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Carpool Information-Labor Day Donner Summit ride-bring swim suits, chairs, food.

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  • Carpool Info:

    We will meet across from the Starbucks off Sierra College Blvd & I-80 (5494 Crossings Dr., Loomis) at 7:00 AM. If you are willing to drive to share a ride or get a ride please be at the location no later than 7:00 AM and please respond in the ride comments on the number of riders/bikes you can take.

    BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND. Donner Summit Ride

    This is an Epic Ride! Extremely scenic & challenging, starting in Cisco Grove, following the beautiful raging river, climbing to the vista point at Donner Summit, passing Soda Springs & Sugar Bowl & overlooking Donna Lake & then descending down into Truckee.

    The ride is approx 40 mile with an elevation gain at just over 4000 ft. You will need to be experienced enough to climb steep hills & be comfortable descending at 35-40 mph down mountainous turns. We will stop for lunch in Truckee at Wild Cherries cafe for a bite & then head back riding around the other side of Donna lake back to the top of the summit. The weather is generally in the mid 70’s-80's for the perfect ride. This is a treat & one of our favorite rides...

    Bring swim suits, chair & food to share for after...we will plant ourselves along the river nearby where we park, Kell is planning on jumping in with her jersey kit on, water temps on the cooler side;)

    Please click on the link below for Route details

    http://ridewithgps.com/routes/5417786

    Location below shows Gould Park, which is located directed after crossing over overpass to the righ. There will be a Big rock with "Gould Rock" on it.

    http://www.sierranevadageotourism.org/content/gould-park-at-cisco-grove/sieF56A75E9E92939831

    Map: Cisco Grove

    Cisco Grove is on Interstate 80 just 12 miles west of Donner Pass Summit.

    Drive east on Interstate 80 from Sacramento and exit at Cisco Grove; turn left on Cisco road over the Interstate and turn right into the Park. Park is on the right, rest rooms and River to next to the park. Overflow parking is around the corner, make a right with parking on right.

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