Cycling Northern California’s Wild Roads

Mr. Frog’s Wild Ride has three route options to challenge and enchant bicycle riders. The shortest, the San Domingo Road route is only 21 miles, but you’ll bicycle through some of the best of rural Calaveras County and the California foothills.

MLBC Chair Rob Williams is organizing this ride to increase visibility of cycling in Calaveras County and support local tourism, as well as to support Feeney Park in Murphys (Mr. Frog’s Wild Ride is a fundraiser for Feeney Park.)

Read a description of the short ride at their blog, and register soon!

Logo for Mr. Frog's Wild Ride Returns on May 7, 2022. Drawing of man in top hat and orange and yellow scarf on bicycle with frog hanging from his coat tails.

First Bike Event of the 2022 Calendar

Cyclists and walkers will enjoy the rolling green hills and rural roads of West Calaveras County during the Calaveras County Arts Council’s Sixth Annual Ride & Walk 4 Art on March 20, 2022. With three bicycle ride choices—30, 45, and 100 miles—or a 4.5 mile walk along the shores of New Hogan Lake—there’s something for everybody.

This year, organizer Rob Williams, chair of the Motherlode Bicycle Coalition, the organization that helps manage and coordinate the event, has freshened the popular fundraiser that supports the arts in Calaveras County schools. The biggest change is a new starting venue. The new site, the Jenny Lind Veterans Memorial Park in Valley Springs, offers many benefits. “It’s just a better site,” Williams said. “There is parking for over 200 cars. There are indoor bathrooms. And it starts and ends the ride at a safe neighborhood location. No one is crossing any highways to start the ride.”

CalBike Executive Director Dave Snyder

https://www.rideandwalk4art.com/ride-4-art-news

Motherlode Bike Tour Guide May 2010

The Santa Rosa Cycling Club developed the following guide for an extended supported tour for their members in 2010. The day rides for the tour are popular local long road routes with considerable climbing.

motherlodebicylecoalitionhome.files.wordpress.com/2020/07/m-lode-tour-guide.pdf

Calaveras County Ride List

Dr. Dave Ritchie has made his time honored lost of (mostly) Calaveras County road rides available via pdf. This is a scan–images are pasted below; the pdf file is available via download: Road Bike Rides Around Murphy’s California

Cancelled!!! MLBC Pop Up Rides, Spring 2020

The MLBC pop up rides are cancelled while the Shelter-in Place order is in effect. We will look at rescheduling when conditions are appropriate. The list is being maintained without dates or gathering information to maintain the links to the Ride with GPS routes. If you choose to ride, please practice social distancing, know your route, and be safe.

The MLBC is hosting a series of pop up rides for 2020 including paved road, all road (some part unpaved), and family rides. The rides will typically have a small group and are unsupported. Each ride has a leader that will ride the posted loop at a casual pace to ensure nobody is left behind. Use the “Contact MLBC” link at motherlodebike.org for any questions you may have or to contact a ride leader.

Ride names in the list below link to Ride with GPS maps with downloadable .gpx files. Have an idea for a ride or want to host? Contact MLBC.

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