2015 Tours

A synopsis of tours being offered by the DBC in 2015.

Following is a list of 2015 Davis Bike Club tours and the dates that they are being offered. Sign-ups for tours begin at the general membership meeting on Monday, February 9th at the U.S. Bicycle Hall of Fame, 3rd and B Streets, at 7pm. We do not accept sign-ups 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, a waiting list will be started. Please remember that to participate in a DBC tour, you must be a club member and have volunteered at least 8 hours of time on club events or activities.

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

2015 Davis Bike Club Tours


  • March Fools, 2011
    March Fools in Marin County
    March Fools Tour VIII, 28 March - 31 March 

Bruce and Marilyn invite you to join their traditional end-of-March tour, this year featuring some of the best Bay Area cycling. Saturday, a metric leads from Davis over the Benicia Bridge to Concord for a two-night stay. Sunday options can include a flat half metric or longer ride in the hills. On Monday, a metric up Wooden Valley goes to St Helena. A near-metric return for Tuesday crosses Cardiac in the easier direction. Member’s cost of $225 includes three nights lodging (double occupancy) at up-scale hotels within walking distance of great food, breakfasts, and sag. Deposits are $50. Contact Marilyn Dewey for additional details.



  • Sierra Foothills Tour, 9 - 12 April
Nevada City, 2011
Nevada City, 2011

For 2015, you have a choice between a three or four day tour. The four day tour will depart Davis on Thursday, April 9 with an overnight in Auburn. The next day, you will finish the ride up hill to Nevada City. You will 61 miles the first day and enjoy 2150’ of climbing. The second day is 31 miles and 3550’.

The three day group will depart Davis on Friday, April 10 and ride all the way up to Nevada City. It is 91 miles and 5700’ of climbing.

Everyone will 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 11-12 April at Nevada City's Outside Inn.  For more information contact Martha Gegan.


  • Mt Shasta Tour, 26 - 29 June
Mt Shasta
Climbing Mt Shasta

Deb Ford will lead this 4-day, 3-night hub tour based out of the Mt Shasta Resort on Lake Siskiyou (elevation 3,600'). A group ride will be offered each day; we'll climb Mt Shasta (topping out at 7,800') on Sunday. Deb will have alternative ride ideas if you'd like to go explore on your own.  Other recreational opportunities include golf, tennis, and hiking. Accommodations are shared chalets and rooms. All meals are included in cost. Dave Joshel will be supervising the 'communal kitchen': everyone pitches in on food prep or KP. Tour limit is 16-18, with cost estimate of $325 per person. A $100 non-refundable deposit required with sign-up. Contact tour leader Deb Ford for details. 




  • Cape CodCape Cod Tour, 9 - 18 September

Dick and Carol Bourne and Martha and Brian Gegan would like to invite you to tour Cape Cod.  We will ride along the Cape Cod Canal, and visit Plymouth Rock, Woods Hole, Martha’s Vineyard, South Dennis and Provincetown. Optional excursions include beer tasting on Martha’s Vineyard, cycling on Nantucket, seal watching off of Chatham, whale watching out of Provincetown, the Provincetown-Boston Ferry and strolls along the beach.  

Participants will be responsible for their airfare, transportation to Cape Cod, shipping or renting their bicycles and meals on the road. The longest planned ride is 65 miles; it will be a minimally sagged tour. Only 10 slots will be available and a slot is yours after your $150 deposit is received.  The cost of the tour is estimated at $775 based on double occupancy. Email Martha Gegan for more details.


  • Gold Lakes Tour, 11 - 14 September
Dave Joshel, Gold Lakes Tour
Dave Joshel, Gold Lakes Tour

A hub tour from the Feather River Park Resort in Graegle, an hour north of Truckee. A range of rides offered at a minimum altitude 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 are included in cost. Meals are 'communal kitchen': everyone pitches in on food prep or KP. Sag support. Tour limit is 16, with cost estimate of $250 per person. A $100 deposit required with sign-up. Refund unlikely if cancellation occurs within 30 days of trip. Contact tour leader Dave Joshel for particulars. 



  • Bakery Tour Gone Wild
    Bakery Tour Club Kit, Bodega Bay 2010
    Tour de Bakery, 15 - 19 September

Maria Tebbutt is leading this fabulous tour for her first foray into volunteering with the DBC.  On the first day of our tour, you'll roll right out your front door to our meet-up location in Davis.  We'll ride through the Berryessa Gap to the Napa Valley and have our first overnight in Calistoga. (Can you say "hot tub"?) The next day it's a beautiful ride to Bodega Bay for two overnights at the Inn at the Tides with plenty of free time to explore the coast.  On Friday we ride thru the headlands to Larkspur where we take the ferry to San Francisco and ride along the Embarcadero to Cow Hollow (whew!).  Depart from SF on Saturday by ferry to Vallejo, or take BART/Amtrak. Take a turn at driving the SAG van if you're new to climbs.  Choose between 40-60ish miles per day for the 3 days of riding over a 5 day trip.  Plenty of rest stops and refueling at fabulous bakeries along the way.  Cost:  $380; $100 deposit at sign-up.  Email Maria for more details. 


In addition to these tours, the Club will be offering breakfast, lunch or “snack” 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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