Sunday, October 10, 2010

Mendo Coast Cyclists Ride in the Desert

 Moab Area Trails

Gemini Bridges
On the Bridges

Top of the Metal Masher Trail

 Porcupine Rim
Top of the  Hazard Trail


Kokopell's Trail



Over looking Castle Valley
On the Rim

Riding the Upper Rim

Lunch on the Rim
Riding off the Rim

 Slick Rock Trail
MCC on Slick Rock
Mary Kay's Birthday Ride
On the way to Negro Bill Canyon Overlook
Below the Slick Rock Trail
 after a cloudburst later the same day

Amosa Back

Riding the Red Rock Road

Regrouping allong the trail

Colorado River Overlook

Riding slick rock on the Rock Stacker Trail

Rock Stacker Trail

Checking out Pot Hole Arch

Bottom of the Amosa Back Trail

Fruita Area

Top of the Prime Cut Trail

Top of Joe's Ridge Trail
Joe's Ridge Trail

Chutes and Ladders Trail
Great Trip!

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Caspar Classic Race Times

Stanley just sent me the Caspar Classic race times,

Elite: Kevin Smallman 1.43:35, Sean Allen 1.48:33, Gabe Cheese 1.52:11, James O'Hare 2.01:25, David Desautels 2.06:48.

Supersport: Greg Kjulian 2.02:30, Jake Madden 2.09:59, Parris Humphrey 2.17:08, Tom Spinard(i) 2.21:13, David Duncan 2.46:15, Peter Meyer 3.24:42.

First Female Elite: Mary Allen 2.17:45.

Sport Class: Cody New 1.00:49, Adam Scherf 1.11:02, Adam Glotnis 1.14:52, Jesse New 1.17:26, Michael Berna 1.20:12, Rick Riley (single speed) 1.26:18, Michael Romo 1.28:06, Doug Taylor 1.34:08, Justin Quevedo 1.39:51, Jedediah Black 2.03:32.

Veterans Class: Gene Barnes 1.09:52.

First Female Sport: Heather Caffarate 1.16:45.

Junior Division Kaleb O'Hare 1.16:46.

Sorry no lap times this year.



Saturday, August 28, 2010

Caspar Classic Map

The red dotted line is the new Caspar Classic race course.
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Thursday, August 12, 2010

2010 Caspar Classic Mountain Bike Race

Mendocino Coast Cyclists will once again host this year’s Caspar Classic Mountain Bike Race held on Sunday, September 5th. A new and exciting race course has been designed to challenge all participants. The official start of the race course will be in the same location as in the past on the Caspar Logging Rd (Road 500) and junction of Road 600. Registration will open at 9:00am with the race commencing at 10:30am.
Come and enjoy a great day at the Mendocino coast while racing or just watching some of the best riders in Northern California when past winners Brain Astell and Mary Allen take to the trail. A great way to round out the Labor Day weekend!

Race Categories: Sport and Elite classes (ages 18-49), Juniors (17 and under with parental consent), Seniors (50 and over)

Entry Fee: $25
$12.50 Juniors (17 and under with parental consent)

Directions: From Hwy 1 at Caspar go east on Fern Creek road ¼ of a mile to Caspar Orchard road turn right and proceed to dirt road (Road 500), continue on road 500 for one mile to junction of Road 600 and staging area. Be aware of large speed bumps on Road 500.

For further information please contact Stan Miklose at (707) 964-4661 or email

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Club Membership

Please join Mendocino Coast Cyclists and help us promote and improve bicycling.
Members receive discounts at The Outdoor Store, Catch a Canoe and Bicycles Too, and Fort Bragg Cyclery.
Click on image below print it, fill it out and send it with your dues to Mendocino Coast Cyclists, P.O.Box 742, Fort Bragg, CA 95437.

Please fill out a disclaimer and send with your membership application to participate in Club events.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

New Bike Club Logo 2010

The new bike club logo

Monday, April 05, 2010

Monthly First Saturday Group Ride

Starting May 1st 2010 Mendocino Coast Cyclists will host a group mountain bike ride to be held the first Saturday of the month through September 4th 2010.
Everyone is welcome!
Ride leader Roo Harris will be meeting at the end of the pavement on Road 409 (about 3.5 miles east of Hwy 1) at 10 a.m.
Bring water, food, and proper clothing for a 2-4 hr ride.
The route will depend on the ability of the riders that show up. An easier short ride followed by a longer hard ride will also be a possibility.
We love riding and helping others enjoy the Mendocino Coast on a bike!
A note from Roo,
Any cyclists who are thinking of coming should make reservations with Roo Harris prior to the first Saturday of each month trail ride. Please call (707) 937-4238 to make reservations. Without reservations the ride will not be scheduled for those dates. We at Mendocino Coast Cyclists look forward to showing you our back yard.


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Friday, February 26, 2010

Strategic Plan for the California Coastal Trail in Mendocino County and Cyclists

Here is a link to the Draft Strategic Plan for the California Coastal Trail in Mendocino County

Bicycle riders are being excluded from most of the proposed trails in the Strategic Plan for the California Coastal Trail in Mendocino County. Access to trails along the coast is very much desired by local and visiting cyclists. Riding a bicycle is an enjoyable and healthy way to see the coast and brings many visitors to our area. Mountain bikes do not need a "class one bike path" to ride on. Cyclists can walk stairs, tight corners, and other obstacles so in reality no trail is unusable to them. The idea bicycles are more damaging to "sensitive natural resources" then hikers has not been backed up by scientific studies. "Access to trailheads and parking" is less important to cyclists then it is to hikers since riding to the trail is a possibility. Allowing bicycles on new trails should be open to review. "Land management agency policies" have been changed to allow cyclists in the past and should not be used to automatically exclude them. Bicycle riders have contributed their time and money to acquire right of ways and build trails on the coast but have not been included in forming policies for trails. Mendocino Coast Cyclists would like to help insure bicycling is included on the California Coastal Trail in Mendocino County.


Chris Clutton

Past president Mendocino Coast Cyclists

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Mendocino Coast Regional Park

Proposed Bicycle Facilities for the Mendocino Coast Regional Park Hwy 20 east of Summers Ln

Presented by

Chris Clutton of the Mendocino Coast Cyclists

The following improvements are suggested for cyclists at the Regional Park east of Summers Ln.

Bike path from the Hwy 20 bike lane to activity areas and park trails.

Sweet Trail

Jump Area

Bike racks near activity areas.

Loop trails open to bikes through the park.

Trail open to bikes from park trails to the A&W Haul Rd and Jackson State Forest.

Bike skill areas located near a parking area and park trails.

Pump Track

Bicycling facilities are a good choice for the Regional Park

Having the opportunity to help build, maintain, and use a bike trails and skill areas can motivate young people to become active cyclists. Not all youths like participating in team sports. Cycling can be enjoyed alone or in a group. Cycling is an activity that people can participate in throughout their life. Young people should have a safe place to improve cycling skills in a well-designed area with experienced guidance.

Mendocino Coast Cyclists

The Mendocino Coast Cyclists Club (MCC) is interested in partnering with Mendocino Coast Parks and Recreation Department to help plan, layout, build, and maintain bike trails and skill areas at the Regional Park east of Summers Ln.

MCC is a club formed in 2003 with the mission to Advocate cycling in all aspects. Promote responsible and safe trail and road use.

MCC currently has over 70 members and more than 100 receive e-mails.

MCC has held trash clean up, trail building, and maintenance workdays on Jackson State Forest and more are planned for 2010.

Ongoing group rides are held three times weekly (weather permitting).

MCC also holds a yearly mountain bike race and has helped with cycling events held by Fort Bragg Cyclery, Catch a Canoe, and Bike Mendo.

Chris Clutton

Past President of Mendocino Coast Cyclists

Please respond if you have something to add!



Friday, January 22, 2010

Opening Water Drains

During breaks in the first big storm of the season I went out and cleared drainage on the Camp One Loop, Manley Gulch, and Pole Ten trails.
Pole Ten has two trees down near the top and lots of pampas grass lower down but it is passable. I plan to clear the trees in spring leaving them to stop motorcycles until then.
Manley Gulch has one tree down mid way. Since motorcycles don't ride this often I'll get out and clear it soon.
Camp One Loop was cleared by CalFire and is wide open all the way including the top section that was very over grown.
Until things dry out some I'll be riding the logging roads and staying off the soft trails.
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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Trail Symposium

Over 200 folks came to check out the Trail Symposium in Fort Bragg.Dan Gjerde lead a ride through town and out to MacKerricker State Park. He pointed out some problems with bike lanes in Fort Bragg and possible remedies. We got an update on the bike path planed for Glass Beach and onto the headlands through the Old Mill Site. After the CEQA review is completed work will start on construction on the north section. The southern section and a park area are now in the planning stages. When the decking needs to be replaced on the Pudding Creek Trestle Dan would like the handrails moved out to make passing other users easier. He is also working to get the Haul Rd repaved to its full width.
Neil Davis of the Ukiah Valley Trail Group gave a good presentation. His main point was as we build our local trails out connecting trails between communities will become easier.

Mendocino Land Trust is working on a trail north of the Ten Mile River that is hoped to reach Westport eventually. This trail will be open to cyclists.

MLT hosted a social at the brewery. While there I heard about new trails being built north of Rockport and possible new trails near Willits.

Another Trails Symposium is being planned for inland Mendocino with more details on trail projects there.



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