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    The Downieville Summer Kick-Off Thread!!!

    It's on! And if you're going, please add yourself to our Facebook page so we know who all is planning on going.

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    JOIN OUR FACEBOOK PAGE!

    What what?

    Join us for the 6th Annual MTBR Downieville Summer Kick-Off! Prepare for a long weekend of incredible riding around Downieville, Sierra City and the Lakes Basin!

    Camping
    We will again be camping at Packsaddle Campground. Packsaddle campground is 6000 feet elevation, has developed campsites, hand pumped water and vault toilets. The campground is located 2 miles from Packer Saddle, and 1/4 mile from Packer Lake. To get there from Downieville, continue on 49 north for 17 miles. You will pass Sierra City at 12.5 miles. After 4.5 miles, turn left on Gold Lake Hwy. You will see Bassetts Station General Store on the corner. Follow Gold Lake Hwy. for approx 1.5 miles and turn left on CR-621/Packer Lake Road. In .25 mile, turn right to continue on Packer Lake Road. Within 2 miles, look for signs pointing you toward Packsaddle Campground. It will be on the left. If you pass Packer Lake, you've gone too far!

    The campsites can be reserved online now. Go to Federal recreation, camping and tour reservation information - Recreation.gov and search for Packsaddle Campground in the Park name field. Enter the appropriate dates and you'll be able to reserve a site. Once they are all reserved, don't worry. We'll have the place to ourselves and will be able to disperse evenly. This is a communal event and we try our best to share the space. In addition, five sites will be available on a first come-first served basis. These will be available and we'll make sure they are reserved for our use.

    Riding
    There are several rides you can do right from the campground, including Sunrise Trail, Butcher Ranch, Big Boulder Trail and Tamarack Lakes, along with a whole new trail system a short drive in Graeagle. It is mountain bike heaven!

    Shuttled rides can be arranged through the following local shops:

    Yuba Expeditions
    208 Main Street
    Downieville, CA 95936
    (530) 289-3010
    Downieville bike shop and shuttle to the Downieville Downhill - YUBA Expeditions

    Downieville Outfitters
    114 Main Street
    Downieville, CA 95936
    (530) 289-0155
    Downieville Outfitters - Shuttle Service to the Downieville Downhill

    Group Rides
    We'll have a few key group rides, with big and small rides planned for Friday and Saturday. These happen organically, so just show up and ask who's doing what. Big Boulder, Lakes Basin and Mills Peak rides are all on the hit list this year.

    ¡Beer Party!
    On Saturday evening, let's throw down a legendary beer tasting party! Bring a few of your favorites to share and we'll eat potluck style, or just have a grill going so we can eat like cavemen.

    Reserve your campsite and get ready for some GnarCal shredding!
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    Awesome flyer K-max.

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    so here are the questions? What date are people planning on showing up? I was thinking about taking the 7th off and heading up a bit early...?

    And which site are people planning on staying in?

    wifey has given preliminary approval due to burthday shenanigans and her generally being awesome!

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    The great thing is that due to early season, we usually have the campGROUND to ourselves. There are 15 sites and we have historically taken it over. I would suggest reserving a site soon just in case we have a big turnout again. The 7th is a perfect time to arrive. There may be a 40th birthday celebration going on when you get there. ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by K-max View Post
    There may be a 40th birthday celebration going on when you get there. ;-)
    woooohoooo!

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    Thanks! Been stewing on it for a while, so I was stoked to be able to bring it to light!

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    Kyle, make my sport-tee a size medium, and 2 Silipints please.

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    We have campsite # 2 reserved! Number one can't be reserved, but I have had it every year thus far. We are hoping to have it again.
    Thanks for the t-shrt design K-max! They look amaxing! :-)

    Wooohooo we arrive Thursday and will be heading home on Monday!

    Oh, so looking forward to it!
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    Picked up site #3! Its on like donky kong!

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    Snagged #11.
    Lovin' this year's graphics, K-max!
    Hey man, wanna go for a klunk?

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    What a coincedence I have 5 days scheduled off for my son's wedding. What luck! Let me check with him and my wife. BTW, the gnar bear logo is totally rawkin'
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    So in!!

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    I am in neither uphill or downhill biking shape, but I am drinking shape so hope to make it.

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    Cool Graphic Kyle, you could probably do that for a living...
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    Dville has not opened that early in a few years. With the current weather, the riding should be epic. I already have a w-e of riding in the mountains planned with the guys later in June, so I don't think that I'll get two passes in the same month. You guys have fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zorg View Post
    Dville has not opened that early in a few years. With the current weather, the riding should be epic. I already have a w-e of riding in the mountains planned with the guys later in June, so I don't think that I'll get two passes in the same month. You guys have fun.
    Every year Zorg, you don't show up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois View Post
    Every year Zorg, you don't show up.

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    I'm antisocial. Although I was there for a day during the first one some years ago.
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    As much as I hate hiking.. we are hiking up to the Buttes on Friday. Big guys need to portage much beer.

    We are doing Mills Peak shuttle runs

    Then Big Boulders!!!!

    We should take the week off

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    Quote Originally Posted by zorg View Post
    I'm antisocial. Although I was there for a day during the first one some years ago.
    you were at the parking lot by the ice cream store.

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    That hike to the lookout tower is so worth it! I was amazed by the view from up there. And yes, I'm not missing out on Mills Peak this year. The riding is so good in Graeagle...

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    I might be in..............gotta make sure the weekend is open

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    Did someone say Graeagle? Heeeheeehee
    Where is my man: Big Boulder? We need a guide!
    If we can get there early enough on Thursday, we hope to catch sunset at the Lookout, otherwise we will attempt to get up there with FC.
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    I'm in, am trying to convince the family to stay home so I can camp and actually ride with the tribe - last year was a huge miss.
    I can't wait to ride Mills Peak. Too bad I can't start actually riding for another 2 weeks due to biz travel. Good thing it's mostly downhill
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