Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Motherlode Century Bicycling Event

Cyclists from far and wide are signing up for the Motherlode Century, being held Sunday May 20, 2012.

Conveniently staged in the foothills of the beautiful and historic Gold Country, the Motherlode offers three ride options: The Gold Dust (31 miles), The Gold Nugget (67 miles) and the Motherlode (100 miles).

 All riders will benefit from full SAG support, tasty aid stations, and a delicious post ride dinner on the river. 

The first event of its kind in the area, the century bike ride benefits the American River Conservancy and Breathe California Sacramento Emigrant Trail charities. The start/finish and host camp is Earthtrek Expeditions in Lotus, CA on the South Fork of the American River in the beautiful Coloma Valley.

Spring in this special area can be breathtaking with wildflowers blooming, rivers and streams flowing and 49ers gold history echoing across the hillsides and through the valleys. 

Not only is this area renowned for recreation, it’s also a center of fine food, wine and beer production. Riders are being encouraged to stay a little longer or come back soon to enjoy a river trip, wine tasting or a visit to the American River Conservancy’s Nature Center, Marshall Gold Discovery State Park, reconstructed Sutter’s Mill and more.

All riders and guests are encouraged to enjoy it all but to minimize any negative impacts to the environment or to local residents. 

For anyone looking for something very special to be a part of, you need to get rolling.  Find out more at motherlodecentury.com or contact Rob Swain at motherlodecentury@live.com or 530.544-8705.

Blog Post and photo provided by Motherlode Century.

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