My friend Ellen passed this along to me. They sound like great events! I'm always glad to see BONC and the Bear Yuba Land Trust work together so closely.


BONC will lead two mountain bike rides to celebrate National Trails Day. We are part of a big day of outdoor recreation events - from hikes in town to explorations in our National Forest. Then, at 1pm BONC joins YBONC at the festivities (music, food, booths) at Robinson Plaza in Nevada City.


9 a.m. – Two bike rides with BONC (Bicyclists of Nevada County)
Family Mountain Bike Ride and Clinic – Meet in Miner’s Foundry Parking Lot in Nevada City at 9 a.m. for this one-hour, six-mile ride on Old Downieville Highway. On this scenic ride suitable for families, BONC guides Ellen Lapham and Connie Strawser will go over safety and cycling etiquette, rules of the road and tips for a fun and enjoyable ride. Helmets are required.

BONC leading a MTB ride on the inauguration day of the Hirschman Trail, April 2012.
Intermediate mountain bike ride on Hirschman’s trail - Meet at 9 a.m. at the trailhead just off Highway 49 on Cement Hill Road (park in the Rood Center parking lot). The historic and scenic trail features the Hirschman’s Pond named after the Hirschman brothers, early pioneer miners and merchants of the area. Features of the trail include a 40-foot long trestle.

West of the pond, the trail narrows and meanders through oak woodlands, pine forests and grasslands. This five-mile round trip ride will end by 10:30 a.m. Helmets are required. Terry Hundemer is the ride leader. At the end of the ride, Alicia Funk will offer Manzanita cider.


Federal, state and county agencies, local conservation groups, hiking clubs, bicyclists, equestrians and a diverse collection of outdoor lovers are gearing up for this year’s National Trails Day.

On Saturday, June 1 locals will come together to celebrate local trails and outdoor history with a full spectrum of guided hikes, rides and botanical walks for all activity levels.

A National Trails Day headquarters will be stationed in the Robinson Plaza in downtown Nevada City, just outside the town’s Chamber of Commerce. A number of local groups will set up information booths in the plaza throughout the day and local musicians Beaucoup Chapeaux will provide live music in the afternoon.

At 1 p.m., Marty Coleman-Hunt, Executive Director of Bear Yuba Land Trust will welcome participants followed by guest speakers: Robert Trent, Executive Director of the Economic Resource Council and Duane Strawser, Nevada City Mayor and owner of Tour of Nevada City Bicycle Shop.

Ellen Lapham
Director, Bicyclists of Nevada County •
Great trails : Great communities!