Prices have been reduced on the Steve Rex frame/fork/headset, White Industries hubs, and Campy brakes. Check out these listings–if they are something you can use, your purchase can help grow the MLBC!
Some MLBC board members are celebrating the long awaited re-opening of Marshes Flat Road by riding the Moccasin, Don Pedro, Coulterville, Priest Station loop. We invite you to join us starting at 9:00 am on Saturday 11/23/2019. The loop is 35 miles with about 4,000 feet of climbing including a very strenuous starting climb up Kelley Grade on Marshes Flat Road. See a description of the loop and two shorter bail out options at https://tuolumnebikes.wordpress.com/rides/paved/marshes-flat-priest-coulterville-roads/ The ride will also be posted on the MLBC club page on Strava.
We will meet up at the large pullout at the intersection of SR 120 and SR 49 near the Moccasin Fish Hatchery. The ride is casual paced, no drop, and unsupported. There are food and drink available in Coulterville and at Priest Station. Please use the “Contact MLBC” link for questions or to let us know you’re planning to ride. Thanks and enjoy the ride!
Come out and help build this great community trail in Sonora! BYO tools, lunch, and water.
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!
Ritchey WCS 4-Axis Black Alloy Stem 100mm, 31.8mm, 1 1/8″, 17 deg (sold)
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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!
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.
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.