for the work days by October 5th. Sign up today!

October 8, 2019 Tuesday Ride

Ride with Don, aka MLBC Member and Ride Leader, FoxtrotCharlie on this Valley Springs to Volcano Ride.

I’m on vacation at BBQ Camp!

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Membership

The MLBC sends thanks to Chris Bateman and the Union Democrat for getting the word out about the MLBC and our need for new members via Chris’ “Your View” piece Calling all Cyclists, This Club’s for Everyone.Union Democrat opinion piece

If you’ve come to motherlodebike.org looking for the Membership page, please also take a look at the “Our Work” section to get an idea of what your contribution can support. We need your financial support to grow, but we also need your support with advocacy by showing up to public meetings of the Tuolumne County Transportation Council, Calaveras Council of Governments, Amador County Transportation Commission, and your local City or County. Currently, the TCTC is accepting surveys for the Tuolumne County Active Transportation Plan. Please make your voice heard by providing your priority needs for bike and pedestrian improvements by completing the online questionnaire.

As we work to organize events like bike rodeos, repair days for recycling bikes, or fund raising rides, we also need volunteers. If you are unable to contribute financially, please consider using the “Contact Us” page to submit your contact information with a message explaining how you can help. When the time to stage an event comes, we need a list of potential volunteers.

Finally, see A Different Way to Bike Your Park for more on why we need effective bike advocacy in the foothills.