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!
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 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.
The Adventure Cycling Association has designated September 28 as the annual Bike Your Park Day. The principle is simple: ride or bring your bike to a park and ride it! Do it for all the reasons you enjoy riding, and maybe a bunch of bikes mysteriously showing up at a park could help bring the need for better accommodations to the attention of park staff.
The foothills have a great assortment of parks available for family-friendly or more ambitious riding. Even if the other 364 days are park your bike day for you, there’s something on this list for you. Visit Adventure Cycling to register your ride and, if you register by September 22 you are entered for a chance to win a Co-Op Cycles adventure touring bike (perfect for the mountains).
Got a favorite Motherlode park for biking not listed here? Leave a reply below!
- Yosemite Valley–bring or rent a bike to explore the paved paths on the valley floor.
- Columbia State Historic Park–great for small kids, or just ride to the park to enjoy free music at the 35th annual Fiddle and Bango contest.
- Calaveras Big Trees State Park–camp and ride with kids or hit the trails. Rides can extend outside the park into the adjacent Stanislaus Forest.
- Murphys Community Park–ride big or small and relax with lunch at the creek.
- The reservoirs–New Melones, Hogan Dam, Don Pedro, Pardee, and Camanche have varying degrees of camping and access to family-friendly trails or nearby road riding.
- The Sugar Pine Railroad Trail–family friendly to longer adventures on a mostly level trail. Twain Harte to Lyons Dam and the Strawberry Branch are great for families.
- The Stanislaus National Forest–Pinecrest lake, the Arnold Rim Trail, Bear Valley and Alpine Lake, and road rides to the Sierra passes for fall color.
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