June 9 • Groveland
The Groveland Trail Heads mountain biking club debuts its first fundraising cycling event: an adventure ride on mixed terrain (pavement, broken pavement, hard packed dirt and gravel) in the majestic Stanislaus National Forest. There will also be a river crossing toward beginning and finish which may force riders off their bikes to cross. If the river is too deep to easily cross by foot, there will be a safe temporary “bridge” for the crossings.
There are three routes to choose from for cyclists of all skill levels in good physical condition. The short route covers 21.5 miles with 3,300 feet of climbing; the medium route is 30 miles with 5,400 feet of climbing; and the big route is 48 miles with 7,200 quad-burning feet of climbing. All three routes are truly unique as they are very close to the border of Yosemite National Park and some sections are on the original road and railroad to Yosemite!
A post ride party tops off the day, complete with food, beverages (yes, beer!) and a raffle. This inaugural event — which stages out of Yosemite Lakes RV Resort and Campgrounds — is limited to 100 participants.
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About Groveland Trail Heads
Groveland Trail Heads is a non-profit educational association whose mission is to create, enhance and preserve great trail experiences for users while promoting the local commerce and communities in and around Tuolumne County, California. The Groveland Trail Heads seek to preserve, protect and promote mountain bike access to diverse and sustainable riding opportunities throughout Tuolumne County’s public and private lands as well as in neighboring counties.
The association’s aim is to improve the lives of everyone in its regional communities through a collaborative approach to the conscientious development of trail recreation. It is a mountain bike club that works toward advocating for the diversification and accessibility of trail recreation for all user groups. Long term goals include: improving the strength of our communities through stewardship and volunteerism, providing access to outdoor recreation to area youth, creating a multi-use and designated-use regional trail system that satisfies the needs of all user groups and ability levels.