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Downieville ~ Sunday Morning

  • May 25, 2014 · 10:00 AM
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SHUTTLE INFO!!! ~ I will post the shuttle time when the trails open!

I am 'NOT' going to reserve a shuttle for the group, you will need to call and pay in advance for your own shuttle seat.

Shuttle leaves at 10:00 AM.

This is an intermediate level 3+ group ride in an awesome wooded single-track paradise.

Shuttle to Packer Saddle ~ Sunrise ~ Pauley Creek ~ Lower Butcher ~ Third Divide ~ First Divide ~ Downtown ~ Beer(optional) Route subject to change.

As event host, I 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 my past rides. Hard tail bikes will not be allowed. RSVP priority will be given to current members in good standing.

This will be another great ride 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,  http://www.yubaexpeditions.com/pages/downievilleaccommodations.html - www.downievilleoutfitters.com/www.yubaexpeditions.com/ - http://www.sierracountychamber.com/ - http://www.herringtonssierrapines.com/

If you plan ahead now, you may want to get a room as they do fill fast.

This will be the official hotel for the weekend ~ http://www.herringtonssierrapines.com/

We will take the shuttle that leaves from Yuba Expeditions or Downieville Outfitters for this ride, (more info as time gets closer). Let them know you're 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 about 5 hours 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.

If you want to head up and do a different trail/trails, have at it. Just sign up and we can discuss the choices.

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

Post ride fun at the river with a cooler!

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

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  • larry p.

    Did you guys do the route as listed or a different one. Great pics!

    June 5, 2014

    • Armando

      We did the classic D'ville Downhill, (Sunrise, Butcher, 3rd Divide, 1st Divide's) There's a new upper single-trak section on Butcher before the Gully that is sweet.

      June 6, 2014

    • larry p.

      Nice...I really have to get up there soon!

      June 6, 2014

  • Armando

    I think the combo of the Trek Dirt Series and my E29 allowed me to clear sections of the Butcher trail that I hadn't before. I look forward to the next time, but I think I may want to bring supplies for BBQing each day.

    May 27, 2014

  • Michelle

    Loved the new trail at the top of Butcher! Great company too, as usual. :-)

    May 27, 2014

  • Roy V.

    Spectacular weekend of riding and hanging with friends in the mountains. Still smiling from the memories!

    May 27, 2014

  • Michele

    Love downhill in Downieville!!!! It was awesome!

    May 27, 2014

  • Timothy A.

    Great weekend riding! Spectacular scenery, great trails, awesome folks! Thanks for the fun time!

    May 26, 2014

  • JD

    OMG! That pretty much sums it up! Let's do it again!

    May 26, 2014

  • Andy U.

    If anyone wants to have dinner with my wife and me, give me a call at[masked]

    1 · May 24, 2014

    • Michelle

      That'd be cool! We're staying in Sierra City and planned to meet up with Michele and Jonathan at Herrington's for dinner. Dinner options are a bit limited in Downieville proper. Also cell phones don't work well up there. So if you want to try and find us there around 6-7 then we'll see you then! (Sorry we don't know our exact timing from pollock pines.)

      May 24, 2014

  • Michele

    Andy - are you staying in Sierra City or Downieville? We're staying in Sierra City at Herrington's, same place as Ray & Michelle. Planning to get together for dinner tonight 6-7ish. Come join us!

    May 24, 2014

  • Andy U.

    Kinda cool...just booked my reservation and I'll be staying at the house of the woman who finished 3rd at Downiville in the Pro division in 2012.

    1 · May 12, 2014

  • Ray G

    Just a quick note, when the shuttle seats are filled your spot on the ride is gone. Get your shuttle seat soon.

    May 6, 2014

  • Steven M.

    Will be making a hotel reservation soon. Anyone interested in splitting a double room?

    May 5, 2014

  • SONNY R.

    Had to cancel. Some family stuff came up.

    May 5, 2014

  • Benedict C.

    Hi Ray,

    Are you planning for another trip this summer? I would like to go but cannot - daughter's 4th bday party. Thanks.

    Benedict

    May 1, 2014

    • Ray G

      At this time I am going to say no, too many other out of town trips to do.

      May 1, 2014

  • Andy U.

    I just made reservations for the shuttle. Wondering if anyone wants to share a condo or something.

    April 29, 2014

    • Steven M.

      I too just made a reservation, and was wondering the same thing about lodging. Seems like kind of a waste to get a solo room (price difference rather small between single and double at the hotel).

      April 29, 2014

  • Steven M.

    Has anyone already made hotel and shuttle reservations yet?

    April 23, 2014

    • Armando

      I've made reservations, I was already planning on being up there for the weekend.

      April 23, 2014

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