Bikes for Tykes Work Day

Ervin Kroeker has been organizing the Bikes for Tykes component of the Sonora Children’s Holiday Party for over 20 years. Jack Becker and Carl Baker of the MLBC joined Erv and Michael David, Jose Ortiz, Doug Ankrom, and Mike Suess for the December 7 work day to get donated bikes ready for the December 14 party at the Motherlode Fairgrounds in Sonora.

If you missed this chance to donate your no longer needed bike to Bike for Tykes, you can contact the MLBC at any time to donate. We’ll help find your bike a new home with someone that needs it.

Volunteer workers for Bikes for Tykes work day

Erv and Jose

Jack and Michael

Doug and Mike

Michael and finished bikes

Score some nice parts–prices reduced

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!

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

White Industries Track Hubs 28h silver with 16t cog (sold)

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

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

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

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

Moccasin Ride Saturday November 23, 2019

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!

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!