a day / 193 miles / 5 hours 24 minutes
Join us for a ride into Mother Lode Country and a scenic route to Columbia. Located in the heart of the California Mother Lode, Columbia State Historic Park is a living gold rush town featuring the largest single collection of existing gold rush-era structures in the state. Visiting Columbia is like traveling back in time to the sights, smells, and sounds of a nineteenth century mining town—merchants dressed in 1850’s attire, a whiff of coal smoke from the blacksmith shop, and the rumble of a stagecoach pulling into town!
We'll stop just short of Columbia SHP for a late brunch at Many's Breakfast House, then take some time to explore. Depending on your personal timeline, this can be the end of the ride for you -- you can leave right away or choose to stay all day -- or you can join me for more Fall adventures-in-the-wind riding through Vallecito, Altaville, West Point, Volcano, and end in Plymouth.
9:30 - 35.9 miles / 58 minutes - 10:32
10:47 - 42.7 miles / an hour 14 minutes - 12:04
12:14 - 27.4 miles / 44 minutes - 13:00
14:15 - 0.5 miles / a minute - 14:17
15:17 - 51.2 miles / an hour 19 minutes - 16:37
16:42 - 35.3 miles / an hour 7 minutes - 17:53