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Sierra Swimming Hole & Sonora (Natural Bridges Hike)

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  • Folks,

    The ride just opened up because we lost a rider.  This is a small group ride, looking for 2 to 4 more riders.

    Cool surprise for this ride, we'll head to Chico for a tour of the Sierra Nevada Brewery.  There is a cool swimming hole on route 70 along the Feather River about 30 miles outside Oroville in the Sierra Nevada mountains.  NOT FOR NEWBIES

    1st Day: Ride to Oroville

    Americas Best Value Inn & Suites 580 Oro Dam Blvd. Oroville CA [masked]8

    (The hotel currently has 6 open rooms at $79 (King Size, Non Smoking))

    2nd Day: Swimming hole and ride to Sonora via Grass Valley on highway 49

    INNS Of California Sonora 350 S Washington Street, Sonora, CA,[masked]

    (The hotel currently has 6 open rooms at $95 (King Size, Non Smoking))

    (Since lots of folks are out at hotels during the summer, if you're going, confirm that you've made a reservation.  I will check within the next week, for those that have not made a reservation, I will move you to the not attending list so that those on the wait list might have the opportunity to enjoy the ride.)

    3rd Day: Hike at the Natural Bridges, ride home

    More details to follow about the swimming and hikes.



    • When: Fri 06/20/14, Arrive by 11:30 - KSU @ 12:00 PM

    • Where: 3113 Mission College Boulevard, Santa Clara, CA

    Route: Tentative Route

    ~ Full gas tank
    ~ Ride within your comfort zone and leave room for bad karma.
    ~ I may pass slower traffic when it's safe. You don't have to. Remember, someone will wait for you at turns, so just relax and have fun.
    ~ I maintain the Pace according to road conditions with safety of all riders in mind. Be mindful of others in the group. Let faster riders get ahead of you by moving to the right and signaling them to pass you. And if you want to pass the rider(s) who are in front of you, make sure to do so safely and without startling them.

    ~ Good stuff to read before going on group rides (CLICK).

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  • Will P.

    Ashwin, Tom,
    Did either one of you get the emails that I sent you? I haven't heard back from either of you. Unless we get some sign ups, I am likely to cancel this ride.

    May 20, 2014

  • Will P.

    Here's also a surprise addition to this run. On the first day, when we arrive in Chico, we'll tour the Sierra Nevada Brewery.

    March 23, 2014

  • Will P.

    Folks, Just a reminder, have you made your hotel reservations. Please, everyone confirm that you're still committed by showing that you've at least made the hotel reservations. Let me know if you have any questions.

    March 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would like to share a room?

    February 1, 2014

  • Sabrina P.

    Is this something that we could bring a tent and camp at? Also where exactly is this swim hole and hike located at? Thx!

    January 24, 2014

    • Sabrina P.

      Potentially. I can travel light but might have someone follow me in a car! ;)

      January 24, 2014

    • Will P.

      Typically, as you'll note in this meet up, there is a limit to the number of attendees. There are already 6 riders. Another vehicle would exceed that limit. Before you do any more planning, would you mind giving me a call? [masked]-3600. Thanks.

      January 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Will - I just booked my hotels for each night - I'm good to go.

    FYI for everyone - use coupon code HPC1 at the Sonora hotel's website for 20% off:

    January 24, 2014

    • Will P.

      Great. Looking forward to riding.

      January 24, 2014

    • Will P.

      Hey Tom, that was a great surprise about the discount. I had already booked a room with double beds on Expedia for $101 with tax, this way yielded the same exact room for $72! Thanks.

      January 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like a great plan - thanks for pulling it together. I'm in!

    January 24, 2014

  • Lucy J.

    Sorry, I won't be able to afford two nights' accomodation, have fun!!

    January 24, 2014

  • David W.

    New date of June 20 does not work for me. Maybe another time

    January 23, 2014


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