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)

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.

 

Bike Your Park Day September 28, 2019

Bike Your Park Day logoThe 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!

Understanding E-bikes and What They Mean to Lost Sierra Trails – Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship

Not only will expanding access for Class 1 e-bikes help encourage more of the public to explore their public lands, but the rapidly growing popularity of e-bikes will also help bolster the recreation economy of struggling mountain towns like Downieville that rely on visitation and tourism revenue.
— Read on sierratrails.org/understanding-e-bikes-and-what-they-mean-to-lost-sierra-trails/