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    Lodging suggestions?

    I'll be spending 5 days somewhere between Tahoe and Chico in July. Tahoe, 'cause that's where I'll be after that, and Chico 'cause that's where I can stay for free, if it's worth it. Are there any campgrounds/motels that are less than a half hour to several trailheads AND walking distance to a bar (or biking distance, less than 2 miles or so). Or is it better for me to stay for free in Chico and drive longer distances to rides? (I'd like to do a few long rides of about 30 miles each, and probably some shorter ones 'cause my fitness demands that I not kill myself every day) I could also use some suggestions on not-crowded trails. I don't mind seeing people on the trail, but I don't want to dodge 'em. Thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by OverStuffed
    I'll be spending 5 days somewhere between Tahoe and Chico in July. Tahoe, 'cause that's where I'll be after that, and Chico 'cause that's where I can stay for free, if it's worth it. Are there any campgrounds/motels that are less than a half hour to several trailheads AND walking distance to a bar (or biking distance, less than 2 miles or so). Or is it better for me to stay for free in Chico and drive longer distances to rides? (I'd like to do a few long rides of about 30 miles each, and probably some shorter ones 'cause my fitness demands that I not kill myself every day) I could also use some suggestions on not-crowded trails. I don't mind seeing people on the trail, but I don't want to dodge 'em. Thanks,

    --Kevin
    Try this http://www.tahoesbest.com

    I don't know about the riding up in Chico, but it's a pretty long drive from there to Tahoe. I'd stay in Lake Tahoe basin if that's the area you are interested in riding. I can tell you that on the north side that both Tahoe SRA and Sandy Beach are right in town, and both are about 2 mins walking from bars. Both have trail heads anywhere from 10 mins drive ( Northstar, TRT, Flume) to being able to just ride up the street to the trailhead of an epic. On the south shore Campground by the lake is also across the street from a bar or a short cabride to the casinos . There's also cheep motels galore on the south shore, on the north they are nice but $$$. Honestly the campgrounds I listed are more like overcrowded refugee camps than camp grounds, but if you want right in town, those will be the ones to go to, they all have showers too. I'd call asap as they get booked up pretty quickly as the summer goes on.

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    is in between Chico and Tahoe. It would fit your criterion with cheap motels, stumbling distance from a couple decent bars/pizza/taqueria, and some epic riding with your choice of uphill riding, or inexpensive shuttles.

    It would be a great place to stop over on the way.

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    In Chico...

    ...don't miss 'Green Gate', a DH from the top of Upper Bidwell. It's a hellava ride- not worth staying in Cheeky for a couple days, for, but for one day, you'll be in heh-vaughn if you can get shuttle action.

    And don't miss the awesome drinking options in downtown Cheeky- many watering holes from which to choose. Bands at some, drink specials at most (The Bear- awesome) and college-age nubiles at all make Chico a Hugh Jardawn mecca.

    fp <--- contemplating a mini-gathering at Bidwell sometime in the fall...
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    I'll probably spend at least a couple nights in Chico, just to save some money. How's the XC riding in Bidwell? I might need something local after my flight to and drive from Reno just to stretch the legs a bit. Other than that, I don't mind driving 30 minutes or so to get to a ride, but my demand for variety will come into play at some point, so I may have to relocate. I read a couple of good things about the singletrack in Las Plumas, too. Aaaah. If only I had the cash to not plan things.

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    2nd that. I was there last weekend and I want to go up again Sat.

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    Bidwell.

    Quote Originally Posted by OverStuffed
    I'll probably spend at least a couple nights in Chico, just to save some money. How's the XC riding in Bidwell? I might need something local after my flight to and drive from Reno just to stretch the legs a bit. Other than that, I don't mind driving 30 minutes or so to get to a ride, but my demand for variety will come into play at some point, so I may have to relocate. I read a couple of good things about the singletrack in Las Plumas, too. Aaaah. If only I had the cash to not plan things.
    Bidwell is separated into 2 parts, Upper & Lower. See: http://101thingstodo.net/chico/51.html ...Altho it's big, it's skinny, and you may have problems w/ Lower B. running into people. Upper B. is not really XC, because it goes up towards the back of the park. HOT in the summer (you can cool off in the Big Chico Creeko). Lots of rocky sections and grunts would make this a grueling climb in places, but it's definitely doable. Do the climb early and fly back down.

    There may be a review or 2 here: http://content.mtbr.com/pscTrails/Un...1_4518crx.aspx

    fp
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