a day / 260 miles / 5 hours 33 minutes
Join me for a ride from Roseville to Auburn -- the 260 mile route!! (This ride will have long and short route options -- you choose.)
At our June SRC breakfast it was suggested we get outta Dodge and redo that breakfast-in-Truckee thing for the July Sacramento Road Cruisers Monthly Meeting, and then hang out at higher elevations for a while. ...And so that's the plan.
The last time we headed up the hill to do this, we left at 6:30AM. Realizing that not everyone enjoys watching the sun come up while they ride to the meetup spot -- LOL -- I've moved this one up to 8:00. Kick stands up at 8:15. The morning route is pretty much a run up the hill with a stop in Dutch Flat, looking to make a 10:30 brunch time at Jax Truckee Diner.
[Short route option] For those who would prefer a shorter ride and a shorter route, you are very welcome to boogie right back down the hill after brunch.
[Longer route option] After enjoying eats and a leg stretch, we'll head up Hwy 89 to Sierraville and then Portola and a stop at the Western Pacific Railroad Museum. Admission to the museum is $8. I'd like to hang out at the museum a bit, but other activities such as a stretch along the river, thrift store shopping, Blue Petunia Quilts, or just exploring this old mountain town are available.
From Portola, we'll head to Downieville via Iron Horse, Gold Mountain, Clio, the Gold Lake Highway, and Sierra City. After a good stretch, we'll continue down the Golden Chain Highway (Hwy 49) past Camptonville, North San Juan, and Sweetland to our next stop along the way in Nevada City. The final leg of our day-long ride will lead us to Samantha's Ice Cream Parlor in Auburn. We'll enjoy the air conditioning, perhaps get something cold, and then head out for our individual home destinations.
Bob K, Road Captain
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