2012 Tours

Synopsis of DBC tours being offered in 2012

Following is a list of 2012 Davis Bike Club tours and dates. Sign-ups for tours begins at the general membership meeting on Monday, February 13th at the Bicycle Hall of Fame, 3rd and B Street, at 7pm. We do not accept candidates before the meeting; however, anybody can contact the tour leader for more information. For those who cannot make the meeting, all tours will be held open for sign-ups for two weeks after the meeting. If a tour is overbooked, selection among qualified riders is done by random process, including a waiting list.

Please note: Some of these tours may require deposits and payments which may be deducted for costs if a rider cancels. Check with your tour leader and understand the particular tour’s policy before you sign up!

2012 Davis Bike Club Tours


  • March Fools, 2011
    March Fools in Marin County
    March Fools Tour, 27 March - 31 March 

 A new twist on the popular Davis-Davis loop through Napa Valley and San Francisco. A distinctive feature of this tour are the ferry rides into and out of San Francisco. The tour is rated C-2,3 with ride days averaging 60 miles. Accommodations are upscale double-occupancy hotels in Napa, Bodega Bay, San Francisco, and Concord. Spaces available for 12-15 riders and $35 deposit holds reservation. Total cost: $235. Contact Marilyn Dewey for additional details.



  • Sierra Foothills Tour, 27-29 April
Nevada City, 2011
Nevada City, 2011

This out-n-back weekend tour departs early from Davis on Friday morning destined for a 2-night stay in Nevada City.  Rated D-3, you'll climb almost 6,000' in 90 miles on Friday, have an optional ride day on Saturday, and return (downhill) to Davis on Sunday.  Except for lunch on ride days, all meals are rider responsibility. Participants make their own housing arrangements for 27-28 April at Nevada City's Outside Inn.  For more information contact Bill Sbarra.


  • San Juan Islands Tour, 28 July - 5 August

Similar to our tours in 2005 and 2006, we have two fixed bases: Sidney, BC (with options of visiting Victoria, Butchart Gardens, and Salt Spring Island) and Friday Harbor, WA (from where we tour the San Juan Islands). Riding possibilities vary from leisurely and flat to the challenging ascent of the 2400' Mt. Constitution. The tour begins and ends in Anacortes, WA which is reached by car, by airport van from SeaTac, or by an Amtrak Cascades train that stops in nearby Mt. Vernon.  Cost is $575 for eight nights lodging with some breakfasts, maps, and tour information. You are responsible for other meals, ferry rides, etc. Since accommodations are very limited, everyone must sign up with a roommate. The deposit is $100 with the balance due July 7.  Contact tour leader Bruce Dewey for more information.


  • Gold Lakes Tour, 14 - 17 September
Dave Joshel, Gold Lakes Tour
Dave Joshel, Gold Lakes Tour

Hub tour from the Feather River Park Resort in Graegle, an hour north of Truckee. A range of rides offered at altitude minimum of 4300'. Rides vary from leisurely rides around the resort, to D-4 rides with over 4,000' of climb. Other recreational opportunities include golf, tennis, and swimming. Accommodations are shared cabins. All meals, except for one dinner, are included in cost; meals are 'communal kitchen' under direction of Dave Joshel. Sag support. Tour limit is 16-18, with cost estimate of $225 per person. A $50 deposit required with sign-up. Contact tour leader Deb Ford for particulars.  A tour itinerary, with links to maps and cues of the planned rides, is here.



  • Bakery Tour Gone Wild
    Bakery Tour Club Kit, Bodega Bay 2010
    Bakery Tour, 2 - 6 October

Back by popular demand Stu Bresnick, DBC President Emeritus, has agreed to lead this fabulous tour one more time.  Our first day takes us from Davis to Winters, through the Berryessa Gap to the Napa Valley and our destination in Calistoga. The next day we head to beautiful Bodega Bay for a two night stay. We then ride thru the headlands with a couple of different options for arriving in San Francisco (by ferry or by bike).  On our final day, riders can ferry to Vallejo and then ride home to Davis, or let BART/Amtrak get you there.  This tour is all about great bakeries and the kind of cycling that people pay big bucks for. Don't miss out!  Contact tour leader Stu Bresnick.



In addition to these tours, the Club will be offering breakfast, lunch or “snacking” rides and other fun events for members who are unable to participate in extended tours.  We will be looking for volunteer leaders for these rides.

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