Annual Single Track Mountain Bike Ride

A challenging fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County and North Lake Tahoe

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  • 18th Annual Single Track Mountain Bike Ride….May 21st, 20167am check in and 7:30am Start!  We are offering two rides again this year – a 25 mile adventure ride and a 50 mile challenge ride.Here are the descriptions of the two rides: 

    TRAIL DESCRIPTION – 25 MILE

    PIONEER PARK to SCOTTS FLAT DROP/DASCOMB TRAILS AREA

    We will leave from Pioneer Park on Park Street, turn left on Boulder Street  and then right on to Nevada Street, right on Bourbon Street and right again on to Bourbon Hill Road.

    Next turn left on to Lewis Road and left on Dow Road.

    Turn right on to Hwy. 20.

    After a brief ride there will be a ditch trail on the right after Steep Hill Road.  This is referred to on the map as the Snow Mountain Ditch.  We will take the single track until it hits Willow Valley Road.

    At Willow Valley Road turn left – ride up Willow Valley Road until it hits Hwy. 20.

    At this point there is a trail right before Hwy. 20 on the right hand side – continue riding past the Five Mile House to the CHECK IN STATION.

    Beyond the check in continue past the Harmony Ridge Lodge Entrance and look for the large brown Tahoe National Forest sign on Hwy 20.

    Take the trail located to the right of the sign – this is the top part of the Scotts Flat Drop Trail.

    Go Down Scotts Flat Drop – at the bottom turn right on to Scotts Flat Road.  Continue 4 miles up this road until it rejoins Hwy 20.  CHECK IN AGAIN before continuing the ride.

    Cross Hwy 20 carefully to the Pioneer Trail and turn right on to the trail.

    Turn left on to Dascomb Trail and follow the flags and signs through the Dascomb Area, cross Rock Creek and back to Pioneer Trail.

    Turn right on to the Pioneer Trail and go back to the Harmony Ridge Market – cross Hwy 20 once again  for your FINAL CHECK IN and turn right at the Five Mile House and then return to Pioneer Park via Willow Valley Road, the Snow Mountain Trail and the in town route.

    TRAIL DESCRIPTION – 50 MILE

     

    We will leave from Pioneer Park on Park Street, turn left on Boulder Street  and then right on to Nevada Street, right on Bourbon Street and right again on to Bourbon Hill Road.

    Next turn left on to Lewis Road and left on Dow Road.

    Turn right on to Hwy. 20.

    After a brief ride there will be a ditch trail on the right after Steep Hill Road.  This is referred to on the map as the Snow Mountain Ditch.  We will take the single track until it hits Willow Valley Road.

    At Willow Valley Road turn left – ride up Willow Valley Road until it hits Hwy. 20.

    At this point there is a trail right before Hwy. 20 on the right hand side – continue riding past the Five Mile House. Check in at the First Station. Cross the highway to Harmony Ridge Market.  The Pioneer Trail officially starts to the right of the Market – look for the trail board….

    LOWER AND UPPER PIONEER TRAIL: Once at the Harmony Ridge Market, we will pick up the Lower Pioneer Trail.  The trail is single-track riding with a moderate climb in the eastbound direction.  It is marked with small diamond plaques on trees.  After 7 miles, the Lower Pioneer Trail will run into Hwy. 20.  At this point, cross Hwy. 20 and start the Upper Pioneer Trail.  This section of the trail parallels Hwy. 20 to the south side and drifts farther from the highway than the lower section.  Ride the Upper Pioneer Trail until you pass Skillman Campground.

    Look for the Omega Road sign and go down that road and be certain to keep left at the first intersection onto Alpha Road and continue descending approximately 6 miles to the town of Washington.  Once in the town of Washington, make a right on paved road.  Cross bridge over river and go left to stay on Washington Road.  Go straight up the hill and turn left on Relief Hill Rd.  Take Relief Hill Road until you come to a Y and stay to the left.  Follow the signs for the South Yuba River Trailhead.  This is where we will have our lunch stop.

    SOUTH YUBA RIVER TRAIL: This is the most exciting and hardest part of the ride.  South Yuba River Trail parallels the South Yuba River for 17 miles to Edwards Crossing.  Please be aware that there may be some poison oak even though we will clear it the week before the ride – rattlesnakes and bears have been encountered on this trail – but they are rare! I would advise that you buy the pre-poison oak preventative lotions that you can put on before a ride and scrub yourself with Tech-Nu after the ride.  Approximately halfway down the South Yuba River Trail you will cross the Missouri Bar Trail.  Do not go up the Missouri Bar Trail.  Continue heading down stream on the South Yuba River Trail.  Approximately 3 miles after the Missouri Bar Trail you will reach Primitive Camp.  Things tend to get a little confusing near the camp with all of the side trails.  Just keep heading down stream.  The trail is also washed out in a couple of spots, so you will have to carry your bike for a short distance.  Once you cross over Humbug Creek, there is a nice picnic area.  The trail splits here.  For this ride continue downstream.  DO NOT TAKE THE HUMBUG TRAIL.  The South Yuba River Trail will continue downstream and serpentines through a rugged canyon.  After a few miles the trail will pop you out in a parking area.  Go out to the dirt road (North Bloomfield Rd.).  Make a left on North Bloomfield Rd. down to Edward’s Crossing.

    EDWARD’S CROSSING – BACK TO TOWN: We have now finished the hardest part of the ride and need to get home!  There will be another rest stop after the South Yuba River Trail – at the campground we will have an EMT from the North San Juan Fire Department who will assess your health for safety measures.  Proceeding on we will have a paved ride back to town.  Continue on North Bloomfield Rd. out of Edward’s Crossing.  After approximately 6 ½ miles, turn left on Coyote Street.  This is a paved road that will take you down to Hwy. 49.  Cross Hwy. 49 and proceed into downtown Nevada City until you reach Broad Street.  Make a left on Broad St. over the highway overpass.  This will put you onto Boulder Street. Once you have crossed over the bridge and are on Boulder Street, go approximately a block turn right on to Park Street and back to Pioneer Park.

    Please contact Rick Kalb the Ride Founder – to reserve your place and for more details of this amazing fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County – rickkalb@gmail.com

     

    Ride Mapclick here to see enlarged map

This is a ride, not a race
This is a charity ride, so each rider is expected to collect at least $150 for 25 mile race, $250 for 50 mile race in sponsorship donations. We also have event sponsors that help offset the costs of the ride. All proceeds raised at this event support our valuable mentoring programs for at-risk children in the Nevada County and North Lake Tahoe region. Includes after race meal!

To register: 

  • Registration for adults and under 18 click here
  • or Call Rick Kalb at 530-470-1800 and a registration packet will be mailed or emailed to you.
  • Complete the registration form mailed to you and submit per instructions.
  • Start collecting pledges! Please note that we have set up a way for our riders to collect pledges online to facilitate their fundraising efforts . Riders start your donation sheets today!To do so, all you need to do is follow the steps outlined in your registration packet. For more questions on collecting online pledges,  Big Brothers Big Sisters: Lindy Schasiepen lindyschasiepen@gmail.com or call 530-263-5156

Coming from out of Town? or Have guests coming to support you!

 

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Want to support the event, but can’t ride in it?  Then become an Event Sponsor!   Contact our office coordinator lindyschasiepen@gmail.com or call 530-263-5156

2015 Sponsors

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Holiday inn gold miners logo

NU Mtn Bike Team

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Logo Cropped Rockwell

2014 Product Sponsors

Hammer Nutrition Logo  Hammer Nutrition 
LUNA Logo  Luna Chix – Luna Mini Bars
CLIFBAR_LOGO   CLIF Bar
Chamois Butt'r Logo  Chamois Butt’r
Print  Gertie’s

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Testimonials
“Great ride. It was my first time and I’m already looking forward to next year. Thanks for putting it all together.” – West Bourgault

“That ride was awesome and I will admit challenging on a single speed. I was amazed with all the good free stuff in that bag and the food at your house was first rate. I want to thank you for the opportunity to ride as well as your hard work and generosity. I am certainly game for the ride next year. Hopefully I will catch you on the trails or at a race soon. Thanks again.” – Josh Hughes

“Thanks for putting together such a great ride for such a worthy cause.” – Mike Carville

“Thanks very much for a fantastic ride yesterday! Very well organized and supported. Excellent post-ride festivities! I look forward to next year” -Jeremy Zorne