A synopsis of tours being offered by the DBC in 2014.
Following is a list of 2014 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 10th 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!
2014 Davis Bike Club Tours
- March Fools Tour, 24 March - 28 March
Bruce and Marilyn Dewey are offering their seventh March Fools Tour! We will be overnighting in Napa, Bodega Bay, Cloverdale, and St. Helena. We will ride 50-60 miles per day on back roads with hills here and there. We’re staying at the usual great lodgings within walking distance of great restaurants. The price is $260 per person, which includes four nights lodging (double occupancy), breakfasts, and super sag service. Deposits are $50. Contact Marilyn Dewey for additional details.
- Sierra Foothills Tour, 11-13 April
This out-n-back weekend tour departs early from Davis on Friday morning destined for a 2-night stay in Nevada City. Rated D-3, you'll climb almost 6,000' in 90 miles on Friday, 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.
- Tour to Paso Robles, 27 April - 2 May
Stu Bresnick is offering a new multi-day tour to Paso Robles this Spring. Leaving Davis on Sunday, April 27th, riders will Amtrak to SF and then bike down the coast to Half Moon Bay. Four more overnights follow in Capitola, Carmel, King City, and Paso Robles. You’ll return to Davis via Amtrak on Friday, May 2. Highlights include the new Devil’s Slide bike route, Monterrey Peninsula Bike Trail and 17-mile Drive. Mileage ranges from 35 to 74 per day. Cost is estimated to be $325 for double-occupancy. Contact Stu for more details.
- Mt Shasta Tour, 27 - 30 June
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. No sag support. Tour limit is 14-16, with cost estimate of $280 per person. A $100 deposit required with sign-up. (The deposit most likely non-refundable if you cancel after May 1.) Contact tour leader Deb Ford for details.
- Colorado Rockies Tour, 29 July - 9 August
Bruce and Marilyn Dewey have updated their Colorado Rockies tour for 2014. We start and end in Glenwood Springs (easily reached by Amtrak). Overnight stops en route are Beaver Creek, Frisco (three nights), Leadville, Aspen (two nights), and Redstone (added this year). The basic route is 250 miles, with several opportunities to add more. Cost is $585 for 8 nights hotels, breakfasts, and luggage van support. Contact the Deweys for more information. Dick Bourne’s engaging review of the 2011 Colorado Rockies tour is here.
- Gold Lakes Tour, 12 - 15 September
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.
- Tour de Bakery, 16 - 20 September
Stu Bresnick is leading this fabulous tour for its umpteenth time. Our first day takes us from Davis to Winters, through the Berryessa Gap to the Napa Valley and our overnight in Calistoga. The next day we head to beautiful Bodega Bay for a two night stay. We then ride thru the headlands with a couple of different options for getting into San Francisco (by ferry or by bike). On our final day, riders can ferry to Vallejo and then ride home to Davis, or take BART/Amtrak. Estimated cost: $375. Deposit required at sign-up: $75. Contact tour leader Stu Bresnick with any questions.
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.