Lodi Sunrise Rotary Annual Tour delle Vigne

The Lodi Sunrise Rotary Club invites familes and recreational cyclists to ride the popular Bike Routes located in the Wine Capital of the San Joaquin Valley. Ride pass scenic vineyards, tranquil pastures, and farm lands.

Make it a weekend in Lodi! Downtown Lodi has a vibrant night life on the weekends and a tour Delle Vigne Wine Tasting Passport!

The website link below has local accommodations, ride details and online registration Now Open.

https://www.tourdellevigne.com/

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Ride, Explore and Dine in Valley Springs

Valley Springs Bike Rides

Each spring Valley Springs holds an arts education fundraiser for Calaveras County K-12 public schools. See https://www.rideandwalk4art.com/ The three route options are available on this website, 25, 45, and 75. The routes start at Hogan Dam and wind around the Tri Dam Lakes.

Seven Valley Springs Bike Riding Options

Hogan Dam Cameron Trail, New Hogan Lake

A multi-use trail starts at a small parking area north of the park headquarters. From there it travels above the water on a crushed gravel and a number of interconnecting sections of road. The wide trail provides easy access to the Wrinkle Cove area, Fiddleneck area, Acorn Campground, and Oak Knoll Campground, an eventually ends at the Coyote Point Trail just north of Coyote Point. There’s intermittent to no shade so hike or bike either in the early mornings. Acorn Campground to Observation Point is a must family ride. No traffic road. Rides 4, 8, 10, miles.

Wrinkle Cove to Lime Creek, Valley Springs

Five mile out and back to practice road bike riding skills. The road is mostly flat with several short rolling hills. Light traffic, watch for deer during fall and summer. Parking at Wrinkle Cove

Sheldon Road, West of Valley Springs

My favorite ten mile flat road and with expansive views of Sierras. My wife and I used this road to practice and prepare for bike tours in Europe and Asia. Parking is along fence lines just off Highway 26. Turn around at Escalon Belotta Road

Berkesey Lane, Rancho Calaveras

Absolutely the best two mile road to learn how to ride a bike. This is my go to bike road to teach grandchildren to ride a bike. Parking at either end of road.

Gwin Mine Road, Paloma

A three mile downhill ride to Middle Bar Road and a hilly bike ride back. This is a good ride for e bikes.

South Hogan Road, Hogan Dam Reservoir

Below the Hogan Dam and across Calaveras River is a six mile out and back rolling quiet rural road. The hill climbs out are challenging but, the ride back is much easier. There is very little traffic and beautiful views of Sierras.

Salt Springs and Hunt Road, Milton

The Salt Spring loop is as well known as any bike ride in the foothills partly or maybe mostly due to its use for the Copperopolis Road Race in the early spring. It’s a lovely ride with varied terrain, great scenery, and very little traffic, but the pavement is very rough. If you can set yourself up with 28C (1 1/8″) or wider tires, you’ll be fine. With 23C road tires, you may feel a bit beat up afterward.

Parking after Salt Springs Reservoir, along road.

Electric Bikes for Commuting and Recreation

At VanMoof …we want to get the next billion on bikes by making bike commuting as accessible as possible. E-bikes have evolved and are mainstreaming as a high tech, mass appeal mobility option, especially for those living in cities with a commute problem to solve.

https://www.vanmoof.com/en-US

Van Moof brothers, Ties and Taco Carlier are on the cutting edge of making main stream electric bikes. This article, Why it’s time to update Europe’s outdated e-bike speed limit examines what is holding back an “exciting transportation breakthrough.” See link below.

VanMoof is promoting e-bikes for commuting, but my new S3 is a perfect bike for handling the California Foothills. I recently rode 26 miles, with 1,775 feet of elevation gain, in 1 hour and 45 minutes, along rural roads in Calaveras County. I typically ride a traditional road bike weekly in Calaveras County but, I purchased the VanMoof S3 as an alternative recreational bike. Each week, I’m exploring a destination ride to a California Gold Rush Town.

As communities embrace cycling tourism, e-bikes will increase the cycling tourists who come to ride bikes in the Central Valley, Motherlode and Sierras.

https://www.vanmoof.com/blog/en/ties-carlier-why-its-time-to-update-europes-outdated-e-bike-speed-limit

Bike Riding in Caltrans District 10

Bicycle clubs from the Central Valley, Sacramento Region, and from the Motherlode ride weekly on Amador and Calaveras County Roads. Although, Amador County Transportation Commission is not a partner in the Interregional Cycling Tourism Grant, many popular bike riding destinations start in the five partnership counties and lead to Amador County Gold Rush Towns. Popular bicycle club rides start in Lodi, Wallace and Valley Springs and end in Sutter Creek, Amador City, Fiddletown, Plymouth, Valcano, and Jackson.

The recent road improvement along Jesus Maria Road in Calaveras County is linking Amador and Calaveras Counties. Strava bike ride data shows a significant increase in cyclists riding bikes from Valley Springs to Shake Ridge Road to Raliroad Flat to descent twelve miles down Jesus Maria Road.

More road improvements are planned for Amador and Calaveras County. Amador Business interviewed Caltrans District 10, Warren Alford about upcoming road improvements. The road improvements increase the opportunities for increasing cycling tourism in the Motherlode.

Warren Alford is the chief of public and legislative affairs for Caltrans in District 10, which is headquartered in Stockton. The counties of Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne comprise District 10, so Alford has a lot on his plate. He knows area highways well as he grew up in Calaveras County.

https://amadorbusiness.com/index.php/2020/11/01/caltrans-has-modest-upgrades-planned/?fbclid=IwAR3tzte02qdQMGWTFK00iysH7IVT3fHnBC3RWn7GQJEEl_zcXuC01Jal2W0

Holiday Get Together

CalBike, the Motherlode Bicycle Coalition, and Adventure Cycling invite you to join them for Zoom holiday party on November 14, 2020.

We are getting together to celebrate another year of bike advocacy with a presentation from Youth Bike Americ about their cross country tour. Our special guests include, SFUSD Teacher, Andy Padlo, a Senior Projects Teacher, from the Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts and three recent graduates Emmet Forde, Dasha Yurkevich, and Julian Jordan.moor guests will share their bike adventure from San Francisco to New York City.

http://sierrasplendor.com/

Saturday, November 14, 2020 4:00pm-5:00pm

Zoom Meeting ID: 828 3512 0802

Passcode: 205902

Contact Information rob@calbike.org

209-273-8009

Join Cal Bike and the MLBC for a Holiday Virtual Get Together

We are getting together to celebrate another year of bike advocacy with a presentation from Youth Bike America about their cross country tour! Our special guests include, SFUSD Teacher, Andy Padlo, a Senior Projects Teacher, from the Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts and three recent graduates Emmet Forde, Dasha Yurkevich, and Julian Jordan.Our guests will share their San Francisco to New York City bike adventure.

The presentation will be via Zoom. Contact rob@calbike.org, use the “Contact MLBC” page or call 209-273-8009 to request a Zoom invitation.

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