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Downieville ~ Saturday Morning Big Boulder Ride with Ray G

  • Aug 17, 2013 · 8:00 AM
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Shuttle leaves at 8:00 AM.

I will reserve the shuttle for 14 spots under South Bay Mountain Bike Group as the time gets closer.

The RSVP list will open April 1st at 10 AM. I am sure there will be a wait list, so get on it now!

This is an intermediate + level 3.5 group ride in an awesome wooded single-track paradise.

Shuttle to Packers Saddle ~ Pauley Creek~ Big Boulder ~ Downtown

As organizer, I will reserve the right to change your RSVP should I feel you're not ready for this ride location or you have been a no show on past rides. RSVP priority will be given to current members in good standing.

This will be another EPIC ride weekend for our group to go the next step for some awesome mountain bike rides. Here are a few links for all the info you need for booking your weekend there, - - -

I plan to leave Friday afternoon to beat the traffic out of the bay area. I am going to stay in downtown Downieville this trip. If you plan ahead now, you may want to get a room so you will not have to drive at all once you are there.

This will be the official hotel for the weekend ~

We will plan to get two different rides in Saturday morning and one in the late afternoon.

We will take the shuttle that leaves from Yuba Expeditions or Downieville Outfitters for this ride. Let them know your going to the drop off point at Packer Saddle. They say the record is 38 minutes for the Downhill Run, most riders do it in 2-4 hours. However, I may take a little longer by taking pictures and just enjoying the trails and views. The trail begins at 7100 feet elevation and ends at 2800 feet over the course of 14 miles. I have been told by the crew at Downieville Outfitters that there are some very technical areas, however they said it is not so technical that you can't walk your bike past. 

Remember: you must plan ahead, and reserve your shuttle spot and find a place to stay, rooms fill up fast!

The sites above have lots of info on the trails, where to stay, places to eat, even camping areas. With this said, who wants to do DOWNIEVILLE? 

If you want to head up and do a different trail/trails, have at it. Just sign up and we can discuss the choices. Of course, the first pitcher is on me after the day is done.

Remember, all riders need to be members of & South Bay Mountain Bike Group. Guests are no longer allowed. All riders need to RSVP as a member.

***Please remember, a helmet is required for all our rides.***

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  • Stephanie

    Great ride!
    Thought Downieville was all about downhill ... well apparently not Big Boulder trail ;)

    August 25, 2013

  • Joe S.

    Liked the fact that we did some pedalling to go along with all that great downhill. Great hanging with everyone after too during the weekend. And of course, loved the White Cheddar Cheeze-its and Chardonnay:-)

    1 · August 22, 2013

  • Adam O

    Another great run at Downieville w SBMBG, thanks Ray!

    August 20, 2013

  • Mike J

    What a great weekend (both on and off the trail)! Four thumbs up. Thanks Ray & Michelle.

    1 · August 18, 2013

  • Armando

    August 17, 2013

  • Michelle

    For anyone who is interested, we're planning to have dinner tonight in Downieville (Probably the Grubstake.) Meet us in front of the Carriage House Inn at 6pm and we'll go from there.

    August 16, 2013

  • David (.

    Last night decided to check my brake pads. They were about as worn as you can get, so I replaced them. Locking spring vanished on my garage floor, but was found five hours later.
    Decided to clean up and replace rear shock bushings and clean/lube upper pivot. Snapped the rear shock mounting bolt. Nobody stocks them. Summit Los Gatos found me a suitable used bolt for free.

    3 · August 15, 2013

    • David (.

      Here lies the problem. I should have had a beer. Zero beers and bike maintenance... Badddd

      August 15, 2013

    • larry p.

      We want to see the video of this....just sayin'...

      August 15, 2013

  • Ray G

    Let's Ride!

    August 15, 2013

  • Ray G

    Anyone still need a Jersey, here is a list, $44 each.
    Black ~ M,XL & XXL
    Green ~ M & L
    Blue ~ Sold Out

    Black ~ L
    Green ~ L
    Blue ~ L
    Orange ~ L & XL

    Let's Ride!

    August 14, 2013

    • Adam O

      Thx Ray!

      August 14, 2013

    • Ray G

      I am working on a long sleeve, may be ready to order soon if I can get you all to pick up all the these.

      August 14, 2013

  • Ray G

    30+ riders from South Bay Mountain Bike Group will take over Downieville this weekend... where will you be?

    August 14, 2013

  • Adam O

    Some of us are planning to ride Northstar on Sunday. It's fairly technical in places so not for everyone, lotta crazy fast kids there. We'll play it by ear as we may be wiped after 2 runs at DV. Feel free to join us! My bike's prepped and I'm looking forward to riding w you guys at Downieville!!

    1 · August 10, 2013

  • Ray G

    I am ready for Downieville, how about you? Just a quick note to all ~ a few things you must bring on this trip, a multi-tool with a built in chain tool, a chain master link for your bike 8/9/10 speed, 2 spare tire tubes, & a tire pump. Even if you do not run a tube, bring one. These items may allow you to get back to town, do not count on anyone else to bring something you may need!

    2 · August 7, 2013

  • Ray G

    Ok, everyone on the going list has paid and the RSVP's are CLOSED. Thank you.

    August 1, 2013

  • Ray G

    If anyone is still looking for a place to stay, as listed in the ride post is this site ~ ~ Also there is camping everywhere!

    July 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      ray, please remove me off the wait list for this one... I was able to grab another group this same day:)) i'M sure I'll see all of u on the trails! thanks.

      July 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Ray! catch you on the trails:)

      August 1, 2013

  • Diane

    anyone camping? would be cool to stay at adjacent campsites, let me know what your plans are

    July 30, 2013

  • Ray G

    Downieville $$ ~ Els & Merrick need to call Yuba and pay for your shuttle seat weather you go or not. I will give you until Monday AM. Thank you.

    July 19, 2013

  • Kris

    Anybody need a roommate? Lodging is booked everywhere. Need to know by end of today as that is the deadline to drop out. Thanks

    July 14, 2013

  • Ray G

    Ok guys, time to get serious about Downieville. If you are on this list you are going and will be required to pay for your shuttle spot even if you change your RSVP as I have reserved the spot for you. I am going to close the RSVP list Sunday afternoon. More details to follow Sunday night.

    July 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      which shuttle did u speak to and is there a deal for 2nd and 3rd runs? (just asking... cuz I wasn't happy with one shuttle spot and spoke to other and my 2nd run was only 15 and cheaper 3rd)

      July 14, 2013

  • tekster

    Sorry I can't join you guys! Have a safe and wonderful time.

    July 12, 2013

  • Ray G

    Just a heads up, if you are on my rides for Downieville and have not been on some of the more technical rides in our area with me, I will move you off my attending list. This may be a no drop ride, however I do not plan to hold anyone's hand on these rides. I wanna have fun also.

    1 · May 10, 2013

  • Stephanie

    Yuhuu I see some Downieville in our near future :)

    March 25, 2013

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