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    Cool-blue Rhythm First time in Nor Cal - Any recommandation ?

    Hey Guys, we just booked our ticket for SF and its gona be our first time around Nor Cal with enduro bikes. Will spend 10 days around and looking foward to maximize the riding. Will be there late March/early April

    Looking online and best trails look kind of secret and hard to find ... So far we have Livermere, Demo Forest and Monterey in mind.

    Any recommandation where and what to ride or don't ride ? Contacts and/or shuttle service to recommand ?

    We like gravity stuff and not scared of the steeps but willing to hit flow stuff as well.

    Any recommandations would be appreciate. Cheers !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxime_936 View Post
    Hey Guys, we just booked our ticket for SF and its gona be our first time around Nor Cal with enduro bikes. Will spend 10 days around and looking foward to maximize the riding. Will be there late March/early April

    Looking online and best trails look kind of secret and hard to find ... So far we have Livermere, Demo Forest and Monterey in mind.

    Any recommandation where and what to ride or don't ride ? Contacts and/or shuttle service to recommand ?

    We like gravity stuff and not scared of the steeps but willing to hit flow stuff as well.

    Any recommandations would be appreciate. Cheers !
    What is in Livermore?????????

    Demo is good. Santa cruz is good, but mostly illegal. You will want yo hit pacifica with enduro and steep stuff. But this is half day stuff. Demo and santa cruz can be full day.

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    It's more in Del Valle regional park the trail we spotted, its near Livermore

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    Pacifica is on the way south from SF, worth a stop

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    Gold country...nevada city, auburn, Georgetown.

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    Oat Hill Mine Rd. up in Calistoga would be a fun one. Super rocky and technical trail, but kind of a long drive from SF.
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    Are you staying in SF or bouncing around? That's a great time to be here! Trails are drying out, but we'll have some more rain by then.
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    We rented an RV and we are planning to move around, something 3-4 hours drive from SF is all good for us.

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    Then you should check out this thread:
    The perfect roadtrip - Tourist info

    And a few others. This year there's no snow (welcome back to the drought) so lots of places should be ridable by late March which on a normal year wouldn't melt out until July.

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    Tamarancho, then a visit to the Marin Museum of Bicycling and MTB Hall of Fame in Fairfax.

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    Tamarancho loop including the Endor flow trail is well worth a visit, but it's rather flat. There's not much in the immediate Bay Area that's got any real elevation. Rain has been light so far this year. If that unfortunate trend continues, the real mountains are only about 3 hours East and worth checking out.

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    If you like gravity, go Pacifica, hwy 9 ucsc stuff, demo, then head east. Exchequer or Pinecrest, then head north, Georgetown shuttles with Tom, maybe lower Tahoe stuff if this weather continues, and then head back. I personally think tamarancho is boring and not gravity oriented. But across the street is some fun stuff.

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    El Corte de Madera state park (aka Skeggs) is close to SF and has some great single track in the Redwoods as well. Henry Coe state park (from HQ: the Flat Frog/Middle Ridge/Lost Spring/China Hole loop) is a good ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbmtb View Post
    Then you should check out this thread:
    The perfect roadtrip - Tourist info

    And a few others. This year there's no snow (welcome back to the drought) so lots of places should be ridable by late March which on a normal year wouldn't melt out until July.
    X2 on this. The sixth post on that thread is gold.

    I'd be shocked if the Northstar bike park was open by late March (ski season usually goes until mid-April, even in bad years, and it takes a month or two after that to get the bike park ready).

    Downieville probably won't be open to the top, but the lower stuff (first/second/third divide) will be in play.

    Boggs burned to the ground in 2015 and hasn't re-opened for riding.

    Annadel is half-closed thanks to fires late last year, and probably isn't destination-worthy until it reopens.

    IMHO, you're going to want to spend a lot of time in the foothills on either side of Tahoe - Auburn, Nevada City, and Reno, to name a few.

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    I'm off from March 30-April 8 if you want a tour of the Santa Cruz trails. Shoot me a pm!
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    Quote Originally Posted by prozach0215 View Post
    If you like gravity, go Pacifica, hwy 9 ucsc stuff, demo, then head east. Exchequer or Pinecrest, then head north, Georgetown shuttles with Tom, maybe lower Tahoe stuff if this weather continues, and then head back. I personally think tamarancho is boring and not gravity oriented. But across the street is some fun stuff.

    Aw man....teaser.

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