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.)
California’s most important in-person bicycle advocacy and planning conference is in Oakland from April 6-9, 2022
The California Bicycle Summit is for anyone passionate about bicycling whether a bike advocate, city official, planner, or a CalBike member who simply cares about making the world a healthier, more just, and more sustainable place.
Rob Williams, Motherlode Bicycle Coalition Chairperson is a member of the Bike Tourism presentation panel.
The Final Report of Bike Valley to Sierra will be the focus of this presentation. The report presentation will share Showcase Bike Areas, Signature Bike Projects, Rumble Strip Guidelines, Bike Events, and Final Report Success Stories. Caltrans will share how the report guided bike Complete Street Plans in District 10.
Registration for the CalBike State Summitt is found at the link below.
Rob Williams, chairperson of the Motherlode Bicycle Coalition was recently interviewed by Margaret Sloan for the Calaveras Enterprise. Download the pdf to read about MLBC’s advocacy for biking in Northern California’s Sierra Foothills.
Cyclists and walkers will enjoy the rolling green hills and rural roads of West Calaveras County during the Calaveras County Arts Council’s Sixth AnnualRide & 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.”
I’d like to introduce you to the Motherlode Bicycle Coalition (MLBC) and invite you to BikeMotherlode.
The MLBC is an association sponsored by the California Bicycle Coalition Education Fund, a project of CalBike. We represent Mariposa, Tuolumne, Calaveras, and Amador counties. We have 23 members, with a five member volunteer board and a volunteer executive director.
Our mission is to increase safe roads for cycling, host bike rides and cycling events, and promote the Motherlode as a premiere bike-riding destination. We offer monthly group rides of varying degrees of difficulty, as well as bike-safety courses and family-oriented events.
This website features the Caltrans and CalBike Bike Riding Tourism Report and Signature Bike Projects in San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, Calaveras and Alpine counties.
With miles of rural roads, beautiful scenery, and back-country trails, the Motherlode has always been a hidden gem for bicycle riding.
Pre-pandemic, there were seven bike events that occurred in Caltrans District 10. While many of those events have been put on hold, three of these events are scheduled in 2022. We hope to see you there!