2009 Gold Lakes Tour

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September 18 – 20
Tour Leader: David Joshel
davidjoshel@hotmail.com, 530.756.7409 (hm), 510.717.5133 (cell)

Last year, people came back raving about this tour.

  • Itinerary: 3 day bicycle tour of the High Sierras.
    • Day 1: Arrive at noon, 30 mile easy ride to acclimate and explore the local area.
    • Day 2: Saturday 75 miles approximately 4000 feet of climbing from Graegle to Davis Lake and the Sierra Valley through the towns of Sierraville, Loyalton & Portola.
    • Day 3: Sunday 56 miles approximately 4500 feet of climbing up Yuba Pass and Gold Lakes road with an 8 mile descent at the end
  • Lodging: 2 nights at the Feather River Resort in the town of Blairsden, California, approximately 1 hour north of Truckee on State route 89. The resort has a rustic ambiance among tall pine trees.
  • Food: The cabins reserved have cooking facilities. 2 dinners, 3 lunches and 2 breakfasts will be provided. All food is included in tour cost.
  • Travel: Leave Davis Friday morning September 18th, return Sunday evening September 20th. Approximately 3 hours each way from Davis.
  • Rides: SAG Van with SAG food will be provided. Lunches on the road will be provided.
  • Weather: At an altitude of 4500 ft, the temperature in the morning could be as low as 35 degrees Fahrenheit at this time of year. The days will usually warm up nicely to the mid 60’s.

Tour Limit: 12-14 people.

Cost: ESTIMATE $180.00 including deposit, all food and lodging based on sharing cabins with at least three people. (Deposit: $50; make checks payable to David Joshel.) The cost will be less the more people sign up. Transportation to and from Tour will be carpooling.

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